About Elderwood Academy
Elderwood Academy was founded by us, Quentin Weir and Dan Reiss. We met playing games together and have since shared our passion for goofiness and craft projects. We launched with Hex Chests, a pet project for D&D and other tabletop games until Quentin’s then-ladyfriend put the story of Hex Chests on Reddit and Imgur. The community response was so sweet and encouraging that we launched a Kickstarter campaign and Elderwood Academy was born. Since then we’ve added a host of new gaming-themed gear including Spellbooks, our deck box/rolling tray disguised as bespoke ancient arcane tomes, and Scroll & Codex, our dice tower and rolling tray pairing. If you love nerdy projects as much as we do, you can keep track of us on Twitter (@elderwoodboxes), Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElderWoodBoxes) or Instagram (@elderwoodacademy).
Who Are We?
Quentin is passionate about robotics, education, and gaming. You may also stumble upon some games floating through the ether, such as Happy Salmon, Fast Flip, or Pass the Pandas, co-designed by Quentin and his friend Ken.
Dan is the proud owner of a beard which he sunbathes daily. He is a citizen of the Netherlands (not a euphemism), was born deaf (he got better), and smells nice (he’s good at smelling). On the side he enjoys D&D, DNR, and DNI.
In their materially consistent lives, Dan is an internal medicine resident in San Francisco who loves gaming. Quentin is an engineer and board game designer who spends 100% of his time playing games and loses a lot of sleep in the process.
Claire Myers is a graphic designer who loves to draw, read, game, costume, and tell stories. She is passionate about brand strategy and packaging design and has recently been applying those interests by dipping her toes into board game design. Her favorite games at the moment include Skyrim (still), Katamari, Evolution, Equinox, and White Wolf’s New World of Darkness series. Of course, tabletop RPGs will forever have her heart.
We do all of our manufacturing at our own office, but we got our start at a lovely, wonderful, special, glorious place called Maker Works. Maker Works allows you to use a wide array of well-maintained, sophisticated machinery (mills, lathes, presses, lasers, 3D printers, saws, etc) for a pittance every month. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it is stocked with friendly staff and frequented by the many engineers formerly or currently employed by the big three. If you’re in the area, take a look; it’s a unique environment and affords anyone the ability to shape their dreams into reality.
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