Evolution of a Blog

This blog has evolved as I have as a maker. It starts at the beginning of my journey where I began to re-tread my tires in the useful lore of micro electronics and the open-source software that can drive them. While building solutions around micro-electronics are still an occasional topic my more recent focus has been on the 3D Printing side of making.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Terraforming Mars Game Tiles and Markers

This post describes the sets of tiles and games markers that I print for the board game Terraforming Mars.  The tiles themselves were designed by Frank Strauss.  There are a set of articles on this blog that talk to them here, here, here, and here.  All of my proceeds for printing these models will go to support my wife's entry in the 2018 London Marathon where she will be running in support of the MS Society.

The cost for the game tiles and markers is 70 GBP with a case available for another 30 GBP.  Tracked and signed for shipping will be included if you live in the UK.  The tiles consist of 16 City Tiles, 24 Green Tiles, 9 Ocean Tiles, and the 11 Special Tiles.  The markers consist of one each of Generation, Oxygen, and Temperature printed in a material called Steelfill and then polished. They have a weight and look to them that is much like steel.

The default set of tiles can be printed in all grey if you are planning on painting them.  Alternatively they can be printed in the following colours:

  • City Tiles - Grey
  • Green Tiles - Green or Matte Green
  • Ocean Tiles - Blue
  • Special Tiles - Tan (other than Nuke Explosion which will be orange)

Cases can be printed in red, black, gold, green, or light grey.  Top and bottom can be different colours.

Note that there are three designs for City Tiles that I believe Frank means to represent different eras in construction:

Requires Gumball Top - Not Provided! 
You can mix and match these tiles within the standard 16 city tiles or you can purchase additional tiles for 1.35 GBP each.  My default mix would be eight of each of the first two styles shown above.

There are two ways to order and pay for these items.  Both start with an inquiry through 3DHubs.  In the first case I will create an order there for you once we agree on the composition of your set of tiles.  This gives you some buyer protection but the MS Society will get less money.  The second method is different only in that once we agree on the details I will provide you the price and you make a direct donation to my wifes page on Just Giving.  The MS Society will get more money but you will not have 3DHubs as your agent if I turn out to be a scallywag.

Ocean - Blue - X9

Green Area - Green or Matt Green - x24

The tiles below are the "Special Tiles"

The case

 The markers

Picture of a final product

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