D&D projection map


Redditor and Roll20 developer Silverlight has shared a pretty funky D&D project. Using Roll20, Apple TV and a projector Silverlight was able to project a map onto the gaming table. The project makes great use of Roll20’s “dynamic lighting” which only shows what the PCs can see with their line of sight. In this case […]

Codename: Morningstar doesn’t Kickstart, will battle on


Codename: Morningstar is not a project that’s been blessed with much luck. Originally they were Wizards of the Coast digital platform partner. The two companies parted way near the end of the project, suddenly and Trapdoor Technologies was left holding the bits. I think Trapdoor did the right thing. They took the project to Kickstarter. […]

Geek-perfect Sting sword replica glows when near wifi


Bilbo Baggins’ magic sword was called Sting and it glowed blue whenever orcs came too close. That’s pretty useful when you’re a Hobbit. Over at Make.com Krista Peryer has the story of a new generation of Sting, a geek perfect sword, a sword called WarSting. WarString glows whenever it detects unsecured wifi networks. By thrusting […]

Will Paizo replace Wizards of the Coast as a Codename: Morningstar publisher?


I’m a backer on Trapdoor Technology’s Codename: Morningstar Kickstarter. This is a crowd-funding campaign to pick up a digital toolset that Wizards of the Coast pulled out of. The replacement software works with the Pathfinder Reference Document (PRD) instead. Geek Native was lucky enough to land an interview with Trapdoor’s founding director Chris Matney. In […]

This bracelet is a flamethrower


Adam Wilber stresses that this watch-sized device isn’t a toy. Then again; he also says it’s a badass professional device that allows you to launch fireballs. You can pick up your own PYRO for $174. Maybe you know someone who’s a pain to get Christmas presents for you? There’s no “add to cart” button. There […]

Life without Wizards as Trapdoor take Codename: Morningstar to Kickstarter


This pitch for Codename: Morningstar talks about stories. It’s worth knowing the back story to Trapdoor Technologies before watching the video, I think. It began with Wizards of the Coast appointing Trapdoor to build the D&D 5e digital toolset. We don’t know what happened. There was a change of heart and the two companies stopped […]