February 23, 2010
Gaming in 3D
I think we can take it further. A true 3D experience adds a third dimension, up and down.
Readily accessible are well made 3D chess boards. Basically, they are usually 3 chess boards built to stand over each other. There are variations on this that add more boards, but the standard is 3. By using such a set of boards we can simulate height. Simulating height has always been difficult, but 3D chess boards can do this easily. Adding a second set of boards can expand the playing area over a wider area.
This can be used in any encounters wherein the characters are flying or swimming. Just add a rule where moving or attacking from one board to another adds a range of 10'.