This campaign now includes extra files to print larger towers. Refer to the updates for details. Also includes an updated smaller tower.
Here at 3Mates Games we are all about games and anything to do with games. Our main priority is game design and development but this project came about due to a comment from a family member. They wanted more ramps in their dice tower to be able to get more variety in their rolls.
This is where we came up with the idea of a dice tower that you could add on tower/ramp sections as required. This initial design is a very basic system and the measurements are based around using standard D6 dice.
We have already done a test print as you can see in the video and everything goes together just as it should. We decided to make these files available here for 2 reasons. Firstly, to get the tower out there so everyone can enjoy it and secondly, to raise funds which would go into developing other projects including some board games which are currently in design stage.
NOTE: These are STL files only – you will need to print them yourselves, either with your own 3D printer or via a printing service.
This picture shows the base file and 2 tower units in Simplify3D ready to print. The base unit is 28mm x 150mm x 78mm (H x W x D) and the tower unit is 40mm x 72mm x 78mm (H x W x D). On a 200 x 200 bed you can fit the base and 2 tower units as shown in the above picture. You would also be able to do a second print of 4 tower units if you wanted to make the tower even taller again.
The test print was done on a Da Vinci Pro of the base unit and 2 tower units. This print took almost 18 hours to complete using raft & support. Please note that these times are only a guide and will depend on your own printer and settings used.
We decided to use a step system in the tower section rather than a ramp as it entices a rolling motion in the dice rather than just a slide motion which in turn brings in more random rolls.
This campaign now includes extra files to print larger towers. Refer to the updates for details.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks. The files are ready to go and have been test printed already. The files will be available via download link at the end of the campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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