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Solid brass dice, fashioned by hand, featuring a rich blue-green patina or a fine bright finish.
179 backers pledged $12,997 to help bring this project to life.
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My name is David Savedge and I am a blacksmith and game designer. I have a studio and blacksmith's shop on my farm, Ravenstead. 

Ravenstead is my home and family business, with smithing and metal work becoming a bigger part of what I do to provide. This current project will help better establish the workshop 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'm excited to share my new project with you!

First 200 Backers get early delivery in December!

I have several rewards for you to choose from. You can add other items or extras to your original pledge as well. You also have the choice of a blue-green patina or bright finish. Once the reward surveys go out you can list all the extras you pledged for and the type of finish you want.

Dice Numeric Configuration and Dimensional Accuracy

The standard six sided dice and hexagonal dice will be number stamped on opposites for the sum of 7, to ensure randomness. I will be taking the greatest of care to ensure all dimensions are as accurate as possible. Bear in mind these are all handmade one at a time, not mass produced or milled, so some slight variances are to be expected. 

Just some good old solid brass six sided dice! These beauties measure 5/8"

Numeric Dice

My new Hexagonal six sided dice. Great for sci-fi or fantasy games! They are heavy and measure 5/8" x 1". Look at that blue-green patina! Pledge for as many as you like, I love making these!

Hexagonal Dice

 What to add for additional Hexagonal Dice:

Add One die for $16 (Your total pledge will be $34)

Add Three for $42 (Your total pledge will be $60)

Add Five for $69 (Your total pledge will be $87)

Add Six or more for $14 Each (You do the math and I will check it!)

A full set of 24 Viking runes featuring the Elder Futhark alphabet. These come with a handy PDF I designed with rune meanings and casting instructions.

Casting Runes

Runic Dice! The full Elder Futhark alphabet on four six sided dice. Roll up your fate and consult the PDF Runic Dice Tabletop RPG Gaming Companion Chart!

Runic Dice

 Every reward comes with a cloth drawstring bag.

Drawstring Cloth Bag

Time for an ADD-ON!

By popular demand! I offer you a Set of Four Runic Hexagonal Dice, finished bright or with a blue-green patina. Add $65 to your original pledge and I will add them to your rewards!

Blue-Green Patina
Bright Finish

Extras and Adding on to your Pledge:

Here's how to change or add on to your original pledge. This will come in handy if you decide you need a few extra dice or want to mix and match rewards.

1. Click the “manage your pledge” button on the project’s page.

2. Increase your pledge by the amount needed to cover extra dice or runes.

3. Save your pledge. You don't need to change the tier of your original pledge.

Once this is done, just message me so I can keep track of anything extra on your pledge. I will confirm via the reward survey at the end of the project. We may have to adjust the shipping if you get crazy!

How the funds you provide will be used:

The money I earn with this project will go towards improving my blacksmith shop, studio, and developing my Etsy Store. In terms of shop improvements, we are looking at building a larger work space here at Ravenstead. This would involve pouring a concrete slab, construction of a building, running power to the building, and the monumental task of equipping the shop with forges and other heavy equipment. It will be a long process and the first step will be site planning, surveys, and drafting of plans. If you're anything like me, you like to know the behind-the-scenes details of a project like this. I would like to share this process with you, so some of the funds from this project will go towards establishing a stronger presence on YouTube and towards developing a Patreon Page. Anything left over will go towards coal for the ever-hungry forge, and other consumables such as metal files, wire brushes, and metal stock.

Shipping:

I will be using USPS to ship all rewards via First Class Package service or Priority Flat Rate. Should the shipping weight increase above 8 oz. with the purchase of extras or add-ons, an additional fee may be required to cover the postage increase on First Class International service. I do not charge extra for packaging and handling, that's on me.

(c) 2018 - 2019 David Savedge

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 rewards delivered on time if not early. I have confidence in this project, so I have already begun production of the promised rewards.

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    Six-Sided Die

    Get a single six-sided brass numeric die featuring hand stamped numbers. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright. This reward also comes with a cloth drawstring dice bag.

    Includes:
    • Six-Sided Brass Numeric Die
    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
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    The Hexagonal Die

    A new take on the six-sided die, this reward features a handmade solid brass die with rounded ends and hand stamped numeric facets. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright.

    Includes:
    • Hexagonal Six Sided Die
    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
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    Six-Sided Dice Set of Two

    Get TWO six-sided brass numeric dice featuring hand stamped numbers. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright. This reward also comes with a cloth drawstring dice bag.

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    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
    • Six-Sided Brass Numeric Dice
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    Six-Sided Dice Set of Four

    Get FOUR six-sided brass numeric dice featuring hand stamped numbers. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright. This reward also comes with a cloth drawstring dice bag.

    Includes:
    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
    • Six-Sided Brass Numeric Dice
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    Runic Dice Set of Four

    With this reward you will receive a set of FOUR brass six-sided dice featuring the full Elder Futhark Runic alphabet. Each die features 6 of 24 runes to make the complete set. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright.

    Includes:
    • Six-Sided Brass Runic Dice
    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
    • PDF of the Runic Dice Tabletop RPG Gaming Companion Chart
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    Pledge $58 or more About $58

    Six-Sided Dice Set of Six

    Get SIX six-sided brass numeric dice featuring hand stamped numbers and a rich blue-green patina. This reward also comes with a cloth drawstring dice bag.

    Includes:
    • Cloth Drawstring Dice Bag
    • Six-Sided Brass Numeric Dice
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    Brass Casting Runes: Set of 24

    With this reward you will receive a set of 24 hand crafted brass runes for casting, gaming, and divination. The runes have a pleasing hexagonal shape and are available in a blue-green patina or finished bright.

    Includes:
    • Set of 24 Brass Casting Runes
    • Cloth Drawstring Bag
    • PDF of Casting Instructions and Rune Meanings
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    Trove of the Ancients

    This is for all of the rewards! You will receive a Hexagonal Die, a set of six numeric six-sided dice, a set of four Runic Dice, and a full set of 24 Hexagonal Runes. Available in a blue-green patina or finished bright. This pledge level also includes an $11 discount.

    Includes:
    • Hexagonal Six Sided Die
    • Six-Sided Brass Numeric Dice
    • Six-Sided Brass Runic Dice
    • Set of 24 Brass Casting Runes
    • Cloth Drawstring Bag
    • PDF of Casting Instructions and Rune Meanings
    • PDF of the Runic Dice Tabletop RPG Gaming Companion Chart
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