Wyrmwood Gaming: The Prophecy Gaming Table

I’m guessing if you read my blog, you’ve heard of Wyrmwood Gaming before.

They’re the ones who have produced the high-end Tak sets we’ve made. Both the ones in the initial kickstarter, the travel sets we have in the Tinker’s packs, and the one-of-a-kind set pictured above that’s currently up for grabs in the fundraiser’s prize lottery where every $10 bucks gets you a chance to win among thousands of games and books.

I love them with a fierce love, which is why we’ve done so much with them, including, for example, the wooden poker chip sets we did in our recent playing card Kickstarter.

But I’m not here to tell you about the cool stuff they’ve done in the past.

No. I’m here to tell you how cool they are right now…

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About a week and a half ago, I went to PAX unplugged where I met up with some friends, played some D&D, and just generally mucked about and had a good time.

I stopped by the Wyrmwood booth too, because, as I mentioned, I love them. I looked around at some of the new stuff they had for sale, chatted with some of the folks there, checked out the Tak set they had on display…

And then, off to one side of their booth, I saw this:

And here’s the thing. This is the point at which words fail me. This table. It was so beautiful. Not just that, it was amazingly well designed and engineered.

This is going to sound a little crazy. But I couldn’t stop touching it. I was there, chatting to the folks running the booth, and I realized that for the last 10 minutes I’d been obsessively running my hands over the table. Almost… well… kinda petting it.

But no. That actually undersells what was going on. I was caressing the table. I’m sorry to put it in those terms. But I was. I was caressing this table in a sensual and loving manner. And I could not find it within myself to stop.

I honestly don’t want to make this weird. But I don’t know how else to explain to you how much I fell in love with this table. How it looked and how it felt.

And then they showed me how it worked. How the recessed playing area could be raised and lowered. How they used rare-earth magnets to secure the drink holders. How the leaves that covered the table were not only tongue-and-groove, and not only held together with magnets, but it also has a rubber gasket so if you spill something it won’t leak through and ruin your game underneath!

God. s I’m typing this, I’m actually angry and sad and frustrated that I can’t accurately describe to you how amazing it was.

Here’s a picture they took of me when I was there.

(Look at my hands.)

How ginchy is this table? Let me tell it you. If a Unicorn were a gaming table, this is the table it would be. If you went to god’s house to play D&D, this is what you’d see. This is the Tesla of gaming tables. It’s the one table to rule them all.

This is the Lin-Manuel Miranda of gaming tables.

Anyway. While I was talking to them, creepily caressing their table, I thanked them for the donations that they had already made to this year’s fundraiser. And then I mentioned, using my best used-car salesman tones, that if they wanted to donate a table to Worldbuilders, I’d do a really good job of showing it off to the world.

And here’s the thing. They said yes.


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Yeah. So as of right now, there is a Black Walnut Prophecy table in the Worldbuilders prize lottery. That means for every ten bucks you donate, you get a chance to win. (Not only the table, but over $150,000 of other books, games, and geeky swag we’re giving away.)

By the way, here’s a video that shows off the table at some length. You should really check it out.

Let me say it again: This Black Walnut Prophecy table is being added into the lottery for *anyone* to win who donates $10 or more, and selects “GAMES” as one of the items they’d like to win.

The winner, in addition to the table, will also get up to $500 worth of rail accessories of the their choice (in matching Black Walnut, this would be roughly 4 cup holders and 4 component collectors). The total retail value of all of this is $10,500. And, again, anyone who selects games as one of the types of things they’d like to win is eligible to win this table. You could donate $10 and still possibly win this.

Now, there’s some things to take note of.

First of all, this table would be fulfilled at the end of May 2019. Wyrmwood has already sold a bunch of these tables, and they can’t promise it would be done any sooner than that. You’d know you won it early next year (when Worldbuilders does the prize draw) but you’d be waiting until May 2019 for it to arrive.

Additionally, a $500 shipping credit will be applied. Which is to say, you’d be responsible for paying any additional shipping costs for delivery. See, this table is huge, and hefty. Solid wood craftsmanship is like that. And since we’re not limiting this prize to only people in North America, there’s a chance the shipping could cost a LOT of money.

When the winner is selected, we’ll reach out to be sure they’re willing and able to cover any additional shipping costs. If the winner declines, we’ll draw another name and a new winner will be chosen.

Believe me when I say, you want this table. If you’ve been holding out on donating, now’s the time to jump in, and maybe you’ll win.

And also, if you get the chance, can you show the folks at Wyrmwood a little love when you get the chance? They’ve really gone above and beyond with this donation, and they deserve some kudos.

This entry was posted in a few words you're probably going to have to look up, Arts and Crafts, Beautiful Games, cool news, geeking out, Worldbuilders 2017. By Pat9 Responses


  1. Posted December 1, 2017 at 4:57 AM | Permalink

    That is one sexy-looking table.

    Just to confirm, is the table to be fulfilled in May 2019 or May next year?

    • Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Permalink

      May 2019. They’ve already taken a year’s worth of orders. The soonest anyone can order one right now is for next year.

  2. Kthaeh
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

    Saweeeet! I was at PAX and saw this table. But the show and tell of the video does it so much more justice than my casual, covetous look in the Expo Hall. I’ve posted your link to my gaming group page. Maybe I’ll get lucky by proxy if one of my gamer friends wins. And I love all the metaphors you used to describe this beauty, Pat.

    BTW, very near the end of this video, there’s a woman with a canvas totebag. If you embiggen the video, you can see that it says “Alan Turing fought Nazis with his gay brain. ” Love it!

  3. Knightrous
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

    Just made my donation, although I follow Pat’s FB page it was actually a share about this gaming table in a board game group that showed up! Need to give FB a nudge and remind it I want Pat’s posts…

    A little confused, though, was a different website used for last year’s campaign? I could have sworn I donated last year, but my donation history only shows 2015 as my most recent donations prior to this.

    • Brett
      Posted December 1, 2017 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

      We were trying out a different platform last year, but Stay Classy wooed us back with a bunch of super-smart updates. Thanks for supporting us over the years!

    • Posted December 1, 2017 at 1:50 PM | Permalink

      Thank whoever shared the news for me, would you? It’s folks who share the news like that who really make the fundraiser a success…..

  4. postuma
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 7:08 PM | Permalink

    So now I’m in lust. I’ve only pledged for books previously. but would like to add Games to my pledge. I’m probably not alone. Can this be done??

    • Posted December 4, 2017 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

      Yup. Drop an e-mail to Worldbuilders.

  5. 1999Brock
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 8:06 PM | Permalink

    I’m so happy right now.
    I just signed on to chip in my $60, and since my girlfriend is a goat fan, I asked her to give my half-a-goat a name. (She chose Benedict.) A few minutes later, I get an email from Worldbuilders:

    “A donation has been made in honor of someone special!”
    “This is the other half of the goat. It wants to be called Goat.”

    All this to say. I have the *best* girlfriend.

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