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Squirrel, with NUNCHUCKS!

squirrel token with NUNCHUCKS!

The original Magic: The Gathering Squirrel token has Taken a Level in Badass.

Our squirrel deck quickly boosts your friendly neighborhood 1/1 squirrels into 2/2s, so we decided that the best way to make rodents look more dangerous was to give them nunchucks.

If you’ve never designed for a Replicator or Reprap or similar device you may be a little disappointed that it can’t turn every wacky idea you’ve got into plastic. You’ve still got to deal with gravity. The printer isn’t capable of printing forms that hang in empty space. The hot plastic droops if the overhang is too extreme, usually any angle over 45° between successive layers. So that means your poses are limited to those with no mostly-horizontal limbs or weapons.

You can command your printer to print with support and automagically build you some plastic scaffolding, but that requires post-print cleanup with a hobby knife and sandpaper, and is unlovely.

I prefer to use the limitations of the medium as an artistic challenge. I try to design objects that can be printed all in one go, because that’s really what the dream of 3D printing is about. Ideas to Objects in one click.

This squirrel token is pretty solid; there are some little overhangs at the bases of the nunchucks but otherwise she conforms to the 45° rule.

squirrel token with NUNCHUCKS!

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? No problem. I’ll print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store.

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

100th blog po–SQUIRREL!

squirrel_token

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?

ooze_token

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.

Fungus Token Fail

fungus_fail

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.

Make Shroom For Daddy

fungus_token

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’ll print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store.

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