Category Archives: design
Andy Evans has created a beautiful rendition of Carcassonne in wood. I really dig the abstraction, letting the natural beauty of the wood come through rather than relying on drawings. Also, I think the dimensionality really clarifies the function of … Continue reading
I used up some of the scrap wood I had lying around today. After having a lot of fun playing around with tesselated patterns in Inkscape (Edit->Clone->Create Tiled Clones) I tried some of them out on the laser cutter.
More work on my Dominion card “caddy” design. I call this one “Lyrical Scabbard”. Here you can see both the original pencil sketch and the cleaned-up, tweaked and refined design in the vector file.
As I approach the end of fulfilling my Kickstarter orders, it gets harder and harder to keep up the pace of the manufacturing / assembly process. Something about deadlines or finality has always had a demotivating effect on me. I … Continue reading
In anticipation for an upcoming comission to do pieces for the expansion “Catan: Cities and Knights” (TM), I took some time this afternoon to sketch a barbarian boat. Pretty fearsome, right? Catan islanders, tremble before the salty hordes!
Dan, a design student from the UK has created his own 4-player Catan board. It’s a thing of beauty. Using a CNC router, he cut this board from mahogany. The photos speak for themselves: Dan’s Photo Gallery Thanks for sharing, … Continue reading
And here is the Gold tile, realized in birch. (Sorry for the crummy quality phonecam photo)
And here’s the final vector design that comes from that sketching process discussed in the previous post
One of the Kickstarter rewards is the “Grand Tiles Kit” which includes all the tiles needed to play a 5-6 player game of Settlers of CatanTM or the SeafarersTM variant. A necessary part of that Seafarers variant is the Gold … Continue reading