Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Future of D&D?

Could this be the future of D&D?

Surfacescapes



http://vimeo.com/7132858
http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/article4080.php

http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/surfacescapes/

Surfacescapes uses Microsoft Surface (an input device and software) to emulate an hybrid table-top / CPRG environment for playing D&D 4th ed.

Granted I don't have 10 grand to dump into gaming right now (but I bet if I added up all the money I have spent in the last 30+ years...) and I am not sure how this would advance, but the ideas are limitless really.  Pre-configured adventures and monsters.  DDI already has some of this now.

I am going to keep an eye on this one.

This could be D&D 5th edition folks.

5 comments:

The Recursion King said...

10 grand?

What a bargain compared to printing your own maps off!

I'll order one for each player right away!!

~HANZO~ said...

Yeah sounds about right. Just today I was thinking "now how can WOTC alienate the rest of the gaming community". 4E was a good start. But how could they top it now. =)

Tim Brannan said...

As a techie and computer geek from way back I am very excited about this.

But as someone that skill enjoys his OSR cred, I can't see this working in the multitude of situations in which we find ourselves playing D&D OR appealing to the gamer on a budget, which at last count I think was ALL gamers.

I want to see where this is going, but I don't think it will kill traditional PnP RPGs.

~HANZO~ said...

I think they are getting table top players mixed up with console players who are willing to drop 700$ on a PS3 the first week it comes out lol.

~HANZO~ said...

while looking it up I ran into this lmao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrr7AZ9nCY

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