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A deck of story prompts for writers, teachers, DMs & tabletop RPGs + a new book of piercing postcard stories from The Shortest Story.
A deck of story prompts for writers, teachers, DMs & tabletop RPGs + a new book of piercing postcard stories from The Shortest Story.
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    Pledge CA$ 14 or more About $11

    Digital copy of the Deck (PDF)

    Get the print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts.

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    Pledge CA$ 24 or more About $19

    Digital bundle of Deck + Book (PDF)

    Get the print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts, along with the PDF of The Story Engine ebook collecting 90 postcard stories from The Shortest Story.

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    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
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    Physical copy of the Book

    Be one of the first to get a copy of The Story Engine book, a collection of 90 postcard-sized stories from The Shortest Story.

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    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
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    Physical copy of the Deck

    Get a physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Physical copy of Deck + 1 Expansion

    Get a physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and your choice of one of the 60-card genre expansion decks unlocked by stretch goals.

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    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of one Story Engine expansion deck
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    Pledge CA$ 54 or more About $41

    Physical/digital Deck + Book bundle

    Get both The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and The Story Engine book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story. Comes with digital copies of both as a free bonus.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 70 or more About $53

    Deck + Book + 1 Expansion bundle

    Get The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts, plus your choice of one of the 60-card genre expansion decks, plus The Story Engine book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story. Comes with digital copies of all three as a free bonus.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of one Story Engine expansion deck
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of one Story Engine expansion deck
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $61

    T-Shirt + Deck + Book

    Get the new T-shirt on 100% cotton, as well as physical and digital copies of both The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story.

    Includes:
    • 100% cotton T-shirt
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
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    Pledge CA$ 85 or more About $65

    Physical copy of Deck + all 3 Expansions

    Get a physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and all three of the 60-card expansion decks, along with digital copies of the main decks and all three expansions.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
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    Pledge CA$ 90 or more About $68

    Postcard Subscription + Deck + Book

    Along with receiving your physical and digital deck and book, you'll also receive a set of 12 high-res postcard story wallpapers and a year of monthly story postcards in the mail.

    The postcards are printed on recycled matte cardstock, signed by the author, and feature stories from The Shortest Story 3 months before they appear on the website, along with one annual story exclusive to mail subscribers.

    Subscriptions begin December 2019.

    Note for existing postcard subscribers: If you backed last year's project, the September 2019 postcard was the last of your subscription. I will be pausing mail-outs in October or November and resuming in December 2019 so nobody misses out.

    Includes:
    • 12 monthly postcard stories signed and physically mailed to you
    • Digital set of 12 high-res story postcard wallpapers (JPG)
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 99 or more About $75

    Deck + Book + all 3 Expansions

    Get both physical and digital copies of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts, all three of the 60-card expansion decks, and the new collection of postcard stories.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 110 or more About $83

    Deck + ALL Expansions + ALL Boosters

    Get physical/digital copies of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts, all of the 60-card expansion decks, and all of the 18-card booster sets.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copies of ALL 18-card booster sets
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $95

    Deck + Book + ALL Expansions & Boosters

    Get both physical and digital copies of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts, all of the 60-card expansion decks, all of the 18-card booster sets, and the new collection of postcard stories.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copies of ALL 18-card booster sets
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
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    /|\(°,,,°)/|\ *DEVOURS EVERYTHING*

    You are ancient. Your hunger runs deep. You want one of everything

    Get the digital and physical book + all expansions + all unlocked boosters + all of the add-ons (except for the ChiZine ebook library).

    Includes:
    • Signed, matted and personalized print of any Shortest Story
    • 100% cotton T-shirt
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Physical copies of ALL 18-card booster sets
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital set of 12 high-res story postcard wallpapers (JPG)
    • 12 monthly postcard stories signed and physically mailed to you
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 14 or more About $11

    Digital copy of the Book (PDF)

    Get the PDF of The Story Engine ebook, a collection of 90 postcard stories from The Shortest Story.

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    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
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    Physical copy of the Deck [EARLY BIRD]

    Get early bird pricing on a copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts.

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    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
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    Pledge CA$ 32 or more About $25

    Physical copy of the Deck [EARLY BIRD]

    Get in on the second wave of early bird pricing for a copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Physical Deck + Book bundle [EARLY BIRD]

    Get early bird pricing for both The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and The Story Engine book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story. Comes with digital copies as a free bonus.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
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    Pledge CA$ 52 or more About $40

    Physical Deck + Book bundle [EARLY BIRD]

    Get the second wave of early bird pricing for both The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and The Story Engine book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story. Comes with digital copies as a free bonus.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 54 or more About $41

    Physical + digital Deck + Book bundle

    Beth both The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts and The Story Engine book of postcard stories from The Shortest Story. Comes with digital copies of both as a free bonus.

    Includes:
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    Complete Collector's Package

    Get a copy of both the book and deck; plus a year-long subscription to signed monthly story postcards mailed to your house; plus the new 100% cotton T-shirt; plus your choice of any story from The Shortest Story custom-printed, signed and matted with a custom hand-written dedication on the back; plus digital copies of both the deck and book; plus a set of 12 high-res wallpapers of my favourite stories from the book.

    Postcard subscriptions begin December 2019.

    Note for existing postcard subscribers: If you backed last year's project, the September 2019 postcard was the last of your subscription. I will be pausing mail-outs in October or November and resuming in December 2019 so nobody misses out.

    Includes:
    • Signed, matted and personalized print of any Shortest Story
    • 100% cotton T-shirt
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital set of 12 high-res story postcard wallpapers (JPG)
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
    • 12 monthly postcard stories signed and physically mailed to you
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    Pledge CA$ 195 or more About $148

    Complete Collector's + ALL 3 Expansions

    Get a copy of both the book and deck, plus all 3 expansion decks; plus a year-long subscription to signed monthly story postcards mailed to your house; plus the new 100% cotton T-shirt; plus your choice of any story from The Shortest Story custom-printed, signed and matted with a custom hand-written dedication on the back; plus digital copies of both the deck, expansions and book; plus a set of 12 high-res wallpapers of my favourite stories from the book.

    Postcard subscriptions begin December 2019.

    Note for existing postcard subscribers: If you backed last year's project, the September 2019 postcard was the last of your subscription. I will be pausing mail-outs in October or November and resuming in December 2019 so nobody misses out.

    Includes:
    • Signed, matted and personalized print of any Shortest Story
    • 100% cotton T-shirt
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Physical copy of the fantasy expansion deck
    • Physical copy of science fiction expansion deck
    • Physical copy of the horror expansion deck
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital set of 12 high-res story postcard wallpapers (JPG)
    • 12 monthly postcard stories signed and physically mailed to you
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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $189

    Complete Collector's + ChiZine Package

    In addition to everything from the Complete Collector's reward (deck, book, print and play, ebook, T-shirt, signed/matted print, wallpaper pack, 1-year postcard subscription), you'll get all 100+ ebooks published by ChiZine Publications up to June 2019 emailed to you.

    The ebook library includes rare and out-of-print books.

    ChiZine Publications is a World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, and Bram Stoker Award-winning publisher that has been championing weird, subtle, surreal, disturbing horror, science fiction, and fantasy since 2008.

    Postcard subscriptions begin December 2019.

    Note for existing postcard subscribers: If you backed last year's project, the September 2019 postcard was the last of your subscription. I will be pausing mail-outs in October or November and resuming in December 2019 so nobody misses out.

    Includes:
    • Digital copies of all ChiZine Publications books up to June 2019
    • 100% cotton T-shirt
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine deck of storytelling prompts
    • Physical copy of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital print-and-play PDF of The Story Engine deck of prompts
    • Digital PDF of The Story Engine book of postcard stories
    • Digital set of 12 high-res story postcard wallpapers (JPG)
    • Access to pledge manager for physical and digital rewards
    • 12 monthly postcard stories signed and physically mailed to you
    • Signed, matted and personalized print of any Shortest Story
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