Sunday, February 17, 2019

Kickstarter - DRAGONLOCK™ 3D Printable Miniatures

Wow. I want o give a huge "fuck you!" to Tom Tullis. I think he's finally pushed me over the edge. I have enough terrain that I will rarely get to use that although tempting, wasn't enough for me to take the 3d printer plunge.  Minis on demand is simply beyond tempting. 6 to 8 cents to print a mini? Yes, Fuck You Tom Tullis and your Fat Dragon Games too! Heh ;)

Now I need to negotiate the buying of a 3d printer with Rach.

$237 at Amazon - ships Prime - https://amzn.to/2GOICeQ (affiliate link)

$209 at Creality https://www.creality3donline.com/official-creality3d-ender-3-diy-3d-printer-kit_p0019.html (no affiliate)

Enough about me. Let see what you get with the DRAGONLOCK™ 3D Printable Miniatures Kickstarter.
DRAGONLOCK™ Miniatures are specifically designed to be the easiest-to-print minis you can buy for 3D printing. These miniatures are optimized for FDM-type 3D printers and do not require slicer-added supports to successfully print, as the sculpts are designed to self-support or in some cases have pre-designed supports built in. All of this means you can print highly detailed miniatures easily without having the hassles often associated with printing miniatures at home. Best of all, the miniatures in the photos you see are all printed on a $220 3D Printer and a standard 28mm miniature only costs around 6-8 cents in plastic to print!
Files are distributed via DTRPG (you AREN'T getting physical minis. You are getting the files to print your own)

Here's what you get:

(note - pledge levels include the lower level pledges before them, so $60 pledge level includes all)

$20 pledge

$40 Pledge Level

$60 Pledge Level

Stretch Goals (for $60 pledges)


  1. Seriously, 3D is the place to be. Plus you can go to many places and get endless D&D minis to print, but Fat Dragon Games minis print without supports or frakking around in a slicer app. And the files are yours to print forever ad infinitum. For a $20 entry fee on these minis, it's so close to a no-brainer you'll feel you survived a mindflayer attack.

  2. If you're just doing minis I'd probably go with a resin printer....

  3. Resin is so much more expensive. A liter of resin is $100+, plus more of a pain to finish and clean up, plus is a hazardous chemical.

    Or PLA which is cheap, biodegradable, and non-toxic and requires minor finishing/trimming before painting.

    No contest

  4. Very cool looking minis. Is it difficult to set 3d printers up?

    1. Not really. Tom Tulis (who is running the kickstarter) has a whole series of YouTube videos on how to do it.


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