Okay, I think Geek Native may be the only site using the acronym VVTT to mean virtual virtual tabletop, and yeah, Legends Untold is heavy on the VR, light on the tabletop, but the concept is bang on.
Step into the virtual shoes of your tabletop roleplaying character with this multi-system supporting VR engine. Or, play it over your PC. There are two modes; one for battles which brings a grid into play, and one for roaming the world. It’s also funded, already, quickly hitting that $10,000 goal. You can see the latest total or join in on the project page.
The idea of “virtual virtual tabletop” comes from combining a virtual tabletop, something which emulates a tabletop game on your PC, with a virtual reality set-up so you can virtually look over a table or step into the world.
Early bird spaces are limited but still available if you’ve already seen enough.
If not, then the story for Legends Untold, as told by the Legends team, begins with the game stats and combat.
The VR platform supports turn-based combat, despite being VR, and it procedurally generates a grid based on the design by the GM. In other words, you do the big picture stuff; it tries to do the details.
Once in combat and routines are being triggered, it supports other tabletop games because you use their rules to write your spells, etc.
GMs can takeover or transform into NPC characters like some sort of cross between Quantum Leap and the 80s cartoon Dungeon Master wandering into a scene in the roleplaying mode.
It looks like the human characters can be heavily modified, and that stretch goals are bringing in other races. Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Demon (!) and Goblin will all be unlocked once $25,000 is pledged.
If the early bird tiers are sold out by the time you get to this, you can join Legends Untold and get wallpaper for $29.
That’s upgraded to beta access and a Discord title at $39.
Extra goodies such as the Founder weapon, armour and in-dice game are added at $49, and you can bring three friends (4 uses in total) at $129.
There are higher tiers, and all are slated to be delivered in December.
What’s not entirely clear is the business model. Do users pay once for access ala Foundry, or is a subscription required like Roll20?
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