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Phil Dutré
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I keep everything in a spreadsheet. Works for me. I have columns for a description, number of figures, manufacturer (if known), link to a photograph if I have one, and some notes for use in games or painting. What I do not keep track of is game-specific information. Several years from now rulesets will have rotated out and others in, but the miniatures will still be there.

For something like this, you also have to keep an eye on maintainability. You want something that’s easily accessible and of which you’re sure it will still be accessible 10 or 20 years from now. Writing a web app yourself is the best guarantee it won’t work anymore 5 years from now 🙂

It also depends how many figures you’re talking about. A few 100? A few 1000? More than 10000?

And it also depends what you want to do with all that info. For me, it’s a help for writing up scenarios. What I do not are database-like queries. It’s not I have to ask myself “Let’s see if I have some WW2 Russians in my collection”. I know I have them. But I don’t know exactly how many. So that’s what I want to know, and how I keep my info.

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