Where the main article series focuses on specific products to enhance your gaming experience, this subseries of articles focuses on talented artisans who handcraft a wide array products for the game table.
There are a few requirements to make this list of highly recommended makers:
- Artisan's products must be individually crafted by hand (not mass manufactured).
- Artisan's products must be of the utmost quality. If they are presented here then I am a repeat customer, and I already rate their products as "5 out of 5 Bling!"
- Artisan's products must provide a use at the game table. There are a lot of really great gaming-related products being crafted out there, but to make the list in this series, those products must be functional during gameplay.
|Image sourced from the Leifkicker Facebook Page.|
Artisan: Travis Horton
Game Table Function: Dice Towers & Dice/Deck Boxes
What They Offer: Amazing sculpted dice towers, dice containers, and deck boxes. It's truly mind-boggling the things Leifkicker manages to fit a dice box inside of.
Price Range: Typically $80-$200 US
[ Website: http://www.leifkicker.com/ ]
[ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Leifkicker ]
[ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Leifkicker ]
My Favorite Purchase(s): Monstrous Dice Tower ($150), Monstrous Deck/Dice Box ($85), Planeswalker Deck/Dice Box ($85), and Planeswalker Dial-Counter Deck/Dice Box ($85).
|Product photos from a few of my purchases from Abbots Hollow Studio.|
Abbots Hollow Studio
Artisan: Randy Cieszynski
Game Table Function: Dice Bags & Campaign Journals
What They Offer: Amazing "life-like" mythical leatherwork dice bags & pouches, journals & bookmarks, dice cups, deck holders, and much more!
Price Range: Typically $20-$60 US
[ Website: http://www.abbotshollowstudios.com/ ]
[ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AbbotsHollowStudios ]
[ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbbotsHollowStudios/ ]
My Favorite Purchase(s): Grimm Dice Bag ($50), Dragon Eye Dice Bag ($30), Multiple Mythical Beast Books ($40-$50).
|Image sourced from Little Cluus Facebook Page|
Artisan: Christina Whitton
Game Table Function: Dice!
What They Offer: A staggering array of custom dice and dice accessories, including the company namesake "Little Cluus" which are hand-crafted dragons (or other fanciful critters) encased in tabletop RPG dice.
Price Range: Typically $30-$100 (For Custom Orders & Full Sets)
[ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleCLUUs ]
[ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Littlecluus ]
My Favorite Purchase(s): Custom Jumbo d20 "Beholder" Dice ($35).