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Monday, 18 April 2011

Dungeon Projector Rig

In our Stonehell game on Saturday, I tried out an idea I've long been toying with - a projected game map.  The idea is simple enough: take one data projector, rig a mirror at a 45 degree angle, and project a dungeon map down on to a 50 inch screen on the tabletop.  Here's what the end result looks like:





















7 comments:

  1. So you gamed with it, right? How did it go?

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  2. It was a big hit. I'm one of the players in the campaign so I drew the map as we played. In previous sessions we've used an LCD monitor flat on the table but it's a bit small. This screen was big enough to zoom in for encounters, like the Lizardmen in the picture, and then zoom out for general exploration.

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  3. I'm gonna have a hard time convincing my spouse of the necessity of this, but by gum, 'im gonna try...

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  4. It's in our family "games" room so nobody minds the hooks being left in the ceiling when it's not in use. The table top is actually panel on top of a billiards table so the whole thing is dual purpose.

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  5. This is a great idea. I've used a wall projector before, but this is so much better! If you have a Nintendo Wii and some MacGiver skills, you can turn it into an interactive board. I need to refresh my memory on YouTube how to do that...

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  6. I've seen the Wii Remote lightpen on YouTube and it looks amazing. I don't have one myself but I'm tempted to get one to try it.

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