It’s no secret, I am a big fan of Wyrmwood Gaming. The accomplished woodworkers and makers of both the Dice Vault and Dice Tower are back at it again, this time offering a combination dice and miniature storage box they’re calling the Hero Vault.
Backers get to choose from one of 75 woods (some more expensive than others, as per their standard Kickstarter campaign–the sample I was provided is in Alder). For well-heeled or very generous backers, there are also Masterwork and Dungeon Master options that feature gorgeous woods combined with intricate inlaid designs.
Regardless of which option you pick, the Hero Vaults are all the same size and shape. What looks like an unassuming box actually has the capacity to swallow an entire set of dice, plus your favorite miniature (or multiple minis if you want to ditch the dice). If you’re looking for a way to transport your character and dice of choice to your next pen-and-paper RPG session, this is a way to do it in style. The contents are held snugly by a foam insert. It’s soft enough to not rub the paint off your minis, but stiff enough to keep everything from wiggling around.
Wyrmwood can even do custom engraving on the side of the vault, either a favorite quote or your character’s name (or the name of your favorite website), it’s up to you.
If you’re interested in the process that goes into making the Hero Vault, Wyrmwood has provided a great rundown of how they make the magic happen.
They even have the plans to make your own Hero Vault up on their Kickstarter page. Wyrmwood has a great Kickstarter track record and are promising delivery of the Hero Vaults by Christmas of this year. Hero Vaults start at $24 and go all the way up to $240, depending on wood selection. If you decide on something truly fancy, the inlaid Masterwork and Dungeon Master Hero Vaults will run you considerably more. Thankfully, the extras are kept simple. You can toss in $14 for a set of dice or $10 for custom engraving. So no crazy stretch goals to interfere with delivery.
If you have a RPG aficionado on your holiday gift list, the Hero Vault is a no-brainer. They’re already funded with a little over two weeks left to go, so head over to the Kickstarter page and just try to pick a single wood.