At this year’s Great Vanguard Festival during the Tokyo Big Sight event from May 24th through the 26th, Bushiroad of Japan displayed an under-development version of the standing fight table popularized by the Cardfight!! Vanguard anime series. While holographic projection of the card game’s characters is still a long ways off, the Fight Table G seeks to functionally recognize the faces of licensed Cardfight!! Vanguard trading cards in real time and display their base power, shield value, critical and other key statistics to aid in cardfighting. The system also indicates boost, increases from triggers and attack targets. Previously standing fight tables were wholly decorative electronically-lit playmats, and exclusive to Bushiroad’s partner shop Card Kingdom.
Although several companies have produced toys in the likeness of similar systems from other card game franchises like Yu-Gi-Oh!’s
Duel Disks, none have ever seriously attempted a professional
projection system on this scale before. The G prototype has potential as
a semi-portable system for avoiding human error in power and damage
calculation, as well as other areas. It could one day be standardized
for top 16 at major tournaments, just as the GIAS system is in the world
of Cardfight!! Vanguard G. Three videos of the system in demo mode can be viewed below the cut.