The Game Awards adds new honors, including an award for 'live games'

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 10 November 2017 - 3:37pm

This new award is interesting because it prominently highlights how important the care and feeding of live games has become in contemporary game dev, especially for big-budget studios. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ponyfinder: Hidden Draft Book Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 3:00pm
Many of us know about the three main types of ponies: pegasi, unicorns, and earth ponies. Some of you might also know about gem ponies and a couple other types. Well, the Hidden Draft book for Ponyfinder gives us another type: The Krava. They’re ponies… or maybe not… Either way, there’s plenty of new options […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design blog: Shortcuts and Friendly URLs for Issues

Planet Drupal - 10 November 2017 - 2:27pm

Drupal developers have been shouting node id numbers across tables at sprints for almost 15 years now. The Drupal Association has added some shortcuts and friendly urls for issues to make this a little easier.


The first shortcut we added is a searchbar feature. If you enter any node id in the search bar you'll be automatically redirected to that node. This works for more than just issues!

The second shortcut we added is a quick url pattern for finding issues. If you know your node id, just type:<node-id>

 and you're there!


We've implemented a new friendly url pattern on to make the canonical urls more sensible and search engine friendly.

Project pages:

Issue Queue:

Specific Issue:

This new pattern should be backfilled to all issues by the beginning of next week.

And of course, if you have old bookmarks linked, you can still get there by going to:<node-id>

These are small, but powerful improvements that should make the lives of everyone who contributes to the Drupal project easier.

Categories: Drupal

Mantic Taking Pre-Orders For Star Saga

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Star Saga is Mantic’s space-faring sci-fi miniatures game. It’ll take you and your fellow intrepid adventurers into the depths of space, looking to root out evil wherever you find it. The game includes several different play modes, including cooperative and one-vs-many, as well as solo variants. Grab your character and laser rifle and get to […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design


New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 1:56pm
Categories: Drupal

GCT Studios Previews New Artwork For Bushido

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 1:00pm
It would seem as though Gordon and Odin have gone a little ape over at GCT Studios. And by that, I mean that they’ve posted up a new piece of artwork for Bushido featuring a new ape character. They’re also being a bit of a tease about it, not giving us much info beyond just […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Facets Taxonomy Tree

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 12:49pm

Facets taxonomy tree provides a facet processor that allows you to show the entire taxonomy tree with out having to have all the term ids in the index. It plays well with facets hierarchy processor.

Categories: Drupal

Privateer Press Previews New February Releases

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 12:00pm
We got a first batch of February previews from Privateer Press just the other day. Well, they’ve got a couple more up. One’s the Gator Boil Master. You know, I’ve seen some videos of people trying to deep-fry turkeys that looked much the same… The boil master is terrifying to look upon as he stirs […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Unset HTML head meta and link

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 11:43am

This module provides the ability to remove some meta and link tags from the source code.
You can unset, for example, the generator meta tag or the shortlink link tag.

Categories: Drupal

Friday Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 11:00am
Fridaaaaaaaaay! And a Friday off, to boot! Yes, I know, I’m technically off of work but I’m still typing up posts. That’s because I love you all thaaaaat much! Who do I also love? Our Veterans. The reason we have today off is because it’s Veteran’s Day here in the States. My dad’s a veteran, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Bossa Studios cans Decksplash after open beta experiment

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 10 November 2017 - 10:50am

The Surgeon Simulator dev previously said it would cancel its in-development skateboarding game if it did not attract 100,000 players during an open beta week. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

ZURB Responsive Embed

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 10:12am

Adds a new Formatter for Link type Fields that makes use of the Zurb Foundation 6 Responsive Embed component.


Categories: Drupal

Portals and Prophets Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 10:00am
Many people would love to actually be able to travel to the past and see what it was like. Sure, we’ve got written accounts, but we all know that someone telling you about their vacation is nowhere near like experiencing it for yourself. Well, in Portals and Prophets, time-travel technology has been perfected, and now […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Z-Man Games Posts Q&#038;A with the Designer of Kingsburg

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 9:00am
Games will occasionally get a revamping with a new edition. Such is happening with Kingsburg. But when that happens, what goes through the mind of the designer? How do they know what they should keep and what they should change? What is the thought process behind it all? In this preview from Z-Man Games, they […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ubercart Extras - Recently Viewed Products Block

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 8:32am

This module provides users to see theirs recently viewed ubercart products.
For anonymous users recently viewed products listing will get cleared once browsers session expires.

Categories: Drupal

Wyrd Posts Friday The Other Side Preview

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 8:27am
While I’m taking the day off, the folks over at Wyrd aren’t. They’ve got their regular Friday preview up. This time, it’s the Armored Whelk. … Man, the last time I thought about whelks was the last time I watched that Monty Python skit where John Cleese does the nature documentary in the middle of […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Custom menu toolbar

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 8:08am

This module allows you to use custom menus as administrative toolbars for different roles.

The main idea behind this module is to have complete control over administrative toolbar for non-technical roles that do not need to have the full access to Drupal backend.

There are two main issues with the standard solutions such as the core "Toolbar" or "Admin Menu" modules:

Categories: Drupal

WizKids Announces Board Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 November 2017 - 8:00am
Information is worth a lot of money. I mean, just think about now where just about any website where you have to give personal information can sell that information to advertisers. Or there’s all the hacking attacks that grab people’s information. Knowledge, truly, is power, and power means money and reputation. That’s what you’ll be […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal blog: An update on the Media Initiative for Drupal 8.4/8.5

Planet Drupal - 10 November 2017 - 7:49am

This blog has been re-posted with permission from Dries Buytaert's blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.

In my blog post, "A plan for media management in Drupal 8", I talked about some of the challenges with media in Drupal, the hopes of end users of Drupal, and the plan that the team working on the Media Initiative was targeting for future versions of Drupal 8. That blog post is one year old today. Since that time we released both Drupal 8.3 and Drupal 8.4, and Drupal 8.5 development is in full swing. In other words, it's time for an update on this initiative's progress and next steps.

8.4: a Media API in core

Drupal 8.4 introduced a new Media API to core. For site builders, this means that Drupal 8.4 ships with the new Media module (albeit still hidden from the UI, pending necessary user experience improvements), which is an adaptation of the contributed Media Entity module. The new Media module provides a "base media entity". Having a "base media entity" means that all media assets — local images, PDF documents, YouTube videos, tweets, and so on — are revisable, extendable (fieldable), translatable and much more. It allows all media to be treated in a common way, regardless of where the media resource itself is stored. For end users, this translates into a more cohesive content authoring experience; you can use consistent tools for managing images, videos, and other media rather than different interfaces for each media type.

8.4+: porting contributed modules to the new Media API

The contributed Media Entity module was a "foundational module" used by a large number of other contributed modules. It enables Drupal to integrate with Pinterest, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter and much more. The next step is for all of these modules to adopt the new Media module in core. The required changes are laid out in the API change record, and typically only require a couple of hours to complete. The sooner these modules are updated, the sooner Drupal's rich media ecosystem can start benefitting from the new API in Drupal core. This is a great opportunity for intermediate contributors to pitch in.

8.5+: add support for remote video in core

As proof of the power of the new Media API, the team is hoping to bring in support for remote video using the oEmbed format. This allows content authors to easily add e.g. YouTube videos to their posts. This has been a long-standing gap in Drupal's out-of-the-box media and asset handling, and would be a nice win.

8.6+: a Media Library in core

The top two requested features for the content creator persona are richer image and media integration and digital asset management.

The results of the State of Drupal 2016 survey show the importance of the Media Initiative for content authors.

With a Media Library content authors can select pre-existing media from a library and easily embed it in their posts. Having a Media Library in core would be very impactful for content authors as it helps with both these feature requests.

During the 8.4 development cycle, a lot of great work was done to prototype the Media Library discussed in my previous Media Initiative blog post. I was able to show that progress in my DrupalCon Vienna keynote:

The Media Library work uses the new Media API in core. Now that the new Media API landed in Drupal 8.4 we can start focusing more on the Media Library. Due to bandwidth constraints, we don't think the Media Library will be ready in time for the Drupal 8.5 release. If you want to help contribute time or funding to the development of the Media Library, have a look at the roadmap of the Media Initiative or let me know and I'll get you in touch with the team behind the Media Initiative.

Special thanks to Angie Byron for contributions to this blog post and to Janez Urevc, Sean Blommaert, Marcos Cano Miranda, Adam G-H and Gábor Hojtsy for their feedback during the writing process.

Categories: Drupal

Multilanguage Form Display

New Drupal Modules - 10 November 2017 - 7:07am

The original module was called the Dual Language Editor (DLE). It was made for Drupal 7 and had a lot of workarounds to try and solve a problem which was made nearly insurmountable by the procedural coding.

With the introduction of Drupal 8 and the Object Oriented nature of the Symfony framework it leverages, we can now better leverage the various APIs and drastically reduce the lines of code from the previous version of the module.

Categories: Drupal


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