9 Questions To Challenge Your New Game Idea - by Ionut Vaduva Blogs - 17 May 2017 - 7:17am
“It’s easier to make things people want, than it is to make people want things.” Here are 9 practical questions you should ask yourself when presenting your game idea (it should cover all important aspects: Feasibility, Viability, Desirability).
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Don’t Know Who your Target Audience Should Be! - by Dylan Moran Blogs - 17 May 2017 - 7:17am
Make a game that is best played in plenty of short bursts. Try taking what works and applying it to a new theme, or coming up with a new feature to hook players.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Z-Man Games Announces Smile Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 17 May 2017 - 7:00am
A friend of mine lately had their cat escape out the door when they weren’t looking. They searched all over, and I’m happy to say that their feline friend has made it home again safe and sound. Using that real-world experience, they would be pretty good at Smile, a new card game coming from Z-Man […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Override Field Settings

New Drupal Modules - 17 May 2017 - 6:36am

This module allows you to change uneditable settings for fields.

Categories: Drupal

A Video Game Dev Learning from D&D - by Skye Larsen Blogs - 17 May 2017 - 6:28am
I always wanted to play D&D but never got the chance. Now that I finally started watching D&D videos and running my own campaign as a DM, I'm discovering valuable lessons about designing video games.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Secret to Growth of The Game Industry in China - by Connor Addis Blogs - 17 May 2017 - 6:28am
Playing games online has grown in China by incredible leaps over the last two decades. According to a report released by Tech in Asia, games industry players made $13.5 billion in 2013.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Podcast Roundup

Tabletop Gaming News - 17 May 2017 - 6:00am
But, but but… it’s Wednesday! I know. I know. But this has been a strange week. Got home from the Expo the other day and spent the first part of Monday at the mechanic to get my car checked out. Then got home and found that, due to a crack in my tub underneath my […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design


New Drupal Modules - 17 May 2017 - 4:16am

Provides functionality for using Drupal as a static site generator.

Note that 8.x-0.x branch is unstable and experimental, and MUST only be used in development (not in production).


  • The drupal/smith project will use semantic versioning as soon as D.O. supports it.
  • in the meantime versions should be interpreted as 8.x-MAJOR.MINOR-or-PATCH
  • this implies that the 8.x-0.x (i.e. 0.x) branch is unstable.
  • an upgrade path will be provided when the first 8.x-1.x release is added.
Categories: Drupal

Code Positive: Easy & effective testing for Drupal 8 sites with Behat 3

Planet Drupal - 17 May 2017 - 4:13am

The easiest way to effectively test your Drupal 8 site - Behat 3 with the Behat Drupal extension is an incredible tool for keeping your project out of trouble.



Categories: Drupal

Valuebound: Guide to Drupal distribution Thunder for Media & Publishing companies

Planet Drupal - 17 May 2017 - 4:04am

While, a drupal developer is working on a project, adding custom codes or functionalities is one of the unavoidable things to do. Otherwise known as extensions or modules in drupal. Drupal modules do not come packed with the core built of drupal and often has to be navigated and found on But is does not end there, you have to know the exact task or functionality the drupal module will add.

The solution to extensive module search may end with drupal distributions. Making a big fat functional website with the perfect drupal modules would be so much easier if someone would do that for us and we could download it whole as a package, well that is what distributions are for.

A drupal distribution…

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New Drupal Modules - 17 May 2017 - 3:04am

This module allows setting a minimum and maximum number of words for Long Text fields.
Further field types will be supported in the future.

Similar modules
  • Maxlength: Maxlength is counting the number of characters.
  • Field validation: A comprehensive collection of field validators including a word counter.
Categories: Drupal

Websolutions Agency: Creating a custom checkout pane for Drupal Commerce in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 17 May 2017 - 2:46am

In this article, I'll show how you can create a custom checkout pane for Drupal Commerce in Drupal 8. For this purpose, we'll create a checkout pane with a configuration form and ability for users to add coupons to their order.

Drupal Planet, Drupal 8, Drupal modules
Categories: Drupal

Video Embed

New Drupal Modules - 17 May 2017 - 2:20am

This module provides handler for Video Embed Field.

Users can add Panopto videos to their site by pasting the video's URL into a video embed field.
In the settings users can set width and height and also autoplay option of the video.
This module also can get thumbnail image from the Panopto Public API for using it as a teaser image.

Categories: Drupal

Comic Relief Technology Blog: Drupal 8 and Composer can be friends

Planet Drupal - 17 May 2017 - 1:41am
Introduction 10 years ago (at the end of 2006), Drush appeared to make it easy for Drupal developers to do… Read More
Categories: Drupal

Five Fantasy Forest Features

Gnome Stew - 17 May 2017 - 1:00am

I was recently kicking around a game set in a deep forest. While it didn’t pan out, I did manage to salvage a few set pieces that can be dropped into your game as landmarks or adventure sites.

The Spire:
A massive petrified tree standing over the rest of the treetops. Hollow on the inside, it has on occasion been a bandit fortress and a wizard’s tower. It would make an excellent druid’s keep, or lair for the monster of the week.

The Runestones:
A collection of overgrown boulders, rolled into a complex geometric pattern and carved with weathered runes. They may be a map of the stars, a calendar, or a seal to keep a demon trapped in another dimension. No one knows, but their nature tends to attract casters and outsiders.

The Oubliette:
This might have at one point been a well or cistern for an isolated cottage. Now it’s a dangerous vertical drop obscured by vegetation. At the bottom is mercifully a pool of water and a small series of natural caverns. What was that noise? Is there something down here with you?

The Lightning Rod:
What is it about this old tree that attracts lighting strike after strike? The tree is long dead and it’s outer layer is hardened ash. The ground around it is scorched and bare of vegetation. Breezes stir up ash clouds. The entire area seems devoid of life.

The Gibbet:
A man sized cage hangs from a large tree. It’s heavy iron bars are badly corroded, and it’s door is stuck. Carrion birds and strange noises haunt the area. A few human looking bones can be found beneath the sod under the cage.

What are some interesting set pieces you’ve used in your games, and what horrible fate befell your PCs there? Let us know in the comments below.

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Lawful GM: Enthusiasm

RPGNet - 17 May 2017 - 12:00am
Are your players enthusiastic? How about your GMs?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Freelock : Is your website safe from a cyber attack?

Planet Drupal - 16 May 2017 - 8:38pm

As I write, we're in the midst of a big Ransomware attack. Millions of computers have been infected, with their data encrypted, held ransom pending an extortion payment or deleted. Supposedly.

There's a very simple way to avoid the catastrophe of losing everything due to an attack like this. And it's nothing new, it's something we've known to do all along: make good backups of everything, all the time.

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Categories: Drupal

TimelineJS Entity

New Drupal Modules - 16 May 2017 - 7:03pm

Note: This module is under heavy active development.

This module aims to provide an entity for defining a Timeline displayed with the TImelineJS library. If you are looking for TimelineJS integration using views check out the Views TimelineJS module.

Categories: Drupal

Grasshopper's F2P PS4 game Let It Die surpasses 3 million downloads

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 16 May 2017 - 5:03pm

For comparison's sake, last month Sony reported that the total number of PlayStation 4 consoles sold to date was approaching 60 million worldwide. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Minecraft dev sacrifices Nirvana in-joke to save players' parrots

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 16 May 2017 - 4:23pm

Here we are now, entertain us -- but please don't encourage us to unwittingly poison our pets. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design


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