Xenotheria: Single-Player Deckbuilding RPG - Ad A

Spool tower - Multilevel Modular Scenery Construction System

A project in Bury St. Edmunds, UK by Digital Taxidermy

Funding Successful

Digital Taxidermy - Terrain construction system\n3D printed scenery; incorporating waste spools as the core using minimal material.
Backers: 446
Average Pledge Per Backer: £42

Funded: £18,835 of £500
Dates: Jun 12th -> Jul 12th (30 days)
Project By: Digital Taxidermy
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: July 12 @ 19:02 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

That's £15K smashed and another stretch goal.

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We absolutely can't believe it, its insane. we have the final stretch goal for you to get to, so if we get over £16K we will have an arcade layer for your towers.  We just can't keep up with all this :0)  So if you have been checking our website... (Read More)

Into the last few days and nearly at £12K

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The last few backers are running in to get at the accumulated loot and booty.  Here is a little more to whet your appetites  We are over 250 files now and counting. We have unlocked the textured floor tiles as well, so they will be coming too scifi... (Read More)

more than 200 STL FILEs - The final furlong is here peeps

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
So the last few days are in sight and we are just working out where the stretch goals will end.  Multi-level modular terrain system Work continues on finishing and validating the files for the stretch goals. The Items from the Kickstarter are all... (Read More)

How will you make sense of the assembly of your spool towers?

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
To make sure that you can all put these model sets together we are working hard to produce a detailed set of instructions that will detail basic techniques and assembly instructions. These instructions cover basic safety, tool requirements, methods... (Read More)

We've come a long way my friends

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
So, this is incredible, a milestone and so very humbling. This is a true moment in the history of Digital Taxidermy, and we cannot thank you all enough for bringing us to this point. We have now cruised past TEN THOUSAND POUNDS, this unlocks another... (Read More)

Another stretch goal SMASHED £9k and counting

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow guys things have been really picking up steam, another stretch goal down and more work for us to do.  Thanks for all your continual support and feedback that is really driving this project forward.  The total spool pledge now includes more than... (Read More)

Another little progress update.

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
So today was another busy and interesting day, we have started talking with some interesting companies about where the future of this is going to go but there is more on that later :0)  The clip on fences have been finished (9 different panel... (Read More)

More greeblies WIP

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Just to keep you posted on some of the stuff we have been doing, here are some more of the cool greeblies we have in store for you  Barb wire gates with hinges for the dungeon Terminal and science equipment pipe fittings stop sign/barrier on hinge  (Read More)

200 backers

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
What an amazing milestone to reach, 200 backers, wow we will be having our work cut out for us to get this distributed to you. Have no fear we have all our people on it.  I really can't believe how far this has gone, we cannot thank you enough.... (Read More)

Another Stretch goal down £8k smashed

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
All your help is paying rewards, another stretch goal down and we now have a series of modular clip on fence sets to get together for you lovely people.  The work goes ever on and the total forever rises.  To give you an idea of what the fences... (Read More)

Running at capacity

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to the runaway success of this Kickstarter we have diverted all resources to delivering the product and getting everything to be top quality for you. To this end we have shut down our weekly releases and website blogging. This was a key marketing... (Read More)

Custom fitting odd spools

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We want this KS to be able to work with as many spools as possible.  We were contacted by a chap that had a spool that looks like this:  Odd spools It is an easy fix for us to make some generic thin panes you can use to fill them in.  We are... (Read More)

Just WOW guys WOW!! Another stretch goal broken

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
And still the total climbs, we can hardly believe the interest this has generated.  Thank-you all so much for helping us realise this line of models. It has been a real creative journey we have been going through, rest assured we have more great... (Read More)

Project Delivery

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
So we have been giving consideration on how to handle the delivery of this project. With so many of you lovely backers believing in us we need to make sure we handle the delivery in an efficient and methodical manner.  We have outlined a process... (Read More)

Just a quick WIP

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
As the numbers keep climbing we have been working through the unlocked stretchgoals and here are some pics of what's happened so far.   (Read More)

Here's another WIP update for the gothic tower and kashyyk treehouse

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
So with another busy week happening, we have got some progress images and details for you.  Firstly here is a much better shot of the gothic cathedral tower. It really has turned into something rather special.  Gothic cathedral with added awesome... (Read More)

what do we class as a standard spool?

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
As you can imagine now we have been having alot of feedback from people. so to make things a bit clearer and in order to get the instructions under way, here is a "standard" spool.  Standard spool measurements You should be able to use this and the... (Read More)

All hail the web gods

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
So there peep's, the web god has been benevolent and provided us with top notch scale calculation tools for you to use....and share...please share it around. Scale converter tool for 3D modelers This is something we already had in development and... (Read More)

Another stretch goal smashed

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
All the way past £6000 and still going strong!  the next to come off the line will be a series of shop fronts for fantasy and sci-fi towers.  we will get back to you with some WIP shots ASAP. As you can imagine things are pretty busy on our end... (Read More)

A little preview on test prints

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Today the test prints for the kashyyk base parts came off the printers, they came out pretty good, not printing issues and no supports required....oh and lights too, it will still be usable as a dice tower too. I think that about covers it...  (Read More)

OK so its getting crazy up in here!

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Another stretch goal smashed....Oh my god that's amazing.  Observatory topper unlocked, expect a WIP photo soon. We have now passed what we were hoping to reach at the close of the Kickstarter...It's safe to say we are now in uncharted territory. ... (Read More)

Cash 4 Spools - Commercial print permit

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to feedback and a discussion, we have decided we will provide a commercial pledge to this Kickstarter. For the equivalent of £10/month you can now upgrade your old spools from a waste product to a marketable terrain system, adding value to... (Read More)

A moment to think about the future

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been receiving a good bit of feedback from our various audiences lately and it has got us thinking about the future spool towers already.  While we have your attention we thought it would be good to ask for a little feedback from you guys... (Read More)

Just when you thought we had done a runner

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
So we have been taking care of a lot of important stuff and some less important stuff but along with all that we have been getting through some of the work for the stretch goals you have been smashing through.  The preview pictures have all been... (Read More)

Absolutely stella work guys and gals

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
OMG now everything is starting to mount up, another stretch goal down, so with £4k passed we will finish the prep on a greeblie pack that not only will give you loads of bits and bobbins for all those boring flat surfaces but will also give you... (Read More)

3rd stretch goal smashed people

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Great work, 3 goals down and now we have some real work to do, expect the wip photos during the week, still more to unlock so get out there and tell your friends, tell everyone...this is far from over Regards Digital Taxidermy  (Read More)

Fantasy spool tower tier and stretch goal access

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi there,  so it has been brought to my attention that the fantasy spool tower backer tier does not state stretch goal access, this is an administrative error but i cannot correct it now, allow me to state here that all tiers including the spool... (Read More)

Second stretch goal smashed

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Totally on it guys and gals, awesome work 2 goals down, now the radar station for everyone...next we got the big one, the kashyyk tree house. get out there and spread the word, lets make us do more work  I double dare you Regards  Digital Taxidermy... (Read More)

New backing option, get £10 free

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
For those that are not quite taken with the idea of spool towers but like our other products we have decided to go crazy, literally insane....For the cost of £20 pledge we will give you a £30 voucher for STL purchases in our webstore.  We have... (Read More)

First strech goal passed

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Excellent work people thats the second big milestone smashed.  We have another one lined up...go on make me put the finishing touches on the dice tower radar site...I dare you!  Get telling people this exists, smash the stretchiachy  (Read More)

Whoo hooo funded in under and hour

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank-you everyone for your support, we are now funded.....now get out there and start sharing, lets get those stretch goals  I guess we have some work to get on with for the next 30 days then Regards  Neil  (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!