My Kingdom for a Few Good Minions
Hey Kickstarter Backers,
As I said in the Post-GenCon update, we've recently been spending a lot of time trying to get our equipment upgraded since many of our delays... Read more
Upgrades, Shippage, and Scribes
Hey Kickstarter Backers,
Last couple of weeks the guys in the shop have been upgrading equipment. New servo and spindle motors on our Taig CNC mills have turned out to... Read more
Hello Kickstarter Backers, just want to get everyone caught up on where things currently stand. As I said in the last update we started working on stuff for GenCon about... Read more
Please message us if....
If all you are waiting on is a single wooden polyhedral set or a bare metal brass or copper set, we should have that ready to go, the exception being... Read more
There be dragons
We've got 13 sets of bare metal copper and 11 sets of bare metal brass ready to go, so if you had that as your reward without any... Read more
Jack Daniel's and Bloodwood Dice
Well we've got most of the Drunken Druid and Bloodwood engraved and ready for clear coating, as soon as the rollover from Tropical Storm Bill moves out we'll get these... Read more
Obviously we ran out of clever titles for updates long ago.
Last couple of weeks we've been working on getting the remainder of the wooden dice done. Bloodwood was one... Read more
We got about 26 sets of Druid's and Archdruid's dice done this week, chugging along in the suddenly sunny weather. - David M,
Well we just murdered the rest of a Jack Daniel's Whiskey barrel to finish making the Drunken Druid polyhedral sets. Sadly not much clear coating is getting done, mother nature... Read more
When it rains, it pours...
So here in Texas, home of ye old Artisan Dice, we've had one of the wettest years in recent memory. In fact we've gotten 4 times as much rainfall as... Read more
New Box Design
Hello Kickstarter Backers,
Last month we announced that we had come up with a fix to the issues we'd had engraving metal dice. Unfortunately since we'd switch to eastern aromatic... Read more
Metal Engraving Issues Are Fixed
For the metal backers, see the above video.
For wood backers, production has slowed down over the last month and a half due to the wet and freezing cold... Read more
Upgrading all boxes to Eastern Aromatic Cedar
Hello Kickstarter Backers,
Just a quick reminder since several people have asked, whenever we ship your rewards you will receive a tracking number in the email you provided to... Read more
First Week Back of 2015 (IMPORTANT IF YOU HAD RENGIS TIGERWOOD)
Hello Kickstarter Backers,
This is our first week back after the holidays (and my first week back on the job, as Mari is no longer with Artisan Dice), and we’ve... Read more
Status of Orders
Hello Kickstarter Backers, this is David, temporarily filling in for Mari since she has been busy responding to the huge backlog of emails, trying to get orders shipped out before... Read more
More Minions, To Make Mo' Better Dice, Faster...
Hello Kickstarter friends, I am Mari, the new Office Minion and I wanted to thank you again for your patience while our master craftsmen work hard to make the dice... Read more
The Dragon's are on their way!
So if you've ordered Dragon's dice, rejoice for they are finally here! 95% of all Dragon's dice have been machined, polished. We have begun shipping the completed orders, and the... Read more
That is the date in which we are shooting to put this monster to bed. In order to make that happen, we have to put in a metric crap ton... Read more
Revenge of the Fifth!
Here's hoping you had a epic May the 4th. It's time for another much belated update. I keep videoing these updates, but end up getting side tracked and forgetting to... Read more
Still Working On Scribes
The scribes are taking for ever to get completed as there are a metric ton of them for us to make. I didn't realize these were anywhere near as... Read more
Scribes Scribes and more Scribes
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It's Monday Agian.
This will be a short update as it's already 11pm. If you'd like to see pictures and such please check out our facebook feed @ www.facebook.com/artisandice.
You can see what... Read more
So in an effort to keep everyone abreast of what we are working on, I've posted 3 Build Lists over on our site. One for May Backers, one for August... Read more
I hate kickstarter's update editor. It just ate 2 hours worth of update writing...
I will rewrite this update later today once I get some sleep. Right now I've been... Read more
This weeks build list
This is going to be a super short update as last weeks update was super late and went up on Saturday. On this weeks build list we've got:
- A hand... Read more
The Forgotten Update
Sorry folks, I outlined this update and then totally forgot to write it.
We completed all of the Dryad d6's and dF's for the entire Kickstarter.
Here's a... Read more
Ship Happens, Finally!
First and foremost, we are finally shipping Kickstarter dice. I do apologize for the repeated delays. You've been told twice now that they we would commence shipping and both times... Read more
So the past couple of months have been insane amounts of busy. Everything from lighting the shop on fire not once but twice (Seriously never give a minion fire. The Geneva... Read more
Overzealous Charlie is... Overzealous
It seems like every time I think we're just about ready to ship, we find something else we are missing. So as I type this, Jaime is down stairs in... Read more
So we've had a super busy summer at the Artisan Dice shop. As I type this, my desk is covered with roughly $30,000 worth of dice that need to be... Read more
So it's August Already?!
So how about a long over due update on where everything stands. Currently as I am typing this, 3 minions are downstairs making dice as fast as they possibly can.... Read more
LIVE from the Artisan Dice Workshop it's The Wood Massacre!
We're streaming live from the shop today as we cut up the giant shipment of wood we received yesterday. You can join us and hang out with some of the... Read more
We Have Wood... For Your Sheep
Greetings Dice Fanatics,
First thing, if you aren't sure that your pledge manager order went through, don't worry, we will be sending out an email late next week to all... Read more
Pledge Manager is LIVE!!!!
It's finally here. Keep an eye on your inbox as we are sending out survey invites. In that survey will be a link to the pledge manager and a password... Read more
PM2.0 Beta Errors Compliation
Alright so these are all the errors I was able to replicate myself along with all the suggestions we are going to try and include to when I work the... Read more
Pledge Manager 2.0 and Cool CNC Videos
Ok so I don't know if you think CNC Videos are cool, but they freaking fascinate me. Aside from that I am happy to announce that PM2.0 is now officially... Read more
Pledge Manger Status
First here's a link to the pledge manager as it is now. (Not quite finished) http://www.artisandice.com/pledge-manager
Secondly - my apologies for the lack of communication the past two weeks. I... Read more
Hey guys, just realized Charlie said he would put up a link to the beta version of the pledge manager with this update, but since I'm throwing it up... Read more
The Pledge Manager and New Tools
The Pledge Manager is well on its way to completion and we should begin beta testing it shortly. Once everything is running smoothly and it has passed all tests we... Read more
Kickstarter Apocalypse or My Poor Destroyed Shop...
It's amazing what 50 days of Kickstarter Madness will do to a shop. The bad thing is I have to clean all this up since the rest of the crew... Read more
Signature Series #014 & Signature Series #017
Ok so I promised yall 2 Signature Series per day until the end of the kickstarter and at least one bonus Signature Series for hanging around until the midnight deadline of the... Read more
Signature Series #013: The Royal We
Signature Series #013: The Royal We
This set is crafted from Kingwood and Queenwood and comes in Royal Ebony box. Something that is not apparent from this crappy rushed photo,... Read more
Bahamut's Horde Unlocked!
We've officially hit every single last one of our stretch goals!!!! How cool is that!!!
Bahamut's Horde is the final answer in our Dragon Dice line. Bahamut's Horde contains one of every... Read more
Drake's Horde Unlocked
We just smashed $240K and now we're nearing in on our final stretch goal of Bahamut's Horde!
Drake's Horde Unlocked:
The Drake's Horde is a collector's set crafted from one... Read more
Nobel Dragons Unlocked
Well less than 30 seconds after I finished posting the last update it's time to write the $230K update and unleash the Nobel Dragons!
Niobium Dragon Unlocked:
Niobium was discovered... Read more
Armor Up Unlocked, Signature Series 009-012, and Bois de Rose
Sorry folks. Had to remake a signature series set before I could post this since my table saw ate #009.
Armor Up Unlocked:
You can now choose to have you... Read more
Tungsten Dragon Unlocked!
Little bit behind on getting this posted. I'm over in Fort Worth tonight at the Texas Motor Speedway for the Texas Auto Writers Association's Spring Challenge. Get to go drive... Read more
Mega Scribe Unlocked!
So the mega scribe is a subscription for a full set of polyhedral each month for a year. A number of folks asked for it, so... Read more
Iron Dragon Unlocked
Grey Cast Iron Bar Stock is produced in a continuous casting process. Kind of like pasta only hot enough to melt your face.
We've smashed the $190K Stretch Goal and unlocked the... Read more
Double Down and Damascus Dragon Unlocked
WOW! It's really hard to believe that we've raised twice the amount in our original Kickstarter with 3 days to go! Kicktraq has us trending to just over $200K and has... Read more
Nickle Dragon Unlocked and Armored Dragons on the Horizon.
My apologies for the delay in getting this posted. I spent the morning in DMV hell, and then ended up having to run over the Fort Worth this afternoon to... Read more
Graphite Dragon & Taste The Rainbow Unlocked
This is the first new Dragon we've unlocked for quite some time! The Graphite Dragon is made from well Graphite. This is not pencil lead however. This is... Read more
Gaea's Collector Set and Gaea's Bounty Unlocked
Wow! What is that 3 or 4 Stretch Goals unlocked today?! That's got to be some kind of record. According to KickTraq we've raised more today that we did on day... Read more
Nymph Unlocked and Gaea's New Clothes
So you're a D6 fan and you're wondering why there is no Gaea's love for the venerable d6? Well now there is. We blew through the $145K stretch... Read more
The Scribe's in a Box hiding from The Black Widow.
Blue Mahoe Scribe in a Black Walnut Box
Scribe in a Box unlocked! Now every scribe will come in it's very own dice box. Red Oak for the Druid, Archdruid,... Read more
Signature Series #002: Curor Vitae
The second in our Signature Series is a laminated set of Bloodwood and Argentinean Lignum Vitae. These two woods are among the top ten heaviest woods in the world and... Read more
Dragon's Breath Scribe Unlocked and the Signature Series
So we hit the $130K mark this afternoon and unlocked the Dragon's Breath Scribe. That means you can now get a Dragon's Breath set of dice with a matching Scribe.... Read more
Well that was fast. We blew right by the $125K stretch goal and unlocked the Dragon's Scribe this morning. Thanks to our ever so awesome backers we've raised enough cash to... Read more
Mega Update and Crunch Nuts Unlocked.
So if you haven't noticed, I've been MIA for the past 2 days. Friday was spent hanging out with the folks at Reaper Minis and D20 Radio, where we were... Read more
Ent: Laotian Black and White Ebony Burl
Black and White Ebony is a true ebony from South East Asia. Unlike most exotic woods, Black and White Ebony has a wildly variegated color pattern the consists of interspersed... Read more
Drunken Druid Unlocked
Just passed $110K and unlocked the Drunk Druid! If you like your dice spirited then these are for you. Made from a genuine White Oak whiskey barrel lid, these dice have... Read more
The Scribe is Finally Here
We broke the $100K mark! That means it's time to unlock The Scribe! Sorry for the delay in getting this posted folks. We've been insanely busy in the shop this... Read more
New Ent Level: Texas Mesquite Crotch Wood Burl
Honey Mesquite is the trade name for Texas Mesquite. This stuff is beautiful. Sadly most Texans use it in “rustic” applications and its true beauty is wasted. When Mesquite is... Read more
The Dice Monster Preview
A few months back we came up with the idea to make a dice tower. Then we got the idea that it needed to be big. Monstrously Big. And that... Read more
Breaking Old Records Unlocked!
One year ago we raised $91,542 during our first Kickstarter. At that time yall made Artisan Dice the number three all time project for Board and Card Games. Now with the exponential growth... Read more
Gaea's Preserve Expanded!
Over the weekend we unlocked not one but three new stretch goals! So this will be the first of three updates today. The first stretch goal we unlocked was Gaea's... Read more
Gaea's Grove Increased
I've been getting emails from tons of folks asking for more Gaea's Grove backer slots. Since we will be expanding the Gaea's Grove wood list in the next couple of... Read more
Druid and Archdruid Wood Lists Expanded!
So it's time to expand the Druid's and Archdruid's wood lists since we rocked past $80 and $85K unlocking both stretch goals within 24 hours!
First up are 3 new... Read more
Horde Backers Rejoice!
How awesome is that?! The folks from Drake: The Dragon Wargame hooked us up with 18 Garrick Dragons! That means that all Horde Backers will receive an unpainted Garrick Dragon... Read more
Chromatic Dragon Anodize Testing Complete
Early Aluminum prototype dice pressed in to service for anodizing development. Final dice will be of much better quality.
So after many hours of trial and error I got most of the... Read more
New Ent Level: Desert Ironwood Burl
For our newer backers that may be asking "What the heck is a burl? And what does an Ent have to do with anything?", check out Update #6 for the in... Read more
Prismatic Dragon Unlocked and Other Goodies Too
Over the weekend we unlocked the $70K stretch goal so I am pleased to announce the Prismatic Dragon backer level!
The Prismatic Dragon will crafted from 6061 Aluminum and... Read more
Chromatic Dragons Unlocked!
So after rocketing from $50K to $60K overnight it's time to unlock the next stretch goal! We are going to add 7 new Dragons' Dice for you to choose from.... Read more
Gaea's Preserve Unlocked!
Now that we've cleared the $50K mark it's time to unlock the Gaea's Preserve stretch goal. Gaea's Preserve is a list of rare and exotic woods that we consider to... Read more
Mmmmm.... Pancake Wood!
This wood doesn't just look amazing, it really does smell like pancakes when you cut it. Not only does it smell like pancakes, but they make syrup from the sap too! Big... Read more
Where did all the burls go?
So we've been asked time and again why there are not burls in the Druid or Archdruid wood lists. The reason is two fold. But first a little explanation for those... Read more
Titanium Dragon Unlocked and a $40K Surprise!
Not even a week into the project and we've hit the $40,000 stretch goal. Constantly amazed by how awesome this project is going. We've added several new backer levels for... Read more
Dragon's Breath Dice Unlocked!
Three days and as many stretch goals! Yall are keeping me on my toes for sure. So we've cleared the $30,000 mark and that unlocks the Dragons Breath backer levels. ... Read more
That was fast! Big thanks to all of our backers for hitting our second stretch goal in as many days. This time we get to unlock the much awaited Archdruid... Read more
The Ray Jones Boxes
A larger box of the style Ray Jones is making for our convention display.
I know what you're asking, "So who is Ray Jones and why should I care?" The... Read more
First Stretch Goal Achieved In Under 12 Hours!
Wow that was fast! We hit the $15,000 stretch goal in under 12 hours after we launched and yall fully funded in just 1 hour and 45 minutes. The pace... Read more