One of the things I’d like to write about are the smaller companies that don’t get a lot of press in the gaming industry.
I’m not doing it as paid advertising or being given free product so if I write about something then it’s just that I want to offer my opinion on something that deserves being written about.
Today I’m going to be writing about a company I backed on Kickstarter called Wyrmwood Gaming, they have done 5 campaigns at the current time of writing this, the Dice Vault, the Magnetic Dice Tower System, the Hero Vault, the Dice Tray and the Deck Box with optional Bluetooth tracking tile. As you can tell especially with the last one, they are high end gaming accessories for tabletop gaming.
I picked up the Dice Vault and the Hero Vault on Kickstarter. Depending on the wood you pick, the Dice Vault goes for $25 to $125 and the Hero Vault goes from $24 to $110 with $24 shipping. So that’s £17.27 to £86.38 for the Dice Vault and £16.58 to £76 for the Hero Vault with £16.58 shipping.
First things first, these are luxuries, there should be no one out there who is under the illusion that you should need a special wooden box to hold 8 dice or a single model or a magnetically assembled contraption to roll their dice or store their cards so picking this up should be the last call on your gaming shopping trip.
Both are well made, and match the pictures and description on their website which is sometimes a problem with Kickstarter products, especially those using natural materials like wood or stone. Wyrmwood know what they are doing and have attached rare earth magnets into the wood using screws to secure them in place so that the two halves of the vault snap it together and secure with enough force to make it clear no jolt or knock is going to open it when it is being carried around in your bag.
This smoothly leads me on to my next point, these items are so nice and so expensive I would not recommend just throwing them in a bag full of other equipment that might damage them, their price and the varying hardness’s of the wood need to be taken into account if that’s what your looking for. I suggest checking out the style of wood here and seeing if it matches your needs first.
If I was going to pick the most useful it would be the Hero Vault as it’s great for taking an individual model around for a game like Descent or Imperial Assault when even the smallest carrying case is too large and yes, it does garner looks of envy from your fellow players (at least until you tell them the price). Maybe one day when I have the full games room setup I will have matching Wyrmwood dice towers and other accessories but probably not just yet.
~So would you ever buy a $110 wooden vault to match your $300-$400 army?
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