Cutting Edge
Base Commander
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Cutting Edge
Base Commander
Base Commander is a product-service system for tabletop RPGs and wargamers, using a handheld device to read NFC tags embedded in model bases. The connected app then shows the model rules on their phone screen via Bluetooth. Tabletop gaming’s more complex offerings have large rulesets, while the rules of these games and the quality of the miniatures are continually being updated, the delivery of the rules has rarely innovated in the past 40 years. For example, Warhammer 40,000, a wargame created by Games Workshop is in its 9th Edition. There are over 16,600 statistics associated with the game. All of which could be used when playing a new opponent. The books containing the rules are cumbersome and take substantial time to check every time a rule is needed. My solution uses NFC tags that are configured to store a unique ID, referencing a position in an online database. When read, the app searches for the position to show the rules associated with the tag. While a user can enter their own data to be shown, game companies can sell rulesets on the platform. Allowing the app to act as a channel and take a small percentage on each sale.
2023
Calum McClelland
Product Design Engineering BSc