Today we’re super excited to announce the launch of a Kickstarter to fund our Dragons Gameboard project. Our main goal is to make tabletop gaming easier to play and more fun to watch, especially in locations where space is limited.
Dragons Gameboard is an open source replacement for grid maps in tabletop RPG combat. You use any device with a browser (TV, computer screen, etc.) to display a grid and players use their iOS or Android devices to control it. I’m sure that, like us, many of you live in apartments or other cramped locations where space is at a premium; this new technology makes it easier and cleaner to get a greater number of people into the game.
Up to 16 players and gamemasters can then connect via Wi-Fi using their smart devices to place and move characters, draw terrain and do anything that a normal game map can do. This makes it possible to track tabletop RPG combat on your own TV without worrying about bringing materials, clearing out pizza boxes, avoiding spills, losing precious minis, etc.
The open-source nature of the platform allows for a high degree of customization for the way you want to play. Have a great idea for a new piece of content? Not only can you build it using simple HTML 5 tools, you can also use Brass Monkey’s micro-transaction system to sell our give away what you’ve created.
BUT, if you think this sounds cool, we need your help! As a small studio, much of our time is tied up in optimizing our existing technology and bringing new games to the platform. That’s why we’re looking to raise $21,000 to turn what we think is a really cool idea into reality. It doesn’t matter how much you give because every little bit helps. Just remember, the more you donate, the cooler the rewards you’ll receive. Let’s face it, wouldn’t you rather be a Giant Space Hamster than a Green Slime?
Brass Monkey® is video game console that uses smartphones as controllers and any screen with a web browser as the main display. We’re working tirelessly to improve our tech and bring innovative new games to our platform. Come play with us!