This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 23 2019 11:09 PM UTC +00:00.
WHO ARE WE?
White Tower Artisans is a small group of friends, passionate woodworkers, and avid table top RPG players. We started our search for quality, wooden dice trays back in 2017 but were disappointed by either how expensive they were or that many of them were not hand made. We felt that we could bridge the gap by providing a simple, handmade wooden dice try made from the same materials for a fraction of the cost. Last fall, we began crafting our prototypes and landed on a simple, elegant design. White Tower Artisans was born.
For many of you, rolling dice on table tops or coffee tables can lead to missing dice and rolls that end up on the floor. Dice trays are the simple solution. Constructed out of fine hardwoods, a high quality rolling surface, and finished with oil and finish wax, our dice trays are the end result of nearly a year of research.
We tested other trays and found that each one still had a bounce to it and caused dice to vault out of the tray. We spent a good deal of time coming up with the right materials to prevent dice bounce, even with metal dice.
Each dice tray is crafted and assembled by hand and measures 8" x 8" x 2" with a .5" board thickness on all sides.
WHY DICE TRAYS?
Two reasons, really.
The first is the end result of using metal dice on wooden coffee tables. We found that too much damage was being done to the surface and we wanted to have a way to protect our furniture. We used the cheap $20 ones for a while but found that they caused bounce in the dice and they would sometimes fly off the table.
The second reason was passion. We all love woodworking and we wanted to find a way to include it in our love of role playing games. Creating a dice tray was the obvious first step for us.
Simply put, we don't know how much interest is out there for a product like this. We want to test the waters first with Kickstarter and see just how many we are going to need to make. This is less about money and more about getting the word out to the world to let everybody know what we are doing!
We have all of the tools, wood, oils, and wax to make every product we are offering. We have years of experience behind us to ensure we are making a high quality product. Our website is up and running but we are holding off on selling through our store until our Kickstarter campaign is finished.
Once our Kickstarter campaign has finished, we are going to open up our online store and allow for a greater degree of customization (albeit at an increased cost). The dice trays offered here represent the best color / finish options we have to offer, but our website will allow you to do so much more.
First, you will start off by choosing the configuration of your dice tray. Next, you will choose the type of wood you want and the color of your rolling surface. Finally, you are presented with different options for your finish and presentation.
Each dice try will be custom made to your specifications.
From all of us at White Tower Artisans, we appreciate your time and your donation to getting this project off the ground. We can't wait to see what the future hold for us and we hope you enjoy your dice tray!
Risks and challenges
Each piece of wood we use is hand selected. We try to avoid knots and divots but cannot guarantee that a few won't accidentally get past us!
Availability of certain types of wood might also delay delivery but we are going to do our best to make sure you get your order in a timely fashion!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter