Frequently Asked Questions
No, our dice vaults do not come with dice. However, we do offer dice as add-on options. We've specifically chosen dice to complement each wood species, as shown in the tier photos. If, however, you'd like a different combination, you're free to specify that!Last updated:
Not at this time. Initially, we had planned to offer those options, but we decided against it for a couple reasons. First, this project is about getting the Dice Vault made. We've already got the Dice Tray and Deck Box lines up and running. Secondly, we don't want our backers overwhelmed in choices, and we don't want to be drowning in heavily customized orders when fulfillment time comes around. Since every order is customized, it'll just be too much to keep track of. Also, shipping costs can get out of control very fast. However, it isn't all bad news! ALL of our existing products are available to order right now at wyrmwoodgaming.com and our Etsy shop, wyrmwoodgaming.etsy.com, so if you'd like a matching Dice Tray to go with your new Dice Vault, you know how to get one!Last updated:
Most of the work on this project has been completed; we've done a run of prototypes, and ironed out the bugs in design. We have procedures in place capable of scaling to meet larger runs and can make just about any quantity we're likely to need. All we're missing is the funding and demand for materials, so if you've got the demand and the funds, we'll do the rest!
You'll note that we've added limits to the original tiers; these are there purely to cap holiday delivery. We've also added "post holiday" delivery tiers with an estimated delivery of February 2014. We apologize for those coming in a little later that would like early delivery, but we don't want to promise something we can't deliver, so the limits were necessary.
That said, we will get everyone their products as soon as possible!Last updated:
Currently, the Dice Vault is made specifically for 16mm (standard size) dice. However, given we've been asked about it a couple times, we're exploring options, including potentially running another campaign down the road for a "jumbo" version. We'll keep you posted!Last updated:
Certainly! If you check out our Add-On section, you'll see we're allowing you to purchase multiple Vaults by simply increasing your pledge by the appropriate amount (for example, if you wanted one each of White Oak and Zebrawood, you would pledge at the Adventurer Tier, but change your pledge amount to $50 total). We'll confirm the details of your order after the project ends with our survey. Some Dice Vaults (Epic, Legend & Dungeon Master) are limited to one per customer, however.
If you wanted three Dice Vaults - one each in Purpleheart, Lignum Vitae and Gabon Ebony - you would choose one of the available rewards - Deity, Adventurer or Lignum Vitae - and then change your total pledge to cover the price of all three: $30 + $70 + $100, or $200 total. Factor in shipping if you're an international backer (in this case, an additional $10 + $3 + $3 for $16 total) and you're done!
NOTE: When adding on Rare Wood Dice Vaults to a pledge, please be aware that they will ship separately for February 2014; holiday shipping for Rare Wood Dice Vaults is strictly limited to the tiers with the December 2013 delivery estimate. Thanks for your understanding!Last updated:
If you'd like to use the Dice Vault for something other than sets of dice, we can't guarantee a fit, though many pens will fit comfortably in the Expanded case. You can verify what size you'll need by simply checking the dimensions below.
The dimensions of the Dice Vault are as follows:
Exterior: 1-1/4" high x 1.5" wide x 6.5" long (Expanded is 8" long)
Interior: 13/16" high x 7/8" wide x 5-1/8" long (Expanded is 6-11/16" long)Last updated:
No, you are not. We are committed to getting every backer what they want - though not necessarily in the holiday timeframe. The limits on tiers for rare woods are based on what we have sourced and can source in time for our tight deadlines. We can get more of these, but not for the holidays.
You are free to purchase rare wood Dice Vaults as add-ons to any other pledge, with the understanding that they will not ship in time for the holidays this year, instead being delivered for February 2014.Last updated:
If you ONLY want a single rare wood vault, back at the $1 WAIT LIST Pledge Level, and add the value of your chosen rare wood to your pledge. We will confirm what you would like via the survey, and your reward will be delivered for February 2014.
For example, if you would like a Pink Ivory Dice Vault as well as a Spalted Tamarind Dice Vault, choose the WAIT LIST reward and pledge $1 + $80 + $40, or $121 total. International backers, PLEASE remember to add $3 per Dice Vault beyond the first! Thank you!
(Sorry about the $1 charge, but it's the best solution we could come up with, short of adding 20 new tiers to our already cluttered page. To make up for the overage, and your patience, we'll include a random Wyrmwood Gaming logo die with these WAIT LIST pledges).Last updated:
In cases where the gift wrapping add-on is purchased for multiple Dice Vault orders, we will indicate which is which using a small removable label affixed to the wrapped Vaults. You can remove these prior to passing them to the ultimate recipient, so it remains a secret to them, but not to you!Last updated:
Some of these woods are rare - how can I be sure the wood used is harvested legally, ethically and responsibly?
When it comes to our wood sourcing we are aware of the environmental consequences in choosing to allow people to purchase exotic woods. We certainly put an effort into sourcing the majority of our woods from responsible companies and dealers who make environmental protection a top priority.
That being said, exotic woods are like diamonds or any other expensive commodity that comes from regions where there is a history of environmental and human rights issues. In such situations, the possibility of illegally obtained or irresponsibly harvested wood being mislabeled always exists, regardless of certification programs with nebulous processes and standards - as well-intended as they may be. Therefore, if you are uncomfortable with that reality, we recommend you abstain from purchasing a product made with exotic materials, and instead look to our many domestic wood options, such as the entries at the APPRENTICE and JOURNEYMAN tiers. This lumber comes from trees that are local to North America and managed with sustainable practices; any of these Dice Vaults can be purchased with 100% confidence that those trees have been harvested responsibly and are not at any risk of becoming endangered. Bamboo is also a great, very ecologically friendly choice.
Again, to emphasize: we would never knowingly purchase illegally or irresponsibly harvested timber for our products, and none of our suppliers would, either. However, there are many links in the supply chain above us, and we aren't comfortable offering a guarantee without complete information, which we cannot obtain for the aforementioned reasons.
We offer a large assortment of woods for people of all backgrounds and tastes, and leave the ultimate decision on exotic materials to the discretion of our customers. We pledge to be transparent with our wood sourcing, and appreciate and share your concerns in this very important area.Last updated:
Import and export of many rare woods is restricted, and I found a wood you use listed on CITES - do you have the proper permits?
We've gotten some questions concerning CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), and we wanted to address them here, but first a brief note: while we have shipped internationally before without experiencing any issues, if you have any concerns about importing finished wood products, you should contact your postal service or customs office to inquire about your country's regulations and guidelines. We don't have reason to believe you need worry, but we recommend being aware of your country's policies before attempting to purchase any product internationally.
As far as CITES: CITES is a piece of international legislation aimed at curbing the trade of many threatened and endangered species, both plant and animal. Some are so heavily restricted that to bring an item containing the material across the border is flatly illegal, while others are restricted only in cases of bulk quantities.
CITES can be very confusing and difficult to navigate, but there are a few important points to note:
1) CITES is a huge database, covering thousands of species; of these, only some are trees, and only some of those are actually used for lumber.
2) Of all the wood species we offer, only two are present in the database. In both cases, the regulations do not apply to finished products such as the Dice Vault.
Now, you can rest easy with that, but if you'd like further information beyond the short answer, read on...
The two species found in the database are Cocobolo and Lignum Vitae. Both are listed in Appendix II, which is the second tier - Appendix I are the most restricted materials. For example, Brazilian Rosewood is an Appendix I material, which is subject to seizure in many cases. Appendix II is still restricted, but there are many nuances specific to each species.
Cocobolo is listed as regulated only in cases of raw timber - finished products, like the Dice Vault, are exempt. Lignum Vitae is a little more complicated. With lumber, oftentimes a trade name can encompass several scientific species, due to many woods being closely related, or just looking alike. For example, there are many varieties of Rosewood - the heavily restricted Brazilian is only one of many. Bubinga is sometimes called African Rosewood. So, while if you search the CITES database, you will find Lignum Vitae products restricted, that is NOT the material we use.
Ours is related, but a different species, sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, or Verawood; while it is present on the CITES database Appendix II, it's in the same category as Cocobolo - restricted only in raw lumber form. Finished products like the Dice Vault are again exempt.
We have found no other species we are using in the database besides these two, and hope you can rest easy knowing that we are observing regulations in our lumber sourcing and use - not just for legal reasons, but for ethical reasons, as well.
For more information, see this guide: http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/restricted-and-endangered-wood-species/Last updated:
There may be. This will vary place to place, and you will need to contact your local post office or customs authority to inquire about your specific case. Please understand that we can only do so much research, and cannot know every nation's policies; finding what fees you may be responsible for must, therefore, be your responsibility.
Many countries have thresholds under which VAT is not applied. If you cannot determine whether or not this is likely to affect you, let us know via messaging and we'll do what we can.
We will label items accurately, and not undervalue or misrepresent the contents. We realize this will result in fees in some cases, and this isn't something we're happy about, but we cannot and will not fraudulently fill out customs forms to avoid this outcome. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience.Last updated:
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