The Dryad Dice Tower & Tray

Created by Dryad Gaming Co.

Extremely durable, handmade dice towers & trays out of fifteen different domestic and exotic hardwoods.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

A new Kickstarter from Dryad is live now!- The Dice Chamber & Essential Chamber
3 months ago – Tue, Mar 05, 2019 at 07:29:28 PM

I just launched my new Kickstarter

Check it out here:  


The Dryad Dice Chamber & Dryad Essential Chamber are two sizes of friction lidded boxes designed to keep your most precious tabletop goods safe.  Each Chamber comes with a laser-cut foam insert that holds your dice, minis, etc perfectly in place.  The lid is lined with a choice of black leather or cork, and can be flipped over during the game to serve as a dice rolling tray.  Each pledge tier has earlybird shipping, so don't wait!

I would love it if you all checked it out!  


Ty

THAT'S A WRAP! (find out what I'm doing next!)
5 months ago – Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 03:33:56 PM

Every order is now shipped!

As of December 24th, every Kickstarter and BackerKit order has been shipped out!  FIRST AND FOREMOST, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! 

(If you haven't received a shipping notification, please contact me.  If you have received your shipping notification, but feel like your package got lost, or should have arrived by now, also contact me!) 

Thank you again for all of your patience, support, and kind words!  There were some definite hurdles, speed-bumps, and shortcomings when it came to my post-campaign planning and execution, but we made it through!  None of this would be possible if it weren't for this amazing community who constantly encouraged me- I'm eternally grateful to you all!  Despite the few (or many) headaches durning the fulfillment process, I'm very proud of the products I have sent out, and I hope you all feel like they were worth the wait! 

This Kickstarter allowed me to: Rent an actual shop space (aka not my parent's garage), outfit my shop with profession machines, woodwork full time (literal dream job), and justifiably think about D&D all day long!  

What's Next?  Well, it was so fun the first time around, I'm doing it again!  I'm currently prototyping my next product, and plan to launch a Kickstarter for it in February/March. You can look for updates an sneak peaks on my social media pages (@dryadgamingco) and I'll send out an email to my newsletter folks when it launches (sign up at dryadgaming.com!) 

Where can the Dryad Towers & Trays be found now?  I need a week or two to get a few things done, and then the towers & trays will be available for sale at dryadgaming.com 

Oh, and I want to go to conventions!  Where would you like to see Dryad exhibit in the next year?  Please send me your recommendations! 

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Thank you all, and have a wonderful, nat-20 filled 2019!

-Ty

Shipping Update
9 months ago – Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 12:16:54 PM

Hello everybody!  A few folks have asked for a general shipping update, so here we go! 

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions: 

  • I am currently shipping all orders, in batches, so you should get yours soon!
  • Your status on BackerKit should say "ready to ship" (unless you've already received your shipment). 
  • You will receive a tracking number automatically when your package ships
  • Orders are, unfortunately, being shipped later than my original shipping goal, however...
  • Fulfillment is progressing nicely now!
  • Finally, I would LOVE to see your pictures of the towers & trays in your games!

If that answers all of your questions, feel free to stop reading now!  But if you want more info about the info above, I'll expand on it a little bit: 

After earlybird shipping ended, I locked all other addresses and moved them to the "ready to ship" state on BackerKit.  The reason I locked all the addresses at once (instead of in small groups) is really just because it was simpler on my end.  I am the only person working at Dryad Gaming Co., and I am unwilling to cut corners when it comes to the product. So, if I can simplify another aspect of the business, I will.  This allows me to focus a little more on making and shipping the products.  Apologies if this caused any confusion! 

I am shipping once or twice a week, rather than everyday.  This again, is just simpler for me, and doesn't waste as much time. I am also shipping in batches based (primarily) on the type of wood (plus a few other factors). 

Unfortunately, I am behind my original shipping goal.  I've addressed this a bit in previous updates, and a lot of it boils down to my own planning- things I didn't consider, things I didn't think would take so long, etc.  Another major contributing factor is that this project got twice as many backers as I thought I would (which is amazing!) so my original shipping goal turned out to be unrealistically ambitious. But, I do want to reiterate that I am shipping now, and it's going pretty smoothly.  I appreciate everybody's patience! 

Finally, the best place to find more "real time" updates and see progress is on my social media pages!  I'm regularly posting to instagram, twitter, and facebook.  Questions/concerns via social media pages are also typically answered quite a bit quicker than questions here on Kickstarter.  

Okay, time to get back to work!  As always, thank you all so much for your support, and let me know if you have any other questions!  

Ty

Earlybird Shipping is Over! (also i went to the hospital)
10 months ago – Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:52:29 PM

Thank you everyone for your patience 

Early bird shipping is over!  I'm happy that folks are receiving their towers & trays, and getting to use them in their games!  Knowing that brings me a ton of joy. I'm extremely grateful that I get to make these for you all!

I know there were a ton of delays, and I'm so thankful for everybody's patience and support.  Most of the hold ups can be chalked up to poor planning on my part.  In particular, I MASSIVELY underestimated how long it would take to move and set up my new shop.  I'm really disappointed that I couldn't meet all the deadlines I had originally sent, but I'm resisting the urge to rush the process- I want every tower & tray that ships to be up the highest standards! 

The most recent delay was an ill-timed trip to the hospital (not workshop related- I've still got all my fingers!) so I'm particularly grateful for the last few earlybirds for being so patient. I'm mostly fine now, and should be back at 100% before too long.  

As for the rest of you, the majority of the packages will be shipped during the month of August. You can still edit your addresses on BackerKit, so please make sure they're correct! 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! 

Ty

Earlybird Shipping has Begun! (plus other shipping info!)
11 months ago – Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 06:52:18 PM

Earlybird packages started shipping today

and will continue over the coming weeks!  I know everybody has been waiting, and I am so grateful for your patience!  I'm also super excited to be shipping these, and get them on your gaming tables!  Here's some more shipping info:

  • If you received an email yesterday saying your package has shipped, that might not necessarily be true! I accidentally hit the wrong button on BackerKit and indicated that all packages are ready to ship, which certainly isn't the case! I quickly reversed this, but some of you may have still gotten that email! I'm very sorry for any confusion! 
  • When your package ships, you'll be emailed with tracking information!  I had a few people ask about this after my last update, so to clarify: yes, you'll absolutely have a tracking number! 
  • While the earlybird packages are a little late, the non-earlybird backers (which is the vast majority of you) will be getting your packages on time!  The original shipping timeline for non-earlybirds is still on track!
  • When you get your tower and tray, post it on instagram and twitter!  If you use the hashtag, #dryadgaming, I'll see it and it will make my day! <3 
Shipping proof (feat. my left hand)
Shipping proof (feat. my left hand)

That's it for today's update!  As always, please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you all so much! 

Ty