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[FONT=arial, sans-serif]Question: Is there any tablet app for 40k table top gamers? I think it would have the potential to change the way we play the table top game.[/FONT]

[FONT=arial, sans-serif]The introduction of tablet software for automating "game monitoring" (i.e. score keeping, damages tracking:shared between all participants, rules searching, turn progression, units stats...etc) would actually freed players from game managements, they would have more time enjoying table-top games. The tablet software would also allowed GW to develop more interesting table top rules.[/FONT]

The tablet camera could also be utilized to check wherever a questioned unit was being affected by an explosive blast range, or the camera could also be used to judge distance. It has the potential to replace all physical measuring devices.

The possibilities is endless. I just want to say tablet softwares could actually 'enhance' table top experiences because it could freed players from performing many necessary manual tasks in order to enjoy the games.
 

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The purpose of the tablet software is for automating "game monitoring" (i.e. score keeping, damages tracking:shared among all participants, rules searching, turn progression, units stats...etc) would actually freed players from micro game managements. They would have more time enjoying table-top games. The tablet software would also allowed GW to develop more interesting table top rules.

Features
This app should be able to track all in-game meta information (as mentioned above)
This app should allow gamer's for setting up army list(s) in preparation for battle. Each unit (in a army list) would be represented as in interactive icon for displaying real-time game stats.

This app should also have the ability to share certain in-battle, post-battle information among participants. This is why the app would need connections to a remote server.
This app should also support sound notifications when a certain battle condition is met.
In-game shared information: victory points, damage tracking, effects duration, turn progression...etc
Post-game stats information: kill counts, death counts, player ranking...etc
Post-game activities: post game photos & comments for sharing, could be handled by the GW account (then delegated to social media site) as well.

The tablet camera could be utilized to check a questioned unit was being affected by an explosive blast range or not. The camera could also be used to judge distance. It has the potential to replace all physical measuring devices.
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The possibilities is endless. I just want to say tablet software could actually 'enhance' table top experiences because it could freed players from performing many necessary manual micro-tasks, in order to enjoy the games.


Revenue Model
The app should be free to download, but...

The app would required login to the GW server 40k table top account (similar concept as google/apple account), where player could purchase any extension such as 40k rules, specific army rules databases of latest/previous version.

An app (after login) would have all the purchased rules databases. So players would have an option to play with an older rules if agreements are reached before a battle begins.

The home page of the app could publish (non intrusively) any news or, newly released products from GW or FW.

The purpose of the physical rule books (different from rules database extension), would be for human readers to better understand the rules (with extensive examples, lore, guidelines, pictures and art works...etc), and the future rules books could explicitly mention a particular function of the app for rules checking, or outcome determination.

If GW/FW develop/own such an app, they would be able to develop more interesting/interactive rules/effects. The development of the rules book and this app would be in parallel and synchronized, so each would not contradict the other.
 
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