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MTG - Plainswalker Life Counter - Concept Design by MamaELM MTG - Plainswalker Life Counter - Concept Design by MamaELM
EditI've submitted the design to a print site and found out that since the discs are solid, it would cost around $120 for one made of Stainless Steel, So I'm planning on reworking the design and trying again, if I could get it down to around 10-20$ for one, I think I'd be able to have them produced and sell them. :)

(Also, if anyone would be interested in a black plastic one instead, those would cost about $30 with this design. I'm going to see what I can do though on making it not so material heavy.)

Haha, 3D printing is expensiveeeeee :lol:



A concept design me and my husband are working on.
Modeled in Rhinoceros, rendered in Flamingo.

This would be four simple metal discs held together with a basic rivet. All four discs would spin independently, and you could use the top of the Plainswalker symbol, or the bottom if you wish, to aim at the current number.

The numbers are roman numerals, 1 through 9, with zero being a unique symbol of a 0 within a roman pillar. You would obviously just line them up according to your current life. The number on the large image is III-V-0, meaning 35

The one on the smaller one is 0-0-0, meaning zero obviously.

999 is max amount.

THIS concept design and image are ŠEmma Mullins (being me)
These may be physically (3D printed versions, actually to play with) in the future. I just have to get a test sample sent.
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ProfBlahson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is a really cool design! I would totally use a counter like this.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! I have to modify it though if I actually want to get them made, this uses too much material :D
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Would love to get a life counter like this.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks! I've submitted the design to a print site and found out that since the discs are solid, it would cost around $120 for one made of Stainless Steel, So I'm planning on reworking the design and trying again, if I could get it down to around 10-20$ for one, I think I'd be able to have them produced and sell them. :)

(Also, if anyone would be interested in a black plastic one instead, those would cost about $30 with this design. I'm going to see what I can do though on making it not so material heavy.)

Haha, 3D printing is expensiveeeeee :lol:
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Miky2403 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I'd buy it in black plastic for 30$ but I'll wait for the new design if it's around 10-20$ :) (Smile) 
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Cool! Thats good to know, I'm still kind of brainstorming the new design, this one is already so small, its going to take something crazy to use that much less material. I've got a couple sketches I'm gonna have to see what my husband thinks about which would work best. :D
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
It'd be a great idea. and I'd be happy to pick up one of the counters, as soon as I get a steady job.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Not if you had to pay $200 for it though right? Haha! I'll post a better/cheaper version once I tweak it and see how much it would be. If i can get it down low enough to make some and sell at the local card shop that would be so epic. :D
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
It's be real pimpin' if just to have one made out of silver with a gem of each mana color just for the bragging rights.

the only thing I think you might want to edit with what you have shown is that instead of a place for "10" on each ring, change it to a 0 (represented by a pip or some such thing)  so that in the 1's ring it's 1 to 9, the 10's ring it's 1 to 9, the  100's ring goes to 1 to 9 ..... or maybe since that would be the largest ring make it go to 20
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah I'm still working on the design, thanks for that idea though! That would be epic with gem in it and stuff, XD
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JonnySchweer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Maybe have 4 numbered layers and the fifth with the gem in the center? One gem per color?
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Maybe! If you want to see future versions I upload, you can watch my account here, I should have a new idea on it by next week ;)
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koldtrane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty sleek and sophisticated looking. I'd buy.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks! I've submitted the design to a print site and found out that since the discs are solid, it would cost around $120 for one made of Stainless Steel, So I'm planning on reworking the design and trying again, if I could get it down to around 10-20$ for one, I think I'd be able to have them produced and sell them. :)

(Also, if anyone would be interested in a black plastic one instead, those would cost about $30 with this design. I'm going to see what I can do though on making it not so material heavy.)

Haha, 3D printing is expensiveeeeee :lol:
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koldtrane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! Please do, as I am ridiculously broke. However nice a stainless steel one sounds, I don't even have 120 dollars... hahaha... haaaaaa... the life of a college student.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha oh gosh I'd never ask someone that much, thats why I have to revamp it XD I don't even have 120 dollars either! :rofl:
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Xemnas-The-Leader Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
You should submit this to Wizards of the Coast, honestly. This is actually a pretty interesting concept. Also the various companies who produce things like this. You may get paid pretty well for the rights to them printing it. Or you could simply advertise this through twitter to MTG players and see if they'll latch on.
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) I had thought of submitting it to them, but for me to legally claim all the rights and such costs about $700 in legal fees before hand, and several years. I'm just going to see about having some printed through Shapeways and selling them locally, and if the idea catches on then I can sell them from here too :)

Thanks!
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Miky2403 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Wonderful idea!!!
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you!
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