Well, we’ve been using the digital game table for a season and it has been wonderful. As with all systems, the more you use it, the more ideas you get. The Wiimote interface works, but sometimes it gets the IR pens get a little flaky. Plus, it only allows one input at a time. This doesn’t cause many problems, but sometimes we do see issues.
Talking with my wife and the other players, we considered using public libraries to produce a camera recognition application that can track markers on the table surface. This allow us to toss markers on the table and they can be moved independently and at the same time. The camera will track these markers and tell Maptool to move the in game tokens.
Essentially this requires a custom app and a small change to the Maptool program to allow for a custom message that says what to do. The long of the short, no more wiimote will be necessary. Just 5 colored markers that sit on the table for the camera to track. Ahh.. progress. I was able to get it working tonight. Once I work out some small kinks, I’ll record a video and demo it.