Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Laptop-driven projected D&D table

OK, had to share this.  Way to cool.

D&D gaming table

Picture it: it’s back in the day, and you’re gathered around ye olde Dungeons and Dragons table for a nerd’s night out of virtual adventure. You’ve got your imaginations strapped on tight, and perhaps a few pencil graphs of your game terrain in tow to aid in your quest. Fast-forward to today, when version 2.0 of the gaming table includes a laptop-based projection system to beam Photoshopped adventure maps masked with only the players’ currently visible areas showing. We suppose it only makes sense that gaming geeks take advantage of the high tech that is their birthright, but hasn’t some text-based charm been rather lost here?

[Via Boing Boing]