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A set of 3D printable tools designed to speed up building wargames terrain, using unique tools designed for XPS foam and polymer clays.
181 backers pledged £5,977 to help bring this project to life.

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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. 

Dry wall roller
Dry wall roller

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.

Tavern Floor stamp
Tavern Floor stamp

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.

Roller with a printed sleeve
Roller with a printed sleeve

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

fancy this on your gaming table, this whole build was realised in just 8 hours with the tools provided here, click the link for a detailed how to build video
fancy this on your gaming table, this whole build was realised in just 8 hours with the tools provided here, click the link for a detailed how to build video

 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.

click to watch the build log of this monster getting made
click to watch the build log of this monster getting made

 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]

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Another texture roller for dry stone walls

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A cobble stone rolling pin

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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 :)

section one of a ruined courtyard, free to ALL pledge levels
section one of a ruined courtyard, free to ALL pledge levels
Bridge stamp, for super fast bridge building, free to the Master Mason and Overlord pledge level.
Bridge stamp, for super fast bridge building, free to the Master Mason and Overlord pledge level.
just....well just because i guess. it gets a bit boring waiting for test prints and i just sort of started playing lol
just....well just because i guess. it gets a bit boring waiting for test prints and i just sort of started playing lol
A modular tower system for a popular brand of crisps in a tube, note the building on top of the tower are not part of this kickstarter
A modular tower system for a popular brand of crisps in a tube, note the building on top of the tower are not part of this kickstarter

Tutorials

first up is a little video covering scaling the roller sleeves to fit your wall paper seam roller.

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 Overlord pledge

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.

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    Builders toolbox

    This “toolbox” includes the core tools and any unlocked stretch goals delivered as stl files to your email address

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    This includes the full builders toolbox above and also adds an extended texture stamp pack and an extend roller pack. Also including all unlocked stretch goals.

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    Overlord-commercial licence

    I thought long and hard about this one and decided that there are still an insane number of people unlucky enough to have not discovered 3D printing yet. They really do deserve access to tools like these though and a licence to sell these files seems like a good way to achieve that.

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