Artisan Dice Does Handcrafted Polyhedrals

A project in Mesquite, TX by Charlie Brumfield

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Handcrafted Polyhedral Dice made from 5 Different Metal Alloys and nearly 100 Species of Exotic Woods.
Backers: 1174
Average Pledge Per Backer: $249

Funded: $291,920 of $9,000
Dates: Mar 12th -> May 1st (50 days)
Project By: Charlie Brumfield
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Latest News

Signature Series #014 & Signature Series #017

April 30th - via:
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 project. Right now I'm just too tired to finish any more of the up... (Read More)

Signature Series #013: The Royal We

April 30th - via:
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, is the interplay between the layers of King and Queen wood. It often looks... (Read More)

Bahamut's Horde Unlocked!

April 30th - via:
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 type of Dragon not included in Tiamat's Horde Bahamut's Horde... (Read More)

Drake's Horde Unlocked

April 30th - via:
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 of nearly every type of metal we offer. Like all Hordes the Drake's Horde... (Read More)

Nobel Dragons Unlocked

April 30th - via:
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 by the English chemist Charles Hatchett in 1803. Niobium is named... (Read More)

Armor Up Unlocked, Signature Series 009-012, and Bois de Rose

April 29th - via:
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 Armored Dragon Zinc plated in addition to Chrome or Black Nickel. The particular Zinc Plating... (Read More)

Tungsten Dragon Unlocked!

April 29th - via:
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 the new Viper, GT500, AMG Black, and a ton of other cool cars on the track... (Read More)

Mega Scribe Unlocked!

April 28th - via:
Woot! $200K!!!!! Mega Scribe: 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 we decided to swap our $200K goal for the mega scribe. Each month our Mega Scribe backers will... (Read More)

Iron Dragon Unlocked

April 28th - via:
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 Iron Dragon! Next on the most wanted list is the Mega Scribe unlock at... (Read More)

Double Down and Damascus Dragon Unlocked

April 27th - via:
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 a project rage of $215,000 on the low and $290,000 on the high end. Doubtful that... (Read More)

Nickle Dragon Unlocked and Armored Dragons on the Horizon.

April 26th - via:
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 see the laser cutter folks to demo a couple of their units. We unlocked the Nickel Dragons when... (Read More)

Graphite Dragon & Taste The Rainbow Unlocked

April 26th - via:
Graphite Dragon: 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 the same type of Graphite used in the mold making industry, as well as EDM... (Read More)

Gaea's Collector Set and Gaea's Bounty Unlocked

April 25th - via:
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 one! That's freakishly amazing. Can't wait to see what the final days of the project... (Read More)

Nymph Unlocked and Gaea's New Clothes

April 25th - via:
The Nymph: 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 goal last night and unlocked the Nymph. You will find all manner of d6 options available in... (Read More)

The Scribe's in a Box hiding from The Black Widow.

April 23rd - via:
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, and Dragons. Wenge for Gaea's Preserve. Please note you can still opt to have them match to a... (Read More)

Signature Series #002: Curor Vitae

April 23rd - via:
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 make for one of the heaviest sets of wooden dice we've made. They have an excellent... (Read More)

Dragon's Breath Scribe Unlocked and the Signature Series

April 22nd - via:
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. If you want to know more about the Dragon's Scribe please see Update #24. Bois de Kauri... (Read More)

Dragon's Scribe

April 22nd - via:
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 purchase the tooling needed to convert our new CNC mill over to... (Read More)

Mega Update and Crunch Nuts Unlocked.

April 21st - via:
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 asked to participate in a panel on successful Kickstarter Projects at Reaper Con. It was a hell of... (Read More)

Ent: Laotian Black and White Ebony Burl

April 16th - via:
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 black and white patches reminiscent of a Milk Cow. (MMMOOOOOOOO... sorry... (Read More)

Drunken Druid Unlocked

April 13th - via:
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 been aging for years in the finest Tennessee or Kentucky spirits before we... (Read More)

The Scribe is Finally Here

April 11th - via:
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 week, so I ended up burning a bit of midnight oil and worked until 4am to cook up the... (Read More)

New Ent Level: Texas Mesquite Crotch Wood Burl

April 10th - via:
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 highly polished it shimmers with an inner light adding to its golden... (Read More)

The Dice Monster Preview

April 8th - via:
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 is how The Dice Monster dice tower was born.  What you see above is our acrylic mock-up. The final version of... (Read More)

Breaking Old Records Unlocked!

April 8th - via:
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 of Kickstarter and the plethora of freaking sweet gaming... (Read More)

Gaea's Preserve Expanded!

April 8th - via:
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 Preserve Expansion at $90K. In this expansion we'll be add 3 more woods that like the... (Read More)

Gaea's Grove Increased

April 6th - via:
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 days, I juggled some boxes around and made 6 more Gaea's Grove slots available. For... (Read More)

Druid and Archdruid Wood Lists Expanded!

April 5th - via:
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 woods for the Druid's Wood List. Aniegre - Aniegre is a golden white colored exotic... (Read More)

Horde Backers Rejoice!

April 4th - via:
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 mini to protect their Horde from would be thieves. If you'd like us to... (Read More)

Chromatic Dragon Anodize Testing Complete

April 4th - via:
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 bugs worked out in my little prototype anodizing rig and was able to... (Read More)

New Ent Level: Desert Ironwood Burl

April 3rd - via:
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 depth answer. In short a burl is a tree cancer. The wood inside the tree cancer is really pretty but... (Read More)

Prismatic Dragon Unlocked and Other Goodies Too

April 2nd - via:
Over the weekend we unlocked the $70K stretch goal so I am pleased to announce the Prismatic Dragon backer level! Prismatic Dragon: The Prismatic Dragon will crafted from 6061 Aluminum and then each individual die will be anodized in one of the... (Read More)

AICN Tabletop! D&D Next! International Tabletop Day! And More!

March 28th - via:
Wil Wheaton announced Wednesday that select participating stores will have freebies to give away such as exclusive add-on content for several games including Magic: The Gathering, Munchkin, Tsuro, Gloom, Dixit, and more. Even if you can’t make it to your local gaming store, you can spruce up your home Tabletop Day game with these printable cut-outs. If you don’t have a FLGS in your area running an event, check out the locator for private events or you can registering your own event. Or just screw all the official stuff, invite some friends over, and play games! You have no excuses, not even money since Board Game Geek has a list of games that completely free to print out and play, while Drive Thru Games and RPGNow both have bundles of free PDF quick starts and adventures specifically for Tabletop Day. So no excuses! Play games! (Read More)

Chromatic Dragons Unlocked!

March 26th - via:
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. Each of these dice are crafted from 6061 Aluminum and anodized to the color of your choice!... (Read More)

Gaea's Preserve Unlocked!

March 25th - via:
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 be some of the most beautiful woods mother nature has ever produced. For now we have a... (Read More)

Mmmmm.... Pancake Wood!

March 22nd - via:
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 Leaf Maple really does live up to its name with the largest leaves of any maple... (Read More)

Where did all the burls go?

March 21st - via:
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 that aren't quite sure what a burl is. "A burl results from a tree undergoing some form... (Read More)

Titanium Dragon Unlocked and a $40K Surprise!

March 18th - via:
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 yall to choose from.  The main one being the Titanium Dragon and the Titanium... (Read More)

Dragon's Breath Dice Unlocked!

March 15th - via:
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.  Dragon's Breath Dice are crafted just like our other metal dice, but then we flame... (Read More)

Archdruid Unlocked!

March 14th - via:
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 Backer Level and the Sacred Grove Backer Level as well as announce the next 3 stretch goals.... (Read More)

The Ray Jones Boxes

March 13th - via:
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 answer is this. Mr. Jones is a master craftsman with nearly 4 decades of wood working experience and... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Achieved In Under 12 Hours!

March 12th - via:
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 of this project has been mind blowing! We really do appreciate all the support our backers are... (Read More)

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