18/05/2022

From tabletop to PC and back – adaptations of tabletop games

            The very first W.A.S.D show has come and gone, but we want you to share in the industry wisdom that was spread during the event if you were unable to attend. We’re uploading all the wonderful talks from the PCGamesN Theatre to our <a class="text_link" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzuCW8olhfXml48tunQBKpw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YouTube channel</a> for those of you who missed out, and the latest is all about the world of <a href="https://www.pcgamesn.com/pc-tabletop-games">tabletop games</a> and their various adaptations.

The talk was hosted by PCGamesN’s sister site Wargamer and chaired by editor Alex Evans. The panel consisted of Modiphius founder and creative officer Chris Birch, who attended in person, and Demiplane CDO Adam Bradford who joined the chat from the US.

The worlds of videogames and tabletop RPGs have always been closely intertwined, with adaptations going both ways. Games based on Dungeons & Dragons, Vampire: The Masquerade, Warhammer et cetera are usually popular on PC – likewise, tabletop adaptations of popular gaming franchises like Fallout, Dark Souls, and Elder Scrolls are often just as successful, if done with care. The panel discusses how to make tabletop adaptations work – in both ways.

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