I’m quite a fan of KeyForge, Fantasy Flight’s impressive “unique deck” game. I’ve been making accessories to help my own enjoyment of the game, so I thought I’d share them here.
Though the second KeyForge set brought us the blessing of re-closeable packaging, you still need something fancier for your favorite decks! This is a deck box design for 3D printing that uses a slide-in “top loader” card sleeve as its lid. This keeps everything protected, but you still know exactly what deck is inside.
You can get the files and leave comments and such on Thingiverse: KeyForge Deck Box
I also have the files available for download here:
- KeyForge_Deck_Box.stl — Sized for unsleeved cards, includes key relief on the bottom.
- KeyForge_Deck_Box_Sleeved.stl — Same design, just slightly larger to accommodate sleeves.
- KeyForge_Box.scad — An OpenSCAD file you can use to generate / customize your own box, either to tweak the layer heights and dimensions or add text. Very slightly different than the STL files because I made it later (the originals were built in Fusion 360). You can open this in Customizer to tweak things if you don’t want to run OpenSCAD locally.
- vector_keyforge_key.dxf — A vector trace of the key design, which you can use as the relief image in the bottom of the OpenSCAD version.
This box design is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
If you use it, post a make on Thingiverse!
These are definitely the most useful game accessory that I’ve ever made.
In KeyForge, creatures can come with armor printed on the card, or gain it through another card’s effect. The rule with armor is that each point of it prevents your creature from taking one damage for the turn. This creates the bookkeeping challenge of knowing not only how much armor a creature has, but how much of it has been used up this turn.
Enter these little shield tokens! You place them on a card to show how much armor it has, and then flip them over to the “broken” side every time they absorb a hit. At the end of your turn, you reset by flipping them all back.
Click on this SVG to download it:
The pictured tokens were cut out of ⅛″ basswood plywood.
Since the tokens are double-sided, you’ll need to engrave, flip, and engrave again. For the first engrave, cut the outer rectangle (red) but not the tokens. Then, flip the whole piece over side-to-side while keeping your outer material in place as a guide. For the second engrave, cut the shield outlines (blue) but not the rectangle.
I explained the process in this tutorial video:
In the very first starters, we were given cards to track power and stun effects, which were too big (they were full size, not even the tiny ones) and, I dunno, not that fun.
So, I traced some of the card art to make these, which I then engraved and cut out of ⅛″ acrylic with my Glowforge. The shield tokens are on Proofgrade Clear Acrylic, and the power tokens are Inventables Transparent Red. The engraved areas I colored in with Sharpie paint markers.
Click on these SVG files to download them:
Important: The power tokens are double-sided, so on the first pass cut the outside rectangle (green) and the “+3” images (gray fill). Then, keeping the outside material in place as a guide, flip the rectangle over sideways and engrave the “+1”s (red fill) and cut the token outlines (black).