Diagonal ruined walls released!

First off, thank you to everyone who voted in the poll about how the project should focus on releases moving forward. We really appreciate the input, and it's made some decisions on what to do next much easier.

For future sets that get voted on, we're going to focus first on the basics (which we already do) of:

  • Floor
  • Wall
  • Corner
  • Door
  • Window
  • OpenLock Wall
  • OpenLock Side Locking Walls

With those, people can build most structures, including multi-floor structures, so it's a good basic set.  This does leave one left before we move on for Ruined/Rough Stone: Windows.

From there, we'll add a second item to be voted on for finishing out the set, which would include:

  • Diagonal
  • Curved
  • Openlock Diagonal
  • Openlock Curved
  • Risers
  • Full height
  • Mid walls

We are going to continue to toggle back and forth between releases focused on finishing a tileset (or other project that you all have voted for) and the random releases that we've been doing including the very popular OpenForge Encounters where we release a themed room.  In many cases, the OpenForge Encounter release will cause us to create some of the tiles that would be needed to finish out a set.  The following release will generally fill out that particular tile.  For example, we added one of the diagonal tiles in the earth shrine, and today we are releasing the rest of the diagonals.

Now, with all that said, on to the release!  Today we have the rest of the diagonal ruined tiles. Like all the other ruined pieces, they are done on the construction-kit style because of the large number of variations that can be created.  

Grab em on Thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments below!

OpenForge Encounters: Earth Shrine

We decided to try an experiment this week.  Rather than release a full tile set, we built all the tiles needed for a room.  Our first one is the Earth Shrine.  The set includes in both cut-stone and rough stone:

  • Floors with earth symbol
  • Walls with earth symbol
  • Pillars with futhark runes that say "earth"
  • Archway inspired by the bluestone of Stonehenge
  • Bluestone earth altar

Grab the files from thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments below.  We plan to release a few more of these in the experiment: Fire, Water, Air and Spirit.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

Prepare the "laser"

About two years ago, we threw down on a Kickstarter for a Glowforge (a crowd-funded laser cutter), and our patience has finally paid off. Be prepared to see some fun, useful new gaming designs from us once we figure out what we're doing.

To start, Devon is making new racks for all his paints, and Monica made an acrylic puzzle out of a child's artwork for our daughter and some new decor for her craft room. We love how user-friendly the interface is. We were able to knock out a few sweet new cuts right out of the box. 

The paint rack is Devon's design. Monica got the CREATE sign from Silhouette Design Store, converted it to an .svg file with some software she found at Ideas R Us, and slapped a cutline around it using Illustrator. (Inkscape works well, too.)

Real ruins have curves

Here are some curved ruined tiles for your collection. Comes with four sizes of circular curves (1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4), along with oval curves (1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 2x3, 2x4, 3x4). All curves come in low, half and full, with 2x2 also having every combination of the three. These are construction-kit files, so you need to print a base, a wall and a floor.

Grab em' on thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments.

Step through the mystic arch and see what's on the other side...

Continuing from the arcane circles, the arcane archway is another piece of scatter terrain that doubles as an OpenForge 2.0 piece.  The arcane archway was inspired by Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives, which calls for a freestanding arch or doorway that players can place on the battlefield. It's just as useful for your dungeon delving and ruin exploration in your D&D/Pathfinder game.

We've made 3 styles of base (plain pillars, dragon skull adorned and demon skull adorned) and 3 styles of arch (plain, human skull with Celtic adornments, and astral runes). In the future, we may make some other variations if people want them.

Grab em on thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments!

We've runed everything - magical runes, that is!

No dungeon would be complete without a floor covered in runes waiting to activate and summon a gaggle of demons. Or maybe you just need a nifty coaster. Whatever. We won’t judge.

Comes with floor tiles that can use any OpenForge 2.0 base and separate stone circles that can be placed anywhere.

These are all designed to print upright. The detail on them is too small to pick up well if you're printing flat. Since the z-axis is generally smaller then the nozzle on most fdm printers, when you want tight detail, it's much easier if you put that detail on the z-axis.

If you play Frostgrave, the 2-inch versions of the circles are perfect for the arcane circle terrain piece used in the new Ulterior Motives expansion.

OpenLOCK Ruined Sideclip Walls Released!

This is our first dalliance with the OpenLOCK 5.0 side clip and stacking walls standard.  Especially with ruins, these have a ton of possibilities.  You can now assemble just about any ruined building fairly easily.

This set has convinced us that we need to go back and bang out a cut-stone side clip set as well. We still have a bunch of ruined stuff to get out, so we'll see if we can slot that in somewhere between them.

As per usual, download them from thingiverse, let us know what you think in the comments below, and go vote for what you want to see upcoming on the backer site.  Now that the ruined set is usable, we'll be sure to get the rest of the possible ruined tiles up there for voting.

This portal is so awesome you'll pee yourself

We got this idea from a patron and decided to run with it. Since we are banging out the ruined stone set, it seems like a perfect fit.

Print, paint, and drop in your cellphone with the included video file, and your players can enter the gateway to another plane!

Grab the files on Thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Next week, we'll be getting back to the rest of the ruined stone set.  Be sure to vote on the backer site  to let us know what you want to see in the future!

OpenForge Tools: Magnetic Clamps Released!

 

This week's release is a bit on the outside of normal for what we have been doing.  This isn't a tile or terrain: It's a tool to help you more easily put the terrain we release together.  A few weeks ago we were watching a video on TerranScapes in which Mike reviewed magnetic clamps, and we knew we had to make them.  A bunch of magnet purchases, experimentation with different , and some trial and error, and you get today's release.

We're finding them super useful as we assemble the ruined pieces we've been releasing, and we thought this would make an interesting release. We realize it's a bit outside our normal wheelhouse, so before we do any more tools releases, we want to hear your feedback on whether you find this kind of thing compelling. 

So go grab em on Thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments!