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What Killed the MMOG? - by Ramin Shokrizade

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 July 2017 - 7:19am
World of Warcraft at its peak was a sensational success. That success attracted opportunistic agents that preyed on weaknesses in the game's economy and business model design. Without solutions, the MMO genre became increasingly non-viable commercially.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Latari Elves Command Expansion for Runewars

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2017 - 7:00am
Fantasy Flight is heading back from the harsh demon-like Uthuk Y’llan to the deep and lush forests in this preview. The Latari Elves need themselves some command upgrades, and so that’s what is on display here. From the post: The Latari Elves have long been renowned throughout Terrinoth for their swift, harmonious combat style on […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Paper Playtesting and Roleplaying as an NPC to design "The Irregular" - by Lanie Dixon

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 July 2017 - 6:28am
We saved thousands of dollars and weeks of work by "getting into our players' heads" by designing a printed paper version of our showcase VR game. We share our playtesting process and lessons for running your own UX tests on paper prototypes.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Warlord Games Taking Pre-Orders For Blood Red Skies Sets

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2017 - 6:00am
Warlord Games is coming out with a new WWII miniatures game. This one take place in the skies over the heads of the troops fighting below. It’s called Blood Red Skies and it gives players a chance to recreate those classic dogfights over Europe and the Pacific. They have lots of different bundles available to […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Pozzito - Live Chat & Helpdesk

New Drupal Modules - 11 July 2017 - 5:47am

Did you know that 90% of customers consider live chat helpful and 63% were more likely to return to a website that offers live chat, according to ATG Global Consumer Trend study?

Customer engagement is no longer a series of one-off experiences - it is an ongoing dialogue. This is why customers’ interaction in real time is so important for your business. Talk to interested visitors and convert them into customers! Improve your loyalty, increase revenue and deliver exceptional support service.

Categories: Drupal

Zivtech: Getting Started with React, Drupal 8, and JsonAPI

Planet Drupal - 11 July 2017 - 2:00am

You don't need to go fully 'headless' to use React for parts of your Drupal site. In this tutorial, we'll use the Drupal 8 JsonAPI module to communicate between a React component and the Drupal framework.  

As a simple example, we'll build a 'Favorite' feature, which allows users to favorite (or bookmark) nodes. This type of feature is typically handled on Drupal sites with Flag module, but let's say (hypothetically...) that you have come down with Drupal-module-itis. You're sick of messing around with modules and trying to customize them to do exactly what you want while also dealing with their bugs and updates. You're going custom today.

Follow along with my Github repo.

Configure a custom Drupal module

First thing's first: data storage. How will we store which nodes a user has favorited? A nice and easy method is to add an entity reference field to the user entity. We can just hide this field on the 'Manage Form Display' and/or 'Manage Display' settings since we'll be creating a custom user interface for favoriting.

When you install the Favorite module in the repo, it will add the field 'field_favorites' for you to the user entity: see the config/install directory.

Next up: define the part of the page that React will replace. Typically, you will replace an HTML element defined by an id with a React component. If this is your first time hearing this, you should do some basic React tutorials. I started with one on Code Academy

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Categories: Drupal

lakshminp.com: User authentication in Drupal 8 - passwords

Planet Drupal - 11 July 2017 - 1:09am

We saw how general authentication works with Drupal 8 in the previous post. We shall see how the actual authentication happens when user logs in. It all begins with a humble login route in user.services.yml of the user module.

Categories: Drupal

Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Top Drupal Blogs from June

Planet Drupal - 11 July 2017 - 12:37am
Because of the summer, many people were or are going to the holidays. But that doesn't mean that they rested. In fact, there were many high-quality blog post about Drupal in the past month, so let's take a lot at the top Drupal Blogs from June. We'll start with Sasa Nikolic and his Nested Paragraphs Translation. In this blog post the author warns that translating content in Drupal isn't a straightforward task and has many obstacles. So, he recapped the basics first and then dug deeper in nested paragraph translation. Our second choice is a fascinating story of how Jack switched his career… READ MORE
Categories: Drupal

Sandy's Soapbox: Adding Heralds as Threats in RPGs

RPGNet - 11 July 2017 - 12:00am
Including a herald in your RPG plots.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dawn of the Archmage Miniatures Skirmish Game Coming to Kickstarter August 1st

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 3:30pm
SolarFlare Games is looking to create a new miniatures skirmish game. It’s called Dawn of the Archmage. Players take the roll of said Archmages and will compete against one-another to show the dominance of their particular school of magic as well as their command of various fierce beasts. The game will be headed to Kickstarter […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Looney Labs Announces Nanofictionary Card Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 3:00pm
While I, obviously, am writing every day, I’m not so great at coming up with stories. I mean, I can tell you about new games and such, but to have a traditional story with characters, plot, setting, and all that, I’m pretty terrible at. Well, Nanofictionary might be able to help out. It’s a new […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Hook 42: Inclusivity Through Accessibility

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2017 - 2:40pm

Last month Hook 42 had the pleasure of hosting Mike Gifford from Open Concept for conversation, collaboration, and thought leadership surrounding Accessibility and Drupal.

Why the push for accessibility on the web? Roughly 20% of the population has some form of disability. 

There is quite a diversity of abilities. Sight and hearing are the ones people tend to give the most thought to, but there are cognitive, learning, neurological, physical, and speech abilities that can all change how a user engages with the web. As able-bodied people age, they may experience some of the same challenges as those born with disabilities: failing eyesight, diminished hearing, carpal tunnel, and loss of mobility or dexterity.

It's the law.  

Under Section 508, government funded agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) “prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.”
"Currently, web developers are less expensive than lawyers." ~ Mike Gifford

But, more than anything, it's the right thing to do. Accessibility promotes inclusivity and diversity on the web.
 

Categories: Drupal

Stone Daze Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 2:30pm
Humans have never entirely been able to get along. Since the dawn of mankind, cavemen and cavewomen have fought. One group wants to get to their sacred grove, while the others also want to be there. That lead to competition between the different groups. That’s just what you’ll get to play out in Stone Daze, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Rekognition API

New Drupal Modules - 10 July 2017 - 2:24pm

This module interacts with the AWS Rekognition service to identify objects and faces in photos. The module requires integration with an active Amazon Web Services (AWS) account, and also requires some initial setup in order to use with a Drupal site using the Media Entity and Media Entity Image modules.

Categories: Drupal

Street Wars NYC Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 2:00pm
I have never been to New York. And, while I would like to visit at some point, since all my knowledge of the city comes from movies like The Warriors and various TV shows, I assume that it’s all just gang wars. Of course, that’s not the actual case, but still… One way to alleviate […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Burning Rome Card Game Coming to Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 1:30pm
The Roman Empire was one of the greatest the world has ever seen. However, since I’m not speaking Latin now goes to show that it didn’t last forever. The many wars, as well as internal issues caused its collapse. Though many tried hard to keep it afloat, many others were speeding it along to destruction. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Bat-Mite Coming to Gen Con

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 1:00pm
Comics are full of strange characters. Many of said characters are part of the gallery of figures that revolve around Batman. That includes Bat-Mite. Players of the DC Universe Miniatures Game and the Batman Miniatures Game will be able to pick up this pint-sized fellow at Gen Con. From the announcement: This… is… “awesome-sauce!” Today […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Wyrd Games Previews Gen Con Nightmare Box Art

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 12:30pm
The folks over at Wyrd love to come up with alternate models for their games. They then love to release those kits during holidays or at shows. Well, Gen Con is a pretty big show. So Wyrd’s coming out with a whole alternate Hamelin box set called the Nightmare Box that will be available there. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal CMS Guides at Daymuse Studios: Drupal 8 Getting Started: Install, Composer, & Facebook Login

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2017 - 12:30pm

We'll walkthrough setting up your local development LAMP environment, installing Drupal 8, configuring Composer, and your first module: Simple FB Connect.

Categories: Drupal

Fantasy Flight Previews Rise of the Empire Expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 July 2017 - 12:00pm
Wars are not one or lost on just a single battle. Sure, there might be one, climactic event that ends things, but there’s a long chain of other battles, logistics, secret missions, intelligence, and other such along the way that got to that battle. In Star Wars: Rebellion, you have to complete missions in order […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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