Masterwork Tools loves the dock

What lake or ocean setting is complete without docks? These files will let you create the perfect space for shady dock-workers and stealthy ocean monsters eager to eat your face.

Y’all apparently thought it was a good idea, too, because this construction kit was No. 1 in voting. It works with all our other tiles, and we’re planning more construction kits in the future, so stay tuned. 

Grab the docks on Thingiverse and  be sure to sign up for the backer site if you have not. Vote for what you want to see!

Angled Risers and Half-Height Walls Released


Following this, there's only one release left in the basic set of OpenForge support for OpenLock. Here we have released Half-Height Diagonal and Angled Walls, Diagonal and Angled Risers and Full Height Diagonal and Angled Risers. A great use for these is the pictured staircase, but there are plenty of creative uses for the pieces.

Normally we try to toggle back and forth between a creative tile or accessory and the next logical tile for the set we're working on.  With all the work we put into getting the Masterwork Tools Backer Site  working, we're a little tapped on creativity, so we decided to go forward on finishing up the first run of OpenLOCK.  Lack of sleep from being home with our new daughter is somewhat to blame here ;-).  Next week we plan on finishing out the basic OpenLOCK set with the full-height risers, and the new floor sizes that rampage added since we started down this path.  From there we plan on mostly focusing on what gets voted for on the site, so be sure to get on there and have your voice heard!

You are the light of my dungeon

We're really excited about this release.  We've combined the strengths of OpenLOCK with a flexible system for making electrical tiles.

First, we have the Battery Base, which is an E 2x2 tile that contains a CR2032 battery and can provide power to any number of the ports on the bottom (though we generally power only one).

Second, we have the Powered Clip, which provides leads that take power from a battery base to any other tile that wants power.

Finally, we have the Torch Wall, which is an A 2x0.5 wall that connects a flickering led from an LED votive candle to the OpenLOCK port.

This is but one possibility for the kinds of effects we can now do given that we have a basic standard for power with OpenLOCK. We were inspired to work on this idea from a patron on the new backer site.  If you have not yet signed up, do it and let us know what you want!  If you have, go vote on tiles and add ideas for what you want us to work on.

Masterwork Tools Beta Site Testers Needed

 Thanks for agreeing to beta test for me!

The Masterwork Tools backer site is almost ready.  On this site, backers can:

  • Vote on tile sets they want to see created
  • Submit ideas for new styles/shapes/accessories for everyone to vote on
  • Discuss Styles, Sets and Ideas

Eventually I would also like to make the site able to display tiles from other creators who have designed them to work with OpenForge and want them included with the main collection.

I still have some work to do on it, and a ton of data to load, but the site is ready for some users to give it a workout.

If you are interested in testing the site out before full release, comment on this note, and I'll send you an email with further instructions.  Thanks!

Rounding out the curved tiles

Today we are rounding out the full cut-stone set of curved tiles (pun totally intended).

We've added:

As a part of this release, we are also making the Thingiverse organization a bit more tidy.  You can find the other curved releases here:

We're going through all the other OpenLOCK tiles to get them into this basic organization of three styles (Rectangular, Curved, Angled) with six forms (Floor, Riser, Full-Height Riser, Wall, Half-Height Wall, Flat-End).

Let's add some class to this dungeon

We've been experimenting with porting a crafting technique called Toner Transfer for use with 3d printing.  This technique allows anyone to create stunning graphics on any flat surface of a 3d-printed object using pictures printed on laser printers.

Our first release using this technique uses mosaic floor tiles to really add flavor or perhaps some ancient mystery to your dungeons.  We've included both standard OpenForge and OpenLOCK floor tiles in this release.

Go grab the files from Thingiverse , and let us know what you think in the comments below

Blimey! The pirate ship be done, ye bilge-sucking landlubbers!

The pirate ship project is done!  This final release gives us the forecastle and the poop deck, as well as a thing that contains all of the blender and OpenSCAD source.

There are plenty of places to go to from here.  The masts can be extended with wooden dowels.  There are mounting points for the rigging on the sides of the deck.  The captain's quarters (along with any of the other quarters) can be outfitted with furniture. There are tons of possibilities. 

At least two of these decks (the lower hold and the bilge) would be underwater at sea, so when this is on the table, you might want to remove those layers most of the time. 

We've already started working on "The Man's Promise," which is a larger ship and the main setting for Skull and Shackles. We think most shipboard adventures need two so you can do ship-to-ship battles!

Grab them all on Thingiverse.

OpenLOCK Half-Height Walls and Floors

As we mentioned earlier, we're getting the make-up release out for the week we missed earlier in December.  This time around, we have released the full array of OpenLOCK rectangular half-height walls as well as all of the rectangular floor segments in half-height sizes. 

I've had a lot of requests lately for the half-height walls, as they solve some of the problems that DM Scotty's TileScapes fix (not blocking the view).  However, even for GMs who like using the full-height walls, these have tons of uses as low walls, fences, etc.

The half-height floors  are very useful as well , giving you the flexibility to build out daises, raised platforms, or just varying elevations.

Grab 'em both on Thingiverse and let us know what you think in the comments below.

A ton of OpenLOCK revisions

We noticed a few weeks ago that Printable Scenery had updated OpenLOCK to 4.0, with a bunch of changes.  They added a number of additional ports to existing walls, making tessellation easier and eliminating the need for a bunch of mirrored versions of walls.  They also added a number of new tile sizes for floors (EA-3x3, SA-3x1, SB-4x1) and walls (J-1x1, K-2.5x1, L-3x1, M-4x1, N-2x1).

We've gone through all the OpenForge OpenLOCK sets and updated them, adding in all the additional ports, adding the new tile morphologies, and incorporating some of the feedback we've gotten from you all, such as the suggestion to remove the supports in the OpenLOCK ports.

We've touched every single OpenLOCK release to get this all done, and we reorganized in the process.  All our tiles now use the same naming convention as the OpenLOCK project.  We've also consolidated all of the experiments into a smaller number of Thingiverse things.

Find the updated and new floors (including all half and large floors) in the consolidated OpenLOCK floors thing.  

Finally, we promised earlier this month to do a make-up release for the missed week earlier in December.  Look for that release later today.

Thanks everyone for your support in 2016!