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Tabletop Simulator

2 months ago

Feature: Oh I miss it so

Have You Played… Crokinole?

I only had one chance to play Crokinole before we entered the end times, but it's still one of the things I miss most about the real world. It's a board game that requires a very special, very expensive board, as well as several bags of a magical, edible substance known as gliss. It's about sliding counters into a hole, which turns out to be…

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4 months ago

Feature: Distance makes the heart grow socialer

Video games to play while you’re self isolating and social distancing

Unless you're in one of those international versions of Big Brother that are still going on, you've probably noticed that we're in the midst of a pandemic of something called the Covid-19 virus. I can tell it's serious because my dad's American girlfriend isn't allowed to visit him, which means he's bored and phoning me in the middle of the day. Haha, I joke. But…

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7 months ago

Feature: A freshly varnished virtual table

Modder Superior – Tabletop Simulator in 2019

Almost five and a half years ago, I made my RPS debut looking at what creative modders for Tabletop Simulator were doing. While frequently of grey legality (the majority of items on the Steam Workshop are still unofficial digital reproductions of expensive physical games), the platform is still thriving. Official adaptations of games for Berserk's virtual play-space are now sold more readily, but few take…

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Feature: Don't flip out

Have You Played… Tabletop Simulator?

The first thing you need to know about Tabletop Simulator is that it isn't goofy physics nonsense, in the vein of goat or bread. It's an earnest attempt to let you play board games over the internet, recreating each component rather than translating games into a digital interface.The second thing you need to know is that, for the most part, it works.

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5 years ago

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 Tabletop…

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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, and…

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