Lovecrafted Games: Customizable 3D printed miniatures
Lovecrafted Games: Customizable 3D printed miniatures
Come join Lovecrafted Games! Be a part of DnD/Pathfinder history. Come 3D print your own custom tabletop experience.
Come join Lovecrafted Games! Be a part of DnD/Pathfinder history. Come 3D print your own custom tabletop experience. Read more
About this project
We here at Lovecrafted games think that role-playing games with their infinite possibilities and permutations should have minis that reflect that infinite possibility! Thanks to amazing 3D printer technology Lovecrafted games want to bring YOUR character to the table, literally! By inviting you as part of this great opportunity, we will be able to deliver an amazingly wide array of customizable 3d printed characters as infinite as your imagination.
We love us some miniatures. But there has always been a bit of a void when it comes to lesser used race class combos. And getting that perfect look for your characters' armor and weapons is near impossible.
We also understand that making traditional miniatures involves crafting a rubber casting to make thousands of pewter miniatures from one mold. So making thousands of dragonborn gunslingers doesn't make much business sense if only .01% of role-players play a dragonborn gunslinger.
There is also another missing aspect from miniature buying, Usually when purchasing a mini, people go for the "close enough" approach. Unless they have a standard character archetype, in which they can get their 2 handed ax dwarf. But let's just say they have a barbarian tiefling with claw based hand to hand combat. They would probably buy one with a dagger and call it "close enough".
We invite you to come participate in Phase One of our Grand Adventure. We have many more incentives on the horizon that we wish to present to you as stretch goals: including new races, custom monsters, custom terrain with traps and puzzles, and even customizable busts of your character! We have plans to release all of these features some time after initial launch, But if we meet our goals we can launch with these features.
Let's put some concerns to bed right now. With some Kickstarted products, there have been concerns with manufacturing and shipping, like getting things from China and the sort. But we are going to manufacture 100% in the U.S.A. So there will be no third party delays. If there are any delays it will be on our end. (We have plans to ensure NO delays, and also backup plans ranging from plan B all the way down to plan R!)
We look forward to you joining us in this Grand Adventure as we continue to bring this dream into a reality.
The models we use in the movie are placeholders for the programmers to use, here are some early concepts of what we hope the models will look like. (more to be posted)
Risks and challenges
Our risks and challenges are: initial product quality, the challenges of merging new technologies, timely development of the web interface and lastly possible undercapitalization.
We mitigated the product quality concern by generating a prototype using our basic process.We were extremely pleased by what little rework was required to produce such a high quality piece at such a desirable price point. We have great confidence that we can generate high volumes of quality customized figurines.
Our team has had extensive experience in merging new technologies of capturing customer parameters and generating design specs. The web interface is a familiar wrinkle placed on old design challenges. But we have great confidence in our abilities and past experience to make it functional quickly.
This brings us to the third facet of development of the website front end. Our stable of graphics experts will help us surmount this challenge in the coming months. Our first priority is to make it functional, then intuitive for the end user, then kick-ass!
Finally, there is a possibility our funding may actually be inadequate for our ambitious schedule because of unanticipated challenges. However, we've devised a capital allocation plan to bolster the necessary expenditures to meet our schedule and grow appropriately.
We know that we are a large community of individuals that are passionate about our stories and our characters. We here at Lovecrafted games know that your character should be a reflection of you, and not just something that is stamped and printed generically. We challenge all warriors, witches, necromancers, rogues, artificers, and tattooed wizards to join this project; not merely succeed, but thrive and even re-define the way people play tabletop games. Help prove us right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Absolutely they will. You can use standard model paints found at your local comic book store, or the internet.
Yes, we weren't able to post images of posed characters when we launched because of where we were with the software. But here is an image of some early posing we got going on (mind you this is all work in progress stuff)Plans detailing how the pose system will work are in blog update #2!
And we are looking at the objet line check it out Right here (http://www.stratasys.com/3d-printers/design-series/precision/objet24), and the lowest end printer can print within 28 microns of detail (28 microns = 0.028 millimeter). And if we reach higher goals we can get to the upper end printers that can print within 16 microns of detail(0.016 Millimeter)
We are still discussing that option. But we are leaning toward it, or something similar to support those with 3d printers already.
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