3D printed terrain for role playing games, dungeon crawl style board games, and tabletop war games has become very popular, and with good reason. 3D printed miniature scenery adds a tactile and spatial element to the gaming area, creates a touch of realism, and is very affordable.
There are quite a few websites where you can purchase and download .STL files for your 3D printer. Some sites even do the actual printing for you. With all of the different sites out there, it can be difficult to know where to look for a specific terrain piece you might be looking for. That’s why I like sites like MyMiniFactory.com, which compiles 3D printable objects from numerous sources across the internet. This means you can browse the content of multiple websites all from a single page. And, they have other categories besides minis for tabletop gaming like props for cosplay and cool accessories for your favorite gadget.
I needed some dungeon décor as well as a few markers for my tabletop battle games. Quite a few items that fit the bill were easy enough to find on MyMiniFactory.com. I decided to get the Household Bundle and Graverobbers Bundle, both from Hobgoblin3D. The Household Bundle contains two tables, a chair, cauldron, podium, bed, and bookcase. These items will make a great addition to all of the dungeon crawl type games that I play. The Graverobbers Bundle comes with two disturbed grave sites. Both are a little larger than I expect, which is great since I’m using them for tabletop war gaming.
Your 3D printer will determine how good your 3D prints look. As you can see in the images, layer lines are definitely visible in my items. However, a coat of paint helps hide those and makes the items look a lot better. The fully painted images are taken from Hobgoblin3D and the other images are of my personal pieces. The image with the two tables shows one with a quick wash of black paint, just to bring out the details since the white filament doesn’t photography all that well . Don’t judge the actual output of these printed objects as your results will vary depending on the make/model of your 3D printer.
Hobgoblin 3D, as well as some of the other vendors on MyMiniFactory.com, offer a large variety of 3D terrain, scenery, buildings, and even dungeon floors and walls to create your own 3D environment. If you are looking for premium files for your 3D printer, have a look at MyMiniFactory.com.