set of generic board game pieces is nice to have around in case of a sudden spontaneous need of gaming, but carrying my full set
takes some room, and is not going to fit in my daily bag.
I've been thinking for a while that an half-size set could be useful, and between yesterday and today I've actually managed to do the first version.
It's (2d) printed on both sides of a single sheet of heavy paper, laminated and then cut, comes with both the basic suites and the playing card expansion and fits in a mint tin divided by origami boxes.
It's just version 0.1 because there are a few issues: first of all I'm not happy with the manual way I used to draw the page: ideally it would have been programmatically generated from the same svg files as the 3d piecepack (with the ability to generate other expansions), but apparently reading paths from an svg and writing it in another svg is not supported in an easy way by the libraries I could find, and looking for it was starting to take much more time than just doing it by hand.
I also still have to assemble the dice; in the picture above I'm just using the ones from the 3d-printed set, but they are a bit too big and only four of them fit in the mint tin. I already have the faces printed, so this is going to be fixed in the next few days.
Source files are available in the same git repository as the 3d-printable piecepack
, with the big limitation mentioned above; updates will also be pushed there, just don't hold your breath for it :)