In this article, game designer Sande Chen discusses the concept of citizen science, and how it can be embraced by game designers.
Throughout my lifetime I stumbled across a wide variety of different situations, design, managment and production wise. Here I want to give some advices that I learned by hard while working in industry. 15 advices to be precise.
In any society, there’s going to be those who don’t want to follow society’s rules and would rather just forge their own path. This often means taking from others, leading to a rough life of banditry. Certainly, there were those types in feudal Japan, and Warlord Games is letting you control your own outlaw group […]
Along with our CTO, Kristen Pol, we have a new Accessibility Lead and Senior Front-end Developer, Carie Fisher, who will be in Vienna. We are excited to have her onboard! Carie is one of the community leaders who received a well-deserved scholarship to attend DrupalCon Vienna.
A simple podcast RSS creator.
This module requires a custom content type that can fulfill the field requirements (minimally things like "title", "description", and "enclosure file"). It works for my needs, but it probably has other unforeseen limitations!
It's been tested with MP3 files in a working podcast https://www.absolutepacker.com/
There is a README.md with some more details.
Mondays don’t tend to people’s favorite day of the week. Wyrd, however, does their best to make it not so bad. They’ve got their regular Monday previews that they post. Today is no different. This week, we get a look at the new artwork for Yan-Lo. But more than just a pretty picture, they’ve also […]
Vikings didn’t tend to bog themselves down in legal matters. If two of them had a disagreement, it could very likely be solved by a duel. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Holmgang: Duel of the Vikings, a new battle card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: Holmgang: Duel of […]
Migrated: Now on Drupal 8!
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:06
My personal site is now officially migrated onto Drupal 8! I had first attempted a migration of my site back when Drupal 8.0 was released but had a few issues. With Drupal 8.3 it was nearly flawless (maybe even 8.2, but I had put the idea back burner.) I did have some interesting issues to workaround
Missing filter plugins
My migration process was halted and littered with errors due to missing plugins, specifically around my text formats. The culprits were:
Fans of anime know about the “Notice me, Senpai!” thing. It’s where a character is really hoping that their teacher or boss or somesuch notices them and goes out of their way to hopefully catch their eye. I mean, it’s basically like we do in real life, hoping that a person we have a crush […]
Gaming magazines are a great way to fill up your day with all the gaming information you so desperately desire. In-depth articles on a rage of topics to help you find new games, or up your game, or increase your painting skill. The Campaigner is certainly one of those types of magazines, and their Issue […]
You know, when you want pizza, you want pizza. That can be difficult when you’re the sewer king. Thankfully, you can send your minions, the pigeons and the rats, to go get it. But the two groups don’t get along. So they battle between themselves to see who can bring back the most pizza and […]
I need a hero! No, really! They’re all gone! Just up and vanished. Now, all the supervillains are free to cause all the chaos and destruction they want. Of course, being villains, they’re not working together, but are competing with one-another to gain control of the galaxy. In Supervillain: The Galaxy is Mine, a new […]
It’s Monday morning here (though I know this is going to be posted in the afternoon). I’m trying to type up as much of my posts today before the storm gets really bad, just in case power and/or internet goes out. Also, working from home since they closed the office. But neither rain nor sleet […]
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’m a fan of food. So, of course, if I’ve got good food in front of me, I’m going to defend it from all poachers. And… maybe I might keep an eye out to see if someone’s not defending their yummy treats as much as they […]
Ah yes, another 2-player starter set. We all know how much I love them. This time around, it’s heading over London during WWII. The Battle of Britain was a major event in the course of the war, with British and German pilots fighting it out in close-quarters dogfights. Warlord Games’ Blood Red Skies starter set […]
You don’t just become a ninja overnight. It takes a lot of intense training and study to acquire and hone your skills. And, when you think you’re done, there’s still the final test to overcome: a giant ninja-fight! That’s the stage that you are at in Shadow Strike Melee, a new card game coming to […]
So, we’ve gotten a look at what the rules for the various characters from the Aristeia starter set will look like, and the artwork has been around for a while. But what about the miniatures, themselves? Corvus Belli is known for its miniatures, so what will these new ones look like? The wait is over. […]
Some drinking games out there are just meant to get you as drunk as possible as fast as possible (beyond just chugging pure grain alcohol, I suppose). Bowties is a bit more casual about it. A little more upscale. Players have a card that they “wear” like a bowtie with a rule on it. They […]
Well, it’s not quite Cold and Flu Season, but we’re getting there soon. And Games Workshop is certainly prepared. They have a bunch of Nurgle-related releases available over in their webshop. There’s a new Death Guard codex (available in several different forms, along with extras like dice and tokens) as well as a new miniature […]
Gravity. It’s a universal law. Objects with mass attract one-another. But what if you could turn off gravity? Well, you could dance on the ceiling (oh, what a feeling), or you could play a miniatures game. Of course, Zero Gravity doesn’t actually turn off gravity around it, but it does use magnets to give you […]