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Four Set Dice Holder, HP Tracker, Spell Tracker and Rolling Tray in a wooden box for D&D 5e or Tabletop RPG games. Six wood choices!
Four Set Dice Holder, HP Tracker, Spell Tracker and Rolling Tray in a wooden box for D&D 5e or Tabletop RPG games. Six wood choices!
Four Set Dice Holder, HP Tracker, Spell Tracker and Rolling Tray in a wooden box for D&D 5e or Tabletop RPG games. Six wood choices!
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GnomeWorks products are designed and made by gamers for gamers like yourself.  These products are cleverly designed to keep you organized and portable.  You can simply throw your box into your bag with your books and head to your next gaming session.  I took into consideration beauty, functionality, quality, cost and retail pricing when making this product.  All pricing is discounted for this Kickstarter campaign.  When this campaign is over, pricing will increase between 15% to 35%!  I am introducing GnomeWorks products at a discount to help launch the business, so make sure you do not miss out on this great offer.  My boxes are made from either American Cherry, Black Walnut or White Oak.  The Artisan level (top level) will be slightly different and have more hardwood choices available. All GnomeWorks products are expertly crafted to facilitate the passing down from a generation of gamers to the next. 

The Master Craftsman and Apprentice Box

Master Craftsman Box
Master Craftsman Box

• Spell Tracker: The spell tracker is designed to allow you to track the use of your spells all the way to level 20! This is using D&D 5e core rules. The spell tracker contains 25 markers. Now at a glance, you can see if you need a short or long rest without looking at a scratched up character sheet. The bottom of the spell tracker has an extra 10 marker positions for either a storage area for the extra markers or to help you track class abilities like rage or wild shape. It comes with a sleeve allowing you to keep the markers in place while waiting until you can play again. The markers are sunken low enough to allow them to stay in their positions even when they are accidentally bumped.

• Hit Point Tracker: The HP tracker is designed to allow you to track your hit points at a glance. The max amount of HP is 599, which is more than a character can attain at level 20 in any class. The HP tracker contains 5 markers. Now at a glance, you can see if you need a short or long rest. Because this is constantly changing through out a session, it is great on saving erasers! It also is able to track your death saving throws. It comes with a sleeve so at the end of your session the markers will stay in place while in storage. With the markers sunken into their position, you can use the magnet provided to re-position them as you are hit or healed.

• Dice Container: Each row will comfortably accommodate 1 set of polyhedral dice plus a little extra room. Many oversized dice will also fit, just in case you are bringing your favorite “luck” dice to the game.

Apprentice Box
Apprentice Box

 • Extra Marker Well: If your box has trackers it will contain an area to put the extra markers as you take them from the trackers. The Master Craftsman Box has a well for 14 markers and the Apprentice Box has wells that hold 16 markers.  

• Dice Rolling Tray: The lid is designed to be used as a rolling tray for your dice. The Master Craftsman Box comes with real leather, while the Apprentice Box is lined with felt. It is compact so to keep your dice in your area, not on the floor!

The Journeyman Box

Journeyman Box
Journeyman Box

• Dice Container: 4 rows will comfortably accommodate 4 sets of polyhedral dice plus a little extra room. You can also use one of the rows to hold your pencil and eraser if you want. Many oversized dice will also fit, just in case you are bringing your favorite “luck” dice to the game. You also can allow other players to use the lid as a dice tray while in session to hold their dice also, just make sure that will give it back!

The Spell Tracker

Small Spell Tracker
Small Spell Tracker

• Spell Tracker: The spell tracker is designed to allow you to track the use of your spells all the way to level 20! This is using D&D 5e core rules. The spell tracker contains 25 markers. Now at a glance, you can see if you need a short or long rest without looking at a scratched up character sheet. The bottom of the spell tracker has an extra 10 marker positions for either a storage area for the extra markers or to help you track class abilities like rage or wild shape. It comes with a sleeve allowing you to keep the markers in place while waiting until you can play again. The markers are sunken low enough to allow them to stay in their positions even when they are accidentally bumped.

The Hit Point Tracker

Large Hit Point Tracker
Large Hit Point Tracker

• Hit Point Tracker: The HP tracker is designed to allow you to track your hit points at a glance. The max amount of HP is 599, which is more than a character can attain at level 20 in any class. The HP tracker contains 5 markers. Now at a glance, you can see if you need a short or long rest. Because this is constantly changing throughout a session, it is great on saving erasers! It also is able to track your death saving throws. It comes with a sleeve so at the end of your session the markers will stay in place while in storage. With the markers sunken into their position, you can use the magnet provided to re-position them as you are hit or healed.

Ordering Multiple Rewards

I understand it is more difficult to order 2 sets of trackers or a box with an extra tracker.  You will be able to save money on the shipping cost by having multiple rewards go to one address.  If you are shipping to one address this is how to handle your pledge (USA destinations only).  If you are international please pm me and I will give you a quote.

1. Select the highest in $$ reward, then add the cost of the other rewards + the following shipping for the add-ons.

Extra Tracker +$2 shipping

Extra Set of Tracker +$3 shipping

Extra Box +$8 shipping

So example... A backer wants to order 3 large spell trackers.  The math is $20 x 3 = $60 + $7 (normal shipping) + $2 + $2 = $71 (Total Pledge)

Construction

Construction
Construction

The products are crafted from beautiful hardwood. I designed each piece to be created out of one solid piece of wood so there will be no chance of glue failure due to changes in humidity and environment. I put several coats of finish to protect your investment. I hand sand with increasingly finer and finer sandpaper between each coat of finish. The finish is designed to enhance the natural beauty of the wood without using stain. I inspect and work (scrape, sand and plane) each piece to fit snugly with little to no gaps. My tolerances are around +-0.01 inches. This gives my product and smooth and polished feel.

Current Wood Choices

Current Wood Choices
Current Wood Choices

I will update this section if the stretch goal is reached!  If you would like to,  you can pm me on your choice of wood so that I can start to prepare the resources that are needed to complete your reward.  I will update your backer record to reflect your choice even before the survey goes out.

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

10K: Additional Hardwood Choices  

I will add both to the choice of hardwoods, African Mahogany and Hickory/Pecan.

African Mahogany is a rich reddish brown in color and tone. While the Hickory/Pecan is white tinged with brown in color and tone.  

15K: Color Options for Lining

You will be able to pick from different colors (leather or felt) to more personalize your box.

20K: Add Foam to Apprentice and Master Craftsman Boxes

When adding foam to these two boxes it adds to the utility of our boxes. If you take out the trackers one or both you will have enough room to put in a miniature in one of the rows. If you are going to play a StarWars RPG you don’t need the trackers but you would want the foam to keep your dice in their respected rows.

28K: New Design

I will design and add to the campaign a box based on your input. I will be sending out to my backers a survey (when this goal is hit) of what you would like to see in a box design. A place for cards? A place for Miniature? 3 rows of dice? Cardholder? Card storage? Master Craftsman and Apprentice boxes without the trackers at a lesser price point. This design will be in the same footprint (5.5 x 7.25) as the Master Craftsman and Journeyman dice box. This is to ensure that the pricing for this box will be inline with your other options. I have many; many ideas but this one design will be picked by you; my backer. This will have a longer delivery due to some logistical issues. Each design takes a while to master and refine and I would rather get you a quality product than to rush this extra design.

Additional Box Option

Additional Box Option
Additional Box Option

• Personalization: Increase your pledge by $25 (per box) and select either Initials or Name to be laser-etched onto the lid of your box. Only initials will be allowed on the Apprentice Box. Approximately 10 characters can be on the Master Craftsman and Journeyman’s Box.  This option will be addressed in the backer survey.

 

Thank You!

Please comment on your favorite design and help spread the word about this Kickstarter campaign.

 

Risks and challenges

Overwhelming Response: I am prepared to deliver on time even if this campaign vastly outstrips its goals. However, if the project is insanely successful I will need to move to a first-come first-serve basis. The only exception will be the Artisan level. Supporters at that level will have the highest priority. I plan to mitigate this risk by adding later shipping dates to new pledge levels if needed. I can also scale my production capabilities to produce more rewards faster.

Artisan Level: Because this level is open to many types of hardwoods, there will be a few exceptions to this open-ended choice. I will not source endangered or illegal hardwoods. You will give me in order of preference 3 hardwood choices for me to pick from. I will do my best to source your #1 choice, but I am confident that I can produce a box in one of your hardwood choices.

Stretch Goals: I did not plan to do many stretch goals. I do want everyone to help this campaign to reach its highest level, but I have tried to deliver a complete package from the start and the stretch goals will be adding more choices and flavor but will not vastly change your pledge in any way. I am not going to hold back leather or tracker sleeves and make it a stretch goal, it just does not seem right to me.

Murphy's Law: There are risks out there which I simply cannot predict. However, I have been making these boxes locally for over 6 months now, refining and developing better manufacturing practices. I have enough tools to complete any orders that I receive. If there are unexpected delays, my #1 rule is to communicate; communicate; communicate.

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    Small Tracker (Single)

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    Apprentice's Box

    This box contains the following components:
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    A rolling tray w/felt bottom
    1 Tracker (either HP or Spell)
    Metal Markers w/Magnet
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    Journeyman's Box

    This box is to hold 4 sets of dice. The top can be given to another player to set their dice in while playing. It helps make friends!
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    Master Craftsman's Box

    This box contains the following components:
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    A large rolling tray w/real leather bottom
    Both Trackers (HP and Spell)
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    Artisan's Box

    This box contains the following components:
    4 sets of dice storage
    A large rolling tray w/real leather bottom
    Both Trackers (HP and Spell)
    Metal Markers w/Magnet

    This box will be done in your choice of wood. This can be a wood that is not part of the three woods that are currently offered. Also the logo will be smaller on the front of the box. Your personal initials will be included on the inside of this box. If you would like your box to match your favorite card holder or dice tower, I will make it happen! The box and components will be made out of a single piece of wood to insure best consistency of grain and tone.

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    Artisan's Box 2nd Wave

    This box contains the following components:
    4 sets of dice storage
    A large rolling tray w/real leather bottom
    Both Trackers (HP and Spell)
    Metal Markers w/Magnet

    This box will be done in your choice of wood. This can be a wood that is not part of the three woods that are currently offered. Also the logo will be smaller on the front of the box. Your personal initials will be included on the inside of this box. If you would like your box to match your favorite card holder or dice tower, I will make it happen! The box and components will be made out of a single piece of wood to insure best consistency of grain and tone.

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