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Tabletop Summit: How 'Dungeon Alchemist' Changed Mapmaking Forever

Karel Crombecq  (Lead Developer, Briganti)

Location: Room 3004, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

In 2021, artist Wim De Hert proposed a wild idea to a friend: "What if we do Townscaper, but for Dungeon Masters? What if we use procedural generation technology so anyone can easily make high-quality fantasy maps to use in their tabletop RPGs, and they can do this in minutes instead of hours?"

In this talk, the lead developer of Dungeon Alchemist takes you on the journey that started with this simple idea and resulted in one of the most successful Kickstarters of all time (> $3M raised) and in an Overwhelmingly Positive rating on Steam with continuously high sales and a vibrant, positive community. It's the story of how combining digital technology with tabletop RPGs changed the way people play and make games.


Attendees will learn how approaching an old, stagnant concept from a novel angle can change the game, and how tabletop designers and video game developers can leverage this new technology in their new work.

Intended Audience

This talk is for anyone interested in tabletop RPGs or board games in general, but also for anyone interested in combining digital technology with tabletop games, or people who might be interested in using Dungeon Alchemist for their own commercial projects.

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