The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University is showing a sneak peek
at a Dungeons and Dragons proof-of-concept game they are working on using Microsoft Surface. I've never been into the D&D scene, but I can see how a computer loses some of the familiar tactile objects D&D gamers tend to use. Not to mention D&D is a game (I'm told) that is best played in person. With Surface, gamers can sit around the Surface, which by design can be interacted with from any side, and use real world objects to interact with the underlying game.