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January 16, 2024, Tabula Gaming LLC

Introducing Tabula Vox: Real-time streaming soundtracks for all tabletop RPG gaming

We’re bringing the power of creativity to our tabletop roleplaying games by providing easy-to-use, out-of-the-way, and compatible tools to the gaming community.

It’s no secret that tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons have been making a comeback the last few years. Being together around the table with friends playing a cooperative, unrestricted game was a welcome change from the screens and disembodied voices gamers had become used to. In early 2020, however, global events forced everything online overnight. Luckily for the industry, the digital momentum was already there and we forged ahead building online tools to keep the games going. But somewhere along the way the tools got so focused on the technical and mechanical aspects of the games, we lost the magic of the social and collaborative aspects of tabletop. We were back to screens and headsets and lost the freedom we used to enjoy when not being weighed down by our digital tools. 

Enter: Tabula Gaming, LLC

So, following the better parts of the American Dream in-the-garage startup trope, we diverted time, energy, and resource from full-time client work to pursue our passions and created Tabula Gaming, LLC with one mission: to bring back the power of creativity to our tabletop roleplaying games by providing easy-to-use, out-of-the-way, and compatible tools to the gaming community.

Tabula Gaming, LLC is uniquely positioned to use our experience as digital product designers, developers, and marketers and combine it with our innate creative nerdiness to provide online tools to the tabletop community that allow game sessions to focus on collaborative storytelling and are  compatible with any gaming system or role-play (not just Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder).

Tabula Gaming is a group of experienced product designers, developers, and marketers coming from mostly agency and client service backgrounds. That experience means we’ve been responsible for bringing hundreds of products, websites, apps, and experiences to the digital world over the years. We cut our teeth in just about every major business industry and have some name-drop-worthy clients under our belts like Disney, Facebook, NASA, Cisco, LinkedIn, Microsoft, NCAA, Siemens, Sony, Fred Segal, Unilever/Dove, Bank of America, Boehringer Ingleheim, Clemson University, Kevin Hart, Oculus, Neutrogena, Nike, Westgate Resorts, Universal/NBC, Darden, Cartoon Network, MTV, etc (phew). 

What Drives Us

Like so many creators, for a long time we were all dabbling in our own side-projects while working for bosses and clients and fending off burn-out. So when we finally found two products that spoke to all of us, we had to jump on the opportunity. Now, not only do we continue to do what we do best, we apply our energy to what we’re truly passionate about. We’re doing this on our own so we don’t have to answer to disconnected money-holders. We don’t make decisions based on what the boss or the investors want — we make decisions based on what the product and community truly need. And it’s working — our first product Sono was 300% crowd-funded and has since launched to the public.

The Product: Tabula Vox

Tabula Vox is a free/subscription platform that allows tabletop RPG groups to bring the power of music to their games without adding complexity or burden to their Gamemaster. Tabula Vox is currently crowdfunding on BackerKit and will launch publicly in late Spring of 2024. If you don’t already have an understanding of tabletop games like D&D, give our favorite article on Tabletop RPG’s a quick read.

Music is a powerful and compelling element that goes hand-in-hand with storytelling. When we use music in role-playing scenarios, it creates an immersive environment that goes far beyond tabletops, maps, and minis. It puts us into the world and story we’re creating and helps us feel the emotions of our characters. When the mood of your background music flows with what’s actually happening for your characters, the entire game experience becomes a lot richer.

But because music is so good at affecting our brains, it’s a double-edged sword that has the power to break the immersive environment just as easily as creating it — so we often avoided using it in our game sessions, because if it doesn’t feel just right, it only caused distraction and confusion. We built Vox to provide a simple and effective way to incorporate the power of music into your games.

Vox Highlights

  • Free to play
  • Low-cost monthly subscription for premium content
  • Nothing to download or install
  • Runs on any computer or mobile device with a modern browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari, etc) and an internet connection
  • Stream to in-person sessions or online
  • Allows up to 10 online listeners per session, anywhere in the world
  • Quickly and easily add music to your session: Select the Theme, set the Mood, and hit Play.
  • Change the Mood to match the flow of the story
  • Find new Themes in our Composer Marketplace
  • Professionally composed specifically for Vox
Official Trailer: Tabula Vox

Content Samples

Sample content from Tabula Vox


We’ve funded the development of Tabula Vox with money from our own pockets and war chests (money we’ve been putting away for an opportunity like this). At this point, we’re not interested in going after “big money” or investors. We’ve all seen what that does to a company and while that can be a successful way to go, it’s not right for this niche product. To fund our product launch, we’re going to be relying on crowdfunding, specifically BackerKit. That will get us enough capital in the bank for the marketing, infrastructure, and premium content.

What’s Next

H1 2024 – Launch: Once we meet our funding goal in early 2024, we’ll launch Tabula Vox about 90 days later. It will be free to sign up with nothing to download or install, with an optional $4.90/month subscription to unlock premium content.

H2 2024 – Content Marketplace: After launch, we’ll regularly release premium content, purchasable Themes, and expand our network of community composers. 


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