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Community (Treasure)Chest from EC3D - Volume 3
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Welcome to the third volume of "Community (Treasure)Chest" by EC3D!

This project brings you 3D printable STL files for support-free miniatures and terrain/scatter elements to enrich your gaming experience. This series also takes a unique angle on the market, and charitable giving. 

 

How is this different than a Kickstarter or traditional crowd-funding?

  • 40% of raised funds is donated to charity! (more on that below)
  • The entire set is priced as "pledge-what-you-can", minimum $5. 
  • The unlocked STL files are available right away for you to print - no waiting!
  • The campaign will run for 21 days, and there will be no late pledge option  (items will be packaged and sold at retail pricing after the campaign)
  • Backers also receive a 15% coupon code for Cephalopod Studios "Cuddlefish colors" paints (check em out)

 

** click to view photo above in high resolution **

I have run several successful Kickstarter campaigns and other projects, and am always a bit saddened when I hear that folks cannot afford to participate due to limited funds or life situations. 3D printers are expensive to get going as well. I wanted to offer some high-quality sets that EVERYBODY could get their hands on. Also, with the current global health and financial situation, lots of folks don't have much in the way of disposable income.

The minimum is $5 - but the final retail price of this set in my store after the 3 week campaign will be roughly $30. My hope is that those who can afford to pledge more will choose to do so ($10, $20, etc... whatever you feel is fair). This project had substantial time and cost investments to get off the ground, but I feel it's our duty to pay it forward! This is the 3rd installment of this series, and the last 2 unlocked every stretch goal I had planned, so you'll get plenty of bang for your buck!

If you are in a tough financial spot, running a game for kids or charity, or just don't feel like spending more than $5, then by all means get in for $5. If you have the means to pledge more, appreciate the quality and contents of this set, want to see more like this in the future, and love charitable giving, please pledge as much as you are willing!

Additionally, if you missed the previous volumes of this series, you can add them - at a discounted rate of $15 each - to your pledge via Perks (selected at pledge time). You can learn more about the contents of the last two installments by viewing them here: Volume 1 and Volume 2

 

I sure did! 40% of the entire revenue from this project, calculated as total $ raised minus cost of Fundrazr hosting platform (5%), minus cost of card transaction fees (3% + $.30 each), will be donated to charity. For Volume 3 we will be donating to the awesome charity UNICEF (https://www.unicef.org/what-we-do). UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And in this time of a global health and economic crisis, they are in greater need than ever!

Accountability for giving: At the conclusion of this project I will make the donation from the project funds, and publicly share (and update this page) with the receipt from the charity to confirm the donation on our behalf.

 

The theme of Volume 3 of the "Community (Treasure)Chest" Series is focusing on a religious order with dark secrets. They could be good or evil, and their intentions are veiled in shadow. Plus... they harbor a powerful prisoner that could be the savior - or destroyer - of worlds.

MINIATURES

Miniatures are ~30-32mm scale and are designed to print support-free on resin and FDM printers. They have a high level of detail and are a blast to print and paint! We start our journey with some of the core members of the church and clergy, then will later meet more of the Order and their secret prisoner. Every mini comes unbased, and based on a mosaic tile floor base.

 

** Why Support Free **

Support-free designs have many benefits, including being more sturdy / less likely to break (thicker components, merged geometry), less prone to print failure, and less (if any) cleanup and post-processing. You can throw a bunch on your printer, walk away, and come back confident - and get more models on your table faster! Some people think "support-free" means FDM, but these minis come out wonderfully on resin as well, and have the detail to match!

 

 

NOTE, you can click the image below to see a more high res, zoomable version on Imgur.

 

 

SCATTER TERRAIN / SCENERY

Scenery makes a table really pop, and we have included many items to help flesh out a church/chapel or interior chambers of the Order. Every item is designed to fit on resin and FDM printers (including smaller resin print beds), and prints 100% support-free and very highly detailed. Expect to see all kinds of items to build out a home for the Holy Order in this campaign, including altars, relics, wall pieces, decor, and more.

 

NOTE, you can click the image below to see a more high res, zoomable version on Imgur.

 

 

There are many awesome stretch goals for this project! You can see them all listed below. Most of the models are ready and will be added to the Dropbox link right as they are unlocked, so you can start printing them right away. 

You can increase your pledge amount at any time to help unlock more of these!  Keep an eye on this section, and campaign updates for more info as the ball gets rolling, and help share the project to get the word out and unlock even more cool stuff! As goals are unlocked, please be patient and give me a day or two to get things updated.

 

LICENSING / COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Backing this project gives you personal license to use these models to print for your own personal use. You cannot distribute, modify, or sell them in any capacity without explicit consent from EC3D. If you wish to sell physical prints of these files commercially, they are eligible for the EC3D/Hero's Hoard Licensing Program.

FILE DELIVERY

Files will be delivered to you in a download link via automated email as soon as you back the campaign. The download link will be a custom code to access a Dropbox folder. As new unlocks are hit, if the files are ready they will be added to the Dropbox folder and available right away. The email will come to your inbox from Fundrazr, so if you do not receive an email shortly after backing the campaign, please search your inbox for notifications@fundrazr.com

If you select perks to get the files from Vol1 or Vol2, links to access those (completed sets) of files will also be included in the email.

DISCLAIMER AND PRINTING REQUIREMENTS

These files are designed to work on most common 3D printers but a well-tuned printer, and knowledge of printing, will allow you to get the most out of these models. EC3D has made and distributed thousands of high-quality, easy to print models - but is not responsible for the quality you yourself are able to achieve with your individual printer. Fore more information check out my friend Danny, 3D Printed Tabletop on YouTube. 

The nature of support-free models is such that occasionally a small island/overhang is missed in the models during the model process - making models support-free is a very tedious, manual process in modeling software. In most cases, those overhangs will not matter for FDM printing, but in some cases can impact resin printing. We have written custom software to help find/remove islands, but if you have any issues with the models please let us know and we'll remedy any issues.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO THIS PRODUCT NOT DELIVERING?

In short - NO. The main models, and many of the planned stretch goals, are already done.

WHO THE HECK IS THIS EC3D OUTFIT ANYWAY?

EC3D is a design/modeling company started by myself (Evan Carothers) to make models for tabletop games. It has evolved over the last few years to work with many other creative professionals and artists beyond just myself to bring larger projects to realization. My team and I have delivered many successful Kickstarter projects for 3D printable tabletop models. I'm a contributing artist the OpenForge Project, and have lots of scatter terrain sets on HerosHoard.com. I have brought thousands of easy to print, high quality miniatures and terrain pieces to market - you can read tons of happy reviews on my Facebook page.

HOLY AWESOME PAINT JOBS?!

I know right! - Check out  Cephalopod Studios Twitch stream to see them paint a lot more awesome stuff!

THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED BRING THIS PROJECT TO LIFE!

Joshua Black (character modeling), Vitaliy Deaf (scenery modeling), and Ryan Calhoun/Cephalopod Studios (test printing and amazing paint)

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Get - at a discounted price - all the files from Volume1 of Community (Treasure)Chest - "A Den of Alien Evil". Check the link below to see all the files!
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