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The Pit on Kickstarter

by kerberosproductions

Hey folks,
Just wanted to let you all know that our new co-op sci-fi dungeon crawler is going into its last week on KS. All the figs have been prototyped on or Form2 printer and if anyone has any question on how this helps game dev just let me know. There are also numerous 3-D printing related articles in the update section.
Also for model collectors I would point out there is a contributor level that includes the 3-D print ready files for all the characters and monsters in the game...that is currently 35+ unique figs. ;)



boardgames co-op games figures kerberos prototyping the pit
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presenting my *work in progress* new boardgame, LotP

by Massenzio

a bunch of months ago i finally buy a 3d printer and the old desire to finish my game start scratchin' me.
So with blender (and a bit of tinkercad) i start making all the pawns needed.
the boardgame is a coop-competitive game for 3-5 players, in a world (a hexed table :D) where magic is real and the darkness
could take control of all.
The players could play one of the "want to be prophet" or they could play the "sisterhood" of sorceress who, in past, stop the
evil queen of darkness caging her in a magic prison.
The game will force players to fight/coop each other in a struggle to reach magic items, important site on map (fortress, cities, villages, ruins),
defending humans from falling to the hand of darkness.
The dark player is a npc player at the start, but one of the prophets is a "traitor of his kind" and during the game he could/will reveal himself as
the groom of the queen.

as soon as they are ready i will post all the minis, pawns, structures, terrains, counters, coins, manachips here free to print for ya all.

the rules will be a pdf and will be downloadable at the moment it's ready

the deck of cards needed to play is on making (i use nandeck for it) and probably will be the last items ready.

if interested consider to write a note to me, suggestion, critics, ask, i will answer as fast as possible (consider that i do this
in spare time... :D, making game is not my work :DD)

i tag all my items with "LotP" tag in thingiverse so it's easy to seek it .

making Lure of the Prophets

LoTP Lure_of_the_Prophets
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Models...how to?

by revel8or

Hey all. I'm getting back in to 3D modeling. I used Poser and Maya back when they were, well, new. A lot has changed...

There are a lot of models out there that are based in games, like Fortnite, etc, and I was wondering if anyone could point me to an instructional resource in how to capture and convert images into 3D.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Support Settings in Cura

by wargamer1972

I've been having trouble with the supports on my models adhering too tightly and at times breaking the models while removing the support. Here are the settings I'm using in Cura with PLA plastic.

Support Placement: Everywhere
Support Overhang Angle: 50
Support Pattern: Zig Zag
Support Density: 4
Support Horizontal Expansion: 0.2
Support Infill Layer Thickness: 0.0875
Gradual Support Infill Steps: 0
Enable Support Interface: Unchecked.

Any suggestions?

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Could you please help my student?

by mohern

Hi Game Makers!

My name is Matt O’Hern and I am a professor at the University of New Hampshire. I am contacting you, because I have a student named Courtney Shaw, who is going to be graduating later this month. Courtney is writing her honors thesis about innovation in 3D printing communities. She has been working on this topic for the last 5 or 6 months and on her behalf, I would like to ask if you could help her complete her honors thesis.

Courtney has created a short survey that focuses on designers’ experiences on Thingiverse.com. The survey is pretty short and takes about 10 minutes to complete. To support Courtney’s research and to show my gratitude to the participants, anyone who completes this survey will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. I expect that about 100-200 people total will participate in this research, so the odds of winning the card are not bad.

The drawing will be held on or before June 30, 2018 and the only eligibility requirements are that you must be 18 years or older and must have posted at least one digital design on Thingiverse in the past year (May 2017 and May 2018). As an additional “thank you” for participating, Courtney would also be glad to send a summary report of her research findings to anyone who wants one. There is an item on the survey that lets you choose this option if this is something you’d like to see.

Thank you very much for considering this! I would be really grateful if you could help Courtney out by taking the survey. She is a nice girl and a hard worker and this is literally the last thing she needs to do before she graduates. If you have any questions about this research, please contact us at [email protected] We’d be happy to respond and give you more information about this study.

If you are interested in participating in this research, simply use this link to access the online survey:


Thanks again!


Matt O’Hern
Assistant Professor
University of New Hampshire

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