Welcome to STEEL SQWIRE, LLC. Steel Sqwire is a game accessory
manufacturer. We enjoy making products that allow the games you play to be more
STEEL SQWIRE, LLC was founded in July 2004 by
designer, innovator and entrepreneur Jeff Petersen. STEEL SQWIRE's
product was developed based on the need to provide
Dungeon and Dragon® players with a
faster and cleaner playing environment. Jeff's wife, Stephanie,
was never really fond of having her husband come home after an evening
of gaming with blue fingers from casting spells and/or throwing
fireballs with a wet erase marker during an adventure. This
complaint led to the creation of the Spell Radius packages by STEEL
If you are new to the game and not sure why fingers would
be blue or what a spell radius is, click
here for a full description.
You may ask, why wire? If you've been a gamer for a
while you may have
tried cardboard, plastic, pipe cleaners or hangers for your spell
templates. Well, Jeff had
these same thoughts and made the sturdiness of the product and the
ability to place the template around the miniatures in play his highest
priority. He tested many types of materials and found that for
gamers only the strongest would do and as a result the STEEL template
was born. A wire former/bender out east cheerfully fulfilled our
request without a thought as to how we were going to utilize these crazy
This may lead you to now ask, why Squire?
All of our products are designed to aid gamers. We don't make
games, but rather create products to make your game more fun. In
Chivalry, the Squire is an aid to a Knight. He is there to provide
the Knight with what he needs to perform at his best. Our hope is
that our products give you that same feel and provide you with what you need in
Enjoy and Keep Gaming!
New to the Game
So what do blue fingers have to do with game accessories?
During a D&D adventure when playing with a game mat and miniatures
various spells can be cast by characters. Each type of spell has
specifics to it's duration, size and effect. The size of radius
and cone spells are standardized in the d20 Standard Reference Document.
Prior to STEEL SQWIRE players would use wet erase makers to draw the
outline of the spell around their miniatures effected by the spell.
If the spell ended or they changed their mind on the location of the
spell the player would have to obtain a paper towel and something wet to
remove the spell. Inevitability the wet erase marker residue ended
up on every players hands! With STEEL SQWIRE Spell Radius and Cone
Templates a player no longer has to take the time to draw the outline
and the templates can easily be picked up and put away when the duration
ends. A much cleaner and faster way to keep the momentum and fun of
the game going!