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March 16, 2005

Geek Heaven

If I had this thing as a kid, I'd have picked up my anti-social tendencies and violent urges much sooner.

It's a computer rig set up for Dungeons and Dragons tabletop play. The DM (if you have to ask, you aren't nearly geek enough) controls the projection, which allows players to see only what they have explored.

Quote: I scan in adventure maps and Photoshop out all for the DM-only information (room numbers, secret doors, traps, etc.) and create a mask layer. We then suspend a digital projector (connected to my laptop) from the ceiling, pointing directly at the game table. I project the edited map onto the game table and scale it to match our miniatures. As the players explore the map, I erase portions of the mask layer, revealing the map beneath.



More pics and information here
. Check out the lucky rogue with the Goggles of Night.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link.

Posted by Dan at March 16, 2005 08:03 AM

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Yes, but would this version have brought those demonic tendencies out of me...er....I mean, you sooner or later? Beware of the D&D game....... and of course, Harry Potter, DaVinci Codes and......Smurfs!

Evil Bad!!!!!

Posted by: Doug at March 16, 2005 01:13 PM

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