About the RPG Database

24 Aug 2009

I started creating a database of every RPG, RPG hybrid, and MMORPG in existence shortly after launching GameBanshee in 2000, but due to time constraints and technical limitations, it took me a full nine years later to put it all online. Yes, nine years. The good news is that it's here, and it's here to stay.

At the time of its launch in September of 2009, there were a total of 1540 games in the database. If there are a handful of role-playing elements to be found within the game, you'll most likely see it in the database. There are a few exceptions to this rule (such as my reluctance to add anything but the most popular JRPGs), but for the most part I've stuck to the same entry requirements over the years.

This RPG database now forms the foundation of GameBanshee. All of the news, editorials, previews, reviews, and interviews that we've ever published are now assigned to one or more games in the database, allowing you to browse any of our non-spoiler type content from the assigned games' profile pages.

And while you're browsing, you'll no doubt notice that a small percentage of the games have been inducted into what we call the GameBanshee Hall of Fame. Games that are fortunate enough to be emblazoned with our custom gold shield icon come with our highest recommendation and shouldn't be missed by any role-playing game fan.

 

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10 Aug 2009
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About GameBanshee

10 Aug 2009

GameBanshee was launched way back in 2000, and is devoted to providing our audience with daily news about classic, current, and upcoming role-playing games. In addition to a regular newsfeed, we offer regular reviews, previews, interviews, and other editorial coverage for a variety of RPG titles and provide in-depth information for the games spotlighted by the dozens of "subsites" within the Banshee Network.

GameBanshee was founded - and continues to be built and administered to this day - by Jon "Buck" Birnbaum.  Many other people have contributed to the website over the years, from content creation to community moderation, with key contributions currently being provided by Steven "Westlake" Carter and Val "ValH" Hull. A vast majority of the website's design is based on our own vision and creations, but there are other teams whom we owe credit to, and we'd like to issue a public thanks to them here:

• The many talented development teams who have created the CRPGs that have captured our attention and hearts over the years.

• The many tabletop role-playing game designers who have inspired counless fans and developers alike, across multiple generations.

• The Joomla team, who created the content management system that we use every single day to build much of the site's content.

• The team at game-icons.net, for their amazing icons that we use in various locations around the site.

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