GeekDo

GeekDo logo You probably already have heard about BoardGameGeek a website, that was founded somewhere in 2000 by Scott Alden and Derk Soldo as a resource for the board game geek community. The site not only features a huge database containing games, expansion, designers but also includes numerous reviews, articles and forum discussions. Usually when I want to read a review about any boardgame I check on BoardGameGeek first.
In July 2009 geekdo.com was launched. This new website not only includes the existing BoardGameGeek site but also a new RPG Geek site. Although both sites use the same system, the databases are kept separate. When you log into geekdo.com, you can switch between the Geek and Boardgame section with a single click.
A friend of mine is a huge BoardGameGeek fan and used the site for quite some time now, I just recently signed up.
The contents of the database are already very impressive. Someone even added an entry for the Feuerwerk supplement for Dungeonslayers I wrote earlier this year! And my friend even added me as a designer! That’s very cool!
While this may probably old news for some of you, I definitely can recommend the new rpg.geekdo.com site to everyone even remotely interested in the RPG hobby!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

5 thoughts on “GeekDo”

  1. Hey, welcome to the Geek, my home on the internet. 🙂

    The RPG-side of things is still a bit rough around the edges and everything still has to settle in. The database is quite good already but there is still very little user generated content and discussions so every new face is more than welcome.

    The community over there is very friendly – so don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. For people coming from the RPG-side of things, the best place to introduce yourself at the moment is the "RPG GeekDo: Building Community"-Geeklist: http://rpg.geekdo.com/geeklist/47027

    See you there! 🙂

    P.S.: I hope you don't mind me using your blog for some publicity for my favorite web-community. If it's too much just delete it.

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