Hardwood dice towers have been around for a long time. They are wonderful for keeping dice from rolling across the game board, shifting game pieces, disrupting the game! For miniatures gamers, and Role Playing game participants, a TbD Dice Tower can keep your dice under control, preventing them from rolling off of your table, and under your furniture! A TbD Dice Tower will also prevent the dice from crashing into your hand-painted miniature work-of-art figures, knocking them over, into other figures, scratching and chipping your beautiful paint work.
Why does anyone need a Dice Tower?
If your game rules call for multiples, or even hand-full's of dice to be rolled at once, the situation can become a problem. Rolling a fistful of dice on the tabletop, can lead to many issues, in a critical point in the game. A TbD Dice Tower can prevent these issues.
Rolling dice on the tabletop may also cause issues if the surface is not smooth, and firm: dice may sink their edges into the soft surface, without presenting a valid random number! Some players like to try to roll their dice in a certain way, so as to influence the result -- perhaps with genuine results! With four, highly reactive, internal baffles, a TbD Dice Tower guarantees truly random rolls.
Are your dice truly random?
By using TbD's Dice Towers, you are guaranteed truly random results: the baffles in the Towers are made of the same hardwood material as the rest of the Tower; the reactive baffles cause the dice to bounce, and spin, with each impact, on each baffle! No matter what the type of die is (tested with d4's, d6's, all the way up to d30's), we determined that the best results were given by lining the Trays with quality, smooth-finished, leather. Its surface allows the dice to bounce, and roll to a stop, creating a possible 5th baffle -- the Tray itself! You don't need to spend money on precision dice, with sharp corners... Your tumbled dice, with rounded corners, will roll completely random numbers, due to our innovative, hardwood, re-active baffles design.
Whether you roll a single die, or a handful of dice through our TbD Dice Towers, you will hear the distinct clatter of the dice, as they randomly bounce their way through our baffle system, and out into our leather-covered Tray bottoms. When multiple dice are rolled at once, the noise is pleasant, and busy, piquing the interest and excitement of all, to see what the results are! When you pick your dice up, out of our Trays, you will feel the cool, soft, suppleness of the gorgeous leather. The quality of our Towers and Trays will do more than look impressive (which they do!), they will guarantee completely random results, on every single die which rolls through them. This is how dice rolling is meant to be!
Quality and Design
Only the best hardwoods are hand selected, cut to size, glued with permanent, high-strength, wood glue, forming joins stronger than the wood itself! The woods selected are meticulously cut to specifications created by our Master Carpenter himself, Mr. Shawn Davis.
Corners are rounded, to make it more user friendly, and visually appealing. The beautiful wood is finally clear-coated, with five layers, sanded in between each layer. The Trays are made of wood from the same pieces as the Tower, ensuring a match in grain quality, and patterns.
Each Dice Tower is beautiful, as delivered. However, please consider your Dice Tower to be a blank canvas which you can add your own, personal artwork to, as desired: paint images upon them; add decals, or stickers; personalize them with a wood-burning tool, or a router... Or leave them as they are. They are your's to appreciate as you please.
Each Tray comes with an MDF bottom, which is covered with premium leather of a complementary color: Mid-Summer Green, Baron's Burgundy, or Nightshade Black; see the individual Rewards listings for the leather color chosen for the tower of your dreams. Your dice will land in a smooth, luxurious, leather tray, bouncing to a smooth stop.
Note that all Dice Tower rewards come with a hardwood face on the Towers. The acrylic-faced Tower shown in the videos was built for demonstration purposes only. The acrylic panel scratches easily, with plastic dice tumbling through it; it would very quickly fog over, becoming unsightly. For this reason, we will not make such a Tower for our customers (tempered, shatter-proof, glass would be heavy, add to the production costs, and it would be challenging to permanently attach -- not worthwhile).
These Dice Towers and Trays are built in the USA. All materials are sourced from vendors within 60 miles of the Tables By Davis Shop, cut, and assembled, by Master Carpenter Shawn Davis.
The dimensions of the Dice Towers and Trays are consistent, no matter the wood. Each Tower measures: 2-7/8" deep, by 3-7/8" wide, by 8" tall. The Tray dimensions are: 1-1/2" deep, by 4-3/4" wide, by 8-7/8" long. All measurements are made on the outside. The Towers store inside of their Trays, for easy, and safe, transport from one gaming table, to another.
Metal Dice not recommended...
Metal dice are not recommended for long-term use in any wooden Dice Tower, regardless of the hardness of the wood chosen. While the woods used by TbD range on the Janka Hardness Scale from Mahogany, at 800, to Bloodwood, at 2,900, metal dice will eventually dent, and chip, the internal baffles of the Tower. Occasional use is fine, but more than that is not recommended.
All 180 domestic wood Dice Towers are complete, boxed, and ready to ship!
Unlike most KickStarters, the domestic wood Dice Towers (Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Oak, and Hickory) have already been produced! They are ready to be shipped, as soon as the money is issued by KickStarter! TbD will begin shipping your domestic wood rewards to you, by USPS Priority Mail within two weeks of the funds being received!
The 70 premium exotic wood rewards (Zebrawood, Padauk, Bubinga, Purpleheart, and Bloodwood) will be made-to-order. TbD will work quickly to produce these high-level rewards, and USPS Priority Mail ship them to you within eight (8) weeks of the funds being received from the folks at KickStarter! We will not make you wait a long time for your reward to arrive at your mail box; this KickStarter will be fulfilled within eight weeks of closing, with shipment being completed by the end of 10 weeks. TbD puts the customer's satisfaction, first.
Where will success take TbD?
This KickStarter is intended to generate capital for TbD, in preparation for, the next KickStarter: solid hardwood Dice Trays, followed by our third Kickstarter, featuring hardwood Gaming Tables! Our goal is to launch a second KickStarter, later this year, We hope to begin preparation for our third Kickstarter, early in 2019. Heirloom quality can be affordable, and within your budget. Let TbD show you how. Visit our website for more information on our heirloom products: www.TablesByDavis.com.
Gen Con 2019:
Come visit us!
Our plan is to be present at Gen Con 2019, with our hardwood Gaming Tables, Dice Towers, and Dice Trays. Help us achieve our goal, and we will see you in Indianapolis, in 2019! Cheers!