DiceCAM lets you use _real_ dice in your computerized games. Because gaming is really about the dice!
DiceCAM lets you use _real_ dice in your computerized games. Because gaming is really about the dice! Read more
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.
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