3d Printing Terrain for Dungeons & Dragons

Gateway.

Pretty cool what a little time, 3d Print­ing tech­no­logy, some cre­at­ive design work, and a spool of PLA will get you.

I’ve been test­ing vari­ous dun­geon com­pon­ents to see how well they’ll work with our play style. And how good they’ll look once painted and fin­ished.

Unfinished Crates

The crates above have yet to be fin­ished. Usu­ally, I prime them with Flat Grey, then col­our, light­en or darken as neces­sary. This example also uses short walls, allow­ing us to see the con­tents of the room from any­where on the table.

Surprise!

If you’re inter­ested, I’ve been keep­ing all the land­scape and ter­rain designs I find on Thingi­verse in this col­lec­tion.

Old school dungeon crawling on the iPhone

Last week Torch­light was released. Future Shop Techb­log­ger Mat­thew Kumar wrote a great over­view of the game. But there was a time, way back in the last cen­tury, when sim­il­ar com­puter games were played without the bene­fit of 3D graph­ic cards, Dolby Sur­round Sound, or mice and gamepad macro pro­gram­ming applic­a­tions. Strap your­self into the way-back machine ’cause we’re going to look at the pro­gen­it­ors of Torch­light, Diablo, and any oth­er hack ‘n slash dun­geon crawl, and we’re going to use the iPhone / iPod Touch to do it. …more



This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techb­log. Check out the full post here.