For decades, many of those that play Cataan, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and other tabletop role playing games have had their adventures relegated to whatever playspace they could commandeer. From flimsy folding tables in the garage one week to appropriating the kitchen table the next, gamers that want to game will game wherever they can game.
Sure, some aficionados have a dedicated gaming space but let’s face it, when they’re not hosting the current game night, most tables just take up space or provide a place for mail and basic “junk” to accumulate. Furthermore, the vast majority of these options are made the same way that tables have been made for centuries – four legs and a flat top. That’s it. Wood, nails or screws, and a little bit of paint and/or varnish.
Functional, but not very accommodating to today’s tech-prone society.
During the pandemic, many quickly shifted and moved their games to zoom meetings or other video conferences and the gaming tables simply gathered dust in most cases. Since all of the players were online, with a little adjustment, the games went on in much the same way as always. However, with society pretty much back to normal and life doing as it always does and is taking everyone in numerous directions at once, the gaming realm has shifted once again.
If you’re lucky, everyone agrees to play either online or in-person but there’s almost always someone who just can’t make it to a physical game. Unfortunately, it has always been next to impossible to have a “real” game with one or more players not in the same location because trying to jump from laptop to gameboard is a literal pain-in-the-you-know-what.
That’s why tabletop gamers are extremely excited about the handcrafted tables from Mythral Artifice. Started by a group of 6 TTRPG and game lovers with a passion for making the experience one to remember and they’ve taken several years designing and developing these fantastic tables.
“Between the 6 of us, we share 67 years of tabletop gaming experience and we’ve been testing and refining this table design for the last 4 years.”
Built with the newest innovations in tabletop gaming, Mythral Artifice tables function as traditional game tables but with SO much more.
First, you get to choose the wood (Maple, Cherry, and Walnut) and of course this means that you can match the style and feel of your home or gameroom. If you want to change the interior color, the Cartographer will come with your choice of vinyl in-sets to color your table play space and set the mood for the occasion with over 15 play space colors.
Additionally, to make the tables as accessible as possible, the design uses only traditional joinery to allow for NO TOOL ASSEMBLY and the tables take less than 5 minutes to put together!
Then… (drumroll).. as you can see above, they come with an embedded monitor that transform them into a “unique, digital empowered game table with Virtual Table Top (VTT) environment integration.” You can even upgrade to a durable, touch screen enabled monitor. By delivering an uncompromised experience, this allows for in-person, remote, and hybrid play by remote and in-person players alike.
“All of our design decisions were chosen to maximize the usability and durability of our tables.”
The Cartographer table can not only cover your game time, it can handle all of your dining needs as well.
The Cartographer is ready to meet the rigors of your play experience with:
- Marine grade finished wood
- Water resistant, tempered glass screen
- Marine grade vinyl play surface
- Traditional joinery
But every table is equipped with:
- Table toppers, which allow you to convert your gaming table into a dining table and keep your games set up in the gaming surface.
- Attachment rails for modular accessories.
- Wired connection through three pronged and USB charging outlets on every side of the table.
Furthermore, all of the table toppers have the same water-resistant finish as the rest of the table, protecting them from spilled food and drinks.
In other words, this is the tabletop gaming table you’ve always dreamed of.
The Mythral Artifice Kickstarter campaign just kicked off and there are some REALLY great stretch goals. So, be sure you head over today to learn more and to get your pledge in before the campaign is over.