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Tabletop Simulator

4 months ago

Sword of the Stars devs Kerberos branch out to tabletops

Kerberos Productions - creators of the Sword of the Stars 4X strategy series - may have a slightly patchy track record, but they're a studio that's never short on heart. This month, they've been Kickstarting funds to start a board games division, adapting their universes into dice-and-cardboard form. Possibly hedging their bets, they also released a prototype of their upcoming Sword of The Stars: The Pit…

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2 years ago

Quantum Quest Is A Cyberpunk Tabletop Sim

Have you ever dreamed of a game where you scour the darkest, seediest corners of an over-populated, neon-saturated cyberpunk metropolis? Was that game a virtual board game with lots of deck building and dice rolling? Well, the good news is it might not be a dream after all. Spanish team Quantum Goose are working on a cyberpunk virtual tabletop game called Quantum Quest [official site]…

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Flip The Board: Tabletop Simulator Adds Vive Support

Imagine playing a boardgame that actually allows you to reach toward the cardboard and plastic with your hands, or a virtual representation thereof. Imagine being able to pick up the pieces and move them around. Imagine being able to lob a chit at your opponent. All of that is now (sort of) possible thanks to Tabletop Simulator's [official site] VR support. Currently in beta, the…

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3 years ago

Cosmic Encounter Officially Invades Tabletop Simulator

Cosmic Encounter is a fantastic board game, a wheeling, dealing, warring strategy game about vying for control of the cosmos as one of many aliens factions who each throw a different wrench in its simple rules. It's Rab's favourite board game and, as a sign of things to come, Quinns wrote about it too. "But Alice," you say, "you clearly can't be civil for the…

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Tabletop For Ten: Revolution – Virtual Playspace

You've probably heard of Tabletop Simulator, the clever piece of software that allows users to recreate boardgames on a virtual table. There are many modules to download, and we've covered the thoughts of boardgame creators and publishers about the availability of their own games in simulated form. Now there's a new kid on the tabletop block in the shape of Revolution: Virtual Playspace. Aimed at…

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The Witcher 3’s Gwent Comes To Tabletop Simulator

One of the best things about The Witcher 3 is its awareness that fetch quests are absolutely silly. The other fantastic thing is Gwent. I like Gwent. A lot. In case you don't know what it is, it's this in-game collectible card game that has two players take control of different armies and duke it out to see who is the better general-leader-hypothetical-head-of-army. While not…

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Feature: Paid Mods, Licensed DLC, And Cease & Desist Letters

How Do Boardgame Creators Feel About Tabletop Simulator And Infringing Mods?

We asked Paul Dean of splendid boardgaming website Shut Up & Sit Down to investigate the future of the enormously successful boardgame software, Tabletop Simulator [official site]. He spoke to the creators, as well as boardgame designers, to discover their feelings towards copyright-infringing mods that replicate their games, plus the possible benefits of paid mods and licensed DLC. The first time I saw anyone playing…

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Tabletop Simulator Launches In June (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Tabletop Simulator [official site] and all its boardgame-replication and physics-enabled table-flipping will leave Early Access on June 5th. The switch to a full release might not mean much since updates will continue, but it will also see the price increase and herald the addition of the first DLC, an officially-licensed digital recreation of the card game Superfight.

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Feature: Top Mods For Tabletops

Best Tabletop Simulator Mods

What are the best Tabletop Simulator mods? We asked Dominic Tarason to dig through the Steam Workshop, turn a blind eye to potential for intellectual property to be infringed, and pick out the best the community has to offer. If there’s one thing that RPS has been trying to teach us over the past few years, it’s that tabletop gaming is cool, possibly even sexy,…

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5 years ago

Tabletop Simulator Makes Me So Happy

As the world's pre-eminent tables-in-games journalist, Tabletop Simulator pleases me. It's a game of games, full of things like chess, backgammon, and a deck of cards. The neat twist is that it places these classic games in a physics sandbox, so you can pluck up the pieces and place them calmly and gently on the board, or you can be a little bit more creative…

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