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“Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing…”

[Image Credits: theverge.com]

[Image Credits: theverge.com]

“…this weekend, VR social network Altspace is launching a charmingly meta take on the genre: a virtual simulation of sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons. Altspace, which opened to public beta testing earlier this year, invites obvious comparisons to Second Life. But unlike Second Life, it’s built specifically for VR, and it’s less about customizing an avatar than conveying simple body language. The result is a series of “rooms” in which stylized robots can stand around talking, playing chess on a sandbox-sized board, or watching TV together — the day I came to check out the Altspace tabletop room, somebody was streaming the Evo fighting game championships. The ideal Altspace setup seems to be a headset and multiple motion trackers, which let other people see your head and arm gestures, but it can also be played with a flat screen and a game controller or mouse.”

Source: Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing | The Verge