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3D Printing Possibilities and Limitations for Gaming

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19 Jan 2018 13:51 #261522 by CranBerries

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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.


We need a standalone thread called "Sag's Print and Play recommendations"

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19 Jan 2018 15:19 #261537 by Sagrilarus

cranberries wrote: We need a standalone thread called "Sag's Print and Play recommendations"


First on the list is Table Battles. Easy build great little play. Don't need a 3-D printer for that one (though you could use one!)
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19 Jan 2018 17:42 #261542 by CranBerries

Sagrilarus wrote:

cranberries wrote: We need a standalone thread called "Sag's Print and Play recommendations"


First on the list is Table Battles. Easy build great little play. Don't need a 3-D printer for that one (though you could use one!)


www.wargamevault.com/product/223443/Table-Battles

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02 Feb 2018 19:26 #262716 by stoic
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15 Feb 2018 13:48 #263681 by gates_c
Glad I stumbled on this post
I have found a lot of uses for 3D printed items in my games. I have printed things for organizing the games (deck & token holders, etc.) as well as objective markers and things like that. I am also printing a huge city layout for skirmish games. My table it about 6x8 and I have more than enough buildings, etc. to fill it now for a modern setting. And printers have come way down in price. Obviously there still are higher-end, high dollar machines, but for hobby use I just don't see them as necessary.

The printers I am using are in the sub $200 range and I have been more than happy with the results. It took a bit to get things all adjusted, but now its a fairly simple process to start a print and walk away. Not the fastest things in the world, but that was another factor for going with the cheaper end for me. I have now purchased three and can get them all fired up and printing terrain, so the time is greatly reduced. For the amount of money I would have spent on the equivalent amount of terrain, the cost of the printers have more than been covered.
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12 Sep 2018 18:49 - 12 Sep 2018 18:50 #281509 by CranBerries
My brother bought a $200 printer and has been cranking out stuff for his DnD campaign.


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12 Sep 2018 22:44 #281514 by Shellhead
Ca$h 'n Gun$ with real guns printed on a 3D printer. Real bullets, too, for extra excitement.

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12 Sep 2018 22:47 #281515 by CranBerries

Shellhead wrote: Ca$h 'n Gun$ with real guns printed on a 3D printer. Real bullets, too, for extra excitement.


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17 Oct 2018 16:09 #283215 by stoic
I printed up some focus tokens for Eldritch Horror on the library's 3D printer.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:1049883


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17 Oct 2018 17:32 #283219 by stoic
I'm thinking about doing this one for my next 3D printing project. It's 3D Talisman pieces.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:1919056


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17 Oct 2018 20:51 #283234 by Sevej

stoic wrote: I'm thinking about doing this one for my next 3D printing project. It's 3D Talisman pieces.

www.thingiverse.com/thing:1919056


Oh feck, this is a project worth doing...

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22 Oct 2018 19:59 #284386 by stoic
I ordered the Talisman board game pieces so I'll post a pic them when I get them. The library consolidated them for me on three sheets so it was only $10. I'll decide whether to paint them when I see how they turned out.

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27 Nov 2018 23:33 #286998 by CranBerries
If I had a 3D printer I would grind out proxies for Star Wars miniatures.

My brother just printed out a bunch of Gaslands stuff.

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10 Dec 2018 22:19 #287888 by Disgustipater
I got a printer as an early birthday present for myself. I've only had it for 3 days and I already have a list of like 50 things I want to print. There's a bunch of little upgrade parts for the printer itself I need to do, but I'll probably spend some time making Wiz-War objects and pieces for Twilight Struggle. I'll probably also print out some weapons and terrain for Necromunda. I also definitely want to check out card holders/organizers for various games.

Right now I'm printing out an Aztec death whistle that I am going to put in my nephew's Christmas stocking and get him to blow it with my unsuspecting family around.
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12 Dec 2018 08:34 #287974 by stoic
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