We have got a fiercely competitive virtual tabletop landscape in the RPG hobby right now. While that’s a challenge for the companies or individuals running the software and trying to make a living from it, it’s excellent news for gamers. There have been leaps of progress.
But what about the humble and original physical table?
Surely there are scant few innovations left for actual tables beyond ever more impressive gaming tables?
Megavoid Studios has plans to bring new technology into play with fully interactive 2D and 3D tabletop projected maps. It means you can bring weather, grids, the fog of war and other effects to your at-the-table gaming experience.
The Kickstarter for the Infinite Realms project will launch later this week, on the 15th. It’ll run for 30 days and you can sign up for the launch alert now.
If successful, the campaign will mean macOS and Windows software to project maps for wargaming and RPGs through a ceiling-mounted projector or a TV with a custom stand.
2D image files, videos and custom-built 3D maps will be supported.
Megavoid Studios is a new company based in Germany and founded by actual roleplayers (Daniel, Jan, Jessi and Nina). The team includes hardware and software specialists, and I see a lot of World of Darkness as well as D&D in their bios.
The concern is the cost of the projectors, but a quick rummage in Amazon suggests there’s a reasonably wide range. How on Earth I might get tech up above my table is another challenge, but I’m certainly interested to see how Infinite Realms pans out.
- Kickstarter: Infinite Realms.
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