DiceCAM lets you use _real_ dice in your computerized games. Because gaming is really about the dice! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on October 22, 2011.
About this project
DiceCAM lets you use dice (yes, real dice) in your computerized games. Roll dice into the box, and the DiceCAM will interpret your roll and pass it along to your game. The DiceCAM works with conventional dice, polyhedral dice, and can be trained to understand custom dice.
The goal of this project is to fund the very first manufacturing run of DiceCAM's.
Some Background.... or, why are you doing this, anyway?
Before inventing the DiceCAM, I spent a year or two building a multitouch gaming table (similar to a Microsoft Surface, but much cheaper), which I use for running RPG/miniature games. The system could track player locations, hit points, hit bonuses, etc, and it knew that the thief had to roll a 14 to hit the troll. The question then was, what to do next?
- Do I have the thief roll and type in their result?
- Do I have the computer roll?
- Or do I just roll the dice and add things up in my head?
Of course, others might want to play other games with the DiceCAM, like Yahtzee or Bunco, or about a thousand others. And it's great for those. But I use it for Dungeons and Dragons.
Yes! Standard shipping is included in all the rewards. This includes Canada and the continental United States.
For Europe, add an extra $10, and for Australia/Asia add an extra $20. If you're not sure, drop me a note;)
Currently we support current versions of Windows (XP/SP2 or later, in both 32 and 64 bit versions.)
If you use a different OS, drop me a note so I'll know you're interested, and we'll try to roll out support as soon as possible.
Of course!!! Just add up the total you want, and enter your pledge. (Two early birds would run you $80.... the math is pretty simple;)
The DiceCAM is a hardwood box measuring about 8X6X2". It connects to a standard USB port. Along with the DiceCAM itself, you'll get a CD containing drivers and software for Windows.
The DiceCAM software gives you a live video view, a chat window showing the die rolls that have been interpreted, and an interface for "training" new types of dice. The DiceCAM software can pass your rolls into a chat window (MSN Messenger) so that others can see your results.
Finally, there are a couple of games that ship with the DiceCAM, including Yahtzee and Bunco. More games (and adaptations of existing games) will be released over time. DiceCAM sponsors will receive a copy of every game that DiceCAM releases, for all time.
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