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Gaming Table Prototype

theredrobedwizard

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Well, after several hours of basic design work and lots of nearly crushed and drilled digits, my prototype tabletop accessory is done. There's a lot of work to be done yet, but this is Trial Run 1.

An overview photograph of the finished product (with minis and a Steel Sqwire flip mat).

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Another overview, opposite angle; with onlookers.

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Lifting up the plexiglass for fun and profit. There's still a bit of plexifiber stuck to it, but that's priority two to remove.

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A side view, with a partial reference stack of books. The tabletop add-on sits about 8 1/2" off the top of the table.

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A different side view, again with some books for height reference.

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Finally, an actual height reference, with a big ole' stack of books.

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Well, I hope you've enjoyed this cursory look at my new gaming setup thingie. There's a better one in the design stages right now, so look for this to be for sale in the Greater Cincinnati Area soon; maybe.

All the images are uploaded to my photobucket page (http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s123/toritaka/), so check 'em out there, too.

Any questions? Comments? Observations? Ridicule?

-TRRW
 

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Lhorgrim

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Looks great! :)

I would suggest rounding the corners of the table a bit. I had a similar (but smaller) design at my old house, and people often caught their arms on the sharp plywood corners when reaching for the map surface.
 

theredrobedwizard

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That's step two at this point; beveling the edges and rounding the corners. Then come the drink holders and drawers.

The next build is going to be a full sized gaming rig, complete with adjoining DM's desk.

-TRRW
 

theredrobedwizard

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More images of the progress. Today's project: Adding lights to the underside of the table.

First, the DM's area with a clip light that can alternate between lighting up a DM's Screen and lighting up the battlemap area.

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Next, a look at what each player will be looking at from their seat.

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Here we have a closeup of one of the player station thingies. Character sheets are readable even when the non-under-the-table lights in the room are off. This allows for the DM to use whatever mood lighting they wish, while still allowing the players to read their character sheets; perfect for your weekly Call of Cthulhu or White Wolf game.

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Here's a basic shot of the underside lights. I promise I'll clean up the cords for later.

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Well, that's today's progress. Still working on cupholders and such. Drawers are kind of an annoyance, so they're being left to the wayside. Sorry drawers.

-TRRW
 

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MonkeyDragon

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Nifty-cool so far. I would like to see a picture with a player at a station. With the play surface above the table, how easy is it to see?

This looks like a very simple and elegant setup. a friend will be setting up his gaming area soon. I'm pointing him to this thread.
 

Corsair

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Remember to include a designated die-rolling area so you won't have those buggers bouncing everywhere. Nice work on the lights. I assume you're going to tack those wires up eventually so the players won't be messing with your extension cords by accident?
 


theredrobedwizard

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The dice roll very well on the plexiglass surface; that is, they roll for about half a second, then stop dead. Yeah, I forgot that I didn't have any of those big metal staples to hang the wires up better; that's for tomorrow I guess.

Attached are a couple of pictures of me, sitting at a player station. I'm a bit short (5'6"), but this is about how high the table is for most people. I have an alternate set of legs I can use for the table if it turns out to be too high.

First off, the MySpace classic.
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Hmm... how do I kill the everything?
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-TRRW
 

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