Tag Archives: 3d printer

Exiling Chaff: MtG +1/+1 Counters

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UPDATE: These counters are now available on Shapeways!

Everything we’ve tried to use for +1/+1 counters gets scattered during a Magic: The Gathering game. Usually it’s little squares of paper ripped off our scorekeeping sheet, but then they fly hither and yon when someone taps a creature.

So I made these counter clips. Plus one clips slide onto the left side of the card, minus one clips on the right. The clips interlock so an X/X boost makes a neat line of counters on the card’s edge.

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Very tidy and handy. I’m printing these in red for +1/+1 and black for -1/-1.

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Important question: Will this damage my cards?

Probably not. I wouldn’t put one of these on your near-mint Black Lotus, but the amount of wear and tear it puts on your $0.05 goblin card is probably less than you’d get from an anemic shuffle. Friction holds these clips to a card, but they’re very easy to remove.

You should have that Black Lotus in a helium-filled, hermetically-sealed Lexan box anyway. Hidden. Dark and deep in the vaults, not to be used, unless at the uttermost end of need.

Just to be safe, I give the inside of the clip a brisk swipe with some fine grit sandpaper before first use to exorcise any burrs.

If you’re printing at home, grab the STL for both of these clips here. Or if you’ve found your way here from Internet parts unknown and would rather have a pro print you a few, check out this listing on Shapeways.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.

100th blog po–SQUIRREL!

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Once we found out there were cards like Squirrel Nest, Nut Collector, and Deranged Hermit, we couldn’t not build a Squirrel deck. This is a token designed for use with such decks in Magic: The Gathering.

Gnawing your opponents to death with a swarm of chattering rodents is particularly gratifying, especially when they underestimate your deck because squirrels.

Dr. Doom owned by squirrels

If you’ve got your own 3D printer, you can print as many squirrels as you need. You can download the model here, completely free.

No printer? I’ll print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store. A half-dozen should do it for most games, unless you go nuts (ha!) with the Squirrel Nest/EarthCraft infinite squirrel combo.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.

Ain’t Nobody Got Slime For That

slime counter

Last week I made an ooze creature token for Magic: The Gathering. I was all excited to Gutter Grime my kids when I realized I’d forgotten to make slime counters.

So I opened the Strategic Vertex Reserve, stoked the Forge, and LO! the world now has slime counters. If you’re printing on your own, you can download the model here.

I’m also sliming it up at my Etsy Store. Get ’em while they’re wet and clammy.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.

Magic: The Gathering Token Face-Off

MTG Faceoff

Ooze vs. Cat tokens.

Both of these miniatures are available at my Etsy Store. If you’ve got your own 3D printer you can download the models for free from The Forge.

The STL’s for these models are distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Grab ’em with the links above, and please remix and enjoy.

Ooze on First?

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I made this token to go with Gutter Grime, a card gifted to me by the elder Zhengspawn. Just yesterday Gutter Grime and a well-timed Overrun resulted in a plague of factorial oozes that sludged over, around, and through younger Zhengspawn’s fancy-pants dragon cards. Epic victory with 24 damage.

Now that I’ve poked around related items a bit, I really want a couple of Predator Oozes too. schlurp

The ooze wants to spread. If you’ve got your own 3D printer, you can help. You can download the model here. Fo’ free. Fo’ realz.

No printer? I’ll print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store. A half-dozen should do it for most games.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.