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A bespoke, leather-bound scroll case that transforms into a dice tower with a scroll that unrolls into a rolling tray
A bespoke, leather-bound scroll case that transforms into a dice tower with a scroll that unrolls into a rolling tray
A bespoke, leather-bound scroll case that transforms into a dice tower with a scroll that unrolls into a rolling tray
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    Hello, we're Quentin and Dan (the androids from the video). Today, we'd like to share Scroll & Codex, an ancient, leather-bound scroll and scroll case that brings elegance and a touch of the fantastic to your games. Codex transforms into a dice tower with a twist of its base, and Scroll unfurls into a personal rolling tray in moments. With a host of customizable wood, leather, and art options, each Scroll & Codex is crafted to be a unique, timeless relic transported straight out of your game and onto your tabletop.

    Help us bring Scroll & Codex into the world, and together we'll change dicetiny. We know some of you are thinking about the Holiday season, so scroll down to learn about our Holiday Gift Package. As always, if you have any questions, we are at your disposal.

   <3, Q&D

   In dire need of magical vellum? We got you. At every tier, you can choose from an array of options to customize your Scroll. Start by exploring which pledge level has your ideal combination of wood. Then make it your own by choosing your leather and the art on it. Finally, add a new Elderwood feature, the flourish, which decorates the sides of your Scroll and comes in Ocean, Lotus, Flame, or Mountain.

Scribe Reward - Maple on Cherry

Golden Cherry with Maple accent. Shown: Serpent art in gold foil pressed onto crimson leather with Lotus flourish.
Golden Cherry with Maple accent. Shown: Serpent art in gold foil pressed onto crimson leather with Lotus flourish.

Acolyte Reward - Walnut on Purpleheart

Rich, regal Purpleheart with a Walnut accent. Shown: Spellcircle art in silver foil pressed onto blue leather with Ocean flourish. Note: not real ocean. We tried. Roommates soggy. Salmon traps unpopular.
Rich, regal Purpleheart with a Walnut accent. Shown: Spellcircle art in silver foil pressed onto blue leather with Ocean flourish. Note: not real ocean. We tried. Roommates soggy. Salmon traps unpopular.

Scholar Reward - Maple on Leopardwood

Leopardwood's eye-catching interwoven grain illuminates the smooth Maple accent. Shown: Winged Dragon art in gold foil pressed onto sandstone leather with Mountain flourish. FACT dragons love mountains.
Leopardwood's eye-catching interwoven grain illuminates the smooth Maple accent. Shown: Winged Dragon art in gold foil pressed onto sandstone leather with Mountain flourish. FACT dragons love mountains.

Archivist Reward - Any Two Woods

Choose nearly any combination of wood for either the base or flourish. Shown: Wenge base with Bloodwood accent, Elvish art in ochre foil pressed onto onyx leather with Flame flourish.
Choose nearly any combination of wood for either the base or flourish. Shown: Wenge base with Bloodwood accent, Elvish art in ochre foil pressed onto onyx leather with Flame flourish.

 

   

This Scroll home. Scroll live here now
This Scroll home. Scroll live here now

   Codex is thunder in your hands, it's a breeze over a mountain spring, it's sunlight in your beard. As with Scroll, start by selecting the reward with your favorite combination of wood. Next, you'll choose your favorite leather and art to go with it. For some tiers, you can go one step further and customize the cap art, too! See the bottom of our Kickstarter to learn more about how Codex works; it's a mobile home for Scroll and it transforms into a dice tower!

Apprentice Reward - Cherry and Maple 

Cherry stock with a Maple accent. End-caps are appointed with a Celtic knot pattern. Shown: Adventurer art in ochre foil pressed onto sandstone leather.
Cherry stock with a Maple accent. End-caps are appointed with a Celtic knot pattern. Shown: Adventurer art in ochre foil pressed onto sandstone leather.

Alchemist Reward - Purpleheart and Walnut

An Alchemist is never early, never late, and rarely has eyebrows. Comes in deep Purpleheart with Walnut accent. End-caps are appointed with a Celtic knot pattern. Shown: Spellcircle art in bronze foil pressed onto onyx leather.
An Alchemist is never early, never late, and rarely has eyebrows. Comes in deep Purpleheart with Walnut accent. End-caps are appointed with a Celtic knot pattern. Shown: Spellcircle art in bronze foil pressed onto onyx leather.

 Artificer Reward - Leopardwood and Maple

Leopardwood with Maple accent. End-caps appointed with a Celtic knot. Shown: Winged Dragon art pressed in gold foil onto sandstone leather.
Leopardwood with Maple accent. End-caps appointed with a Celtic knot. Shown: Winged Dragon art pressed in gold foil onto sandstone leather.

 Summoner - Any Two Woods

Crafted in any woods we've got with access to exclusive cap art. Shown (L-R): Purpleheart and Walnut, silver Spellcircle on lapis leather. Cherry and Maple, gold Serpent on crimson leather. Bloodwood and Wenge, ochre Elvish art on onyx leather.
Crafted in any woods we've got with access to exclusive cap art. Shown (L-R): Purpleheart and Walnut, silver Spellcircle on lapis leather. Cherry and Maple, gold Serpent on crimson leather. Bloodwood and Wenge, ochre Elvish art on onyx leather.

Exclusive Cap Art

Summoner, Oracle, and Mystic Plus Cap Art tiers come with exclusive cap art (L-R): Serpent, Spellcircle, and Elvish.
Summoner, Oracle, and Mystic Plus Cap Art tiers come with exclusive cap art (L-R): Serpent, Spellcircle, and Elvish.

  

Foil and Leather Toil Forever Together

   Customize your adventures with the perfect leather and foil. For each Scroll and each Codex, pick from onyx, sandstone, lapis, or crimson leathers with gold, silver, bronze, ochre, or navy foils. Foil on leather creates a vibrant, classic look made using a 100 year old pressing technique. Help us hit our stretch goals so we can add even more options!

Art on Leather, Nothing Better

   Choose from any of our signature art packages at every reward level for each Scroll and each Codex. Every image is etched onto a magnesium die, and then 15 tons of force combined with heat and quick fingers lets you emboss your favorite pattern onto your Scroll & Codex.

Finish With Flourish

   Every Scroll comes with your choice of flourish along its sides. Choose a bias-relief style that accentuates your Scroll just so. From mountain peaks to raging oceans, Scroll is quest-ready and adventure-prone. 

Wood Is Good

   If you pledge for Archivist, Summoner, or Oracle rewards, select nearly any combination our wood selection to comprise the base and accent for each Scroll and each Codex. We say "nearly" because Wenge sliced flourish-thin turns into a hail of deadly splinters and releases the miasma of ennui. It still looks highly attractive as the base wood for Scroll or Codex, though.

Cap Art Customization

 

 

  Available only when you pledge Summoner, Oracle, or Mystic Plus Cap Art (I & II), detailing the end-caps of your Codex adds a final touch of magic. All other tiers receive complimentary Celtic knot cap art, or the Blank Slate look (your choice!).

   We're excited about the possibility of growing Scroll & Codex, and if we hit our stretch goals we'll be able to add a bevy of bonuses! As a change of pace, our first two stretch goals are timed, too!

 

Black, green, white, and holographic unleashed!
Black, green, white, and holographic unleashed!

 

Ivory, Chocolate and Amethyst
Ivory, Chocolate and Amethyst

 

Signature icons, cap art, & side flourishes coming soon!
Signature icons, cap art, & side flourishes coming soon!

 

Including silver, brass, and copper colored scroll corners
Including silver, brass, and copper colored scroll corners

 

All scrolls will ship with velvet bags to keep them safe!
All scrolls will ship with velvet bags to keep them safe!

 

 

Enclosed with a custom order form, postage and a return envelope
Enclosed with a custom order form, postage and a return envelope

    Need a gift for the Holidays? Scroll & Codex are enchanting gifts for the inveterate gamer. They’re personal, delightful, and functional all at once. Although Scroll & Codex won’t be delivered by the Holidays, you can still give the target of your affection the Elderwood Gift Package, which includes a custom order form so we can craft their Scroll & Codex exactly to their specifications. 

   To give the Gift Package, when the Kickstarter campaign wraps up you’ll have the option on your survey to denote you’d like the Gift Package instead a direct order. Your Gift Package will arrive before December 7th if you answer your survey before November 15th. The Gift Package is only available in the U.S. Scroll & Codex delivery wont start until after the Holidays.

 Our Process

   We dedicate the same patience, care, and tenderness to Scroll & Codex as we do when making gifts for our friends. Because we use living materials there is natural and beautiful variation between each one, making your Scroll & Codex irreproducible and unique.

   We start by hand-picking lumber at our local yard, then we delicately sand, polish, and finish it until it’s nigh obsidian-smooth under our thumbs. We craft the patterns and parts using laser beams, and then complete assembly by hand to give them just the right mix of precision and art you deserve. Each Scroll & Codex is wed to a natural piece of soft leather, and we use a 100 year old pressing technique to emboss each with foil that gives them the appeal and elegance of old work done well. Foil press contours to the geography of the leather below it to create an organic flow.

  With Scroll we’ve created a new overlay-style of flourish along its sides using layered wood. We want your rolling tray to travel with you in your mind’s eye as you crit them critters. With Codex we’ve made it possible to appoint runes, art, and patterns on the caps to fulfill the promise of a cylinder barely containing the arcane energies within.

How Do Scroll & Codex Work Together?

Using Codex as a dice tower
Using Codex as a dice tower

    When Codex is empty, twist the base to transform it into a dice tower; it's magic (school of transmutation) meets the mechanical, steam punk and high fantasy.

   Don’t think chucking dice into a tube to watch them come rocketing out is particularly satisfying? Codex isn’t just a dice tower; it’s a giant, pretty, water-sensitive cylinder. What CAN’T you fit in there? Codex can hold:

  • a rolled up character sheet
  • 50+ dice
  • 3.5 lb of confetti
  • 16 pens, pencils, and markers
  • hope and woe
Storing Scroll inside Codex
Storing Scroll inside Codex

    Naturally, Codex serves as a Scroll case as well. Pop the top and then don't stop... until Scroll is out. Then you can stop. We guess.

Unroll and set up Scroll
Unroll and set up Scroll

    Once Scroll is liberated, setup and takedown is easy as falling.

Dimensions and Deets

Send Us Your Ideas, We're Lonely And It's Cold Here And The Pizza Is Nearly All Gone

   If at any time during, after, or before the campaign you feel like reaching out to two well-meaning goofs, email us at info@elderwoodacademy.com or Tweet @Elderwoodboxes.

Who the Flip We Is?

   We're Quentin and Dan! Quentin is passionate about robotics, education, and gaming. You may also stumble upon some games floating through the ether, such as Happy Salmon, Fast Flip, or Pass the Pandas, co-designed by Quentin and his friend Ken. Dan is the proud owner of a beard which he sunbathes daily. He is a citizen of the Netherlands (not a euphemism), was born deaf (he got better), and smells nice (he's good at smelling).

   We got our start when Hex Chests went viral-ish and last year we did Spellbooks, which helped us grow into a slightly larger company that still makes Hex Chests and Spellboopies. Huge shout out and limitless love to all of our past and future backers; y'all's the best!

Risks and challenges

Last year, we grew from a 250 square foot office and two guys to a 3,000 foot warehouse and our family grew by half a dozen. This year we’re better equipped than ever to tackle a Kickstarter, and we’ve dedicated months to perfecting and refining the process of Scroll & Codex so we can hit the ground running.

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    Rolly Dice

    Your choice of Elderwood Academy dice with our logo in place of the 20. Choose from red with gold numerals, black with silver numerals, or blue with bronze numerals. Specially designed to roll around like little bosses.

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    Our new collapsible rolling tray crafted in Cherry with Maple trim. Customize your Scroll by choosing leather, art, and side-flourish.

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    Apprentice

    Our new transforming dice tower crafted in a Cherry base with Maple accents. Customize your Codex by choosing leather and art. Includes Celtic knot end-cap art.

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    Archivist

    Our new collapsible rolling tray crafted in your choice of our available woods, including Wenge with Bloodwood trim or Bubinga with Cherry trim. Further customize your Scroll by choosing leather, art, and side-flourish.

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    The early Mystic gets the magical worm, or something. Identical to the Mystic reward but priced for the early riser.

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    Mystic

    A paired set of Scroll & Codex in Cherry and Maple from the Scribe and Apprentice tiers.

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    Sage

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    Luminary

    Luminaries are known for their Artificier and Scholar status. Publish papers and keep artifacts, including your matching Leopardwood and Maple Scroll & Codex.

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    Summoner

    Our new transforming dice tower crafted in any combination of our available woods, including Wenge with Bloodwood or Bubinga with Cherry. Further customize your Codex by choosing leather and art. And as a Summoner exclusive, choose any of our end-cap art packs.

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    Our new transforming dice tower crafted in any combination of our available woods, including Wenge with Bloodwood or Bubinga with Cherry. Further customize your Codex by choosing leather and art. And as a Summoner exclusive, choose any of our end-cap art packs.

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    Early Bird Oracle

    You've been grinding and snorting those dried hallucinogenic worms again, haven't you!? Tell us about it (seriously, tell us. We need to get our nostrils around more worms). As a reward for your helminth-fueled hallucinations accurately predicting you'd want an Oracle reward, the Early Bird Oracle is the same reward at a slightly reduced price.

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    You’re a Summoner who moonlights as an Archivist; please don’t summon a book at us. To keep the peace, select one reward from Summoner and one from Archivist

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    Full Custom Oracle

    Oracle not customized enough for you? A Full Custom Oracle gets an Oracle's rewards PLUS we'll work with you one-on-one to make personal press art to go on your rewards. We'll also send you the custom magnesium die used for your art as a keepsake. You must have permission to use any art submitted in this way.

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    Time Traveler's Fancy

    We will name a product configuration after you. Think there should be a David Allen Codex, Shirley Myers Scroll, or Phillip Faptztuple Spellbook? We'll do it, and keep it on the store for at least one year after delivery. You'll also receive the Full Custom Oracle reward PLUS Elder Dice PLUS a bespoke thank-you video with our ugly mugs PLUS our puzzled but depthless gratitude.

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