Digital Gameboard

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Moppy
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Digital Gameboard

Postby Moppy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:12 am

This may of interest to tabletop gamers, there is a 22" (50cm) tablet on kickstarter that's designed to be used a game board with interactive figures.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ga ... ameboard-1

Project lead is the guy who left Atari over non-payment.
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Linwood » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 am

Not sure I’m ready to spend $350 on this. But I love the concept! The ability to interconnect multiple boards is a great enhancement!
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Moppy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:13 am

I feel the price is reasonable for the hardware, but it will be expensive for the average tabletop hobby equipment(*). It is comparable to a game console price, however.

* board and RPG of course, warhammer $40,000 is well named.
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Condottiere » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:44 am

In theory, have the appropriate software and turn a touchscreen monitor horizontal.
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Moppy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:10 pm

There will be hardware in the base discs.

Additionally, I don’t know if regular screen hardware can distinguish more than about 3 objects at once (no-one appears to support more than 4 finger gesture). It’s possible you might be able to fix this with software, or maybe you can’t. For a game I am sure you will want more than 3 objects simultaneously.
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Condottiere » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:04 pm

Presumably, each piece can generate a local field that's distinctively different to identify it.
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Re: Digital Gameboard

Postby Moppy » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:52 pm

Yes there is hardware in the base.

But I was more concerned with the number of touches that a standard screen allows simultaneously.

I've since looked at various screen specificiations, and most modern screens will support 10 distinct simulanaeous inputs so it should not be a problem.

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