Throughout December I have been delving back into the software development arena in order to create the AAW Games Interactive Catalog web application. This new dynamic, searchable, and sort-able catalog will conveniently locate links to all distribution channels for AAW Games / Adventureaweek.com products in one location.
This includes every available format: 5th Edition & Pathfinder, VTT (Fantasy Grounds), Print, and PDF via Adventureaweek.com, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, Paizo Publishing, and the AAW Store. It also provides links for Adventureaweek.com subscribers to access web adventures, flipbooks, or obtain products via their free monthly downloads quota.
Adventures can be filtered by party size or level, series, category, type, and searched for important keywords.
The catalog application development is complete and is currently in the testing and debugging phase, but the massive product database is still being built. With the sheer number of products and different distribution channels (which have never been grouped into a single data source before), I have found that creating the database has proven to be the major time investment. My hopes are to have this completely built by the end of December and we are targetting making the application available to the general public in January 2017.