Welcome one and all to Dungeon architect - Dungeon in a day. The aim of this project was to quite literally build a playable 28mm scale dungeon in a day, detailed, textured and painted. Took a while but I can honestly say we got there. Now it’s time to let you all in on the secret too. In this Kickstarter you will find a unique set of tools, all ready to 3D print on a standard fdm printer, not requiring any special modifications, not needing and special plastics, just plain old pla filament.
I’m sure we’ve all spent many an hour drawing brick patterns into dungeon walls, or days and days printing out enough tiles to make a room or two? I know I have and it’s verging on soul destroying. Fancy a set of tools that can be printed out in a few hours and from there enable you to build a playable dungeon in an evening or two? I did too so I sat down at the computer and made them. Using designs simple enough to leave a good detailed impression on XPS foam and holding a second level of detail fine enough to be used on polymer clays and air dry clays.
The key to the system lies in the wall roller system, not a rolling pin designed for clays, a one handed roller designed specifically for XPS, letting you texture a linear meter of wall in under a minute. Imagine doing that with a biro. Fancy a wharf, or wooden walkways? Roll them in seconds on air dry clay, and just trim them to length.
As a 3D printed part these rollers have been modelled to fit to a wallpaper roller as these are strong, super cheap (I pay £2 gbp) and easy to find. I’m aware roller dimensions may vary country to country but I’m on that, As the internal dimension is exact you can just scale them in your slicer to fit. I’ll even do a video on how for anybody that needs it.
To compliment the rollers there is a selection of floor tiles designed to imprint onto a foam floor, and again with the second level of high detail for clays. These can be used as a basis for further sculpting, matching a models base to the dungeon you’ve just built, floors for buildings, plazas on a games table. Since printing the first prototypes out I’ve lost count of the things I’ve used them for.
Finally there is stick on door frames and removable doors to make sure your dungeon is no cakewalk. Add to that a little scatter terrain and you’ve got all the detail of a printed dungeon without the weeks of printing, and all the fun of a foam build with out all the soul destroying tedium of scratching in brickwork and floor tiles.
We will keep this page updated with extra pics, renders and concepts as the project grows so check back from time to time to see how you pledge is swelling.
we've got some awesome stretch goals planned, including some fantastic new textures, detail parts to enable super fast buildings to be made, dungeon scatter to name just a few of the things we've been testing
To show you guys it really can be done, here is my dungeon that I built in 11 hour straight, including the painting. I wont lie, it was a monster graft but I'm so pleased I did it.
next up is a handy little video showing the basics of using the dungeon in a day system to make a classic dungeon room and corridor section]
Another texture roller for dry stone walls
A cobble stone rolling pin
another realistic wall texture roller to add to the collection
Hot off the press
Gift drops, random little gifts from me to you, there not stretch goals there just here because I'm happy your here :)
first up is a little video covering scaling the roller sleeves to fit your wall paper seam roller.
To clarify the rights surrounding the overlord pledge,
1.The commercial licence entitles the pledger to print or otherwise manufacture the entire range of stamps, rollers and accessories included in this kickstarter campaign. The licence is a lifetime licence for only the items presented here at the time of the campaign ending.
2.The licence does not include any permissions to re sell or re distribute the files in any digital form.
3.The licence does not allow the files to be altered in any way before manufacturing.
4.Scaling the files to required sizes is at the pledgers discretion and is not considered altering the files and thus is not covered under point 3. of the licence terms and conditions.
Hope this clears things up for you all.
Risks and challenges
As I’m sure you can see from the renders a huge portion of the work is already done, concepts will be added during the campaign and any more renders as they roll off the press. The only real risk as I see it is the final stl files could potentially be slightly different to enable more stable printing or to work around issues going from concept to reality but in this case we will release updated renders. Not a single file will be released until it’s been tested on several slicers and printers to look for faults. This also holds the potential for delays in the final delivery if problems are found although this would only be a matter of days until the problem is resolved.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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