Tabletop Gaming Current and Future Technologies
Where will table top gaming go from a technological standpoint? We discuss some of the current technologies such as 3d printing of miniatures or even terrain. The advent of gaming tables with large screens. Augmenting games with RFID and NFC data transmission tools that allow a vibrant mixture of the physical and digital realms. There are also apps and websites like Tabletop simulator and Roll 20 that help players join up for a similar experience online when they can't meet up in person. Technology has also helped quite a bit with sites such as meetup.com that join together people of similar interests that would have likely never met up and played a campaign of D&D together otherwise. Maybe in the future, deep learning and other artificial intelligence based systems will help us enjoy rounds of tabletop games without the immersion killing aspects we currently fight with. What would be your ideal gaming room?