DnDBox is a project to host and preserve useful D&D websites. It’s all about being opensource and supporting the community.
With Monster Forge you can manage the stats for a whole raft of creatures you plan on using, so they’re all in the same place for you.
The main goal of Monster Forge, though, is to let you print out these monsters for use as paper miniatures. The website takes the images you want, arranges them on printout plans so that you make sensible use of the space available, adds labels and designs bases for them. You can even have a base design that alls you to add a coin, providing some weight in case you play in a drafty area.
Paper minis from Monster Forge can even be printed for 1-inch, 3/4-inch or 1/2-inch grids.
Here’s a tour de force video.
Not mentioned by the project, perhaps not necessary if you’re only using it for personal use, is the copyright of images. In some situations, it will not be permissible to grab any old illustration you fancy and feed it to the forge.
Questions? Monster Forge has a whole Reddit community of its own and an active developer. Ask questions there, and you’ll likely get a response.
Found a bug? Want to help? In the spirit of DnDBox’s focus on opensource there’s a Github available for the project.
Share your thoughts on this article in the comments below.