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ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch

by Lambert Varias
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Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests. It even has an A.I. dungeon master that narrates your adventures via a headset.

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The device goes full dork with random encounters, which completely abandon its fitness metaphor and just gives you imaginary enemies to pretend fight. Fortunately (?), you can form a party with other EnCounter users.

I think most of the EnCounter’s features are doable with current technology, but I don’t think an A.I. can substitute for a good dungeon master. Come to think of it, a dial-a-dungeon master/narrator service would be great on its own.

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