Okay, so owning a 3D Printers and knowing what it can and can't do, as well as learning those two differences, I am wondering what the impact these will have on the world of miniature gaming in general, both long and short term planning and thinking for different companies. I see the pros and cons of this and at the same time I see it as being able to bring new life to the hobby as well as headache.
Also many of these have scanners in them and thus I could see many extinct and OPP miniatures making a come back and thus leading many to have the moral delimia of do they buy or make these or even use them as well as companies crying over lost revenue since it's easier, well once you figure it out, to make your own then to buy them. But at the same time I could them also selling 3D Print files that allow you to download and print these and thus you have given them something and gotten something in return.
So what are your thoughts on this?
I have a friend that is printing some incredible terrain for minis games with his 3D printer, and he has printed some long OOP D&D minis...and other than the weight they're hard to tell from the originals.
I think in the long run it's a good thing, but in the short term it's going to cause some issues with people pirating (and that's essentially what they're doing) current, "in print" minis. Companies are going to have to figure out how to deal with this issue once 3D printing because cheap enough for the masses to do.