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[Preview] General: Eon Altar: Setting a New Standard for Tabletop Gaming

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,614MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

MMORPGs are the stock-in-trade of our site but occasionally we come across a non-MMO game that is so wickedly awesome as to make us want to spread the word. So it is with Eon Altar, a mobile tabletop fantasy-RPG from Flying Helmet Games. We check out the game at PAX and have an exclusive first-look at a very cool game. Read on!

What it is, is the name of the first fantasy RPG campaign that Flying Helmet Games is bringing to us on iOS, Windows an8 d Android. The premise is elegant. Instead of bring campaign books, rule books, hex boards and dice to a gathering of friends to play a table top campaign, all you have to bring is your tablet and smart phones. Everything else is contained within game and client app.

Read more of Carolyn Koh's Eon Altar: Setting a New Standard for Tabletop Gaming.


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  • BTrayaLBTrayaL BucharestPosts: 608Member Uncommon
    I haven't seen this coming... wow, I really like it. Great ideea, will follow.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,589Member Uncommon
    This is a pretty cool idea and it's a game I can play on my WP8 (I hope they mean WP8 too and not just Win8).
  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    Actual technology integration but sticking with being a true table-top game. As in the table top is still actually used and thus relevant as opposed to the game above.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    I would bet that when people thought of taking Dungeons and Dragons to computers, this is more what they thought of originally than anything else. Maybe people would have thought of holograms moving around on a playing surface, like Star Wars' chess game, but the game play would have been a lot like this. It's like Retro Future Science Fiction!

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  • sakersaker harrisburg, PAPosts: 1,015Member Uncommon
    Great idea, something different, yet classic, excellent!
  • GrumpyMel2GrumpyMel2 Catskills, NYPosts: 1,832Member

    I prefer the Fantasy Grounds/ approach to this. The graphics aren't as pretty obviously but it actualy feels closer to the tabletop experience then this seems to do. This seems a bit more akin to a NWN type experience.

    Generaly when I'm playing table-top, the real appeal is the role-playing and open ended creativity as both a GM and player of creating your own narrative of the scenario rather then following a pre-set script, even one that allows for branching decision tree's. That's the huge advantage of human moderated play, IMO.


  • KalafaxKalafax Gainesville, FLPosts: 530Member Uncommon
    Great concept and I could really see this taking table to games to a whole new level, but in order to do so they would need to create tools so that DMs can make their own campaigns, loot tables, and basicly be the developers behind the scenes, allow the true freedom that table tops are know and ment for. Having to buy a prescripted campaign really takes a lot of the table top out of the game itself, but the technology is great and I see no reason they couldn't allow the DMs to go in, modify loot, creatures, write their own storys and everything that it would need to be a true evolution of table top gaming.

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  • ejdouglasejdouglas Burnaby, BCPosts: 1Member

    Exciting News - Eon Altar is on Kickstarter! Check it out!

    One of the stretch goals is the Level Editor to create your own adventures!


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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,341Member Uncommon
    Interesting concept.  I will have to watch this game as it develops.
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