Coastal King Productions is an indie game house working on the tabletop RPG Book of the Fallen – although there may be a name change later.
Patrick White, owner of the company, took to YouTube to reveal another project Coastal King had been working on: Game Glass.
It’s quite a long video and something of a candid tour as Patrick simply picks up a handheld and discusses the project. The second prototype appears at about the 7 minute mark.
The objective of the board is never mentioned in the video but seems clear enough. Patrick’s invention seems to show a tabletop mapping system. GMs can draw on features such as tunnels, rooms and other obstacles. Players and the GM can then push miniatures around on the grid.
There’s no mention of a price point – but shipping alone is likely to be expensive. It’s hard to imagine there won’t be a Kickstarter to help fund the creation of some of these Game Glass boards too.
What do you think? Does this idea have the wow factor or is this a niche and luxury product that’ll only appeal to a few?