I run a Dungeons and Dragons campaign at work, and we’re working our way through the Rise of Tiamat. In the final encounter, the party must storm the Temple of Tiamat, a huge 5 sided tower in the middle of an extinct volcano to prevent the big bad guys from summoning Tiamat, the evil mother of all Dragons.
I’ll post the design eventually, but here it is a work in progress. I designed it completely by hand in Adobe Illustrator. It has 3 levels, the ground floor, the second level which contains the high priests who are channeling for the summons, and the center tower, which contains the big evil guy, and eventually Tiamat when she is summoned.
I’d looked into 3d printing this, but that would have taken about 10 days of constant printing on my 3d printer. Using the Glowforge, I was able to cut and assemble this to this point in an afternoon.
Later this week, I’ll glue it up and paint it glossy black to mimic obsidian. I’ll leave the roofs unglued so they can be removed, and the party can actually play through the building with their miniatures.
The hardest part was figuring out how to do all the tabs by hand for 5 sided boxes.
Excellent. Interesting your comment about 3D print. When I was trying to decide whether to get a GF the competition was a 3D printer. So I sat down and wrote a list of what I could make with each - the list for a laser cutter was about 10 times longer than the 3D printer.
Having got my GF I now strongly believe the design and build time is generally much quicker too.
Awesome! Do they pay you to play, as a “Team Building Exercise”?
I actually had to get rid of my 3d printer to get the Glowforge. The boss said I didn’t have the room for both (which was true). I found that I wasn’t using my 3d printer that often, so getting the Glowforge was a good decision.