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BALL PIT will be our 5th and BESTEST music-comedy album, and we wanna roll it out with bonus content, videos, and more!

As of December 13, 2013 at 6 p.m. EST, THE CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE CLOSED! THANK YOU to everyone who backed us, and we look forward to bringing you all the awesome stuff your support will help us create.

If you’re late to the party, you’ll still be able to purchase the BALL PIT CD and many other of the campaign’s projects* when we release them to the public. We’ll let you know on www.paulandstorm.com (backers will get more frequent Updates here at Kickstarter).

* will not the PaulandStormonomicon story and art anthology

UPDATE 12/13/13:

  • Animated Holiday Special (co-created with HomestarRunner.com's Mike and Matt Chapman) FUNDED!
  • Ice Cream Guacamole Truck Tour stretch goal revised to $265k!
  • IMPORTANT: every additional pledge still helps! Even if we don't reach $265k, funding above $100k will go towards additional new projects (possible new music videos; possible shorter Ice Cream Guacamole Truck Tour; etc.) and/or enhancing existing goals (adding functionality to the RPG App; more musician/studio time for Extra Balls recordings; etc.) More details are in this Update.
  • ALSO IMPORTANT: after the campaign closes, the star-studded PaulandStormonomicon anthology will only be available to this campaign's backers, forever and anon. So please jump in now if you haven't yet, because it would break our hearts to see you live with that kind of regret.

THUMBNAIL SUMMARY OF UNLOCKED GOALS

  • BALL PIT album of original songs, plus album art
  • EXTRA BALLS album of cover song collaborations
  • 2 music videos for 2 of our brand-new songs
  • RPG Soundboard App
  • The KS-exclusive and star-studded PaulandStormonomicon story and art anthology
  • Animated holiday special to be created in collaboration with Mike and Matt Chapman (The Brothers Chaps of homestarruner.com)
  • (Holy crap!)

WHO THE HECK ARE WE?

We are Paul and Storm, a comedy-music duo who've been writing and performing music together (and prior to that, as half of a cappella group Da Vinci's Notebook) for nearly 20 years. We perform across the US and internationally, and at numerous cons (such as PAX, PAX East, DragonCon and Emerald City ComicCon). We're co-founders of w00tstock (along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage), and we co-produce the annual Jonathan Coulton fan cruise JoCo Cruise Crazy

You also might have seen our George R.R. Martin-themed music video, "Write Like the Wind":

We've independently recorded and released four albums as Paul and Storm; and in early 2013, we co-created, starred in, and wrote the songs for the musical webseries LearningTown for the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel.

WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING?

We're nearly finished recording our fifth full-length album, Ball Pitbut rather than just finish it off and release it the way we usually do, we wanted to do...something more. With your help, we can make a spectacle of the release, and surround it with other, related cool projects to help make a real splash and hopefully garner some extra attention to the new release. Cool projects like professionally-produced music videos. Like a bonus EP with cover songs and collaborations. Like an RPG soundboard app. Maybe even an animated holiday special, a live concert video, or a video project of us going on tour in an ice-cream-and-guacamole truck. YES, AN ICE CREAM TRUCK. WITH GUACAMOLE.

We'd love to just go ahead and make all of these projects happen on our own; we've been thinking about several of them for quite some time. But the truth is that we're independent musicians with limited resources. With your support and funding, however, we can make every one of them a reality, which excites us beyond measure.

TL;DR The more we raise, the more shenanigans and monkeyshines we'll be able to bring you as part of the Ball Pit rollout. Thusly...

See? But we're not just here to show you sophisticated graphs. Here are the specifics:

Ball Pit is mostly recorded, but the big cash costs occur when it's time to assemble it into a CD. So there's that. But more importantly, we want to make a whole bunch of Ball Pit-related stuff. So at our main goal, here's where the money will be going:

1. Finishing Off Ball Pit

Final mixing, mastering, packaging, and physical production of Ball Pit. This includes funds paid to guest musicians, producers, and visual artists who help make the project sound and look great. Also, a modest amount for our own time and effort.

2. Music Video for "This Song"

We want to make a kick-buttocks music video for "This Song", our most viral-worthy tune since "Write Like the Wind (George R.R. Martin)". Here's a sneak audio-peek of a couple excerpts from the song demo:

(Bear in mind the final version will be EVEN MORE EPIC)

"This Song" needs a video, but it needs one done right. As in, not recorded and edited on our smartphones. Even on a "shoestring" budget, a GOOD music video with a professional crew can cost quite a lot. (As in, low five-figures) We want to bring in people to help make it Not Suck At All—specifically, director Sean Becker and producer Kim Evey (who both worked on LearningTown and The Guild)—to lead a crew to make a music video worthy of your efforts to fund it.

 3. Extra Balls Cover Songs EP

Our main goal will fund a 5-song EP called Extra Ballsfeaturing cover songs recorded with a few of our musician friends (Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Parry Gripp, Mike Phirman, and Sara Watkins), to be made available as a digital download.

4. Ten New RPG Songlets

A little while ago, we recorded a number of short songs ("songlets," if you will) designed to be used while playing RPGs. They were very well received, and a couple of them will be included on Ball Pit. We want to make more of them; so when we reach our main goal, we'll record and (separately) release 10 more. Additional funding will mean writing and releasing additional RPG songlets, and potentially an RPG soundboard app if things go really well. (More on that later...)

5. Kickstarter and Amazon Payments Fees

These account for 7-10% of every dollar we collect. Gotta pay The Man!

About the new Ball Pit album

In addition to popular songs that haven't appeared on any album (like "Write Like the Wind (George R. R. Martin)" and "Thanksgiving") and a couple of the original RPG songlets, we have a bunch of brand new original songs that aren't yet available anywhere. And as a backer, you'll get these new songs FIRST, before the rest of the world has access.

BONUS: The amazing and talented Randall Munroe (xkcd.com) has done the cover art. (!!!)

Depending on your preference and reward level, you can receive Ball Pit as a physical CD, a download with pdf files of the album art and credits, or on a limited-edition USB flash drive. 

So that's pretty great right there. But we want to go BIGGER and DO MORE STUFF. So if we exceed our goal, here's a look at what we're gonna do:

Here comes the science...

UPDATE 12/10/13: $80k reached! The book is officially happening!

The PaulandStormonomicon will be an anthology of very short stories and illustrations based on and/or inspired by Paul and Storm and their songs.

The PaulandStormonomicon will include contributions from the following authors:

  • James S. A. Corey (The Expanse series)
  • Greg "Storm" DiCostanzo
  • Lev Grossman (The Magicians; The Magician King)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey; Without a Summer)
  • Seanan McGuire (Blackout; Rosemary and Rue)
  • Mikey Neumann (Vena Cava; The Ending: An Apocalypse Part 1)
  • Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind; The Wise Man's Fear)
  • John Scalzi (Old Man's War series; Redshirts)
  • Scott Sigler (Infection Trilogy; Nocturnal)

...and will include illustrations by:

  • Bill Amend (FoxTrot)
  • Joel Hodgson (MST3k; Cinematic Titanic)
  • Scott Johnson (My Extra Life)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal (yup; an illustration too!)
  • Len Peralta (Geek A Week)
  • Katie Rice (Camp Weedonwatcha; Penny Arcade's Strip Search)
  • Kris Straub (Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow)
  • Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • Annie Wu (Venture Bros.; Batgirl)
  • Wil Wheaton
  • and Neil Gaiman

And the cover will be designed by Emily and Matt Fitzpatrick, the cross-stitching wizards behind Steotch.

We're hoping to add a few more names to the above lists before we're through. Watch this space...

The PaulandStormonomicon will become available in both paperback and ebook form (specific formats TBD; but we promise to try to make it available for all major ebook readers); it'll be available as an add-on ($10 digital version; $15 US /$18 INTL paperback; $20 US / $23 INTL P&S-signed paperback), and/or included in some higher Reward levels.

This collection of brand new works from all these great creators will ONLY be available to our Kickstarter backers—once the campaign’s done, this book will disappear back into the Æther. So act now!

UPDATED 12/13/13: The Animated Holiday Special, co-created by, co-starring and animated by Homestarrunner.com's Mike and Matt Chapman, and co-written by us, the Brothers Chaps, and LearningTown head writer Josh Cagan, has been FUNDED!

Our Kickstarter backers will be able to see and hear it before anyone else.

Yes! For years fans have asked us "When are you going to do a song with [Person X]", or suggested that "You should totally do a cover of [Song Y]". And you know what? We love Person X and Song Y, but it's never seemed quite right to do those things on our "normal" comedy albums. And even if we did, the logistics of coordinating such collaborations can be intimidating.

Well, darnit, the time has come to stop dawdling and start making it happen. And so, with crowdfunding's help, Extra Balls will be born.

UPDATE 12/02/13: New collaborators announced: MC Frontalot, Hank Green and John Scalzi! Current full list of Extra Balls collaborators:

The Extra Balls CD is now also available as an Add-On item to existing pledges, and comes free with the ALL-IN BUNDLE (and all higher rewards which receive the ALL-IN BUNDLE items).

As described above, we've previously recorded a few short "songlets" designed to be used while playing RPGs. Songs such as "Critical Hit" (Warning: NSFW!):

 ...and "Don't Blow the Daily" (NSFW)...

These have been very well-received, so we want to make more of them. We'll make 10 more upon reaching our main goal, and then more at the $30,000, $35,000, $40,000, $45,000 and $55,000 levels.

And if we reach $65,000, we'll compile all these songlets into a smartphone app you can use in your own gaming sessions, or to just play on a whim wherever you go. (Like the library. Or jury duty. Or a funeral.)

It's something we've wanted to make for years, but we got sticker shock when we first saw what quality app development costs. But your funding will enable us to bring in professional developers and artists (who we already have lined up) to make this app as cool, efficient, beautiful and awesome as possible. If funded, the RPG app will be made available as an add-on reward to our Kickstarter campaign.

Beyond the $65,000 threshold, the more funding we receive, the more songlets, taunts, sound effects, and features we'll add to the app. 

Actual app will look way more awesome.
Actual app will look way more awesome.

UPDATE: UNLOCKED! App will have at least 75 sounds, and will be available for iOS and Android.

The reality these days is that if your song doesn't have a great video, it's just not gonna go very far. And we know lots of experienced, talented people who do exactly that sort of thing—and with your help we'll be able to pay them to help us put together some more high-quality righteous videos. If funding is crazy-go-nuts, we might even produce videos for some of our pre-Ball Pit fan favorites.

UPDATE 11/19/13: Thanks to your generosity, we have secured funding for a second music video. Watch the Updates for forthcoming information about that second song and video. 

As noted above, our cover art for Ball Pit will be done by xkcd's Randall Munroe. But we know quite a few great artists; so we thought, why limit ourselves to just one cover?

So a number of stretch goals will unlock alternate Ball Pit cover art created by some of our talented friends:

UPDATE 11/19/13: All three Alternate Cover Art stretch goals have been unlocked! Poster versions of all cover art options are now available as Add-Ons (see chart below for full pricing information). All Ball Pit posters are now included for free in the ALL-IN BUNDLE reward and above (all rewards of $130 and up).

YES! P&S go on tour in an ice cream truck, document it on video, and make something awesome with it!

UPDATED 12/09/13: Stretch goal revised to $265,000! Also, Mediocrefilms' Greg Benson will be along both on-camera and behind the scenes to help document the trip and edit it into episodes. 

When it comes right down to it, we're not really in the music business. Our true value to society is in doing idiotic things that make other people laugh, smile, or generally feel good, and it just happens that music is our primary means of accomplishing that end.

So we have a dream for a Ball Pit tour that combines three of our loves: music, live performance, and FOOD. And if we reach the ludicrous stretch goal of $265,000, we will procure an ice cream truck, take it out on tour, give away ice cream and guacamole, do various good and/or ridiculous deeds (tbd), and document the whole adventure with a professional film crew.

Do we expect to reach this goal? No. But if you don't dream big, chances are you won't go on tour in an ice cream (and guacamole) truck.

Full reward details are of course in the right-hand sidebar; but below is a basic summary chart of the items contained in the different rewards, so you know exactly what stuff is included in each package (not counting the reward-specific "special" stuff, like the doodles, song review and such):

*For the CRAPPY ANIMATION and BAND FOR HIRE rewards, subject matter must be non-commercial, and may not contain pornography, excessive profanity, hate speech, illegal or creepy stuff. P&S retain final subject matter approval, but will work with you to make sure we're all happy with the final product. P&S will retain all publishing rights, but you'll be free to use it in any non-commercial setting that you like.

ADD-ONS

Below is the list of currently-available add-ons for all reward levels (excluding HEARTY THANKS and HEARTIER THANKS). Please note that some rewards may already include one or more of these items:

More add-ons may be opened up at additional funding levels, so watch this space as the campaign progresses!

To add any of these items to your existing pledge, click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button, increase your pledge by the amount(s) listed above (for example, to add both the T-shirt and USB Drive, add $110 for US orders, $123 for international orders), select "Continue to Next Step" and confirm your new pledge. Once the campaign is over, we'll contact you to find out which item(s) your additional pledge was for.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

The question often gets asked of Kickstarters (especially successful ones): "Where exactly does the money all go?" When this is over, will we be diving into piles of cash, all Scrooge McDuck-like?

And so we present the chart below, which is a breakdown of where the funds we've collected up to the $65k stretch goal level will go, based on our current best possible budget estimates. (The amount actually going directly to us is the highlighted, sexy gray section.)

While the percentages will vary somewhat if/when we collect more funds, we expect them to stay reasonably close to what's in this graph.

WE LOVE TALKING ABOUT OUR KICKSTARTER

Below is a list of podcasts and interviews with us discussing Ball Pit and the Kickstarter campaign. You should listen to/read ALL OF THEM:

VERY SPECIAL PITCH VIDEO SPECIAL THANKS GO TO...

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We've been successfully delivering music (digitally and physically), merchandise, videos, and so forth for almost two decades; and we organize complex events like w00tstock and JoCo Cruise Crazy. So we feel pretty confident that we'll deliver on everything in our Kickstarter, including (especially?) the crazier elements. In the unlikely event that we actually raise $350,000, do we know exactly where we'd get an ice cream truck? No. But we have a good track record for figuring out those sorts of things.

That said, we're just two people made of flesh and blood, and are subject to the same cataclysms as other carbon-based lifeforms, as are our collaborators. It's also possible that unforeseen obstacles may hinder delivery of some of the project elements. We can't imagine what, but such is the nature of the unforeseen.

But at the heart of it all, we hope that this entire process will bring you great joy, and that the resultant output of content will bring us wider renown, thereby increasing your satisfaction in supporting us before Everybody Else got in on the act. And you deserve that satisfaction and its attendant rewards, because Everybody Else can be really fickle.

FAQ

  • - Identify the price of the item or items you wish to add
    - Click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button
    - Increase your pledge by the total amount of the item(s) you want to add
    - Select "Continue to Next Step" and confirm your new pledge
    - Once the campaign closes, we'll send you a survey to fill out for you to indicate which specific add-on(s) your additional funds are for.

    And that's it! It's sort of like you're creating a "bank account" with us, whose funds you'll use later to purchase your base reward and add-ons.

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  • Two ways:

    - If you selected the ALL-IN BUNDLE or higher (the $130 reward level and above), the EXTRA BALLS physical CD will be automatically included in your reward.

    - You may also add-on the EXTRA BALLS physical CD to your existing pledge for $15 US / $18 INTL. (See above FAQ for specific instructions for adding add-ons.)

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  • The RPG app, as well as all the songlets written for the app, will be included in all reward levels of $28 and up. (That is, the ALL THE DIGITAL THINGS Reward and all more expensive rewards) Once the Kickstarter is over and the songs are completed, you will receive a link to download the songlets.

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  • We didn't intend for the app to be included at those levels (which are still far and away the best values we have or will offer, even after adding another $5 for the app). This is based on our revised internal numbers/estimates here at the halfway point of the campaign, to try to keep the finances at "reasonable levels." As in, "to guard against ending up with just a ham sandwich and a handshake when this is all over."

    That said, the wording of the specials can indeed be interpreted that anything added to the SIGNED BALL PIT CD bundle should be included in the Early/Slightly-Later specials. This was our bad, and the onus is on us. Therefore, while we hope that the folks in those categories will honor the "spirit of the law" (i.e., increase their pledges by $5 if they want the app), we will not hold it against anyone who chooses to go by the "letter of the law." When the campaign is over, the Early/Slightly-Later Bird Reward levels will include the app, whether you've increased your pledge for it or not.

    Because, gosh darn it, we're acutely aware that all of you who rushed to our campaign right when we launched it are among our biggest, most enthusiastic supporters; and it's worth losing a little bit of potential funding in order to keep your respect and trust.

    tl;dr This Kickstarter stuff is complicated.

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  • Yes; all orders that include the paperback or P&S-signed paperback version of the book will receive the eBook version as well, at no extra cost to you.

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  • Once the campaign is over, we'll take a good, long, detailed look at stretch goals and our total funding. Obviously, it'll depend on how much we've raised; but we will devote any "extra" funds we raise towards enhancing the various projects we've already unlocked. Possibilities include: making more music videos and/or increasing the budgets of existing music videos; adding functionality to/improving the RPG app; and (if we go over $100k but don't get all the way to $265k) planning a reduced-scale version of the ICG Tour.

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  • - Click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button.
    - From the list provided, select the new reward level you want and adjust your total pledge accordingly. NOTE: adjusting your pledge amount DOES NOT automatically bump you to the reward level with the corresponding dollar amount; and ALSO NOTE that changing your reward level DOES NOT automatically adjust your pledge amount. SO make sure you do both.
    - Select "Continue to Next Step" and confirm your new pledge amount and reward level.
    - IMPORTANT: once the campaign closes at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, December 13, 2013, you will not be able to change your Reward Level. You *will*, however, be able to add additional add-ons.

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    [HEARTY THANKS] You have our eternal gratitude. We have your dollar. (Note: unfortunately, you will not be allowed to purchase add-ons at this level. But we still love you!)

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    [HEARTIER THANKS] Our eternal gratitude, PLUS access to project update shenanigans and poll participation—to help decide what RPG songlets to record, an EXTRA BALLS song selection and such. (Note: unfortunately, you will not be allowed to purchase add-ons at this level. But we still love you!)

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    [BALL PIT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] You get your own copy of BALL PIT, in 1s-and-0s form, via the Intarwebs. Includes pdf of the CD artwork, plus everything in the HEARTIER THANKS reward. The two of us will also high five each other because you are so awesome.

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    [BALL PIT AND EXTRA BALLS DIGITAL DOWNLOADS] By popular demand! You get both BALL PIT and EXTRA BALLS, in 1s-and-0s form only, via the Intarwebs. Includes .pdfs of both CDs' artwork, plus everything in the HEARTIER THANKS reward. The two of us will also hug a tree, because you are saving it.

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    [EARLY BIRD SPECIAL] Select this reward to receive everything in the SIGNED BALL PIT CD reward—the BALL PIT download, the signed BALL PIT CD, and the EXTRA BALLS download (a $35 value)—for only $20! PLUS, you will receive a limited edition, signed P&S BALL PIT guitar pick. The signed guitar pick is exclusive to this limited reward only, because you are super-special, and prompt. (US shipping included)

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    [BALL PIT CD] Your very own physical copy of BALL PIT, shipped to your very own home (or work, or wherever you receive deliveries), plus everything in the BALL PIT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD reward. AND...P&S will fist bump, motivated by your discerning tastes. (US shipping included)

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    [SLIGHTLY-LATER BIRD SPECIAL] Select this reward to receive everything in the SIGNED BALL PIT CD reward—the BALL PIT download, the signed BALL PIT CD, and the EXTRA BALLS download (a $35 value)—for only $25! You may not have been early enough to catch the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL, but you are still just as special, and there are still yummy worms to be found (in the form of $10 savings)! (US shipping included)

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    [ALL THE DIGITAL THINGS] An expansion of the existing DIGITAL DOWNLOADS Reward level; at this new level you'll receive downloadable versions of both BALL PIT and EXTRA BALLS (including .pdfs of the cover art and liner notes); plus both the RPG smartphone app and downloadable versions of all app songlets; both hi-res and desktop wallpaper versions of the BALL PIT POSTER and all alternate BALL PIT posters (currently four); AND, if we reach our $80k stretch goal, you'll receive a digital version of The PaulandStormonomicon anthology. Plus, you will receive a tip of the hat from us, in recognition of your robust bandwidth.

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    [BALL PIT CD + EXTRA BALLS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] However many Extra Balls cover songs we record, that is the number you will receive, via Internetical linkage; plus, you get everything from the BALL PIT CD reward. PLUS...we (P&S) will execute a fist bump with extra vigor due to your largesse. (US shipping included)

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    [SIGNED BALL PIT CD] Same as the BALL PIT CD + EXTRA BALLS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD reward, but your CD cover will be signed by the two of us! In Sharpie! And because of the light that radiates from within you, we will do a really cool head nod as we execute a fist bump. (US shipping included)

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    [SIGNED BALL PIT CD + CUSTOM P&S DICE] One pair of six-sided dice—one with a rendering of Storm's head, and one with Paul's! Very lucky! Plus everything in the SIGNED BALL PIT CD reward. AND...we will roll dice on your behalf, and our thanks to you will be multiplied by that amount. (US shipping included)

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    [SIGNED AND SINGED BALL PIT CD + CUSTOM P&S DICE] Same as SIGNED BALL PIT + CUSTOM P&S DICE bundle, but with slightly charred CD packaging. CD itself will remain unharmed. (US shipping included)

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    [BALLPOSTER BUNDLE] A high-quality 11"x11" poster of the BALL PIT cover art by Randall Munroe, plus everything in the SIGNED BALL PIT CD + CUSTOM P&S DICE reward. My, that's a lot of cool stuff! (Poster will be GENTLY folded once in the middle for shipping) PLUS...we'll do a little Snoopy-like dance as we package your reward, motivated by your generosity. (US shipping included)

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    [CRAPPY DOODLE DE-LUXE] In addition to everything in the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward, we'll include a crappy "Thank You" doodle lovingly executed by one or both of us, on a 3"x5" card. Swanky! (US shipping included)

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    [ODE TO YOU] In addition to everything in the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward, we will compose, hand-write and sign a four-line poem or classic haiku in praise of YOU, on a 3" x 5" card. Profound! (US shipping included)

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    [PET WHISPERERS] Paul or Storm will video record themselves lovingly whispering your name at Paul's dogs or Storm's cats (your choice of species). Plus everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. Easily our cutest reward. (US shipping included)

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    [WATER YELLERS] Paul and Storm will video record themselves shouting your name while standing in a swimming pool. Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. Easily our wettest reward. (US shipping included)

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    [BALL PIT TROUBADOURS] Paul and Storm will video record themselves singing your name while in a ball pit. Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. Easily our most thematically on-point reward. (US shipping included)

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    [P&S LYRIC DOODLE] Paul and Storm will hand-write the lyrics to the song (of ours) of your choice on a high-quality 8.5"x11" sheet of paper, and adorn it with thematically-appropriate doodles. Artsy AND fartsy! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [ALL-IN BUNDLE] In addition to everything in the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward, you'll receive the Limited Edition BALL PIT T-shirt and Limited Edition USB Drive—a $155 value! We are cutting you a deal, because you are a wonderful person, a completist, and someone who knows how to find a good bargain. (US shipping included)

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    [GUEST LYRIC DOODLE - BEN EDLUND] Actual Artist Ben Edlund ("The Tick") will adorn an artisanally computer-printed 8.5"x11" lyric sheet of the P&S song of your choice with thematically-appropriate doodles. Spoon! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [GUEST LYRIC DOODLE - ETHAN NICOLLE] Actual Artist Ethan Nicolle ("Axe Cop") will adorn an artisanally computer-printed 8.5"x11" lyric sheet of the P&S song of your choice with thematically-appropriate doodles. WE WILL CHOP OFF YOUR HEADS! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [GUEST LYRIC DOODLE - ROB DENBLEYKER] Actual Artist Rob DenBleyker (Cyanide & Happiness) will adorn an artisanally computer-printed 8.5"x11" lyric sheet of the P&S song of your choice with thematically-appropriate doodles. Explosmive! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [GUEST LYRIC DOODLE - ADAM KOFORD] Actual Artist Adam Koford (HOBOTOPIA) will adorn an artisanally computer-printed 8.5"x11" lyric sheet of the P&S song of your choice with thematically-appropriate doodles. Laugh-out-louderrific! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [WEIRD GRATITUDE] Paul and Storm will video record themselves saying something nice about you (or whomever you choose—spouse, Mom, random bus driver, etc.) to "Weird Al" Yankovic, and his acknowledgement of said compliment. Yes, really! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [SAVAGE GRATITUDE] Paul and Storm will video record themselves saying something nice about you (or whomever you choose—child, favorite uncle, driver's ed instructor, etc.) to Adam Savage ("Mythbusters"), and his acknowledgement of said compliment. BOOM! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [CRAPPY ANIMATION] Storm will produce a short (but not less than 15 seconds long), ham-handed, non-commercial animated sequence about almost anything you like (see full details in the project description for our entirely reasonable exclusions.) Craptastic! Plus, everything from the BALLPOSTER BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    9 backers Limited (16 left of 25)

    [ASSOCIATE PRODUCER] In addition to everything in the ALL-IN BUNDLE reward, you'll be credited as an "Associate Producer" on BALL PIT, EXTRA BALLS, and any other creditable shenanigans we're able to produce as a result of this campaign (music videos, RPG app, etc.) For BALL PIT, your name will appear in a tasteful font on an insert with the CD. (US shipping included)

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    [SONG REVIEW] Paul and Storm will give you an in-depth, honest (but supportive) review of one of your original songs. Constructively critical! Plus, everything from the ALL-IN BUNDLE reward. (US shipping included)

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    [CO-PRODUCER] In addition to everything in the ASSOCIATE PRODUCER reward, your name will appear more prominently in any and all credit formats. On the BALL PIT CD insert, your credit will be in exactly twice as large a font as the Associate producer credits, and in bold. Because everyone knows that co-producers are way more important. (US shipping included)

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    [PAULANDSTORMONOMICON CAMEO] In addition to everything in the CO-PRODUCER reward, you will have your likeness incorporated into the PaulandStormonomicon illustration created by your choice of the following artists: Scott Johnson, Len Peralta, Katie Rice, or Annie Wu. (Artist selection will be on a "first come, first served" basis.) You will also receive a printed copy of the chosen illustration, signed by your selected artist.

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    [EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + RINGTONE] In addition to everything in the CO-PRODUCER reward, your name will appear even more prominently in all applicable credits—including on the exterior of the BALL PIT CD packaging. PLUS...we will record a short (5-15 seconds) custom ringtone just for YOU.

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    [PAULANDSTORMONOMICON MEMENTO MORI] In addition to everything in the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER reward, you'll receive the ORIGINAL CROSS-STITCH SAMPLER created by Steotch.com for the PaulandStormonomicon cover; and a copy of the book's title page, SIGNED BY ALL THE CONTRIBUTORS. These two items will be professionally mounted, matted and framed together, for a one-of-a-kind souvenir to hang on your wall and constantly remind you of your impending death.

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    [SINGER-SONGWRITERS FOR HIRE] In addition to everything in the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER reward, we'll produce a short (but not less than 30 seconds long) non-commercial song about almost anything you like (see full details in the project description for our entirely reasonable exclusions.)

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    [BEST BUDDIES] In addition to everything in the EXECUTIVE-PRODUCER reward, we'll come to your very own home at a mutually-agreeable time and perform an acoustic show for you and your guests. Includes ice cream and handmade guacamole for up to 20. Continental U.S. and Canada only.

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    [SUPER BESTEST BUDDIES] In addition to everything in the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER reward, we'll come to your very own home at a mutually-agreeable time and perform an acoustic show for your guests. We will also make you and up to five of your friends/family members dinner, and it will be damned tasty. Continental U.S. and Canada only.

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