TOME OF HOLDING: The hardwood dice box and rolling tray.

Created by Alexander Ingram

Intricate designs appear carved into the cover of this old tome. What mysteries might lie inside?

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Ray Gun and Surveys
11 months ago – Sun, Dec 09, 2018 at 11:36:38 PM

Hello, patient backers!

Here's the last piece of art to get unlocked for the campaign. 

Ray Gun

The Surveys!

I've been having a few issues with the pledge manager add-ons and pre-orders.  I've got a conference call with some folks tomorrow and will hopefully figure out how to make it all work.  

There are so many variations of these, backerkit can't handle the large number of SKU options.  So I instead have to ask questions with pictures during the survey, which works out just fine.  The issue is that when you add on additional tomes, or pre-order one through the pre-order site, it doesn't ask you any of those questions for the items you'd like.  

Best case - I'm just missing something and it's an easy fix and surveys will get sent out in a couple days. 

Worst Case - You will all be able to purchase add-ons like normal, but I will have to email each of you that ordered add-ons and have you write back with what you'd like them to be (wood types, art, and such).  Pre-orders will then run through my website a little bit later after I get it set up. 

In either instance, surveys will go out this week after backerkit OKs things.

I'll let you know when things are a go!

Have a good rest of your Sunday!

Alex 

Beholder, the grim future and some wood!
12 months ago – Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:02:10 PM

Hello all!

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend. Mine went fairly well as I received a bunch of lumber. 

Padauk, Butternut, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, Birdseye maple
Padauk, Butternut, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, Birdseye maple
Unfinished Birdseye Maple
Unfinished Birdseye Maple

 Behold the many eyes!

 The Grim Future

 Surveys, soon!

There's one more artwork on the horizon, The Raygun.  Once that's finished up this week I'll be able to send out the surveys.  I'm shooting for this weekend. 

Until next time!

Alex

Clockwork, Xenophage, and Flocking!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:31:32 AM

Clockwork!

Xenophage!

 The last two flockings, purple and pink!

A couple scrap dice boxes!
A couple scrap dice boxes!

Still to come...

The rest of the artwork is being worked on as we speak and should be showing up around the end of next week. 

Shortly thereafter I'm hoping to have the surveys ready to send out. 

A whole bunch of lumber is on order as well as a couple of larger machines.   I'll post pictures as things arrive. 

Alex

Funded, new art, the last stretch goals, and the surveys
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 11:58:43 PM

I'd like to apologize for my somewhat radio silence over the past day.  It's been a busy one between the day job and setting things up for the convention that starts tomorrow. 

Funded!

Thanks to all of you that backed the project.  I must admit I didn't think it would go as high as it did. I'm going to do my best to get them all knocked out as fast as I can. 

Spellbook of Nature

Yawning Annihilation

Last Stretch Goals

For the 60k "TBD" on it's actually going to be some product enhancements. 

The first being a ribbon for each tome.  Since I've been using these I have come to really like this to help get pens and pencils out but I could also see people wanting it for the card spots too.  I'll be trying to match the flocking color for the ribbons. 

 The second upgrade will be in the form of a cutter to put fine lines along the rolling tray inner pages.  This will make it look more book-like and make it look as if there are actually pages.  I've got to get a custom tool made, but it should look pretty neat. 

The 62500 stretch goal will be a classic looking Ray Gun with a border of rocket ships, I think.  That's a bit TBD, but that's what I'm thinking anyway. 

As art gets worked on and roughed up I'll post updates.  

Surveys

These will get sent out in two or three weeks, I'm guessing.  So you've all got plenty of time to ponder what you'd like your tome to be.  At the very least all of the artwork will be roughed out before the surveys go out.  None of the art will change drastically from what you've seen so far.  It may get tweaked a bit, but that will probably only be for refinement and manufacturability. 

Bonus Flocking image!
Bonus Flocking image!

 Again thank you, everyone, and if you're in the area, come to see these in person at Gamehole Con starting tomorrow!

Nature, Annihilation, Birdseye and Gamehole!
about 1 year ago – Mon, Nov 05, 2018 at 11:14:12 PM

Well that escalated quickly

Tonight we've unlocked The Spellbook of Nature as well as the latest full cover Yawning Annihilation! Both are being worked on as I type this. 

Birdseye Maple

This wood, like regular maple, is whitish to blonde. What makes it special is that it has tiny round burl features where sprouts started growing out of the tree.  These features resemble birds eyes which is where it gets its name. 

Exhibiting at GameHole Con

If you're within driving distance of Madison, WI, you should clearly go to Gamehole Con this weekend where I'll be exhibiting.  I'll have Tomes on display with first cuttings of artwork.  I've also made a couple for the Con to put in its charity auction.  If you'd like a chance at getting one of these display models, I'll be raffling off them off on Sunday.  See you there! 

Mahogonay w/ Walnut, Butternut w/ Walnut, & Mahogany w/ Maple
Mahogonay w/ Walnut, Butternut w/ Walnut, & Mahogany w/ Maple