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Build a language, build a world. Who were the Isolation, and how were they lost? In this game, your language is the story.
Digital edition available now. Physical copies shipping June 2018.
Build a language, build a world. Who were the Isolation, and how were they lost? In this game, your language is the story. Digital edition available now. Physical copies shipping June 2018.
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Dialect: A Game about Language and How it Dies

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    PIDGIN

    Be a part of the storytelling, language-building journey. You'll get a PDF copy of Dialect, in all its digital glory. Our dear thanks to you, language-loving human!

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    VERNACULAR

    Build a language, build a world. A full-color softcover book and deck of cards ready to play the game in complete form. Credit in the book as one of the original playful language supporters and our hearty thanks.

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    • Softcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    INTERNATIONAL -VERNACULAR

    Build a language, build a world. Anywhere in the world! Everything from the VERNACULAR level at an internationally friendly shipping price. With our thrifty thanks!

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    • Softcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    GLOSSOPOET GAME LOVER

    Hardcover is all the rage. Own a special artifact from this journey into language and play. A beautiful full-color hardcover book as well as the deck of cards. Credit in the book as a Glossopoet Game Lover - a prodigious supporter of language invention - and our giddy thanks.

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    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    INTERNATIONAL - GLOSSOPOET GAME LOVER

    Hardcover is a worldwide phenomenon! Everything from the GLOSSOPOET GAME LOVER level at an internationally friendly shipping price. With our thrifty thanks!

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    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    KINDRED IN LANGUAGE AND PLAY

    You are a playful language lover, through and through. All the rewards from the Glosspoet level with the print version of "Sign: A Game about being Understood". Credit in the book as a "Kindred in Language and Play" and our joyous thanks.

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    • Sign: A game about being understood
    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    INTERNATIONAL - KINDRED IN LANGUAGE

    Internationally yours, playful language lover! Everything from the KINDRED IN LANGUAGE AND PLAY level at an internationally friendly shipping price. With our thrifty thanks!

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    • Sign: A game about being understood
    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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    AESTHETE OF IDIOM

    For the lover of art and language. At this level, you'll receive not only a hardcover version of Dialect and a copy of Sign, but also fully colored gorgeous poster printings of two of Jill's illustrations for the project. This is spectacular stuff, friends. Credit in the book as an "Aesthete of Idiom" and our refined thanks.

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    • A collection of linguistic art prints from Dialect by Jill DeHaan
    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
    • Sign: A game about being understood
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    GLORIOUS MYSTERY LANGUAGE BOX

    Have a taste for mystery and delight? A rare treat for our fellow cryptolinguists. Along with a copy of Dialect and Sign, this level brings you a hand-curated GLORIOUS MYSTERY LANGUAGE BOX. Given our proclivities, you're likely to find a cipher or two, a menagerie of linguistic oddities, something shiny, artifacts of play, and various treasures from the storied vaults of Thorny Games. We'll also include a special something just for you in every box. Credit in the book as a "Cryptolinguist" and our knowing thanks.

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    • GLORIOUS MYSTERY LANGUAGE BOX
    • Sign: A game about being understood
    • Hardcover copy of Dialect
    • Language generation deck
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