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:

Shipping Update
4 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)
5 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!)
6 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

Ready to ship (a little late)!
6 months ago – Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 01:01:05 PM

Earlybird shipments are going out in a week!

Hey everybody!  It's been a while since my last update, so here's what's going on:

First and foremost, I want to thank all the earlybird backers for their patience. I was hoping to get all of the earlybird shipments out in May, and (spoiler alert!) it is definitely June right now.  BUT, I'm going to start shipping earlybird packages in about a week.  Things are a little bit late just because this is my first kickstarter campaign, and there were a few speed-bumps I didn't anticipate. As a small token of my appreciation, all earlybirds are going to receive all four stickers.  This isn't much, but I hope it shows how much I appreciate everybody's patience and support! 

Second, non-earlybird rewards are still on track!  Those will start shipping this month and carry on during July.  

Third, because earlybird shipments are about to leave the station, I am going to lock down all addresses on BackerKit in two days.  Please go back and double check that it is correct.  If your address changes after I lock it down, but before I ship your package, please just send me a message with your name and new address, and I'll get it taken care of!  

Next, I'm extremely happy with how these towers and trays are turning out!  These are WAY better than the prototype towers & trays you've seen in my pictures.  It's amazing what you can do with the proper tools!  That's all thanks to you folks, and this kickstarter campaign.  I was able to afford all the right machines and an incredible work space!  This is a dream come true!  I've also managed to add a little bit of branding to the towers, which I think really turns the quality up a notch.  Here's a picture of a walnut tower all done and ready to go! 

Dr. Evil helped me out with his "laser"
Dr. Evil helped me out with his "laser"

 Last, but not least, stickers have arrived!  These are super nice, and were made by a local printer.  These are weather resistant and will stick to water bottles, cars, and just about anything else.  The printer even said that they're "probably top-rack dishwasher safe" so I hope you guys enjoy them!  

Stick 'em on everything!
Stick 'em on everything!

That's all for this update!  As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Thank you all for your patience, your support, and most of all, your enthusiasm! I can't wait to see pictures of these towers & trays in action! 

Ty!

Survey Deadline is Sunday May 13th!
7 months ago – Wed, May 09, 2018 at 03:53:40 PM

If you haven't filled out your survey, go do it right now!

Sorry I've been a bit quiet lately, but rest assured- I'm hard at work getting everything set up to make and ship your goods!  I'm almost completely settled in the new shop, I've got all my new machines, and I'm starting to build up materials. Everything is right on target! 

Anyway, down to business: 

The last day to make final updates to your order is Sunday, May 13 (head's up, this is also Mother's Day- call your moms!)  Right now is the best time to finalize your decisions, double check your shipping info, and select any add-ons or additional items!

After the 13th, I will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on item purchases and pre-orders. You can update your shipping address up until I lock those down too.

So, if you haven’t answered your survey yet, you still have time!  However, if you miss this deadline, you can still fill out the survey later. I'll still get your info, and you'll still get your rewards, BUT your shipment might be a bit delayed!

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on my BackerKit project page at https://dryadtower.backerkit.com.

THANK YOU!

Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering the BackerKit survey!  Only a few of you still need to fill it out!  This really helps me keep track of everything, and stay on target for shipping! 

Thanks everyone for your support!

Ty