Hybrid Tabletop Gaming As It Should Be

Lands of Ruin is a tabletop game where tablets replace classic rulebooks, character cards, stat sheets, and pen-and-paper calculations.

Using a tablet to drive gameplay allows us to add previously impossible types of realism and game mechanisms to Lands of Ruin.

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Game highlights

Complex Game Mechanisms Handled by the App

The Lands of Ruin game rules are fairly complex as they try to closely simulate realism. However, the companion tablet app hides most of the complexity, and players don’t have to know everything to start playing the game.

AI controlled NPCs

The battlefield is not empty. Players' tribes confront remnants of the final war in the form of automated drones, decaying battle mechs still executing their wartime orders, and hordes of infected dead, all controlled by the companion app's AI.

Hidden characters & Secret activity

Previously in wargaming, hidden characters and secret actions were not so hidden or secret. Minis had to be placed on the tabletop, and secret actions declared in order to keep things fair. LoR allows players to have hidden characters in play without their opponents knowing they are there, as well as perform actions that the opponent doesn’t know about. Imagine a hidden sniper waiting to ambush the opponent. This is all tracked and kept fair through the Command Console.

MMO & RPG-like features

Characters gain experience and skills as well as obtain new equipment during battles. The players choose characters from their tribes to fight battles.

Build your own heroes and watch them grow to greatness.


LoR game rules are designed to be realistic without hindering the speed of gameplay.

Simultaneous action

There are multiple ways that the rules of LoR simulate simultaneous action more closely than any other game. Ie. characters can be attacked while moving from cover to cover, damage is resolved in realistic way, the environment actually affects gameplay, etc.

Multiplayer games

Lands of Ruin will support games with more than 2 sides. We're even planning to bring you drop-in-drop-out style gameplay where more players can join an ongoing game and players can leave a game at any point.

Tutorial mode

The Lands of Ruin Command Console companion tablet app is the gamemaster, rulebook, and a teacher. New players can jump into playing a game by following the tutorial instructions of the app instead of spending ages reading rulebooks and trying to learn everything beforehand.

You can begin playing LoR as soon as you install the app.

World history

The history of the Lands of Ruin world is unique, rich, and full of stories. The final war that destroyed civilization still rages on as a ghost war being waged by hordes of reanimated soldiers, drones, and battlemechs still executing their battle orders long after their masters have perished. Not even the dead have seen the end of the war.

The rest of the history is still to be written. Every game played shapes the world. How will your actions change the fate of the Lands of Ruin? What will your role be? How will your tribe be remembered?

Battle Reports

Since the app logs all actions and events each player performs, as well as their outcomes, these logs can be easily converted into video and pictorial battle reports through use of the tablets’ built in camera.

Let your friends know how you emerged victorious against impossible odds by sharing your battle reports online.

Latest news

Every Gaming Table Needs a Dice Tower

November 23, 2015
Dice Towers allow for an easy, obvious place for players to roll dice without knocking over terrain pieces or miniatures. In a terrain-heavy game like Lands of Ruin, this is especially helpful.
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Droidcon UK 2015 and GamesFest 2015 MiniCon

November 01, 2015
Droidcon UK 2015 and GamesFest 2015 MiniCon are over. Here's some pictures and thoughts about that we saw and talked about.
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Video - Dev Chat - Hybrid Tabletop Gaming

October 27, 2015
In this episode of Dev Chat Rick and Juhani discuss the influence of bringing technology to tabletop gaming and what it enables in Lands of Ruin.
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Video - Dev Chat - The world of Lands of Ruin

October 26, 2015
A video of Rick and Juhani discussing the world of Lands of Ruin.
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Lands of Ruin will be at GamesFest MiniCon!

October 26, 2015
We will be in the GamesFest MiniCon event in Hertfordshire, UK at Saturday, October 31, 2015!
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