Ardent Roleplay brings augmented reality scenery, creatures, NPCs, and player characters to the table, with animations, and can be used in a mix with physical miniatures as well. More importantly however, Ardent Roleplay allows the GM to individualise the information shown to different players. This addresses the fundamentally broken part of role playing games, where a player doesn’t need to role play their character sharing information that the other players already overheard the GM reveal on a successful roll, and it allows players to be more selective with what they share to the rest of the party. Increased role play increases immersion in the game world, and we think that that means more fun for everyone, GM included. Practically there is a creation kit application where the GM prepares for a session, selecting 3D models for
- the approach to a scene, giving players an optional high level view for atmosphere, overview, and context
- the view, where players can explore before rolling for more information
- individually assignable reveals based on players’ rolls,
- and resolve states based on the actions players take, and their levels of success.