Thanks to @andypiper for sharing with us this cool Dungeons & Dragons tabletop, that Michael and Michael imagine could be brought to life via augmented reality like the Holochess example in Star Wars Episode IV.
What can be more personal than something you wear? Nike’s new brand engagement digital experience with their recently announced Connected NBA jersey is precisely that. Once a fan has committed to buy a team jersey financially, and linking that jersey to an account, the idea of what you could do next with all that data is extremely intriguing. What if this was not an NBA thing — what if the wearable is tied to a band, and they could monetize their fan experience, with exclusive potential access backstage at their concerts? What if, this was not sports or music — rather a political group — you could check in with your special rally hat to gain access? Is the (potential) value of what could be offered worth the tradeoff of sharing your data and allowing tracking by a third party?
What do you think? Inquiring minds want to know!
Polygon article: D&D group builds custom tabletop with 4K touchscreen — https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/18/16329482/dungeons-and-dragons-digital-table-4k-touchscreen-fantasy-grounds
Dungeons & Dragons — http://dnd.wizards.com
Fantasy Grounds — https://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/home.php
Overhead holographic projector (discussed in episode 175) — http://bgr.com/2017/07/12/augmented-reality-projector/
Roll 20 app — https://roll20.net
Polygon article: D&D now on Steam, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master — https://www.polygon.com/2015/4/22/8470473/dungeons-dragons-virtual-tabletop-fantasy-grounds
Wizards of the Coast — http://company.wizards.com
Nike’s new Connected NBA jerseys — https://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nba/jerseys
Discovery’s Manhunt:Unabomber — https://manhunt.discovery.com/unabomber/
Swarm — https://www.swarmapp.com
IntoNow — TV check in app — https://techcrunch.com/2014/01/28/to-every-social-tv-app-turn-turn-turn/
Spotify — https://www.spotify.com/us/
What are the hosts’ favorite D&D quests?
Michael M — created our own.
Michael R — not canned adventures, we created our own too!
What games are the hosts playing?
Michael R — Eggs, Inc. — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg,_Inc.
Michael M — looking forward to some new AppleTV apps