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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 2 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

$2,258
pledged of $60pledged of $60 goal
86
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 2 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is David Savedge and I am a blacksmith and artist. I started smithing and metal work 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 shop 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 have been looking for a smithing project that I could bring to gaming, hence the rune token.

 I have been making runic jewelry and iron hardware to sell in my Etsy Store but I wanted to reach out to the gaming community with something special. The runes I am making for this project can be utilized in so many different ways. I use them in an RPG campaign as inspiration tokens. When one of my players does something extraordinary or creative I will gift them a rune. They can choose to keep it or spend it back during the game for an advantage of some kind. The runes can represent treasure, a magical effect, or a unique "hook" or story idea for a gaming session. I also keep one in my pocket and have worried it smooth. It's far less annoying than jingling pocket change!

Speaking of jingling change, the money I earn with this project will go towards improving my blacksmith shop, specifically an new anvil. Anything left over will go towards coal for the forge and other consumables such as metal files, wire brushes, and metal stock.

I am adding Rune Sticks for casting as a limited reward stretch goal.

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 reward delivered by mid December. I have confidence in this project so I have already begun production of the promised rewards.

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    ALGIZ "The Elk" Protection Rune

    You will receive a hand forged one of a kind "ALGIZ" Protection Rune made by me in my Virginia based shop. 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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    Set of Six ALGIZ Protection Runes

    It's time for another stretch goal! I am well ahead in producing runes for this project so I would like to offer more to potential backers.

    With this reward you will receive a set of six hand forged, one of a kind "ALGIZ" Protection Runes made by me in my Virginia based shop. This is one of 24 runes in the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. Your runes will make perfect props for tabletop gaming, serving as markers or tokens, representing spell effects, inspiration, or advantage. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The top surface of each rune is slightly dished and deeply embossed, perfect for worrying with your fingers. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand, just don't drop them on your Dungeon Master's glass table!

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    Set of Six Rune Sticks for Casting

    With this reward you will receive a set of six hand forged Rune Sticks for casting and divination made by me in my Virginia based shop. This set features six individual runes from the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. They measure 1/2" round by 2" long. Your runes can be used for casting spells, scrying, LARP, reenacting, theater, or gaming. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The surface of each rune is hand hammered with a rustic, faceted finish and a deeply embossed rune. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand and make a satisfying sound when shook in the hand and cast.

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    The Rune Master: All the Runes in One

    With this reward you will receive a Set of Six Protection Runes and a Set of Six Casting Rune Sticks. The protection runes make perfect props for tabletop gaming, serving as markers or tokens, representing spell effects, inspiration, or advantage. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The top surface of each rune is slightly dished and deeply embossed, perfect for worrying with your fingers. The rune sticks feature six individual runes from the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. They measure 1/2" round by 2" long. Your runes can be used for casting spells, scrying, LARP, reenacting, theater, or gaming. The surface of each rune is hand hammered with a rustic, faceted finish and a deeply embossed rune. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand and make a satisfying sound when shook in the hand and cast.

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    Set of Six ALGIZ Protection Runes

    It's time for a stretch goal! I am well ahead in producing runes for this project so I would like to offer more to potential backers.

    With this reward you will receive a set of six hand forged, one of a kind "ALGIZ" Protection Runes made by me in my Virginia based shop. This is one of 24 runes in the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. Your runes will make perfect props for tabletop gaming, serving as markers or tokens, representing spell effects, inspiration, or advantage. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The top surface of each rune is slightly dished and deeply embossed, perfect for worrying with your fingers. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand, just don't drop them on your Dungeon Master's glass table!

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    Set of Six Rune Sticks for Casting

    With this reward you will receive a set of six hand forged Rune Sticks for casting and divination made by me in my Virginia based shop. This set features six individual runes from the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. They measure 1/2" round by 2" long. Your runes can be used for casting spells, scrying, LARP, reenacting, theater, or gaming. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The surface of each rune is hand hammered with a rustic, faceted finish and a deeply embossed rune. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand and make a satisfying sound when shook in the hand and cast.

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    The Rune Master: All the Runes in One

    With this reward you will receive a Set of Six Protection Runes and a Set of Six Casting Rune Sticks. The protection runes make perfect props for tabletop gaming, serving as markers or tokens, representing spell effects, inspiration, or advantage. Receiving six runes makes this reward perfect for gifting as well! The top surface of each rune is slightly dished and deeply embossed, perfect for worrying with your fingers. The rune sticks feature six individual runes from the Elder Futhark alphabet common to the early dark ages. They measure 1/2" round by 2" long. Your runes can be used for casting spells, scrying, LARP, reenacting, theater, or gaming. The surface of each rune is hand hammered with a rustic, faceted finish and a deeply embossed rune. They have a heavy, substantial feel in the hand and make a satisfying sound when shook in the hand and cast.

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