The Mystara Database Project aims to create a searchable database of Mystaran facts and figures, which can answer queries and provide accurate information on a range of topics. The database is an essential tool in the Atlas of Mystara Project, but it's also a project in its own right.
This ambitious project started out as a simple desire to have a list of settlements in Mystara, for checking accents and spelling on maps. This idea grew into a database of settlements, then a database of Mystaran geography. At the same time, Andrew was working on his own characters database, cataloguing all of Mystara's NPCs. When we found out about each other's work, it seemed like a good idea to merge the two projects, and the wider project was conceived: a potentially comprehensive database of Mystara. Brian came on board as master programmer, and the project began.
However, that was two years ago, and for various reasons the project stalled, and has been in limbo up until now. With the announcement of the Atlas project, and my resumption of work on it, the database has once again become a necessity, and we are having another go at setting it up.
The new database is now in the design stages. It isn't public yet; indeed, there is no interface as yet. For now, we're going to post stuff about the database in this forum. At a later date, we may decide to request its own forum.