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September 2, 2012

Pocket Tactics is an open source table top game you print yourself — even the dice (credit: Ill Gotten Games)

Ill Gotten Games‘ Pocket Tactics is the first open-source miniatures game designed to be manufactured on a 3D printer, Wired Design reports.

Consisting of character figurines, tiles, and dice, the pieces can be downloaded from Thingiverse and printed on a MakerBot. A complete set of parts takes several hours to extrude, but games can be played in just over 20 minutes.

The use of Tinkercad, a web based CAD program that works like a set of digital Legos, lets fans expand and modify the game easily. Because everything is designed and hosted in the cloud you can almost magically transform a character like the Dwarven Forge Master into a 1970s cop without extensive software training.