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Business Mania Board Game Up On Indiegogo

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 10:00am
Many people have dreamed of opening their own business. Hell, just the other day I was thinking of opening up a gaming shop/bakery. I’d call it “Dice and Dough” and the motto would be “That’s what we roll!” You could have a game of 40k or Guild Ball and then to celebrate your victory/get over […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour Now Available From WizKids

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 9:00am
Magic is a tricky thing (pun… somewhat intended). Using white magic can heal and restore you and the other members of your coven. However, to actually defeat the dread demons looking to steal away your soul, you must use black magic. Sure, it’ll destroy the demons, but it’ll also corrupt your soul. Finding a balance […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

U.S. State

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 8:51am
Overview

This is a Features module that sets up a taxonomy vocabulary for U.S. states and territories. Each term gets some abbreviation data and geographical region data, via the Geofield module.

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: Adding a MailChimp Newsletter to Your Drupal Site

Planet Drupal - 27 October 2017 - 8:50am

Finding easy to use modules for Drupal 8 is not always easy. Often they haven't been migrated from Drupal 7. Or they are still in beta. Or the documentation is either poor or non-existent.

That's why finding the MailChimp module was a true delight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this module to integrate your Drupal 8 site with MailChimp newsletter service.

Categories: Drupal

Video Embed Bliverr

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 8:00am

This module provides Bliverr handler for Video Embed Field.
Users can add Bliverr videos to their site by pasting the video's URL into a video embed field.
in the setting users can set width and height and also autoplay option of the video.
This module also can get thumbnail image from Bliverr website for using it as a teaser image.

Autoplay is currently not available but should be in the future.

Categories: Drupal

Plaid Hat Games Previews Stitch for Stuffed Fables

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 8:00am
Many of us have had a stuffed animal that got loved to the point of needing some repairs. Hugs and cuddles can lead to requiring some stitching or a new panel sewn on. But such damage might not have been due to hugs, but to the nightly battles that the plushie fought to protect you […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

AdsTxt

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 7:33am

Provides ads.txt

Ads.txt is a simple, flexible, and secure method for publishers and distributors to declare who is authorized to sell their inventory, improving transparency for programmatic buyers.

Categories: Drupal

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 7:00am
Cold and Flu season is coming up. But on the gaming table, it’s already here. Pandemic Legacy Season 2 is now available. And with how people reacted to Season 1, I can only imagine what sort of reaction this new set will garner. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one group out […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Steamforged Previews Burnish for Blacksmith’s Guild

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 6:30am
It’s getting cold here in Georgia. Well… cold for Georgia, anyway. Lots of my office mates are bundling up in coats and hats. I’m still in shorts and a t-shirt, because I’m from Chicago. But even I consider it to be getting a bit cool out. I’d certainly like to warm up a bit. And […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomes

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 27 October 2017 - 6:01am
Newly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables people to assess the aesthetic aspects of potential management scenarios through a first-person perspective and leads to a greater appreciation for environmental protection.
Categories: Virtual Reality

Guns for Hire Set Now Available For X-Wing

Tabletop Gaming News - 27 October 2017 - 6:00am
Shoom! Shoom! Shoom! Pewpewpew! … Everyone makes space-ship noises when playing X-Wing, right? It’s not just me? Well, whether you make the noises or not (yes, I know that in space there wouldn’t be any noises, but still), there’s some new ships available to bulk up your squadron… if you’re a Scum & Villainy player, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Role of Role Playing

Gnome Stew - 27 October 2017 - 5:00am


Tabletop role playing has been part of my life and a core part of my identity for decades. It fills many roles for me personally including as a creative outlet, a method to meet people, and simply as a fun hobby. Role playing will always be these things for me, but I also see a higher goal for role playing games.

But let me step back for a minute.

I’m in four role playing groups and each group scratches a slightly different itch. One of my weeknight games is a great way to decompress after the work day. We eat snacks, sling some dice, and have a great time killing monsters and saving the world. On alternating Sundays I’m in a campaign that has run for more than five years with primarily the same group. I’m deeply invested in the story and have notebooks full of session notes and intricate machinations. I love each of my groups for different reasons. I also love the diverse game systems and settings wherein I live my other lives.

 Real world growth can come from imaginary situations. As much as I need role playing for the fun and creative outlet, for me the higher calling of role playing is as a method to examine the human condition and build empathy. The game table is one of the places I go to understand different perspectives. I use role playing to challenge my preconceptions, including on fundamental topics such as law and justice. This is a low risk, high reward opportunity that I am very thankful for.

In May 2016 my mother suffered and died after several years of battling cancer. Logically, I know this isn’t my fault. That doesn’t change that I have struggled with guilt for things I could have done or should have said in the preceding months, years, and decades. Since her death each of my RPG characters has taken a role in exploring the themes of redemption, atonement, and ultimately forgiveness. Role playing is the forum I’ve used to prod and process my sense of failure from a safe distance. I have gone through this exploration with relative privacy thanks to the overt storyline.

The other night, I played in a game where exploring the human condition and building empathy was the core experience.

There are no super powers and there is no fixing the past. The characters succeed by mentoring the child about how to move forward. One Child’s Heart is a role playing experience centered on love, trust, and empathy. “One Child’s Heart” from Camdon Wright is an exercise is vulnerability. It is an emotionally intense experience about processing the small but consequential traumas from childhood. The characters are the helpers: a social worker, a therapist, a psychologist, and a police officer working to give the child (played by the GM) the tools needed to deal with past trauma. There are no super powers and there is no fixing the past. The characters succeed by mentoring the child about how to move forward. One Child’s Heart is a role playing experience centered on love, trust, and empathy.

It is not every day that a game makes me -as a player- feel real emotion. After the game, as I lay awake, I finally decided to forgive myself for my shortcomings related to mom’s death. I realized it was up to me to absolve myself of the sense of guilt and to accept my powerlessness over the situation. I have been working towards this for a year and a half and it is thanks to role playing that I came out the other side.

Real world growth can come from imaginary situations. Mountain Dew, dice, and a side of empathy. For me, that is the true power of role playing, and something I hope everyone experiences at least once.

Categories: Game Theory & Design

DeepL

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 4:39am
Categories: Drupal

Valuebound: Continuous integration using Jenkins and GitHub to automate deployment

Planet Drupal - 27 October 2017 - 4:35am
Continuous Integration (CI) is rapidly becoming an integral part of software development process as it makes our monotonous and repetitive tasks a little less grindy. CI is a project development practice where developers integrate code into a shared repository frequently. Each Integration is then verified by an automated build that allows the team to detect problems in an early stage.

This post will walk you through the continuous integration with Jenkins and GitHub. Here we will install Jenkins, create Jenkins task and then configure it with GitHub.

Let’s get our arms around why Jenkins is so popular and why this is not just a hot topic, but an important best practice for developers…

Categories: Drupal

InternetDevels: Supercharge your Drupal 8 website with special powers of Views

Planet Drupal - 27 October 2017 - 4:25am

The Views module lets even non-developers organize and present the website's content in the desired ways. Website administrators love it, Drupal newbies start with it, and Drupal ninjas perform miracles with it. No wonder it used to be the most downloadable contributed module. Well, it still is — in Drupal 7.

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Categories: Drupal

Commerce Zarinpal

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 3:28am

Provides an integration between Drupal commerce 2 and Zarinpal Gateway.

درگاه پرداخت زرین پال برای کامرس دروپال ۸

Zarinpal is one of the most famous FinTechs in Iran which provides payment services.

Categories: Drupal

Results from Steam Developer's Survey 2017 - by Lars Doucet

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 27 October 2017 - 2:58am
Over 220 Steam developers share their thoughts on the platform.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Metatag Path

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 2:40am

Extending functionality of the Meta tag module. With this module you can create meta tags for custom path.

Categories: Drupal

Commerce GoCardless Payment

New Drupal Modules - 27 October 2017 - 2:00am

Integration with the UK Direct Debit payment gateway GoCardless

https://gocardless.com/

Payment methods done:

Categories: Drupal

Designing Unique Tactical Combat Mechanics for Summoners Fate - by Ross Przybylski

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 26 October 2017 - 11:58pm
A great way to innovate is by solving a problem for the player. Learn how my collaborations with players inspired 3 unique tactical combat mechanics never before seen in the tactics genre.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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