We’ve seen Kickstarter campaigns for some gaming minis earn tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands. How much do you think one would earn if it offered STL files for people who own 3D printers to use?
Lair’s Legendary Dragons is in the process of finding out. The campaign asks for $6,000 and, with 21 days still on the clock, has raised more than $10,000 from over 250 backers. You can follow the progress over at the campaign page.
The 3D printing requirements for each dragon are similar; 150 – 250mm in size (modifiable in Slicer), 28mm in scale, FDM and Resin (optimised for FDM print size) and with supports added either by Slicer or by each user.
I don’t have a 3D printer, but I’m increasingly familiar with those terms, and I suspect they’re saying the dragons aren’t incredibly awkward to print off but are tricky enough to need supports and configuration.
After all, the file size for each design is between 50 to 150 MB per dragon. That means up to 150 MB of instructions.
The pledge tiers are straight forward; $25 gets you all the STL files for all the dragons and stretch goals.
If you go to $85, as some backers have, you get STL files for Dragons of the Red Moon as well and a PDF copy of the Legendary Dragons sourcebook.
A few backers have gone higher still, hitting $150 to add a hardcover of the book, the Red Moon 7-dice set, a GM screen and the unreleased and beta Dragonbond exploration units.
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