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UPDATED 5-3-2019: Alternate +1/+1 and -1/-1 tokens now available! See pictures. New versions are named MtGCounterNeg1Neg1.stl and MtGCounterPlus1Plus1.stl.
I also made some minor tweaks to make the counters look better for 2 color printing. Use layer height of 0.2mm and set your second color to start at the 14th layer.
Here are stackable counters designed for Magic: The Gathering. There are Faced counters, which illustrate things like life, power, toughness, mana, loyalty, energy, abilities, etc; and there are Basic counters, which are stacked under Faced counters. For example, let's say you want to add 3 Energy. You take a Faced Energy counter and place 2 Basic counters underneath it. This way, you only need a few Faced, and you can use the Basics to add +1 to all sorts of things.
Faced counters include:
- Mana (Swamp/Black, Plains/White, Mountain/Red, Forest/Green, Island/Blue, Colorless)
- Loyalty, Experience, Energy, Charge, Time, and Poison
- Power/Toughness (Power, Toughness, and P/T [+1/+1])
- Negative (to turn Power and Toughness into negative values. [-1/-1])
- Keyword Abilities (Flying, Trample, Haste, First Strike, Reach, Menace, Lifelink, Hexproof, Indestructible, and Vigilance.)
- Amonkhet Series (Treasure, Brick, Exert, and Embalm)
- Life (5 and 1). Used in conjunction to track player life. To begin a game with 20 life, take a "5" counter and place two basics underneath it. Take a "1" counter and place four basics underneath it.
When stacking Basics under Faced counters, I recommending using different colors, so it's easier to count how many are in the stack.
How to tap: I find the best method to tap is to simply turn the counters upside down. In the case of needing to only tap part of a stack, separate the number of counters that are tapped and turn those upside down. Leave the remainder of the stack with the Faced counter still upright next to the tapped portion.
The half-counter is to be used with the P/T counter. Use the half in conjunction with basics to illustrate different values for Power and Toughness. For example, if you want to show a +3/+2, put one basic and one half counter under a P/T counter, with the larger side of the half counter under the Power side.
Feel free to use these files to make your own counters. Tag your creations with #MtGCounters and list as a Remix of this thing.
Update 4/22/2019 -- Treasure, Brick, Exert, and Embalm tokens released! Treasure can also be used as Gold. All are primarily for the Amonkhet set.
Update 1/22/2017 -- Creature tokens released! Now you can combine three counters into a token creature. For example, you can make a +2/+2 Red Mana creature with Flying and Trample or a +1/+2 Green Mana creature with Deathtouch.
Get the new tokens at the following links:
Basic Creature Token: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1990847
Servo Creature Token: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2000711
Update 12/22/2016 -- Expansion pack 1 released! New counters include Negative Marker, Charge, Experience, Poison, Prowess, Time, Defender, Doublestrike, and Deathtouch. New counters are included below, but If you JUST want the new ones, go here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1988616
I also made improved versions of the Life Counters as well as minor improvements to Flying, Trample, Reach, Haste, Power, and Toughness.
I HIGHLY recommend printing at .2 layer height. I can't guarantee good results with .3 height.
The counters are designed to stack easily without having to pull hard to get them out. That being said, you might need to adjust your printer settings to get them to print just right. The circle coming out of the top of Basics should print approximately 8mm diameter. The hole in the bottom should print approximately 8.4mm diameter.
To get a good fit: In Slicer, I recommend printing perimeters first. In Cura Standalone Version, I recommend tweaking horizontal expansion.
I designed the faces by finding Magic the Gathering images and tracing them with Bezier curves in Sketchup. In some cases, such as the numbers and letters, I took pictures of Magic cards, imported those images into Sketchup, and traced. I did not use anyone else's CAD files to make these.
Then, I adjusted the facings for optimal printing. In many cases, this meant enlarging portions to be at least .4 or .8mm (so a .4mm nozzle would print the small details).
I went through several iterations in size and tolerance to get these just right.
I am also making available the unaltered facings as a Sketchup file, called MagicSymbols.skp. Feel free to download and use them for your own MtG projects. I just ask that you mark your project as a remix of this and follow the rules of Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike.
This is licensed under Creative Commons -- Attribution -- NonCommercial. I don't really like using the NonCommercial clause, but I feel I have to here because most of the symbols on the facings are the intellectual property of Magic the Gathering owned by Wizards of the Coast. They own the copyright on most of the symbols. That being said, you may not sell these counters without first getting permission from Wizards of the Coast.
The abilities symbols that I used to make some of the counters were designed by Pamela Ansman-Wolfe for Duels of the Planeswalkers.
As for the design of the counter itself and the stacking mechanism / concept (i.e. everything BUT the symbols), you could consider these aspects licensed by me under Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike.