Love customizing Xbox controllers? Check Out These Custom DM Screens
Love customizing your Xbox controller? Do you spend hours building miniatures on HeroForge? What if you could do something similar to your Dungeon Master screen? The Dog Might Games Infinity Screen gives you such an opportunity.
Let’s go through the basics first. These screens come in the form of three separate panels – a substantial 20-inch by 9-inch center panel flanked by two 11.75-inch by 9-inch side panels. Each is a clever 5/8 inch thick kiln-dried hardwood composite, laid out to prevent warping.
The panels connect with a magnetic rod between them, allowing great freedom of configuration. There are also 22 built-in magnets on the back of the display to give you plenty of places to stick charts and other pieces of information that can help drive your campaign forward. Alternatively, you can choose to use Dog Might’s own Valhalla Screen accessory line, which include things like a dice tower and a phone stand. There is also a groove cut out along the top of the center panel for initiative tracking.
All of this makes for a solid enough DM display, but doesn’t quite justify a price tag that starts at $595. For that, we have to look to the side facing the gamer to see what sets the Infinity Display apart.
Laser etched designs cover every inch of the exterior surface and you can customize everything. The centerpiece of the screen is a huge work of art that takes up nine inches of its height. There are 10 different centerpiece designs covering many TTRPG staples like a demon, lich, or Cthulhu-like beast, and you’ll be able to choose one of nine different frames to work around it.
To the left and right of this, spanning the side panels, there are 10 different background scenes like a tavern interior, cityscape, or battlefield. With a different option on either side, game masters have the ability to foreshadow their campaign with a kind of triptych. There are even more options for side panels, including additional symbols like tomes or a band of kobolds that can be placed on either or both sides with their own frames around them.
With their website, you can choose all your options, including a huge range of different colors. Dog Might tells Polygon via email that the vibrant stain is achieved via “a mixture of water and alcohol-based stains and inks” followed by “enamel inlay [applied] by hand for the rich work of dark lines. You can get flat colors with no blending – much like a comic book – or you can pay for a more “artistic” version which gives Dog Might artists a bit more freedom to blend and shade the design as they go. .
Installing one of these screens at the head of your gaming table is sure to send a message to your players that you mean business.