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New Drupal Modules - 8 February 2018 - 3:36am
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3D engine entirely made of MS Excel formulae : Enjoy this Doom.xls file ! - by C Bel

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 8 February 2018 - 1:27am
A 3D engine on MS Excel, using only excel formula. This engine is applied on a complete - yet basic - doom-like game. Rendering is made through ray casting, pixel per pixel. The exercice intend to demonstrate what can be done with formula only.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Why I Loved "Edith Finch" - by Raph Koster

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 8 February 2018 - 1:19am
"What Remains of Edith Finch" brought some truly innovative storytelling features to the table by tightly linking mini-games about controls to a story about life, death, and what control we have over them.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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New Drupal Modules - 7 February 2018 - 10:20pm

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News Cards

New Drupal Modules - 7 February 2018 - 6:35pm

Display social media embeds and links to external pages in a Storify type format. It uses paragraphs and creates custom paragraph types.

Categories: Drupal

MidCamp - Midwest Drupal Camp: Call for Volunteers

Planet Drupal - 7 February 2018 - 6:33pm
Call for Volunteers We need you!

Want to give back to the Drupal Community without writing a line of code? Volunteer to help out at MidCamp 2018.  We’re looking for people to help with all kinds of tasks including: 

Setup/Teardown
  • For setup, we need help making sure registration is ready to roll, getting T-shirts ready to move, and getting the rooms prepped for our amazing sessions.

  • For teardown, we need to undo all the setup including packing up all the rooms, the registration desk, cleaning signage, and making it look like we were never there.

Registration and Ticketing
  • We need ticket scanners, program dispersers, and people to answer questions.

Room Monitors
  • Pick your sessions and count heads, make sure the speakers have what they need to survive, and help with the in-room A/V.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Categories: Drupal

MidCamp - Midwest Drupal Camp: Call for Volunteers

Planet Drupal - 7 February 2018 - 6:33pm
Call for Volunteers We need you!

Want to give back to the Drupal Community without writing a line of code? Volunteer to help out at MidCamp 2018.  We’re looking for people to help with all kinds of tasks including: 

Setup/Teardown
  • For setup, we need help making sure registration is ready to roll, getting T-shirts ready to move, and getting the rooms prepped for our amazing sessions.

  • For teardown, we need to undo all the setup including packing up all the rooms, the registration desk, cleaning signage, and making it look like we were never there.

Registration and Ticketing
  • We need ticket scanners, program dispersers, and people to answer questions.

Room Monitors
  • Pick your sessions and count heads, make sure the speakers have what they need to survive, and help with the in-room A/V.

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to find out more, please contact us.

Sign up to Volunteer!

Categories: Drupal

Tandem's Drupal Blog: Migrating a Drupal 7 Body Field to a Drupal 8 Paragraph

Planet Drupal - 7 February 2018 - 4:00pm
February 08, 2018 Migrating A Drupal 7 long text field to a Drupal 8 nested text field in a paragraph is a two step process. It is quick and easy once you get the basic grasp of the mechanisms involved. Why are we doing this? We were hired on as to help consult with one of our University clients migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. One of the ...
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Media Telvue Connect

New Drupal Modules - 7 February 2018 - 3:53pm
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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Video Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Modiphius has teamed up with Ripstone and Auroch Digital to bring the world of Acthung! Cthulhu to your video screens. The alternate-history WWII game where Cthulhu-mythos creatures come flooding into our own world is getting the full digital treatment. And as part of the campaign, they’re looking to bring you new items for the tabletop […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Roy Scholten: An experiment in removing friction

Planet Drupal - 7 February 2018 - 2:28pm
07 Feb 2018 /sites/default/files/styles/large/public/form-display.png?itok=sKIMMJvv An experiment in removing friction

An experiment triggered by Dries’s blog post To PESOS or to POSSE? and my comment there about the friction in the UI’s for the POSSE approach. The Drupal content creation UI is not as optimized as the ones in native, mobile apps for Twitter, Instagram and the like.

I was curious how far I could take things just by stripping down the default Drupal content creation UI, optimizing it for posting an image + caption as an entry to this here blog.

What I did:
  1. Create a custom, stripped down content creation form
  2. Use evil CSS to hide superfluous items
Custom form mode

The first step was to remove most of the fields that are not required to create a post. The Form Mode Manager module lets you do just that. I set up a “Minimal piece” form mode which hides the fields for inputs like a separate summary, tags, file attachments, url alias, author, date, sticky and the “promoted” checkbox. These are optional (not required) fields that can be left empty or provide sensible defaults (me as the author, use “now” for the publishing date).

This alternative form comes with its own URL I can go to to create that new post.


Evil CSS

The stripped down form still shows bits and pieces I don’t really need to be reminded of every time I go to post something. Nothing a few display: none; CSS staments couldn’t fix. But, I’m using the default Seven admin theme here, which does not provide a body class to uniquely identify a specific page. I couldn’t add my CSS hacks to that theme’s (or sub theme’s) stylesheet because those would then apply to all admin pages.

I use the Firefox browser on my Android phone. Stylish to the rescue. We’re definately in proof-of-concept territory now! Stylish lets you define custom styling for all sites, a site or one or more specific URLs. I made one specifically for the URL where the minimal entry form lives to clean up that screen even more: hiding the header, breadcrumbs, form field descriptions, etc.


And, does it work?

Yes. It’s far from elegant but it’s already a much more focussed and faster experience. I think I already knew but was happily surprised to see that the regular image field does provide access to both the camera (for taking a new picture) and the gallery (for choosing an existing image).


What could be next

One thing that makes the Drupal approach feel old school is the required title field. Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr all let you just type something into what basically amounts to a “body text” field. In Drupal it has to at least be just like email: a subject and a message: a title + a body. I can make the body optional but I want my text to go in there. Hiding the title field is not straightforward, I think because it is tightly coupled with the unique ID for that content item. There’s modules that let you hide the title input field but those still automatically generate a (gibberish) title.

Still, my focus was on smoothing the path for posting an image to my blog from my phone. That “Browse…” button is old school too, but it does provide access to camera and camera roll. Saving a bookmark for this comes with the option to create a shortcut icon for it on the phone home screen for quick access. Not bad for an hour or two of experimenting without coding :)

A couple of years ago swentel created Drupoid, an Android app that let you save an image from your phone as a content item on a Drupal site. It would be an interesting exercise to recreate something like it with React, Drupal’s (future) JavaScript toolkit of choice and figure out how smooth and snappy we can make it there.

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Categories: Drupal

The Hidden Halls of Hazakor 5th Edition Adventure Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 February 2018 - 2:00pm
I’m sure many of us can remember back to the first RPG adventure we tried to run or played in. It might’ve been something you came up with, yourself, or it might’ve been a pre-generated adventure. If you were pretty young, you might not have fully understood how things worked, as the book was more-than-likely […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

North Star Games Adopts Unilateral MAPP and Restricts Amazon.com Sales Channel

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 February 2018 - 1:00pm
North Star Games has announced an update to their sales policies for their games. First off, they’ve implemented a new Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy (commonly known as a MAPP). They’re also starting to issue Channel Restriction Notices to certain resellers, mostly aimed at Amazon.com resellers. From the announcement: In order to better serve its retail […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

myDropWizard.com: Drupal 6 security update for FileField Sources!

Planet Drupal - 7 February 2018 - 12:23pm

As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules - but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we're one of them!

Today, there is a Moderately Critical security release for the FileField Sources module to fix an Access Bypass vulnerability.

This module enables you to upload files to fields via several sources.

The module doesn't sufficiently handle access control on the autocomplete for reference sources.

See the security advisory for Drupal 7 for more information.

Here you can download the Drupal 6 patch.

If you have a Drupal 6 site using the FileField Sources module, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support clients. :-)

If you'd like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they're released, please check out our D6LTS plans.

Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you'll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won't necessarily have a release on Drupal.org).

Categories: Drupal

Steamforged Posts Godtear: Who is it For? Article

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 February 2018 - 12:00pm
You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. That’s just a general truth. Not every game is going to be for every gamer. But that does mean that every game should be for some gamer. It’s matching the game with […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Don't Miss: How random loot drops really feel to players

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 7 February 2018 - 11:32am

Building from his post about the emotional effect of random loot drops, Chris Grey looks at games like World of Warcraft and Ni no Kuni to see how their patterns affect players. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mojang is shutting down Scrolls' online servers

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 7 February 2018 - 11:13am

Mojang's digital card game Scrolls is going offline for good this month. The game was up and running for nearly 5 years. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 7 February 2018 - 11:00am
The week continues to chug along. We’ve made it halfway there. Just another couple leaps and we’ll be back to the weekend. I’m excited to hopefully get back to the Tails of Equestria game we’ve been playing here at the office. It’s been since before the holidays that we managed to have our last session. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Adobe Analytics

New Drupal Modules - 7 February 2018 - 10:46am

This module provides very basic Adobe analytics integration.

Currently this module only:

  • Allows customization of which pages analytics are enabled on, via a similar interface to how blocks visibility is controlled.
  • Adds the service and accessrights meta tags Adobe analytics requires (other metatags should be set with a module like metatag).
  • Links Adobe's custom JS required for your Adobe Analytics account.

Suggested requirements:

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