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Dice Vaults in Bright Copper or Blue Patina Copper and a Treasure Hoard of Hand Struck Pewter Coins
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My name is David Savedge and I am a blacksmith and an artist. I started smithing and metal working as a child and trained with a Journeyman Blacksmith at Jamestown Settlement and a Master Brass Founder at Colonial Williamsburg. I have finally built a basic shop on my farm, Ravenstead. It's a simple shop reminiscent of the 17th century forge I worked in at Jamestown.

Ravenstead is my home and family business, with smithing becoming a bigger part of what I do to provide. This current project will help better establish the blacksmithing shop at Ravenstead.

When I'm not working on the farm or smithing, I'm thinking about games and gaming. I love classic tabletop role-playing games.

I had a blast making my last three Kickstarter Projects,   Forged Iron Protection Runes: A Tabletop RPG Token , Dragon Scales: A Tabletop RPG Game of Chance  and Scrying Dice: A Tabletop RPG Runic Accessory.

I am excited to share my new project, Dice Vaults and Treasure Coins: Tabletop RPG Accessories! I wanted to bring another unique project to the gaming table that involved some of my favorite mediums: iron, copper, and pewter. Let me show you a little more about each of the rewards I am offering with this project:


Dice Vaults in Polished Copper and Blue Patina Copper

With this reward you will receive a handcrafted copper dice vault and a free set of polyhedral dice. The vaults come in polished copper or feature a rich blue patina.  The patina is protected with a wax finish and will become more dynamic and vibrant over time, due to natural aging. The patina process I am using is the same process I developed for my copper artwork, featured in my Etsy Store. Please feel free to browse my artwork to see larger examples of this ever-varying technique. The cap is a smooth fit and slides up and down on a leather cord. There is enough room in the vault for a couple of extra dice.  


Treasure Coins in Fine Pewter

 With this reward you will receive a hoard of pewter coins featuring a rich antique silver finish. Each coin is cast, hammered, and struck by hand from fine Pewter. Pewter has a weight and jingling sound unlike less expensive metals, such as zinc or steel. These coins have a real intrinsic value that sets them apart from other gaming coins. The coins also showcase a raised design on one side and are smooth on the other, perfect for gaming,  LARP and gifting.


"Tiwaz" Inspiration Token Worry Coin

With this reward you will receive a hand forged one of a kind "Tiwaz" Rune. This token makes a great marker for tabletop RPG games and doubles as a worry or fidget coin. The rune is forged from steel and features a beeswax finish, slightly dished face, deeply embossed rune, and a smooth back. It has a great feel in the hand with a satisfying weight.

The money I earn with this project will go towards improving my blacksmith shop and developing my Etsy Store. In terms of shop improvements, we are looking at building a larger work space here at Ravenstead. This would involve pouring a concrete slab, construction of a building, running power to the building, and the monumental task of equipping the shop with forges and other heavy equipment. It will be a long process and the first step will be site planning, surveys, and drafting of plans. If you're anything like me, you like to know the behind-the-scenes details of a project like this. I would like to share this process with you, so some of the funds from this project will go towards establishing a stronger presence on YouTube and towards developing a Patreon Page. Anything left over will go towards coal for the ever-hungry forge, and other consumables such as metal files, wire brushes, and metal stock. 

 (c) 2018 - 2019 David Savedge  

Risks and challenges

I have carefully estimated my time and available resources; i.e. coal, metal, tools, and the occasional cup of mead. I feel very confident, barring a freak accident, that I can have everyone's rewards delivered by the end of June. I have confidence in this project, so I have already begun production of the promised rewards.

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    "Tiwaz" Inspiration Token/Worry Coin

    You will receive a hand forged, one of a kind "Tiwaz" Rune made by me in my Virginia based shop. Tiwaz represents the Norse god Tyr or "Honor" and "Victory". This is one of 24 runes in the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. Your rune will make a perfect prop for tabletop gaming, serving as a marker or token representing spell effects, inspiration, or advantage. It's also great just to carry in your pocket. The top surface is slightly dished and deeply embossed, perfect for worrying with your fingers. The rune has a heavy, substantial feel in the hand-just don't drop it on your Dungeon Master's glass table!

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    Treasure Hoard: 10 Pewter Coins

    You will receive 10 hand forged and hand struck pewter coins. Each coin has a raised design on one side and is smooth on the other. The coins come with an antique silver patina, giving them an old world look and feel. You will also receive a cloth bag for storing and carrying your hoard. Each coin is hand forged by me in my Virginia based shop.

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    Treasure Hoard: 25 Pewter Coins

    You will receive 25 hand forged and hand struck pewter coins. Each coin has a raised design on one side and is smooth on the other. The coins come with an antique silver patina, giving them an old world look and feel. You will also receive a cloth bag for storing and carrying your hoard. Each coin is hand forged by me in my Virginia based shop.

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    Dice Vault in Polished Copper

    You will receive a polished copper Dice Vault and a standard set of seven polyhedral dice. The dice provided will be a random color. The dice vault features a six inch by 1 inch copper tube that will easily hold a standard set of seven dice with some room to spare if you need to pack an extra D20! The top cap slips off but remains attached to the tube by a leather cord. Each Vault is handcrafted by me in my Virginia based shop.

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    Dice Vault in Blue Patina Copper

    You will receive a blue patina copper Dice Vault and a standard set of seven polyhedral dice. The dice provided will be a random color. The dice vault features a six inch by 1 inch copper tube that will easily hold a standard set of seven dice with some room to spare if you need to pack an extra D20! The top cap slips off but remains attached to the tube by a leather cord. Each Vault is handcrafted by me in my Virginia based shop.

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    Treasure Hoard: 75 Pewter Coins

    You will receive 75 hand forged and hand struck pewter coins. The pledge on this reward represents a $5 discount. Each coin has a raised design on one side and is smooth on the other. The coins come with an antique silver patina, giving them an old world look and feel. You will also receive a cloth bag for storing and carrying your hoard. Each coin is hand forged by me in my Virginia based shop.

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    The Deep Vault: All the Rewards in One

    With this reward you will receive a "Tiwaz" token, 100 Pewter coins, one polished copper dice vault, and one patina copper dice vault. Price reflects a $25 Discount.

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