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$1,714
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
20
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 30 2018 3:31 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Whether you are looking for an extra prop for your game, you love to cosplay, or just want a cool new accessory for your dice, Hrothgar's Hoard has a wand just for you!

With thanks to Khaleesi Alysie
With thanks to Khaleesi Alysie

We are already in the news!

Be sure to check out these great reviews!

OnlyPlayWizards says it "is a winner for my group and me." Check out the full review HERE

Image courtesy of John Bultena and OnlyPlayWizards
Image courtesy of John Bultena and OnlyPlayWizards

The Meeple Street raves:  "The (wand)  overall is beautiful, and could definitely be the centerpiece for a Dungeon Master or costume." Read more at The Meeple Street

Cosplayer Alisoun at Green Linen Shirt says:  " the acrylic shaft is a great weight for power hungry players, and I could see this being very beneficial in a live-action setting. " Full review HERE

image courtesy of greenlinenshirt.com
image courtesy of greenlinenshirt.com

Cosplay and Coffee just released their review where they acclaim: "I absolutely adore it. I love the fact that I can bring this to the WWoHP knowing that I will have a rare wand unlike any others there. These wands are a special commodity that give you the freedom to create your own character. "

Courtesy of Cosplay and Coffee
Courtesy of Cosplay and Coffee

NEW NEWS!

Date: 10/12

Time: 12:00 EST

NEWS: Unicorns Invade and New Pledge Level

Unicorns invaded the workshop and spit all over our supply of wood. Now we have wood stained with colors of all stripes!

We now have all the colors of the rainbow, and you can have your wands designed with single, multiple, or rainbow hues. See below for a complete range of colors available, but this sure gives you a ton of options to color your wand.

Apprentice wands with Unicorn Spit!
Apprentice wands with Unicorn Spit!

We have also just added an additional pledge level and you can get this item in time for Christmas! Introducing the Dragon-Slayer Mini

Dragon-Slayer Mini
Dragon-Slayer Mini

The Dragon-Slayer Mini is perfect for smaller hands and young witches and wizards. Approximately 8-10" in length, Dragon-Slayer Minis are made from a single piece of maple, stained with the Unicorn Spit color of your choice. See below for more details on these wands.

BEST OF ALL: These wands will ship by Christmas at no extra charge!

Get a great stocking stuffer by backing at only $28 per wand including US shipping!

What makes the Dragon-Slayer Wands great?

With thanks to Just Some Nerd
With thanks to Just Some Nerd

These wands are completely customizable, allowing you to choose specific woods and acrylics in order to come up with a wand that is unique to your personality. Of special interest with these wands is a secret compartment in the handles just big enough to hide some special items, perhaps a gem or feather to activate the magic in your wand, or even a set of special miniature dice.  These handles screw apart, allowing you access to the compartment and when put together only shows a slim line between the two halves of the wand.

Each wand is composed of two parts: the handle and the shaft.

Handles:

There are two types of handles available in this project, one is solid and does not have a hidden compartment (apprentice level pledge) and the other comes in two pieces that have a compartment inside capable of holding some special items.

The Handles for the wands are made from your choice of domestic or exotic woods.   Wood choices include:

Please note: The Apprentice wand has a smaller circumference handle, great for someone whose hand is small, but it does not have a compartment that allows you to store things inside. The Apprentice level pledge still allows you to choose from any of the woods above.

Apprentice wand - Oak shaft with maple handle
Apprentice wand - Oak shaft with maple handle

Shafts

Shafts for your wands can be made from either wood or acrylic.

With thanks to Varo252
With thanks to Varo252

Wood shafts (Apprentice  and Wizard pledge levels) can be chosen from the same list of woods as the handles. You can mix and match these in whatever combination you want, all at the same price.

With thanks to Baethefae
With thanks to Baethefae

Acrylic shafts (Arch-Mage and Coven pledge levels) have a range of colors and styles, one that is sure to catch your eye. Acrylics come in the following colors:

Once you've chosen your handle and shaft, your work is done. just pledge at the right level and you'll get a hand-made custom wand just right for you! Remember your pledge level:

Apprentice:  Wood handle and wood shaft. The handle is a single piece of wood, smaller in diameter, that does not come apart for storage.

Wizard: Wood handle and wood shaft. The handle is in two pieces that screw apart, giving you access to a secret compartment inside.

Arch-Mage: Wood handle and acrylic shaft. The handle is in two pieces that screw apart, giving you access to a secret compartment inside. The shaft is a mix of vibrant colors.

The Coven: Choose any three wands. You are not limited to any specific type of handle, wood, or acrylic. 

Perhaps you are looking for something truly special...you may see something in your mind's eye...a certain wood...a different acrylic....a wand of godly power. Something with a name that has significance to your world or campaign. Hrothgar's Hoard is willing to work with you to help develop this wand. 

If you pledge at the Custom Creation level, you will work directly with me, Hrothgar, in selecting the materials for the handle and shaft. There are many more options out there than what is listed above. I can get many types of wood and many other types of acrylic, so I'm sure we can find something that will suit your vision.

After the campaign is over, we can begin work on what wood or acrylic you would want with your wand. We can look at specific abilities that your wand may have, well outside the range of powers listed above. You want something with godly abilities? Not a problem. We'll work on it together, design the wand into your game system's terms and you will get a custom equipment card .pdf (similar in design to spell cards) that you can add to your game. Once designed, this will be a completely unique item. I will not use the same combination of items to make a similar wand.

The base price for this is $179 which will include most wood and acrylic materials to make the wand and shipping within the USA (overseas pays an additional $20 for shipping). If certain materials are costly or rare, that price may need to be adjusted. We will work on that together. 

Diesel is back with an all new creation for this project.

Diesel, for those who don't know, is a three dimensional artist who got his start back in 1979 working for TSR and doing many of the maps and drawings in the early years of Dungeons and Dragons. If you own any of the products made in the 80s, there is a good chance that you've seen his work, whether you realize it or not.

Diesel licensed Hrothgar's Hoard some artwork to showcase our last project (spell books and journals) and for this project is going to design a special resin-based shaft. This shaft will fit into your choice of wand handles. 

This year, Diesel has come up with a great Cthulhu inspired wand. Here is some concept art for The Dark One wand.

Image courtesy of Diesel
Image courtesy of Diesel

To receive this wand, you must pledge at The Dark One level.

The Dragon-Slayer Mini is a great new addition to the line of Dragon-Slayer Products. It is made from a single piece of maple, and then stained with Unicorn Spit in your choice of color(s). You can choose from any of the great colors listed below.

The Mini is 8-10" long and is a single piece of wood (sorry, no hidden compartment option). It is perfect for a smaller witch or wizard. You can get one of these for only $28 INCLUDING SHIPPING WITHIN THE US! And, best of all, these wands will ship by Christmas. All you need to do is pledge at the Dragon-Slayer Mini pledge level, choose your colors and you'll get this great wand in time for the holidays!

Unicorn spit is a great new product for staining woods vibrant colors while preserving the grain-structure of the wood. It comes in vibrant colors and Hrothgar's Hoard has selected a rainbow for you to choose from.

  • Molly Red Pepper (Red)
  • Phoenix Fire (Orange)
  • Lemon Kiss (Yellow)
  • Dragon's Belly (Green)
  • Blue Thunder (Blue)
  • Violet Vulture (Purple)

Mix and match as many as you want.

Wands using Unicorn Spit for color will use maple as its base wood. Maple, being a very light wood, gives you the best look for the Unicorn Spit.

 While the secret compartment isn't big enough for standard sized dice, they are the perfect size for mini-dice.  In fact, every backer who pledges at the Wizard level and above will receive one set of these dice as part of their pledge.  Below is an array of colors currently available. Assuming there is no supply chain issues (these are made in China), available colors will include (from left to right):  Icy Track, Pink Blossom, Sunglow, Aquamarine, Myosotis, and Steelblue. 

Please note: if I am unable to get these colors at the end of the project, I will inform backers as soon as possible with new colors

All wands have an inherent magic behind them. Every culture associates certain powers with certain woods, and the dynamics of the acrylics speak to powers mystical and elemental. Below is some flavor to help you choose what wand might be best for you, along with some 5E D&D perks that may be incorporated into your game. The benefits are suggestions only.

Wood (Handle and Shaft)

Maple:  Maple is a spiritual wood that enhances intellectual abilities as well as communication. It is also rumored to be a wood favored by travelers.

Users of a wand made of maple gain +1 on INT skill checks.  The wielder can determine the direction of true North as an action three times between long rests. If the wielder is in a contest where INT is used as the determining attribute, the wielder rolls with advantage.

Cherry:  Cherry is an earth-based wood used as an aid to focus. It is helpful to those who rely on intuition and divination work. 

Users of a wand made of cherry gain +1 on perception rolls. If used by a Wizard who specializes in Divination, a wand made of cherry will grant that wizard one extra Portent d20 roll between long rests.

Walnut: Walnut is closely aligned with the elements of Earth and Spirit. It is used in the magics of teleportation, travel, weather, and wind.

Users of a wand made of walnut are able to cast Misty Step as a normal action once between short rests.

Oak: Oak is closely aligned with the elements of Earth, Water, and Spirit. Wizards consider this the most amplified wood to use in spells that work with counter spells. This wood helps center the mind, allowing the user to focus at the task at hand. It also promotes observation and intuition, inspires bravery, prosperity, and strength.

Users of wands made of oak gain +1 to investigation rolls and reduces the time it takes to copy spells into your spell book by 1/2. Also, when the user casts Counterspell, the wand allows the user to make its d20 roll with advantage.

Purpleheart:  ​Purpleheart is a spiritual wood, making it perfect for divination. It also enhances energy dealing with creativity and knowledge. 

Users of wands made of Purpleheart gain +1 on insight rolls and adds 1d6 to any skill check, once per day. 

Bloodwood:  Bloodwood is a remarkable wood mainly for its ability to utilize elemental energies. The wood itself can channel and enhance the affect of all elemental energies, but the degree to which it can do so seems to depend upon the person utilizing the wood. 

When casting elemental attack spells (spells involving fire, air, earth and water), the user can add its proficiency bonus to damage rolls three times per day (between long rests).

Wenge:  Wenge draws from the elements of earth and water. It seeks a companion of strength and versatility. Wenge is most compatible with an owner who is in touch with nature. It is used for defense and protection and is excellent for dispelling dark magic.

Users of a Wenge wand can cast the Shield spell once between short rests. If a Wood Elf or character with the Outlander background uses the wand, the user can cast the Shield spell twice between short rests.

Zebrawood:  A neutral wood which draws from the element of earth. It can be used for healing and repelling spells and seeks an intelligent companion.  It has been known to increase luck in certain individuals.

Users of a Zebrawood wand can cast Healing word once between long rests. If the user has an INT score of 16 or above, the user can re-roll any attack or ability check once between long rests.

Acrylics (Shaft only)

Each of the acrylic shafts can be used to represent different spells. Below are suggestions for spell attributes for a 5E D&D game along with effects based on the spells and wand limitations found in the DMG. Once again, these effects are suggestions only. You and your DM can use any wand for any effect that you choose, including have no game effect at all.

Jungle Moss - Acid Arrow: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its Charges to cast the Acid Arrow spell (save DC 15) from it. For 1 charge, you cast the 2nd-level version of the spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed 

Molten Metal - Witch Bolt: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges to cast the Witch Bolt spell as a 1st level spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed.

Gold Coast - Flaming Sphere:  Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges to cast the Flaming Sphere spell (save DC15) from it as a 2nd level spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed.

Cranberry - Healing Word: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges to cast the Healing Word spell from it as a 1st level spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed.

Elegance - Disguise Self: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its Charges to cast the Disguise Self upon any willing creature within 60'.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed 

Golden Black - Darkness: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its Charges to cast the Darkness spell from it. 

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed 

Inferno - Fireball:   Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its Charges to cast the Fireball spell (save DC 15) from it. For 1 charge, you cast the 3rd-level version of the spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed 

Infrared - Magic Missile:  This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its Charges to cast the Magic Missile spell from it. For 1 charge, you cast the 1st-level version of the spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.
 

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed. 

Gold Rush - Shield:

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use a reaction to expend 1  of its charges to cast the Shield spell from it.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed. 

The Abyss - Invisibility:  

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use a reaction to expend 1  of its charges to cast the Invisibility spell from it.  For 1 charge, you cast the 1st-level version of the spell. You can increase the spell slot level by one for each additional charge you expend.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed. 

Violet and Pink - Phantasmal Force: Requires Attunement by a Spellcaster

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its Charges to cast the Phantasmal Force spell (save DC 15) from it.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed 

Silver Venom - Poison Spray:

This wand has 7 Charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its Charges to cast the Poison Spray spell from it.

The wand regains 1d6 + 1 expended Charges daily at dawn. If you expend the wand's last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed. 

Display Box 

By backing this project, you are making an investment in a hand-made, high quality product. This isn't some mass-produced product. Each item made is touched multiple times throughout the creation process and you want to make sure that investment lasts. You can add to your pledge just $20 to get a laser-cut display box. If you want to add a name to the top of that box, just let me know and I'll personalize your box as well. The bottom of the display box will be lined in black felt (not pictured) in order to help contrast the look of the wand.

Boxes are laser-cut from 1/8" baltic birch plywood and stained in your choice of cherry (light red), red oak (pictured above), or Jacobean (very dark) and Purple (I have some extra from an earlier project). Other colors are available upon request and popularity. If you have a specific color in mind, post it in the comments section and we'll see if other people want that color as well.

 Extra Dice

This is your chance to get yourself some extra sets of mini-dice. Choose as many extra sets of dice as you want for only $7 per set. Choose from:  Icy Track, Pink Blossom, Sunglow, Aquamarine, Myosotis, and Steelblue (see picture in the Mini-Dice section).

Equipment Card

Want a card that reflects your wand stats (as described in the project). For only $5, we'll design a specific equipment card for YOUR wand and send it to you as a pdf. If the project does well enough, I'll check into having custom cards printed as well.

Dice cases, Devils Traps, clocks, coasters, and more

At the end of the project, we will once again be using Backerkit to manage the back-end of the project. You'll be able to use this as a shopping cart in order to add just about any normally stocked items from Hrothgar's Hoard. A complete listing will be available on Backerkit, but if you want to see a small list of what will be available, go to my etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HrothgarsHoardGames

Credits:

Hrothgar's Hoard would like to thank the following people with their help with this project.

Kristen Schmeisser King

Khaleesi Alysie 

Just Some Nerd

Baethefae 

Green Linen Shirt 

OnlyPlayWizards 

The Meeple Street 

 Varro252 

Risks and challenges

This will be Hrothgar's Hoard's 9th project. One of our biggest points of pride on Kickstarter is that we almost always hit our delivery date. Since the work is almost always done in-house, there isn't much outside influences that can delay a project so long as we make realistic projections on production.

This project follows that same method. The work for the projects are done in-house. The lumber is purchased from a reliable source, and the acrylics are made in Indiana, so the big components are all domestically available. There are, however, two components that come from China which *may* cause pipeline issues. I have enough of those items to fulfill short-term (Christmas) delivery dates, but there is a chance that the supply chain can be disrupted. If this happens, I will be in contact with backers as soon as I learn of it and will look for solutions that bypass the existing chain.

Other than that small possibility, there is no real reason why this project won't be finished by the scheduled ship date.

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