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                    Do you like knots, dilemmas, secrets, lock-and-keys,
                    mazes, brainteasers, anomalies, queries, intricacy,
                    perplexity, or riddles?

                    What about knowingness, obscurity, why, inscrutabilities,
                    enigmata, puzzles, double meaning bewilderments,
                    mysteries, representationalisms, runes, or conundrum?

If so, you will like this book. It is what I call a mega-puzzle. A mega-puzzle uses a large variety of ciphers, codes, and clues in various puzzles to total up to one single answer.

And you may be able to solve the book's mega-puzzle if you can understand why the two questions above each individually say “kickstarter.”

ABOUT | OH! MEGA-PUZZLE

oh! mega-puzzle is a mega-puzzle in book form. There are forty-two individual puzzles in two parts that lead to one single answer. If you know anything about puzzle hunts at MIT or The Master Theorem, you'll get the idea. Being in book form, however, the puzzles lack some of the graphic flavor or flare of the internet-based puzzles.

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For a sample puzzle (that's not in the book), see the website here or here.

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ABOUT | THE WEBSITE

I fully expect, with the difficulty of this mega-puzzle, that the puzzle won't be solved for months after this KickStarter campaign is over. That's where the companion website comes in.

Because of the difficulty and the nature of the puzzle, I will maintain a website for readers to network and for me to offer feedback to questions, comments, and concerns about the mega-puzzle. It will also be a place for resources, official updates, and the status of the oh! mega-puzzle's solution. The (beta) website is already up at ohmegapuzzle.com

ABOUT | WHY KICKSTARTER

This is where you come in. Not only am I offering KickStarter backers the first chance to order the book, but I also need funds to self-publish, market, and maintain the book and corresponding contest and website.

What your backing dollars will be used for:

  • Formatting and publication of the book.
  • Marketing of the book for retail.
  • Creation and maintenance of the website.
  • Reward fulfillment (printing books, shipping, etc).

So what do you say? Are you ready to support? Take a gander at the wonderful rewards offered.

And thank you!

ABOUT | SPOILER ALERT

How do those two questions above say “kickstarter”? Check out the FAQ questions to learn how. They were two very easy examples. Some puzzles in the book require many steps in a progression to find the pattern to find the system to find the clue to find the answer. Good luck!

ABOUT | KICK-FORWARD

Ten percent (10%) of the profit from this KickStarter campaign will "Kick-Forward": it will be used to back others' projects on KickStarter. Kick-Forward is just another way of saying "Thanks!" to all those from this community that support this project.

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    THANKS | Your name listed in the Acknowledgments page of the book.

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    INTERNATIONAL | All international orders (including rewards shipped outside the U.S.) must add $6 for added shipping and handling charges.

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    BOOK | A copy of the book + THANKS.

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    BOOK x2 | A second copy of the book + BOOK + THANKS.

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    KICKSTARTER HARDCOVER | Ten early backers only! A limited edition, kickstarter-only, numbered-by-hand, hardcover copy of the book signed by the author + THANKS.

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    HARDCOVER | A limited edition, kickstarter-only, numbered-by-hand, hardcover copy of the book signed by the author + THANKS.

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    COMBO-PACK | HARDCOVER + BOOK + THANKS.

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    EASTER EGG | Your name and/or message (up to 80 characters total) hidden (somewhere) in the puzzles of the book + BOOK + THANKS.

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    HARDCOVER EGG | EASTER EGG + HARDCOVER + THANKS.

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    EMAIL HELP | An email conversation with me about the book, including hints to help you solve the mega-puzzle + BOOK + THANKS.

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    HARDCOVER EMAIL | EMAIL HELP + HARDCOVER + THANKS.

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    BOOK CLUB | Twelve copies of the book.

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    COFFEE HELP | A future date for coffee anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin to discuss the book, including hints to help you solve the mega-puzzle + HARDCOVER, except that I will sign your limited edition hardcover copy of the book with a special blurb just for you as we sit and drink java together + EASTER EGG + BOOK + THANKS.

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