Calling it the Community Wizard, Fantasy Flight Games has launched a new online tool that allows gamers to record their collection, connect with other gamers, find retailers, and register for events. Officially still in the beta testing phase, the tool is currently accessible by all registered users on FFG’s website. Unfortunately, Community Wizard is limited to FFG games. Nevertheless, I’m impressed with how easy it is to use, how focused it is on getting players in to more games, and how much support it offers to retailers and games clubs.

When searching for opportunities, Community Wizard users can specify the games that they’re interested in playing, as well as choose between finding other players, retailer-hosted events, conventions, or game clubs. Players can also propose events to take place at these locations, while the organizations themselves can use Community Wizard to schedule and publicize events, and even take reservations.