Table top gaming business expanding with new dystopian world on its way
Two entrepreneurs have been building a successful fledgling business during lockdown.
Engineer Neil Woodman, 36, from Barnham, and teacher Theo Morris, 36, from Coney Weston, are using 3D printers to create models which they are selling online through their website.
The business co-owners have expanded their stock to create terrain, characters, buildings and everything required to build their own dystopian landscape.
Having started out producing 3D miniature models for table top gaming, Digital Taxidermy has quickly moved to writing short stories about, and building its own fantasy world, in which skirmishing and role-playing games can be played.
Mr Woodman said: “It started out with me getting a 3D printer for my birthday, but I’d been interested in 3D printing for years. Also, I’ve always enjoyed modelling and making things with my hands. As an engineer and a carpenter I was already making stuff all the time.”
He added: “We threw ourselves into this when lockdown began and since then we’ve been bounding from one win to the next.”
While table top gaming with models is not new, the world currently being built by the business owners is their own unique creation.
Describing the games which can be played in their fantasy world, he said: “It’s miniature games using dice, so people do the modelling, then the painting, and then get together to play games.”
He continued: “A brick and mortar shop for us, may be a little stretch away, however we do have plans to obtain a premises for a print farm to help us meet rising demand.”
Some of the early creations from the business include a model ‘cash for organs’ shop and a fictional fast food franchise called ‘limbs and things’.
The range has been expanded in the last three months so players can build an entire town.
Mr Morris and Mr Woodman have been running the business remotely from the outset, printing models themselves at home and selling them through their website while growing online traffic and publicising through social media.
Mr Woodman said: “We have weekly releases planned for the next few months for models and stories and we’re selling things every week, which for a business which has only been running for a few months, I can’t really ask for more than that.”
To find out more about Digital Taxidermy and see its range of models, visit www.digitaltaxidermy.co.uk.