Ardacious, the company behind the augmented reality app Ardent Roleplay, has landed a deal with Chaosium to bring Call of Cthulhu and RuneQuest to life.
Ever wanted to have a Lovecraftian horror rise through the gaming table to scare the daylights out of your Cthulhu investigators? Ardent’s the app for that.
The mobile apps, as the video shows, lets GMs add an augmented reality layer to their tabletop games. There’s more functionality than the crazy visuals, though, the apps connect over wifi for a shared experience, stats coordinate across devices so you can see if someone is dying or you can see if another character has a status condition attached.
In the future adventure logs, loot tracking and even initiative tracking are coming.
The deal with Chaosium means that specific RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu virtual minis and content will be coming later in the year. Fantasy models are already available.
“The Haunting”, the pre-written adventure from Call of Cthulhu’s quick start is also available via the Ardent Roleplaying app.
The company earns money by providing a subscription model for GMs to sign up to and gain access to a catalogue of content.
You can read up more about Ardent over at the app’s official site.
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