If you're a fan of any other d20 OGL games out there, you might have heard of a little known brand called Pathfinder. And if you know that game, you might have also heard that there's an awesome site called the Pathfinder Database which has lots of fan-created content. And if you already knew that, and you're on these forums reading about the awesomeness that is Fantasy Craft, you're probably saying to yourself, "Hey! That dude that did the Pathfinder Database should totally do the same thing for a righteous game like Fantasy Craft!" Ok... maybe I'm getting the word choice wrong, but anyway...
I'm here to formally announce that the Fantasy Craft Database
is live and awaits all your great content for publication!
While not specifically endorsed by the Crafty Games folks, in order to be approved for the "Powered by Fantasy Craft" logo, I did have to go through an approval process, so you can consider this site as a reliable source for game content.
In order to stave off some obvious questions, I'm happy to answer some things up front that have been asked repeatedly about my other sites in the past...Will there be a forum?
No. Whenever I put up a site, I have no interest in moderating a forum, and I really don't want to fracture a community that has already been built up on the site of the game's publisher.Why can't there be direct feedback, like comments, directly below articles?
Since the Fantasy Craft Database is meant to be a repository of final versions of content, any time that content gets edited or changed, I don't publish a new version, I merely edit the existing article. That means that any comments posted would pertain to an old version of the article and wouldn't look right.What if I have content that doesn't fit into any of the categories on the site?
Feel free to contact me through the site and we'll see if there can be a place for it by creating a new category or renaming an old category to include other articles.Is there anything that won't get published?
If you have extensive house rules or customizations to the system, it's better to publish them here to the forum or on Crafty Games' wiki. The purpose of the Fantasy Craft Database is to serve the majority of Fantasy Craft fans with content that can be used right out of the box.
Also, the Crafty Games guys would like to keep certain parts of the game proprietary, so that means any articles that reproduce some of the behind-the-scenes rules are likely to get rejected.
All in all, the site is really meant to preserve a lot of the great fan-created content that pops up on the web here and there and never gets a permanent searchable home. I personally am in the business of building and hosting web sites so it only makes sense for me to keep the site running for as long as Fantasy Craft is popular.
I hope the site meets with your approval and interest.