With the focus shifting towards manufacturing we can forget that the potential for 3D printing at home is still present and expanding, One area where 3D printing use is on the increase is in tabletop gaming. What would it feel like if we could create our own board game? Producing your own board game with a 3D printer will save you time and money, and you will be in control on what will be included. The game is played with figurines, objects, scenarios, special dices, and props all placed on a tabletop and comes with its own rules. Desktop Hero 3D is an open-source character maker for 3D printing created by Andrew Stockton in 2016. A simple unpainted miniature can cost around $13, while a kilogram of filament can cost around $30. This means that if you were to create an army of characters or enemies for your own Dungeons & Dragons game, printing them will cost less than buying one online or at any store. Once the model is printed, you can paint it yourself the way you want to as to create your own gaming experience. If you don’t want to make your own Dungeons & Dragons, there are still many figures, figurines, props, dices or objects to create your own board game, as well as enhancing one you like the most, saving money on buying any classic board game, or even recreating an old one.
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