One cannot write about 3d printing and games without mentioning Arian Croft’s Pocket Tactics. You just can’t, Nemo.
Pocket Tactics has been around a while and has cemented its position as King Under the Mountain in 3d-printed tile-based strategy games. Ever prolific, Croft and partner-in-crime Jeremy Larsen crank out a new model for Pocket Tactics every 37 seconds or so. They’ve made all their rules and models available for free download on Thingiverse. Be warned: you’ll need some actual talent to paint your prints as well as Arian and Jeremy have.
Pocket-Tactics is a tile-based strategy game in which fantasy forces battle for control of the world. The game is fast-paced (most games lasting between 20-45 minutes) and is so small that it all fits in a little felt bag and the play area rarely takes up more than a foot of table space. The system is dynamic though resolution is quick and there aren’t a ton of rules to track or memorize, making it ideal for advanced and casual gamers alike.
We’re working on a Kickstarter campaign so that we can produce Pocket-Tactics on a larger scale, but in the meantime it is already available to the 3D printing community! You can download the most current rules from the Thingiverse.
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