I’m thinking about writing my own BGG database, hopefully one that works with the BGG website a little bit.
With some of the recent downtime over at BGG, and trying to go through my games for my purge. Sometimes, information about my collection just isn’t available to me like I want it to be.
Also, the play tracking on BGG could be improved a bit, and I’d like to track plays of online, or even AI plays and mark them without them counting, and being able to filter on those with some of my queries. Of course, I’ll also add a flag for moving my plays into the BGG database as well. (Probably everything except AI plays, since I track online plays against real players).
I’d also like to be able to add notes to each playing of the game. And while viewing a game, look back on past plays of that game and see notes and such. That doesn’t sound too difficult.
I’ll probably fiddle with Access and put a front end on it in Delphi or Visual Basic since that’s what I know best. I need to look at BGG and see best how to get information from them for filling out some fields automatically though. JM pointed me toward the xmlapi that is available for querying BGG data directly.
If I get a free weekend, that’s my next project. I’ll make it available to anyone if I actually do it, and if they want it. I’ll post here if that’s the case. If someones already done that, be sure and let me know. Although I doubt anyone’s done specifically what I want to do directly. At least, the way I want it done.
It’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I can start though.