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Unveiling my inner geek: Microsoft Surface meets Dungeons and Dragons

By on October 23, 2009

It’s time to unveil my inner geek. I saw this video and was immediately entranced.

I’ve been a pen and paper gamer for years, but haven’t a chance recently. And the strides taken, particularly by Bioware/Black Isle, have made the computer experience as good, if not better.

But if we can find a way to use a tabletop to do the annoying calculations and record keeping while still keeping the improvisation, imagination and free-flowing experience that marks out a perfect roleplaying session, sign me up.

And, above all, this will finally make one of my favourite games of all time a joy to play. Steve Jackson, please can we have Car Wars on the Microsoft Surface Table. Pretty please.

Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough from Surfacescapes on Vimeo.

(And if you really want to see my inner geek, check out my Car Wars website at

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: