We all know who they are. They’ve nurtured you, giving you an extra saving throw whenever you were down. They watched you grow from level 1 to level 10 and choose your secondary traits. They warned you not to attack that necromancer dragon, then sent an NPC paladin to help when you inevitably did.
This holiday season is a great chance to show them that not only do you know them better than most, but that you care enough to actually make them a custom gift. If you’re adept at 3D design, we’re here to give you some inspiration for your own making. Of course, our community has already applied incredibly talent and care to the creation of some amazing dice, characters, and accessories. You can find all their awesome pencil and paper gaming-inspired 3D printed swag here, and a few of my favorites are below.
Let’s start with this incredible steampunk-themed D6 die by Alea Lacta Est. Look at the way it actually uses the gears to show the numbers. Look at that immaculate detail. And, with 27 materials to choose from, you can also make this die match the aesthetic of the game (or player) you’re buying it for.
One of the coolest ways to to visualize your role-playing world is with figurines you might already have on hand. If you have some LEGO mini figures laying around, why not put them to good use and turn them into brave heroes? This set of accessories by Mingles 3D will allow you to customize any mini figure with a little paint, turning it into an adventurer.
True story: I brought this D6 die by dice veteran Ceramic Wombat to GenCon last year and people were blown away. They couldn’t believe it was real. Do the right thing and get it for your gamemaster so they can have the same experience. Make it truly personal by picking a material that matches the rest of their gear.
Do you have a GM who loves to get creative? These hero figurines come in our Black High Definition Acrylate and are a blast to paint.