> Use TurnTable to watch the TV.
> On games night, switch it round so that it's a table and use a computer, tablet phone or USB stick to stream still or moving images of a game board or RPG/Wargames map.
> Cover it in acetate film to protect it from fingerprints and scratches, or in acetate film with printed squares of hexes to aid gameplay
> Cover it in clear Acrylic sheet or glass to make the table surface larger and entirely waterproof.
> Use it to 'save game': Take a picture of your board game from above with your mobile phone, and next time you come to play you can stream the saved picture onto the TV. This allows you a 1:1 scale diagram of where to put every counter, card and mini so you can put them back in exactly the same position to continue gameplay.
> Use it as an interactive office desktop
> Use it as a Coffee Table with a wide variety of moving patterns/screensavers.
> Use it with Arkenforge software as a specially priced add on to create a truly custom encounter. See details at the bottom of this page.
> Use it with premade images and videos from RPG Drone Maps as a specially priced add on. See details at the bottom of this page.
>Use it with Project Deios software a currently active kickstarter campaign that allows creation of entire worlds. See details at the bottom of this page.
Please check out the FAQs section for answers to these questions and more:
Q: What's the deal with the acrylic table top?
Q: Will this keep my TV safe?
Q: Do cables get entangled?
Q: Where do I get map images?
Q: The shelf looks blue in the picture, I thought it was clear?
Q: Will it Fit My TV?
Q: Will I be able to fit my cables to my TV?
Q: What are postage costs?
Points of note answered in the FAQ: The acrylic sheet is not provided, there is good reason for this described in the FAQ. Acrylic is readily and cheaply available cut to any size from local hardware stores or online. Details of agents in Australia, Canada, EU and US will be provided.
Construction: Made from sustainably sourced, environmentally friendly, long lasting, high quality, cavity free, FSC certified 18mm birch ply. Perfectly capable of being left naturally coloured, or can easily be painted to fit your colour scheme. Entirely produced in the UK by a family company Novacrylics Engineering. CNC machined to 0.2mm tolerance. M16 and M8 marine quality 316 Stainless steel fixings. Twin load bearing surfaces of High Density PVC for exceptional longevity and Copolymer Polypropylene for joint lubrication. Delivered worldwide by sea to ensure low carbon distribution. High light transmission 200micron Acetate film with permanent lithographic grid/hex patterns. Shelf in 5mm branded Perspex Acrylic or Recycled Acrylic (depending on what backers decide). Design may change slightly in light of feedback from backers and destructive testing. All tools required for simple self assembly are included and a short youtube video provides assembly instruction.
£2,000 - Funding met, all backers get a TurnTable with the option of a clear acrylic shelf. Additional acetate films available via mail order from the shop.
£6,000 - Black shelf option available
£8,000 - White shelf option available
A rapidly populating archive of 14megapixel images and 4K video of drone photography used for encounter maps. Available as an optional add on at the end of the campaign at a special price.
Masters Toolkit is a highly detailed Encounter Map building software by Arkenforge. It is also used in game with an integrated and intuitive split screen function allowing a full and immersive experience on the tabletop providing customisable sounds, music, tokens and fog of war. Available as an optional add on at the end of the campaign at a special price.
Currently on kickstarter. This is software that builds entire worlds, allowing seamless creativity for encounter maps, as well as local or city maps, regional or national maps, right up to entire worlds. Maps can have layers showing political boundaries, climate and terrain for a world with depth.
Ultra Interactive Dynamic Maps
A kickstarter that incorporates highly detailed 3D modelling of environments and characters for a cinematic depiction of battles
Risks and challenges
I have a patent so the idea is protected, I have been using a prototype in my own games for months so the design works. I own the company that will make the items so production is secure. My business partner and brother Oliver is capable of pursuing the project in my absence if anything should happen to my health. I have 2 previous successful kickstarters in hand, one was large numbers so I can deal with quantity, and the other was highly technical so I can deal with complexity. Designing and producing things is what I do with my life and RPG games is what I love. There will undoubtedly be unexpected things come up as there always are but I cannot realistically foresee anything that would jeopardise the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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