Alexandria is an online role-playing and board gaming library that contains information about more than 7,500 scenarios (of which more than 1,000 are available for download), 3,500 people, 1,000 conventions and 350 board games.
We need your help. We are dependent on content provided from the gaming scene as well as work from volunteers typing in the information from web sites, con folders and so on.
Any help is useful. We have no requirements about the amount of work, the level of activity, deadlines, and so on. You will not be obliged in any way.
If you want to help us please don't hesitate to contact us.
Here is an overview of tasks we currently need help with.
We want content from every possible country. We need local people to find old folders, make notice of new events, and help connecting to the local role-playing scene. We also need help with translating the Alexandria website to local languages. The translation amounts to about 2,000 words.
Type in list of games from folder
You can download the folder from the event page. We need to have all the games registered including related information (title, authors, etc.). Typing in the presentation is also useful, but it is not the highest priority.
There may already be a few games registered to the event. This information might be from third party sources, referenced when being rerun at other convention folders, a note in the scenario and so on. In any case it makes sense to check up with the folder.
Type in game descriptions from folder
You can download the folder from the event page. All the games are registered but some or all of them are lacking their full presentation.
We need someone to transcribe or copy the full presentations from the folder for those games where it is missing.
Locate the program
We are missing folders or programs for these events. Can you acquire any of them?
There may already be a few games registered to the event. This information might be from third party sources, referenced when being rerun at other convention folders, a note in the scenario and so on.
- Denmark (202)
- Sweden (198)
- Norway (62)
- Finland (8)
- Belarus (6)
- Lithuania (3)
- United Kingdom (1)
- Italy (1)
- Slovakia (1)
- United States (1)
Tools for speeding up the process
Several office suites are able to apply OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to a document and translating the images to text. This could be easier than manually transcribing the content.
Microsoft Office and Google Docs natively supports opening PDF files and converting the content to text. There are also several online tools to perform the conversion.