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D&D For The Rich: Beautifully Crafted Gaming Tables

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These are some examples of the beautifully crafted wooden gaming tables designed and built by Geek Chic. The tables range in price from $2,500 - $16,000 and "have two surfaces - a removable top and a recessed playing area. You can customize the number of player stations, drawers and rails and pick from walnut, maple or cherry wood." Plus you can get cup holders. Pretty sleek. I usually play board games at a folding table I set up in the kitchen. It might not be that fancy, but it's infinitely easier to flip and start swinging at people when they beat me. GAME NIGHT'S F***ING OVER JERKS, NOW GET OUT AND I'M KEEPING YOUR BEER.

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Thanks to Greg C, who plays board games around the fire burning in a 55-gallon drum. Heck yeah, hobo style -- let's go jump on a train!

There are Comments.
  • DIngo666

    Ah yes, this would make a fine piece in my to consume hot pockets and copious amounts of alcoholic beverages,

  • ftidus12

    Another one on the "if I ever become rich...." list.

    Sigh.

  • The Red Bearded Man

    Where do you put the Cheetos and mountain dew?

  • Brandon Zaleiski

    ok so one thing that would make this just a tad bit better would be do make the playing surface under the table top a digital screen so you project different playing boards, not only for DnD but other games as well.

  • evillordzog

    Given you can get reasonably sized flatscreen TVs for not very much these days, not as hard as it sounds.

  • rainsoakedpuppy

    As a GM, there's no way I'm going to give my players hidden surfaces to keep their dice and sheets on. That's how you end up with players rolling 10 results over 17 on the dice in a row and somehow magically multiclassing into three new classes at the same time. Just like locking your car door, so too keeping everyone out in the open. It's won't dissuade those bent on cheating/stealing no matter what, but it will keep honest people honest.

  • If you're seriously worried about your players cheating, you need new players. Or they need a new GM. It's a game, people, you know, for fun?

    I play on a Geek Chic table, and almost all of us roll on the table top. The player stations is where we keep our snacks, drinks, papers, figures, pencils, and all the dice we aren't rolling at that moment.

  • rainsoakedpuppy

    You know what's really fun? Winning. Fudging dice rolls happens. It's a fact. It doesn't matter if it's a purely social setting with little to no chance of death or a grave struggle to keep your ship from careening into a black hole. Maybe instead of making an unfortunate reality into an ugly confrontation by kicking out players or having mutinies , you just minimize their opportunities to cheat, and everyone can focus on that fun, hmm?

  • Vik-Thor

    Player sheets, reference books

  • Marty Walser

    You need a new group of players! :)

    But seriously, you can always rule that rolls need to be "in the open". That doesn't preclude the cubbies from being useful for holding stuff.

  • Marty Walser

    The Portal and Envoy are their "entry level" tables at 1500 - 2000... The Emissary is $2500+. Technically, a really nice hand crafted dining room table can be almost that expensive anyway... so... just get the spouse to agree! :)

  • GeneralDisorder

    I bought one one some super clearance from the ding-n-dent section of Roomful Express back when they closed. $150 is what I paid but the original price tag was something like $1750.

  • DeathBotGamma

    Very nice.

  • Kimberly Martin

    I really would like to learn how to play D&D. Seems so complicated and overwhelming to be a DM.

  • Cortney A.

    If Marty and Erik's replies are any indication, I've heard more than a couple of times that the D&D crowd is probably the most accepting of new people than any other fandom. So it shouldn't be that hard to find someone willing to teach you Kimberly, or at least someone that will let you sit in on their game and watch.

  • Necronomis

    Not only are we super accepting of new players, but we actively go out and recruit. And badger our non-player friends. And our player-friends' partners and SOs. It's a social creative game, the more and different minds you get participating, the more fun it is for everyone.

  • ShoNuff

    all you need to join is; Mt. Dew, Cheetos, and a willingness to shoot magic missiles at the darkness.

  • Marty Walser

    It's a little intimidating to run your own game, especially if you are new to the rules. You might want to look not just at the D&D Basic (free PDF), but also check out the D&D Starter Set, which is fairly good at teaching the basics (pun unintended).

    Free rules here:
    http://dnd.wizards.com/article...

    Also, you might want to check out the D&D Adventurers League to try out playing as a player, rather than a DM to get a feel for it. Look for a store running Adventurers League in your city (Wednesday nights):
    http://dnd.wizards.com/playeve...

  • Erik Baars

    I suggest picking up the D&D Basic game. It simplifies everything, and still really is D&D. Plus the characters of the basic game can be expanded to be "full" D&D characters.

  • Shea Hutchison

    I'm fairly certain this is the company that made the table used by Wil Wheaton's Tabletop show.

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