Where did Artisan Dice come from?
We owe our existence to the inability to find real Fudge dice to play The Dresden Files RPG with. Our local gaming store could not keep them in stock.
How are Artisan Dice made?
By hand. From some of the most beautiful exotic hard woods available. Maybe one day I will put up a video or something, but for now you’ll have to take our word on it. Each and every die is hand crafted is the Artisan Dice studio. (AKA my former garage. RIP you place of hot rod tinkering nirvana.)
How long does it take to make a set of Artisan Dice?
The exact time varies, but typically anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Some woods must be left out for several days after completion to allow the wood to oxidize and achieve the best coloration. Purple Heart Oak is a good example of this. Once they are good and oxidized they will be coated with polyurethane, which takes several days dry. Then your order will be boxed up and shipped directly to your door.
So about this Kickstarter thing…
Kickstarter rocks. Plain and simple. They help small creative projects like ours get off the ground through crowd sourced funding. We’re big fans of Kick Starter around here. Thanks to all of our wonderful backers from our original Kickstarter Project we raised roughly $92,000 to start Artisan Dice and we are looking forward to launching our second Kickstarter Project to bring our polyhedral dice to the masses in the coming weeks.
I can’t or won’t use Kickstarter. Can I buy directly from your site?
Yes you can purchase anything we make directly through our website, or you can Contact Us to place an order for a custom set of dice built to your specifications.
How long will it take for my Artisan Dice to be shipped?
Most of our sets are made to order, which generally takes about 3-6 weeks depending upon the wood.
What if I ordered my Artisan Dice though your Kickstarter program?
Our original intention was to ship all the dice by their fulfillment dates but due to the insane amount of unexpected support we received, (Our original goal was only $300 and our backers blew right past that on the way to $92,000 dollars) so it has taken much longer than expected to make all the dice from our original d6 Kickstarter. We are currently about 95% finished making dice and have a couple of hundred orders left to ship.