Fungus Token Fail

February 13, 2013

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Rather than being just a ramen-esque tangle, this fail taught me a little something about MakerBot Replicator maintenance.

The print failed the same way every time. It would get to about 45%, and then stop extruding filament. My best guess is that my HBP and nozzles aren’t quite level– the Replicator’s been taking a beating over the last couple of weeks with all the nozzle changes and such, and I haven’t leveled the platform in a while.

So once the model built up to a certain point, the nozzle would bang into the extruded plastic, get a clogged tip, and then fungus fail.

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Make Shroom For Daddy

February 8, 2013

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Here be the follow-up to last week’s spore counter. Once you get enough spores built up on a thallid, players can place a saproling on the battlefield.

I’m still tweaking my fungus deck, but I find having a half dozen or so around during a game is handy so I can use them as puppets and make them shriek glub squeek glub rwarrrr! while they swarm over my kids’ creatures en masse. Adds a lot to the game.

If you’ve got your own printer, you too can help spread fungus across the land. You can download the model here. You could use this guy anwywhere you need a 3D model of a semisentient fungus: D&D, MTG, or on your dashboard.

I’ll print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.


Magic: The Gathering Spore Counter

February 1, 2013

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Here’s the second in my series of Magic: The Gathering tokens. This one’s not so much a token but a counter.

It’s a spore! Highly useful for decks that incorporate a lot of fungus, like mine. A dozen of these will fit in your pocket or dice bag with ease.

I’ve a bunch of Thallids, so every three turns or so I get a new saproling token on the field.

A Meekstone keeps the kids’ bigger critters from being too much of a threat while my horde pulsates and grows.

If you’ve got your own printer, you too can help spread fungus across the land. You can download the model here.

You’ll need a lot of these if you’re going with the full-on fungus deck. I can print you as many as you need at my Etsy Store.

Here’s what it looks like from above. There’s a saproling germinating in there.

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Astute readers may surmise what the next model is going to be.

This model is distributed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 US license. Please remix and enjoy.