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Today’s free expensive idea

February 9th, 2007: misuba says...
Today’s free expensive idea

So I was reading around in some old posts, and I found this thing about those baby remote-control tanks that could shoot each other. Well, that obviously didn’t go anywhere, probably because infrared isn’t very precise or articulate. But what if you could set down a table full of minis – well, a skirmish scenario, anyway – along with a little computer that knew exactly where they all were and what their abilities were?

RFID tags are cheaper than dirt these days – like, ten cents apiece – and with two RFID readers that can talk to each other via some other channel, it stands to reason that you could get fairly accurate triangulation at short ranges. Just saying. Clix is not the last optimization we can do on the ease of use of miniatures gaming.

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