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Rough and Tumble: 3D print your very own fantasy board game – 3ders.org (blog)

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Feb 23, 2016 | By Tess
If you’ve at any time been stuck within on a rainy day with just a few dusty and overplayed board games stowed away, you can be excited to hear that a team of Italian digital sculptors and game creators have made a versatile 3D printed board-game that you can easily print at home to enjoy at any time.

The game, called Rough and Tumble, was made by Filippo Giovannini, Albachiara Rinaldi, and Roberta Lista of Cross Lances Studio, and looks like a sort of harsh and imaginative game of checkers. To acquire assist and interest for their 3D printed board game project, the Italian team of game creators have launched a Kickstarter campaign, through that they are hoping to raise a total of €1,200 by March 21, 2016.
Rough and Tumble, that pits Dwarves aacquirest Orcs in a game of strategy, fun, and ability is certain to please fantasy lovers, and offers its players the version of 3D printing the pieces for themselves, as Cross Lances Studio plans to send out the .STL files for the individual playing pieces to their Kickstarter pledgers.

Essentially, the game consists of a (paper) printable board that is divided into hexagonal boxes, every of that have color coded sides to determine that way a pawn can move in. The pieces themselves are separated into two teams: Orcs and Dwarves, with six pieces on every side. Each of the pieces is detailed and uniquely characterized, and there is in fact the version to unlock characters with various powers and roles in the game if the Kickstarter goal of €1,200 is surpassed.

The additions that can be unlocked effectively alter the nature of the game and turn it into a versatile playing board on that your imagination can be untethered. For instance, if the Kickstarter campaign reveryes €3,000, users can have the version of in fact 3D printing the playing board block by block, manufacturing for a shape-shifting and modular game board.

3D printing was crucial to the game’s turn it into as its maker’s wanted to turn it into a game that may be not just additively manufactured by their clients, but modified and customized by them. That is, the 3D digital models, that can be sent to Kickstarter assisters, can be 3D printed at multiple scale versions, of 28mm, to 32mm, to 54mm and beyond!

If you do decide to 3D print the game pieces in the 28mm scale, the creators of Rough and Tumble suggest printing at a 100 micron resolution at the very least. For figurine painters, the 3D printed character pieces can in addition be painted in color to fit your taste and fashion.
If you want to get in on the game but do not have a 3D printing device, there is of course the version of sending the .STL files to a 3D Hubs centre, or if you want to play in the meantime you can always print out the 2D paper versions of the pieces, a decidedly less immersive version, howat any time.

For additional information and the rules of the game, check out the videos below:

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