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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

….3D STL Files

"You haven't seen gaming terrain like this before. Each piece is a unique sculpture and 30% larger than typical gaming terrain. Bio-Craft brings art and gaming together.

Bio-Craft Gaming Terrain started out with one simple desire for Jason Hite. "I want to build highly detailed tabletop environments inspired by surreal art to play RPG games!" Like the Surreal Dice Tower, this is another project that combines Jason's love for both surreal art and gaming. With Bio-Craft, Jason created 20 different sculptures that when combined in sets, can create strange dark worlds to game in. Pieces will be made in a sturdy gray PVC plastic ready for you to prime and paint, or fully painted. STL files are also offered as a separate reward…"
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Oberlindes Sol LIC06 Jul 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

Very nice looking stuff. Rather out of my price range, but then I'm one of the guys who uses carryout food containers and packing foam to make buildings and other terrain.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Very cool stuff, although with those curving walls you end up with a lot of unusable space.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Glad you like it too my friend!.


LostPict Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Very nice, but pricey STL files.

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 7:24 p.m. PST

Creator tried this back in June, with a $100 USDK funding goal, and died (cancelled) after 40 backers raised only $6 USDK.

Back at it, with a revised (yet still very unrealistic) goal of $75 USDK for funding.

The problem with mixing .STL files with an actual product you will ship is that the actual product will take a TON of money to produce and ship, and the .STL files are already done, and ready for download (or very close to ready).

I don't think $75 USD for the .STL files is super high (it is more than I would pay), but this campaign is never going to fund. Not with those goals.

Good rule of thumb: First three days you get whatever you get. Next 24 days, you get equal to what you got before (if nothing derails). And in the last three days if you are lucky, you get between 50-100% of whatever you did in the first three days.

The more unlocked stretch goals, the more likely you are to match those first three days.

Given that metric, this campaign has raised a little over $13 USDK the first three days. Which means at most, if the metric holds, this campaign could reach $39 USDK.
Falling far short of funding at $75 USDK.

So it didn't make any difference to me how cool the .STL files were. There was no need to back, because no chance of funding.

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