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3D printable STL files for RPG / wargaming - Aquatic, nautical, pirate, coastal, & jungle themed!
3D printable STL files for RPG / wargaming - Aquatic, nautical, pirate, coastal, & jungle themed!
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Welcome to "Depths of Savage Atoll" - an island chain on the edge of the world where the currents of the ocean, waves of the sea, sands of the beaches, and old-growth of the jungle are all teeming with life, adventure,  and countless dangers.

Enrich your tabletop RPG or wargaming experience with 3D print-ready minis, monsters, terrain, and buildings from island, nautical, and undersea environment.

*** FINAL HOURS! *** - You can currently get OVER 130 MINIS and HUNDREDS of pieces of terrain for $70 or less - this is one of the best values in 3D printable tabletop models you will find!!


This Kickstarter provides character minis, monsters, scatter terrain, buildings, and more for you to produce at home on your FDM or resin 3D printer. Rewards are for digital STL files to print the products shown and described in this campaign. Rewards are split into two categories: Scatter, and Minis - designed to be used together or independently, and all for normal tabletop gaming scale (28-32mm).

** PLEASE NOTE - This Kickstarter is for digital files (STLs) to make all these items on your own home 3D printer - these are not physical goods **

The image above is only a small subset of what's included in this Kickstarter! CLICK HERE to view the full gallery of photography, CLICK HERE to see full renders of terrain, and CLICK HERE to see larger renders of the minis in the campaign.

No 3D gaming table is complete without scatter! This project includes a large collection of terrain, buildings, and other scatter to fill out Savage Atoll. Initial "core" terrain is largely themed around undersea/aquatic and nautical/pirate - then the stretch goals take us deeper into the depths, then onto the coasts and even further, straight into the forgotten jungles of the islands!

The set ranges from small scatter items to huge multi-floor buildings. nearly all items print support free, and are split/designed/optimized for easy printing, painting, and assembly. The below image shows renders of all the models in some sample configurations included with the scatter / all-in pledge levels, and will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked:


To see a larger image of terrain/scatter/building renders in higher resolution, CLICK HERE - or check out some printed/painted pics HERE.

This project includes a large collection of thematic minis including monsters, characters, and more! 

  • Currently there are over 120 minis included with rewards (excluding bonus content)!
  • Designed for resin-level quality but, also easily printable on FDM also.
  • Little-to-no supports needed on resin, and minimal on FDM in most cases.
  • Larger models are split & keyed for easy print/assembly.
  • All models have been test printed and ready to drop on print bed.
  • All minis are included in based versions (pictured below), and also un based for you to base yourself, use in dioramas, etc.

Minis range from in size from small creatures, such as a parrot, to HUGE monsters like the Kraken. Scale is roughly 30-32mm (similar in size to Reaper Bones). The below image shows renders of all the prints included with the minis/all-in pledge levels, and will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked:

All photo examples of minis on this campaign page were printed in resin to show detail, with the exception of huge ones like the Kraken, which was printed in FDM. To view some additional painted resin minis check out the full photography gallery HERE (which will grow throughout the campaign), a huge gallery of high-res mini renders is HERE, or to see some examples of FDM printed minis (on a standard Ender 3 - thanks Lidless Eye Hobbies!) - check out THIS GALLERY.

Outside of the awesome STLs, there is some great bonus content that will be included for all backers (at every pledge level).

DeepWars and Blood Reef Rulebooks

I partnered with the great folks over at Antimatter Games , and every backer will be getting the complete v2.5 PDF rule book for their popular tabletop game ShadowSea, DeepWars, and the supplemental DeepWars expansion Blood Reef (a $25 value total!)

DeepWars is a tabletop tactical miniature game, where forces battle below the waves of a lost underground ocean beneath a frozen southern continent, vying for control over ancient sunken ruins and wrecks holding powerful artifacts and golden treasure. DeepWars is a continuation of the adventures from the ShadowSea game, taking place in the same time period and involving many of the same forces, but introduces new rules for combat beneath the sea, battles aboard breached submersibles, new magic and ether technology.

DeepWars and ShadowSea are unique in that they includes rules for creating your own units with a point-buy system, and terrain plays a huge part of the game. With these rulebooks and the STLs from this campaign, you can play a complete game of DeepWars/ShadowSea, with units from multiple factions, including the merfolk introduced in their BloodReef expansion. If you are traditionally an RPG player, but have never tried tactical miniature gaming, this is the perfect opportunity try out an awesome/game system!

Bonus STL Content

My good friend Danny, of 3D Printing Tabletop has agreed to share with us the epic Water Dragon from his recent Lost Dragons Kickstarter campaign (a $10 value)! Additionally, I will be including a few select thematic models from the subterranean "Black Lake" stretch goal of my last Skyless Realms Kickstarter as well

Also the awesome folks over at Frog God Games have a perfectly related KS campaign currently for adventure books/content called Sea King's Malice - We teamed up for a little fun collaboration, and ALL backers of the Depths of Savage Atoll will be receiving custom designed STL files of the Sea King himself, both in a battle pose (on 2" base or unbased) and seated on his epic, shark-themed throne! The throne will also be included as a standalone item for all backers.

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 The below folks were essential to make this Kickstarter happen. They were kind enough to donate their time and skill to help this project reach it's max potential, and foster collaboration in our community. They all do absolutely amazing work, and offer a unique depth and breadth of items so please take the time to check out all their offerings!

Multiple awesome stretch goals have been designed to fully explore the depth and breadth of Savage Atoll. I fully expect all of these to get unlocked by the end of the campaign! Each stretch goal will include a mix of minis and terrain/scatter. Stretch goals are designed to be spaced far enough apart that you won't get bombarded with constant noise/updates, large enough to really move the needle for the rewards you receive for your pledge, and should be a lot of fun!

Once the campaign is funded the first stretch goal target will be set, and target for subsequent goals will be revealed when prior goal is unlocked. I don't set targets in advance because I am constantly designing and planning the size/scope of what will be included with each stretch goal. If you have participated in my previous Kickstarters, you know that I will be showing nearly all models included in stretch goals when they are unlocked (not just sketches) so you know exactly what you'll be getting!

Check out the KS UPDATES for more pics and info on unlocked stretch goals!

Add-ons allow you to get additional awesome stuff at a great discount, and help push even further to unlock stretch goals! To get add-ons, just increase your pledge level by the amount indicated for whichever add-ons you would like. Once the KS closes I will be using a pledge manager to help you finalize you add-ons. You can increase you pledge on KS now to help fund stretch goals, or get these after the campaign closes. You must back the KS at any of the 3 levels to get add-ons, they are not available individually.

  •  $40 - Skyless Realms - Terrain - All models in 'Terrain' pledge level (including stretch goals) from my last Kickstarter Skyless Realms at a great discount
  •  $35 - Skyless Realms - Minis - All models in 'Minis' pledge level (including stretch goals) from my last Kickstarter Skyless Realms at a great discount
  •  $55 - Skyless Realms - All-in - All models in 'Minis' AND 'Terrain' pledge level (including stretch goals) from my last Kickstarter Skyless Realms at a great discount
  •  $40 - Forest of Oakenspire - Get *everything* from the core reward and stretch goals from my first Kickstarter Forest of Oakenspire at a great discount.
  •  $50 - All EC3D Premium Sets - The full collection of all 12 previously released premium sets - over $100 value, as seen for sale on Hero's Hoard 
  •  $5/each - Any number of EC3D Premium Sets - Chose any number of my EC3D sets from my previously released premium set collection - substantial value over retail price, as seen for sale on Hero's Hoard 

My name is Evan Carothers, and I am a 3D designer with hundreds of designs released via Thingiverse (ecaroth) and through my premium design company (EC3D). This is my 3rd Kickstarter, and any of my thousands of customers can tell you about my track record of easy-to-print models - delivered on time. My skill and love for design has grown out of my passion for tabletop gaming, technology, and 3D printing. Take a look at the quality of my free items on Thingiverse, my premium items, or my last campaign "The Skyless Realms" to get a feel for my design aesthetic, or check out some customer reviews.

I am a tabletop gamer at heart, and every single model I deliver is test printed, and often painted, by myself before I release it for customer use (making tweaks/changes/fixed during the process as needed). You will never get a model from me that I haven't guaranteed will print on my own 3D FMD  and resin printers (Tevo Tornado, Tevo Flash, Wanhao i3, Ender 3, and Anycubic Photon). Every one of my designs takes printability and paintability into consideration, and I consciously make every effort to minimize assembly and remove support requirements.

Some examples of my previous work
Some examples of my previous work

DungeonSticks are a "2.5d" terrain system I have developed, built of walls, entrances, and other components to build out various types of terrain. In my last campaign, Skyless Realms, I developed a ton of Cavern DungeonSticks that are free to download/use today. You can see an overview video HERE. In their short time in the market, DungeonSticks have been downloaded over 5,000 times, and made appearances in multiple high-profile gaming streams. As part of this campaign I will be releasing various sets that complement the models you will receive, which will be released on Thingiverse for you to print and use.

I have released the first pieces at the time of this KS launch and as new stretch goals are unlocked I will release more and more pieces on Thingiverse that you will be able to print right away - for free. Take a look at THIS THINGIVERSE COLLECTION to check out everything released during this KS, which will be updated throughout the campaign.

Everybody hates waiting, and many people have been burned by poorly designed files and broken delivery timelines in previous kickstarters. In an effort to provide the best Kickstarter possible, I didn't even consider launching this project until the core models were nearly COMPLETELY DESIGNED AND TEST PRINTED! Everything offered in the core scatter and minis sets (and many of the stretch goals) are ready for delivery the second the funds clear after the Kickstarter finishes. I will be finalizing and releasing the stretch goal items as fast as humanly possible, with a goal of 60 days after this Kickstarter ends for delivery. All parts will be repaired, tested, and ready for you to drop right into your slicer, error-free.

Disclaimer & Printing Requirements

To get the most out of the printable parts from this Kickstarter, you will need to have a well-tuned 3D printer. For terrain/scatter and FDM printer capable of printing at a minimum .2mm layer height (ideally .16mm) is ideal (such as an Ender 3). In the few cases where supports are needed, you can generate them with your slicer and they should work great. Parts are cut to small pieces to facilitate printing. All designs for terrain are cut and keyed to fit on a 200x200cm print bed.  For minis, a resin printer is ideal and all mini models are cut/keyed to fit on standard sized smaller resin print beds (such as an Anycubic Photon), with the exception of a few VERY large minis. Minis will print on FDM but are more challenging as supports will be required, but many people get great results printing FDM minis (or if you ever want a resin printer in the future, it's a great chance to snag these models for your collection at a steep discount now).

Every part is test printed by myself and repaired to be manifold and ready to drop on your slicer - however, In the event that any issues with the files get past my own QA testing and process, and my other test printers, I will make every effort to fix the file and remedy the situation as soon as possible. I use Dropbox for file delivery so I can push updates/fixes. My number one goal is to make some awesome, unique designs you can have a ton of fun with on your tabletop!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for any 3D printable file Kickstarter is delivering solid, error-free files on time. There are no challenges for delivering the core files as they are completely finished at the time of launch. Stretch goals are already under development (with *many* already finished), and I will be sharing progress on all models as they are developed.

I am an experienced designer with a track record of delivering premium-quality models - via Hero's Hoard, Masterwork Tools/Openforge, two previous Kickstaters (Forest of Oakenspire and The Skyless Realms) already complete and delivered on-time to backers. I am completely confident that I can deliver all stretch goal files within 60 days of the campaign closing (and hopefully much sooner!), with core files being delivered as soon as funds clear after KS ends.

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    Ideal for resin-only printers, but minis can be printed on FDM as well, including some LARGE monsters!

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    **ALL IN** - Minis and Scatter

    Perfect choice for people with both resin and FDM printers, or those with just want it all!!

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    All core sets + stretch goals and exclusive rights to sell printed files in your shop for 1 year (Starting 1 week after files are distributed. Exclusivity does not extend to Add-ons, DungeonSticks, or Bonus content.

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