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I hand craft metal gaming dice in my garage and I need your help to make these dice available to everyone.
I hand craft metal gaming dice in my garage and I need your help to make these dice available to everyone.
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    1. Adam on December 16

      I attempted to message and still have not heard back.

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      Lee Franke on December 5

      Any updates?

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      Timothy Allgood on November 6

      I love using the dice but one of my white bronze D10's has already started to break apart. A chunk of the metal broke off an edge making it unusable. This was only after moderate use playing D&D. (I assume it had some defect in it) The rest are fine, but hate being down to just 1 D10.

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      collinelliot on October 29

      Still waiting... no updates for some time, either.

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      Kenny Chong on October 15

      Received my dice. They are awesome - really love the feel and weight of them! Definitely worth the wait. Thanks Aaron & Golda.

    6. Oscar GM on September 25

      It is posible to know the timing for receive the dices?


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      Karl Simon on September 23

      Just got my Dices, they look amazing. They made an incredible job. They are awesome. Thanks

    8. Riven on September 8, 2017

      Any updates? I'm still waiting on my dice. The ETA was over 1 year ago now. :(

    9. Bryan Wagner on August 5, 2017

      Got em! Yup, they're small. Yup they have character. I love em.

    10. Bryan Wagner on August 4, 2017

      Mine are in the mail! Got an e-mail with pic's of them, then an e-mail with tracking. They look good in the pics. Happy to be etting them!

    11. EBG on July 23, 2017

      Got mine back in May. I love them! For those that have not received their dice. Stay patient. Well worth the wait. Can't wait till I can make an order for some additional dice that I didn't have money for before. Thanks trayser metal works. Good luck fulfilling the remainder of the orders.

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      JDGBOLT on July 19, 2017

      Dice came in just a bit ago, and am extremely satisfied, while yes they may be a bit smaller than your average dice they are much heavier than you would think from their size, and even if they were bigger, that would just be a bigger possibility to damage your tabletop or other surface they strike against. An exception to this would be the aluminum metal, which seem almost disconcertingly light when compared to the others. All in all, thank you for the great product and I hope to be able to get more in the future!

      Image of the received dice:

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      Russell H Roe
      on July 16, 2017

      Can I have an update for when I will get my dice? Thank you.

    14. David Breuer on July 14, 2017

      In a few weeks it will be 1 year since this was supposed to be released. I have no Dice....No explanation as to when, if ever, I will receive my Reward level....So happy to see those that received the reward ...guess you were one of the lucky ones!!
      @Tayser Metal reward was a year full of excuses....thank you for that!!!

    15. Bryan Wagner on July 12, 2017

      So mail sent to Traysor gets sent back as high probability of spam. How do I tell you that I'll take whatever die you have instead of my one aluminum if you are still having trouble with those?

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      Joseph Shumate
      on July 4, 2017

      Got mine...a resounding "Meh".

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      Robert Hardy on July 4, 2017

      Arrived!!! Look awesome!

    18. Rebecca Kimbrell Bogorad on June 27, 2017

      As others have said below, after having given my two sets to others as gifts, I have been getting questions about whether others will be available! Perhaps once you're over being sick of this project? :-D

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      David on June 24, 2017

      Got my dice today, and they look great! Got a Hex D6 and Countdown D20 in aluminum, a Tri D4 in ancient bronze, and Companion D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20, and D% in white bronze, and they all came out looking amazing. Looking forward to getting a chance to use these and show them off.

    20. Morten Roaldset
      on June 22, 2017

      My pledge arrived today :) Beautiful dice, really hope you guys decide to keep making more dice. I'd be down for about 50 more at least. Is there any extra stock from the kickstarter-run avaliable?

    21. amishcabdriver on June 21, 2017

      Just wanted to say I love the dice I got. You did an amazing job and I'm incredibly happy that I backed this project. I without a doubt would purchase more, so looking forward to you doing another run or selling them in the future!

    22. Michael
      on June 19, 2017

      Yay been contacted and it looks like mine will soon be on thier way

    23. Andrew on June 16, 2017

      Wanted to come back and say that my dice are awesome, and I think engraved ancient bronze was the best choice. Shows off the character of the dice _really_ well, but the numbers are perfectly crisp and clear to read. Even the companion series is remarkably readable. Honestly, the hardest ones are circumscribed aluminum because of the low contrast between the letter and the background.

      Thanks again! Love them!

    24. James Macleod on June 8, 2017

      My dice are awesome! The only problem is that I was skint when the kickstarter was run so could only afford two.

      Totally buying more if you do another!

    25. Rebecca Kimbrell Bogorad on June 4, 2017

      Got my sets! I got these as gifts and can't WAIT to give them!!

    26. just jase yeah on June 2, 2017

      My 2 d20's arrived, one in either bronze. The are smaller than I expected but they have a nice weight to them and are perfectly balanced. They are going to be great for using on my mouse pad, perfect for rolling for advantage/disadvantage in my roll20 game. They are really quite beautiful, Thanks Trayser!

    27. Trayser Metal Works 2-time creator on May 30, 2017

      @SP Mugler - We are unsure what our future plans at this time. Once this campaign is complete we will evaluate our situation and options and share any relevant plans.

    28. michael cantin on May 30, 2017

      Any chance the rest of us might ever see these dice? Do you have a delivery schedule/estimate you can share?

    29. SP Mugler
      on May 24, 2017

      Received my dice. Only got a white bronze valance fudge dice. It might be a little weird, but I wanted a dice that spins well. The valence fudge does that and looks interesting while doing it.

      Phone pics:…

      I thought the white bronze would have a little more color (looks like dirty steel), but the dice has good heft. Perhaps it will patina with time? All in all, it's a cool little dice.

      @creators - Once you've fulfilled all your Kickstarter orders, will you be selling your dice online and will backers receive any loyalty discounts?

    30. Trayser Metal Works 2-time creator on May 23, 2017

      As Andrew mentioned our dice are investment cast and that comes with a specific character/aesthetic. Like any appearance, some will appreciate it more than other.

      Most the photos used in our campaign were generously provided by a friend interested in photography. He was tasked with selecting dice to use in the shoot as well as staging them. He was limited by the dice we had at that time. We later learned that some of the alloys and designs are more susceptible to the character of investment casting. Engraved dice seem to be the more eccentric in this regard than other designs.

      We understand that the aesthetic of our dice is not appreciated by everyone. The photos we are sending to backers are taken by me. I do my best to stage the dice to display their true character. These pictures are an effort to catch any errors and give backers a change to express concerns and/or disappointment.

      Feel free to be in touch.
      - Golda with TMW

    31. Ian McDevitt on May 22, 2017

      So I completely forgot about this particular Kickstarter. I don't know if you finished sending out all of the dice, but I never received mine. I have an email from you guys back in July of last year, asking me to confirm my address, and it was correct at the time (and still is).

      Please advise?

    32. Michael
      on May 16, 2017

      Can we assume that you haven't had time to rectify problems you have with the cast engraved set?

    33. Andrew on May 15, 2017

      They're hand cast, not milled metal dice. Imperfections are going to be a fact of life with these style dice. Those all look totally usable (the numbers look perfectly etched). I consider it part of the character of the dice, but I understand disappointment compared to the perfect looking examples (which I'm sure were cherry picked for display).

    34. GotHang on May 12, 2017

      Received notification tonight that my pledge was being prepared for shipping. I must say that I'm disappointed. As I stated in an earlier comment, with the significant delay I would have hoped the quality was the focus.

      While I do understand these are hand made items, with the stated experience selling this kickstarter, and with the thousands created since the closing of this offering I expected more.

      Perhaps I'm unreasonable?

    35. Trayser Metal Works 2-time creator on May 12, 2017

      Shipping is getting done amidst the chaos.

      You can also check out my personal Facebook for updates on the daily tasks being worked on:

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      Timothy Allgood on May 11, 2017

      My dice came in the mail yesterday and they're great. I just wish I didn't forget to get a d100 but hoping to remedy that in the future. Keep up the good work.

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      Scott Starks
      on May 7, 2017

      I heard back from the creator. It is something that can be cleaned up. I'll be doing that later.

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      Scott Starks
      on May 6, 2017

      I just got my dice. They look fantastic. On some of them I seem to have a bluish white residue or something in the edges of the design. Did anyone else have that?

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      Mark Ewing on May 4, 2017

      Thanks for the comment update, Golda! Mostly we just want to know that progress is being made, even if it's slow :).

    40. Andrew on May 2, 2017

      <3 get sleep! Good to hear from you, I can't imagine how much RSI I'd have at this point doing all the work ya'll are doing!

    41. Trayser Metal Works 2-time creator on May 2, 2017

      Hey Backer, it's 3:47am here and I am very ready for sleep.

      But, I wanted to let you all know your comments are being read and we are definitely due for an update. There will likely be a bit more of a delay on that as taxes and filling/shipping rewards are taking priority. I am also trying to work out a better email solution because I am suspicious a large number of emails are being missed. I am a bit behind on pm and I plan to catch up on that in the near future as well.

      Aaron and I really appreciate your continued patience and understanding.

      - Golda with TMW

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      on April 28, 2017

      Correction: thousands of dice, not tens of thousands. Still, that's a lot of dice! ;)

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      on April 27, 2017

      Short version:
      I got my 42 dice today and they are awesome! @Creator, thank you!

      Long version:
      I am posting this so others know the campaign is still progressing and my first impressions. I received my order today and I am sitting here marveling over each die. I shudder to think of how much effort it took to make all of our dice for this campaign. The verdict? Well worth the wait!

      Are the dice "perfect"? No. Does it detract from them? Absolutely not! They were cast in bulk (an imperfect process in and off itself) and finished by hand. Each is unique and amazing!

      Are they smaller than standard 16mm dice? Yes. Do I think it was a mistake by the creators to not more clearly convey that? Yeah, most definitely! Now that I have them in my hand, does it bother me as much? No. That is probably because prior backers gave us a heads up. Plus, selling smaller premium dice isn't without precedent (e.g. Crystal Caste). I would have still purchased them anyway, and the smaller size just adds to their uniqueness in my opinion.

      Final verdict? I am a very happy backer!

      To those pining for an update, look back at the update frequency. Trayser has posted updates on average monthly for the last year. Another is expected any day. They have 1600+ orders to fill with tens of thousands of dice. Give Trayser a break. They have enough on their plate.

    44. EBG on April 27, 2017

      I too would like to hear an update from Trayser.

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      Matthew Welch on April 22, 2017

      I'm joining Matthew Moore in his request for an update. I too ordered non-alluminium dice and they have not turned up yet. Although I have not emailed you directly I did ask for an update just about a month ago. If you could please update us on the status of our orders we would be most appreaciative.

    46. Matthew Moore
      on April 20, 2017

      Well, the email address posted in the last update.

    47. Matthew Moore
      on April 20, 2017

      @Trayser Hi there. I have emailed you at the above posted address requesting status on my pledge, 3x from Jan. to March, as it had none of the aluminum - that nearly all of the other orders had delaying them. You have not yet responded via email; nor in the half dozen posts where I requested a response. The last one being a month ago. So, please consider this a respectful request to respond to those emails and my request for update on my pledge. Thanks.

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      Scott Starks
      on April 19, 2017

      Yeah an update would be really nice.

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      Timothy Allgood on April 16, 2017

      Any ETA on the rest of the orders by any chance?

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