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RPMiller
10-21-2008, 09:42 AM
This is just too cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKE8rCYLh00

RobA
10-21-2008, 10:31 AM
They are D.B. Fletcher tables (I came across them a while ago)

http://www.dbfletcher.com/capstan/

My understanding is it started as tables for yachts that could be anchored to the floor and stayed out of the way but could be expended for more table space.

There are a few other videos at the website along with various styles.

-Rob A>

RPMiller
10-21-2008, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the link! Those are very sweet. Hm... the price is "If you have to ask you can't afford it" ;) Still one of those would be very cool to have. I currently have a rectangular dining room table that expands to a 6' foot square allowing 8 people to sit around it, but it is really heavy and bulky. This table looks to be much sleeker and compact.

Wordman
10-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Ultimate gaming table?
Actually, this (http://www.geekchichq.com/Co.%20Store/Sultan/Sultan.html) is the ultimate gaming table.

RPMiller
10-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Actually, this (http://geekchichq.com/The_Sultan_.html) is the ultimate gaming table.
That's nice, but I've actually seen even better ones. Although the quality of that one has them all beat. However, if we are really going to talk about ultimate gaming table I refer you to this (http://rptools.net/doku.php). ;)

jfrazierjr
10-21-2008, 03:14 PM
That's nice, but I've actually seen even better ones. Although the quality of that one has them all beat. However, if we are really going to talk about ultimate gaming table I refer you to this (http://rptools.net/doku.php). ;)

ROFL... You tell em RP!

Jkaen
10-22-2008, 04:10 AM
That's nice, but I've actually seen even better ones. Although the quality of that one has them all beat. However, if we are really going to talk about ultimate gaming table I refer you to this (http://rptools.net/doku.php). ;)

Comine that with some sort of Microsoft Surface (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7WIkrQu0-v0) technology table, and then you are talking

RPMiller
10-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Agreed, but the Surface is just a bit out of most people's budget range sort of like all the Ultimate Gaming Tables out there. If the price ever comes down for the $12K mark, I would consider getting one. Of course you could just use a tablet PC or a Cintiq and have a similar experience, but with a much smaller playing surface.

Notsonoble
10-29-2008, 06:31 PM
Some of the new LCD monitors/TVs on the large-ish end are coming with touchscreen monitor controls... I don't expect it to be much longer before we see 30'+ touchscreen monitors.

Ascension
10-29-2008, 08:02 PM
CNN's "Magic Map" monitor is huge...not only in size but price as well. The guy on the morning show tossed off as an aside while bantering that it was $50,000.

Map Vandal
10-30-2008, 09:13 AM
When I heard you guys talking about the ultimate gaming table... I first pictured this.

http://www.agyris.net/v3/ugt/table_gallery/default.asp

I thought it would really set a great mood for any game.

RPMiller
10-30-2008, 11:06 AM
I think that was one of the very first "ultimate gaming tables" I saw. He's been promising plans for a long time - not that I would actually build it as I have no place to put it, but might some day.

Map Vandal
10-30-2008, 11:18 AM
Yeah. I remember it from several years back, and you are right, at that time he was promising plans as well.

I have a place to put it now, but my gaming partners are scattered over three states and we would never use it anyway. The internet has become my gaming table and works pretty well.

RPMiller
10-30-2008, 03:33 PM
So then you must use MapTool as well? ;) :lol: :D

Redrobes
10-30-2008, 04:14 PM
There are about 40 odd roleplay by internet apps y'know... tsk

Anyway your all waaaay off. Give some propeller heads a huge wadge of military greenbacks and told to make a gaming table of real awesomeness then nothing and I mean nothing compares to this one by Grumman.

Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3dz2xpCJVU

Just in case you missed the utter awesomeness of this bit of sillyness - at the press of a virtual button it uses hundreds of pneumatic rods to generate the surface in real 3D.

:D

RPMiller
10-30-2008, 04:32 PM
Yea, but can a miniature stand on the surface without tumbling and can you imagine the havoc of rolling dice on that surface? ;)

That is seriously awesome!

Darken
10-30-2008, 07:55 PM
Actually, it didn't seem that rediculous... an over-head projector over a flexible screen (notice that whenever they reach out, the image is ontop of their hands).

I mean, come on... if they can make monitors like this (http://www.iz3d.com/default.aspx) they can co-ordinate the table to flex based on the 3D data.



That being said, I still want one :oops:

Redrobes
10-30-2008, 08:06 PM
Sure, its just the gazillion pneumatic actuators thats silly.

Heres the now infamous cheap wii touch screen movie just in case anyone is possibly left on the net who hasn't seen it yet. Cool in a different way.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5EvhHy7eQ

Notsonoble
11-05-2008, 07:29 PM
That settles my "what current gen console to get" pondering.

Korrigan
11-06-2008, 01:55 AM
Comine that with some sort of Microsoft Surface (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7WIkrQu0-v0) technology table, and then you are talking

"Microsoft Windows Surface Edition hasn't bugged for half an hour. MS Windows Surface Edition will then have a routine bug."

I'd definitly hate my table to have a blue screen...