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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tabletop Gaming Artisans: Leifkicker, Abbots Hollow Studio, and Little Cluus

In tandem with my regular ongoing Gamer Bling! article series, I've decided to showcase some of my favorite tabletop gaming artisans as well. Be sure to check out all the amazing things they are creating and selling!

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:
  1. Artisan's products must be individually crafted by hand (not mass manufactured).
  2. 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!"
  3. 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

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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

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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

Little Cluus
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)

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My Favorite Purchase(s): Custom Jumbo d20 "Beholder" Dice ($35).

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