3D Decorations

3D printing is a very efficient way to get as many minis as you want, but the initial cost is rather high in both money and time. Printers can be obtained for as little as $200 but please read reviews, go on YouTube, and check buyer ratings. There is a pretty steep learning curve as well so anticipate spending several days (probably weeks) just getting used to how everything works. It's a deep rabbit hole, but those that persevere can enjoy some immense freedom in printing out some really cool items for D&D and life in general.​

A skeleton ready to take on the party. An easy victory, but perhaps there are 8 more in the wings.

Resources

 

These are some general resources for getting solid prints. In no way is this exhaustive. Since every printer has it's own unique settings and quirks you will need to Google your model for more in-depth information.

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Thingiverse

(decorations, minis, tiles)

 

"Thingiverse is a website dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. Providing primarily free, open source hardware designs licensed under the GNU General Public License or Creative Commons licenses, users choose the type of user license they wish to attach to the designs they share."

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Fat Dragon Games

(decorations, minis, tiles)

 

"Fat Dragon Games has been in business since 2005, delivering the highest quality ‘print-and-play’ gaming terrain for more than a decade. We were the first company to create a snap-lock 3D printable dungeon tile terrain system, and our 3D printer terrain Kickstarters continue to be the record holders for the industry."

Printing Sites

 

"At Pinshape, our mission is to make 3D printing simple and fun! We strive to provide our users an easy-to-use platform that lets them explore, share and download high-quality 3D printable designs. We aim to build an engaging community of innovative makers and designers of all experience levels, who ultimately helps shape the future of 3D printing."

Pinshape

(decorations, minis, tiles)

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"Creating beautiful 3D tiles, terrain, and scenery that you can print on your own 3D printer to use with your favorite Role Playing Games and Wargames."

Hero's Hoard

(tiles)

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This site is primarily for interlocking terrain and is sold in bundles, but there is a sample bundle you can download for free to test their designs out. If nothing else, subscribe to their newsletter because they give out a free dungeon decoration model every month.

Listed below are sites where you can download and print dungeon decorations, minis, and dungeon tiles for free or little money. Thingiverse tends to be the one stop shop for most things, but all are worth at least looking at.

This site sells files for their True Tiles dungeon tiles system as well as decorations.

Pinshape is a depository for models of all descriptions with some great D&D resources on it.

Like Pinshape, Thingiverse is a bottomless well of models. Thingiverse tends to have better logs on what print settings were used on any given model.