Rather than being just a ramen-esque tangle, this fail taught me a little something about MakerBot Replicator maintenance.
The print failed the same way every time. It would get to about 45%, and then stop extruding filament. My best guess is that my HBP and nozzles aren’t quite level– the Replicator’s been taking a beating over the last couple of weeks with all the nozzle changes and such, and I haven’t leveled the platform in a while.
So once the model built up to a certain point, the nozzle would bang into the extruded plastic, get a clogged tip, and then fungus fail.
Here be the follow-up to last week’s spore counter. Once you get enough spores built up on a thallid, players can place a saproling on the battlefield.
I’m still tweaking my fungus deck, but I find having a half dozen or so around during a game is handy so I can use them as puppets and make them shriek glub squeek glub rwarrrr! while they swarm over my kids’ creatures en masse. Adds a lot to the game.
If you’ve got your own printer, you too can help spread fungus across the land. You can download the model here. You could use this guy anwywhere you need a 3D model of a semisentient fungus: D&D, MTG, or on your dashboard.
I get teh feels that 3D printing at home has advanced to the point where we’re experiencing the same birthing pangs that desktop publishing did in the early 90’s.
This too, shall pass. Unfortunately, we’ll soon enter the period where ease of use means that Aunt Mary designs and prints you a coffee cup with your siblings’ headscans bulging out of it like Dead Space necromorphs.