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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #13

Bob Chasan wrote: I liked the functionality of the table but I saw it in the lighted conference hall. I wonder what effect that would have on the feel of the dungeon???
Would that be too much light in the room?

That is a good point Bob. I tested it in a dark garage and it was great (and the reason I had to add the light rail). I also tested in the dungeon with Stu to make sure there wasn't an issue with ambient light and it looked great.

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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #14

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I liked the board. I'm all for making TD more electronic. I wouldn't mind spending another dollar or two.

Like I suggested to you Ed, I like the idea the board 'turn off' when sliding against invisible/phased/etc monsters, for those who can't get around it, and then turning it back on and having the players not subject to that limit slide. I also think in that case the monster should have three forms (not just positions of the numbers, but the actual outline) that are chosen randomly, so the 'afflicted' player can't just memorize the image.

I also think it might be nice to have a 'notes' section, for things like bard song, potion, and spell bonuses.

And it was clear at GHC, but I think the non-monster part of the board still needs to be white and dry erase compatible, for obvious reasons.
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #15

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I would rather token prices increase than ticket prices.
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #16

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I feel like I'm about at my limit for price, last year I had to cut back on runs a bit to make it work, that said I find the idea on an interactive board very interesting.(Wasnt someone talking about using projectors last year).

I'm also a little Leary of the possibilities of adding in points of failure though, and ongoing costs associated with the inevitable monitor replacement that would have happen as stuff broke.

Over all I'm curious though.
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #17

Maybe interesting to start with grind to avoid swapping through stacks of whiteboards?

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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #18

I got to slide on the board and it was awesome. There are a ton of possibilities with being able to change the image/to hit areas during combat and a host of other possibilities for one day speeding up combat. I would be willing to pay an added $2+ in ticket costs for these to be added to the dungeons. If TD eventually decides to move forward with these I would recommend going to a 65" screen. The 55" screen looks like it has about the same real estate as the boards do today. And in general I think the boards in the dungeon are too small, and not long enough. Gets to crowded with all the pucks. 65" all the way!!
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #19

The prototype was awesome. I certainly would like to see it tested further in 1 or 2 rooms next year. Grind for sure. They'd be perfect for grind with the monsters constantly being swapped out.

As for ticket price, it's getting too high already. Surely there are other ways to raise funds with token or merchandise sales.
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #20

Jeff321 wrote: The prototype was awesome. I certainly would like to see it tested further in 1 or 2 rooms next year. Grind for sure. They'd be perfect for grind with the monsters constantly being swapped out.

As for ticket price, it's getting too high already. Surely there are other ways to raise funds with token or merchandise sales.

Perhaps some kind of token fundraiser on the store?

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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #21

jedibcg wrote: I would rather token prices increase than ticket prices.


I'm inclined to agree. It would be amazing if GenCon prices in particular did not increase.

Prices at other cons might not be ready for an increase either.

Token prices have been relatively stable for how many years now?
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #22

Jeffrey &quot;Spud&quot; Lunsford wrote: I thought the ECT (Electronic Combat Table) was an awesome idea. The potential for so many diffrent uses other than combat seem limitless. I would offer an alternative to ticket price increase might be crowd source funding. This would allow for anyone in the gaming community to participate, not just those who attend TD. My 2 cents worth .... Spud .... :evil:


I like this idea. Crowd fund the boards. Include a limited edition UR Token and I'd throw my cash in!
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #23

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The board demo was awesome. I’d not really be in favor of more price increases. And the board adds the ability for electronics to do what electronics do, glitch and hang up. But that has at least been addressed in the other comments...

I think it needs more discussion, but I think it could be a net positive!
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GHC Electronic Combat Table 11 months 5 days ago #24

Grekel! wrote: The board demo was awesome. I’d not really be in favor of more price increases. And the board adds the ability for electronics to do what electronics do, glitch and hang up. But that has at least been addressed in the other comments...

I think it needs more discussion, but I think it could be a net positive!


I wouldn't worry about glitches too much. The current tech that TD has integrated already has the potential to fail, but it typically runs just fine.

A TV with a micro PC / Raspberry is, IMHO, more straightforward than the remote control audio system that is currently utilized.

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