Just added the hut below (and 3 simpler variations) as bonus items to the Kickstarter:
(Note: This is my second Kickstarter project. The first was successful, and was completed months ahead of schedule. I expect this one to be fulfilled within a week or so after Kickstarter passes through the funds, so roughly 3 weeks after the end of the Kickstarter.)
I've been designing 3D items to print for RPG and tabletop gaming for years. My first Kickstarter was intended to provide printed, physical items for people, but I found that maintaining a group of printers, packaging and shipping items out was too much for me as a second job. I've continued making items, and decided to provide others the ability to print their own items from my designs. (This Kickstarter is ONLY for 3D-printable OBJ files, not for any physical items.)
I debated splitting the Kickstarter into several, similar to what others have done with themed 3D files, but I honestly just want to do a simple Kickstarter to provide the entire batch. Rather than do standard "stretch goals," where I hold back much of the content, I'm front-loading this beast with everything. You'll know the value right from the start. There are over 500 OBJ files ready to go (well over that, but some are a copy of another file with supports pre-added to the file). On top of that massive quantity, I'm committing to making revised versions (e.g. tweaks or a "damaged version"), of an existing item for every $1,000 the Kickstarter makes. I'd like to get ideas on what to modify/make in the comments, though I have to be the final arbiter on what is chosen. (Otherwise it would be too easy to want massive additional work put in, and as I state above, you're seeing the value already.)
Note that the files I'm providing are the same ones I used in my own RPG Tools, LLC. business. There WILL be a few that won't work well on your printer. My printers (Lulzbot Minis, Micro 3D, and a Kudo 3D Titan) had difficulty with a few, and only playing with the supports and internal structure was I able to print them successfully (and still failed often). The vast majority have no such issues, though.
Here are the many items included. (I just did a count and found 537 OBJ files in here - that number will grow by the end of the Kickstarter.) Clicking on any picture will bring you to my website, where you can view larger versions of these images, as well as from other angles.
Balconies fit on top of either Dwarven Forge (TM) pieces, or a second size is included that fit over half-inch thick pieces (such as Hirst Arts (TM) and such). Standard dungeon tiles fit on top, or you can use the balcony pieces I made above with a wall and railing. A version of the balcony railing pieces that is OpenLOCK compatible is included.
Bits are little extra pieces. Books, scrolls, fish that are useful if you make your own ponds and want to glue fish in there prior to pouring in clear acrylic "water." The hands were made to match spells in a DnD/Pathfinder type system. The box and shapes on the right are plant holders (you glue little plastic plants into the holes). They work well when placed around a town/buildings. The single log can be resized and used anywhere you need loose logs.
Brick road pieces were designed to be placed on top of other (grass/dirt/sand) terrain, so you don't have to build roads into your terrain.
Building parts include a large variety of rooftops that by default fit a 4" x 4" building, but can be resized for other sizes. Near the back of the picture is a row of signs built to hang on top of buildings to provide visuals for the players as to what the buildings are for. Several decks are included, as are a cloth and shingle overhang.
Cages fit onto normal gaming terrain (dungeon, cavern or city). The cage "walls" are made to fit common dungeon sizes for easy placement.
The cart files are made for printing, but I show them here as if they are "on" their front axles. Two sizes of wheels are included. The "mega" cage cart in back will fit multiple 25mm minis, or one 50mm mini. (Granted, as with any file, you can resize it if designed to fit even larger creatures.)
The grates were built to be bridges over lower terrain.
Furniture includes alchemy tables, study tables, kitchen tables, parts for a smithy, bar, sofa and matching chair, some beds, a variety of bookshelves for a library, a chess set (print any fine piece like this with 100 micron this layers, and as small of a nozzle as you can for best detail).
The mine tracks are built to be placed on any cavern style terrain, so you don't have to buy or have so many types of terrain on hand. Note that printing these in nylon works really well, as the flexible and more grippy nature of nylon made them stay in place well. (Granted, you can print them with anything and they will work.) The raised areas were intended to work with my Dwarven Forge (TM) terrain, but should work well for most vendor terrain.
This is a light bulb and a fan sized to run a pull chain through. It makes it really easy to figure out which chain is which in the dark.
The water top is made to fit on the water tower, but the tower also works well as a guard tower. Flying mantis mounts are included, as is a carnivorous plant. The fire pit can be put out alone, or with a pig or fish roasting over it. (I used hot glue on the wood after painting the fire pit, and then painted the hot glue yellow to red.)
Obelisks just provide some interesting terrain in a dungeon. The chain pillar also works well for torture rooms or pens.
The default size of these buildings is around 6mm. They were designed with the intent of being able to field a village for a campaign on a side table or display, so the players can get a good visual of the town rather than looking at a map. (E.g. lay out the village at 1/4 the scale of putting out standard 28mm terrain, then use the 28mm stuff for specific encounters.)
The toy room for the enterprising dungeon master. By the way, the spiked chair actually stands like a normal chair. The file has the built-in supports, and that's the version shown in the pic above. It made the printing highly successful on that file.
Joining this Kickstarter (at the "All In" pledge) will grant you the right to print as many copies as you desire of each item, but not the right to redistribute the 3D files in any form (OBJ/STL/ZIP/etc.). You *CAN* print out the items to sell physical copies if you help fund this Kickstarter at the "All In" level.
STRETCH GOALS: As I mentioned above, I'll commit to making modified versions of at least one item for every $1,000 this Kickstarter makes. (With perhaps a few completely original items.) Please help me share the Kickstarter. My weak point is spreading the word, and without your help, it probably won't go far.
Here are the current Stretch goals that will be included (I'm a little ahead of myself, but my plan is to keep cranking out stuff to add value here). That tent-looking thing is intended to be a converter rooftop for a 6"x6" square building up to a 4" conical rooftop (since Dwarven Forge makes some very cool conical rooftops with add-ons, I thought this might be handy for some people).
Fulfillment is expected to be within a week of Kickstarter passing through the funds, which ought to be roughly three weeks after the end date of the Kickstarter. Unless I am working on new models, or changes to models to throw in as a bonus, I plan to have it all ready to go right on the date they do the transfer, though. I don't like delays, and I expect that you won't either, so I'll try to eliminate any extra time.
"Miniature(s) used for size reference are Copyright (c) Paizo Inc., and are not otherwise affiliated with this company or product"
"Dwarven Forge dungeon, cavern and building terrain used for size/compatibility reference are Copyright (c) Dwarven Forge, Inc., and are not otherwise affiliated with this company or product."
Risks and challenges
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