Artisans of Splendent Vale - 3D Printed Insert

last updated January 28th, 2024 — created January 28th, 2024

For each insert we create, we have a few standard design goals:

  • Reduce setup time as much as possible
  • Have separate component trays for "setup components" and "gameplay components"
  • Allow for vertical box storage without components crushing each other
  • Fit sleeved cards

Most of the components for this game store great in the provided plastic insert. We created a couple trays to go in the component box to keep Action Scene components organized and ready for play. There is a setup tray and a play tray. The best part of this insert is that it keeps numbered meeples ordered and ready for action!



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