What Will Role Playing Games Look Like on a VR Magic Table?

Published by , October 16, 2017 12:47 pm

(VentureBeat)  Experiment 7 is working on translating board games to VR with its Magic Table system — it’s done chess and is now gearing up for Settlers of Catan. But VR devs still have a long way to go in nailing tabletop board games before heading into pen-and-paper RPGs.
Social AR and VR could be killer apps — Microsoft certainly seems to think so — and you don’t get much more social than Role Playing Games (RPGs). What would those look like? Would we be sitting around a table, rolling virtual dice? Would we be manipulating miniature figures on maps? Or would we have avatars, swinging swords and slinging spells at orcs and beholders?