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In the every changing world of crossover genres the distinctions between BGG, RPGGeek, and VGG are becoming increasingly cumbersome. The most recent example is Legacy at Dragonholt which began life here at the geek as an RPG item. Users of BGG requested that it be “moved” to the BGG website. Instead the site made another page, so now there are at least two locations for the same game.

This is hardly the first time this has happened. Games that have be rereleased as digital versions are forced into having a second page on VGG where zealous moderators exile posts they deam unworthy for the more popular cardboard BGG site. The mighty Twilight Struggle has its famous BGG page and it’s forgotten cousin on VGG. There are numerous examples, including the perplexing XCOM: The Board Game second entry on VGG.

Where such a distinction between board games, rpg games, and video games had one time warranted three different databases, with three different forums, three different search engines, three different administrations, etc, that time has surely passed now.

In the quest to modernize the site I suggest that the owners would consider removing the now artificial barriers of the three websites and integrate them more fully to reflect modern gaming and the usefulness of this amazing service.

Edit: The RPG item for Legacy of Dragonholt now redirects to the BGG Page. The rpg item is here: https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/234669/legacy-dragonholt
 
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Budapest wrote:
In the quest to modernize the site I suggest that the owners would consider removing the now artificial barriers of the three websites and integrate them more fully to reflect modern gaming and the usefulness of this amazing service.


Please do not do this.
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I feel the same about leaving the three different areas as they are.
I am perfectly fine with one site forwarding to the other.
But if I am looking for a board game I don't want to sift through video games and RPG as well. There is a reason when I look at board games vs. the other two.
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more importantly, you wouldn't want to ruin the searches on rpggeek and vgg with a bunch of irrelevant boardgame results.
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Integrating all three sites would seem to be a bad idea, mostly.

However, I'm all for having better definitions. For one, I'm in the camp of defining digital TCGs and digital board games as board games and not video games.

For Legacy of Dragonholt, I would need more info before I could choose camp, but it does look more like a board game than an RPG.
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I fail to see any negative consequence of integrating the back-end databasing. This wouldn't affect the front-facing content; you can ensure each sub-site is built to show only filtered content based on metatags (e.g., the Board Game page only showing what's flagged as a board game.)
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