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× Painting Minis, Print & Play and Other Creative Type Stuff.

3D Printing Possibilities and Limitations for Gaming

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20 Dec 2017 16:44 #259408 by stoic

jeb wrote: I want cube trays/racks for games like ECLIPSE and TERRAFORMING MARS where you have to keep track of shit on a flat surface using cubes. A little overlay with indentations in it to hold those fuckers in place.


www.thingiverse.com/thing:500632

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20 Dec 2017 19:18 #259415 by quozl

stoic wrote: A useful item for miniature painting. I've been using old pill bottles, but, perhaps, I'll print this.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:2432144


What's the little arm for that looks a little like a street light?

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20 Dec 2017 20:03 #259417 by stoic

quozl wrote:

stoic wrote: A useful item for miniature painting. I've been using old pill bottles, but, perhaps, I'll print this.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:2432144


What's the little arm for that looks a little like a street light?


Apparently, you use that little arm to prop up and steady your hand for difficult areas while painting the miniature.

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20 Dec 2017 21:01 #259419 by SebastianBludd
I thought it was for the mini to hang itself in shame after I got done painting it.
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20 Dec 2017 21:15 #259420 by hotseatgames
Tried twice to print the Nexus Ops monolith. The print starts out fine, then comes loose from the bed and the nozzle starts dragging it around. Apparently this problem can be solved with hairspray. My printer doesn't have a heated bed, which also helps with this problem.

Perhaps I should take a bat to my 3D printer, Office Space-style.

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21 Dec 2017 08:14 #259430 by stoic

hotseatgames wrote: Tried twice to print the Nexus Ops monolith. The print starts out fine, then comes loose from the bed and the nozzle starts dragging it around. Apparently this problem can be solved with hairspray. My printer doesn't have a heated bed, which also helps with this problem.

Perhaps I should take a bat to my 3D printer, Office Space-style.


That sucks. I guess the home-based technology still has bugs. Can you send the file to your public library like I did?

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21 Dec 2017 08:50 - 21 Dec 2017 08:50 #259433 by hotseatgames
I don't know if my library has that service.
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10 Jan 2018 16:03 #260655 by fastbilly1

hotseatgames wrote: Tried twice to print the Nexus Ops monolith. The print starts out fine, then comes loose from the bed and the nozzle starts dragging it around. Apparently this problem can be solved with hairspray. My printer doesn't have a heated bed, which also helps with this problem.

Perhaps I should take a bat to my 3D printer, Office Space-style.

Take a piece of glass, hit it with hair spray, then use blinder clips to hold it to your base. It is the cheapest easiest fix to that problem.

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10 Jan 2018 16:51 - 10 Jan 2018 16:54 #260658 by Deleted
Or, get a heated bed for a hundred bucks.

Now, I’ve decided to hold off on any 3D printing until the tech for sintering has become cheap enough.

newatlas.com/desktop-metal-3d-printing/50654/
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18 Jan 2018 17:40 - 19 Jan 2018 11:02 #261433 by stoic
On this topic, I thought that this was an interesting concept. It's a miniature tabletop war game designed around 3D printing by the author of Gama World. It's called World War Tesla.

www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/

www.wargamevault.com/product/229787/Worl...er-Set?view_as_pub=1

geekdad.com/2018/01/geek-links-new-wargame-world-war-tesla/
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19 Jan 2018 09:07 #261462 by CranBerries

stoic wrote: On this topic, I thought that this was an interesting concept. It's a miniature tabletop war game designed around 3D printing by the author of Gama World. It's called Word War Tesla.

www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/

www.wargamevault.com/product/229787/Worl...er-Set?view_as_pub=1

geekdad.com/2018/01/geek-links-new-wargame-world-war-tesla/


Wargame vault has it for 50 percent off ($10.00). I have access to industrial printers at my university, and consumer grade machines at the library. Tempting

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19 Jan 2018 09:56 #261472 by Deleted
I really need to consider not getting a tenth guitar or another amp and instead investing in a 3D printer. I’m just not sure that the quality is good enough at this point (in the ~500$ range) to merit getting one.

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19 Jan 2018 10:12 #261475 by Sagrilarus

cranberries wrote:

stoic wrote: On this topic, I thought that this was an interesting concept. It's a miniature tabletop war game designed around 3D printing by the author of Gama World. It's called Word War Tesla.

www.fatdragongames.com/fdgfiles/

www.wargamevault.com/product/229787/Worl...er-Set?view_as_pub=1

geekdad.com/2018/01/geek-links-new-wargame-world-war-tesla/


Wargame vault has it for 50 percent off ($10.00). I have access to industrial printers at my university, and consumer grade machines at the library. Tempting


There is some killer golden-age Sci Fi art for this title. Worth a visit just to see their stuff.

I think this is going to be a major portion of the hobby in a decade or so. I could see much of boardgaming becoming either IP-purchase-only or purchase a base game and then purchase printable add-ons. It will put hobby gaming back into a cottage industry (which it has been at a dead run from over the last five years) and bring the cost of entry down to impulse-buy prices. As it stands most game boxes are running $50-$80, a game like this, if it has the goods, can be in-hand for 20% of that.

When 3-D printers go color this will be a really viable option. Zero shipping costs, zero setup, zero inventory.
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19 Jan 2018 12:22 #261500 by quozl

Sagrilarus wrote: When 3-D printers go color this will be a really viable option. Zero shipping costs, zero setup, zero inventory.


What do you mean? They already print in color.

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19 Jan 2018 13:06 #261508 by Deleted
He means in true color where you can print a preprinted Miniature, for all intents and purposes.

At least that’s how I read it.
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