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Game Nite Issue 13 Available Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 2:00pm
For those of you that have a fear of the number 13, today’s a pretty scary day. To help calm you, you could read issue 13 of Game Nite Magazine, which is available now. That way, you can see that the number 13 isn’t so bad, after all. From the release: Issue #13 of Game […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Palantir: Palantir.net's Guide to Digital Governance

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 1:04pm
Palantir.net's Guide to Digital Governance Palantir.net's Guide to Digital Governance brandt Fri, 01/13/2017 - 15:04 Scott DiPerna Jan 16, 2017

This comprehensive guide is intended to help get you started when developing a governance plan for your institution’s digital communications.

In this guide we will cover...
  • What digital governance is
  • Why digital governance is important
  • What topics you need to think about when building out a digital governance plan

We want to make your project a success.

Let's Chat.

 

Download the guide here.

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Categories: Drupal

Mindjammer Supplement for Traveller Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 1:00pm
Sometimes you like a particular setting for a game, but your other players like a particular rules set. Often, that can create tension as you want to play one thing while other want to play something else. Well, that’s where settings getting cross-over books to different systems help. In this case, Modiphius brings you Mindjammer […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupalize.Me: Experimental Module Changes Coming in Drupal 8.3

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 12:10pm

Drupal 8.3 is still a few months away, coming April 5, 2017, but there are already some changes we can look at, most notably in the experimental modules. In December, 2 new experimental modules were added to core, and BigPipe was officially changed from a beta module to stable. The 2 new modules you'll find in 8.3 are Workflows and Layout. Let's take a peek at what these are all about.

Categories: Drupal

New Antares Dice Game Available From Warlord Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 12:00pm
Long before humans colonized the stars, an ancient race created Gates that would send travelers to far-flung reaches of the galaxy. Now, the various panhuman races (those that have evolved apart from each other and the core human ancestor they all share) are fighting for control of those gates. You’ve possibly played Beyond the Gates […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Palantir: New Years Resolution: Get Organized

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 11:24am
New Years Resolution: Get Organized brandt Fri, 01/13/2017 - 13:24 Allison Manley Jan 16, 2017

In this five-part series, every Monday in January we’ll explore a New Year’s resolution and how it can apply to your web project.

We want to make your project a success.

Let's Chat.

Unless you’re Marie Kondo of the KonMari Method and make your living organizing, you likely have a few messes somewhere. Photo albums? That pile of books? Year-end taxes and receipts? (‘Tis almost the season for that too.)

When it comes to your online space, here are a few tips we can offer on how to get organized for 2017:

Lastly, if you want a comprehensive look at how to get your internal governance in order, check out our detailed guide on digital governance (37 page PDF). The ownership, management, and sustainability plan for an organization’s various digital communications platforms seems simple at a distance, but the devil is in the details.

Next week’s resolution: stay fit and healthy.

Let Palantir help you get organized.

We'd love to help you keep your 2017 resolution.

Let's chat.
Categories: Drupal

Friday Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 11:00am
Friiiiiiiidaaaaaaay! Woo! We’ve made it, everyone! At least for me, it was a nice, calm, “standard” week. As a creature of habit, I’m very grateful for that. Many of us here in the US are also getting a 3-day weekend, what with Martin Luther King Jr. Day being this upcoming Monday. So that’s cool. I […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

DrupalCon News: Come to DrupalCon and _________ a Session About ___________

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 10:56am

When I was a kid, my siblings and I used to play with Mad Libs. If you aren’t familiar with them, Mad Libs are basically one-page stories or vignettes, with various words missing. Where those words should be are blanks, and each blank is labeled “noun” or “verb” or whatever type of word should be filled in.

Categories: Drupal

At GDC 2017, Blizzard shares tips on designing great game rewards

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 13 January 2017 - 10:35am

At GDC 2017, Blizzard senior game designer Travis Day will draw on 12 years working on World of Warcraft and Diablo 3 to share some hard-learned lessons about how reward systems can guide or harm player experience. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Jeff Geerling's Blog: Testing redirections using Behat and the Behat Drupal Extension

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 10:33am

One project I'm working on needed a Behat test added to test whether a particular redirection works properly. Basically, I wanted to test for the following:

  1. An anonymous user accesses a file at a URL like http://www.example.com/pictures/test.jpg
  2. The anonymous user is redirected to the path http://www.example.com/sites/default/files/pictures/test.jpg

Since the site uses Apache, I added the actual redirect to the site's .htaccess file in the docroot, using the following Rewrite configuration:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine on

  # Rewrite requests for /profile_images to public files directory location.
  RewriteRule ^ pictures/(.*)$ /sites/default/files/pictures/$1 [L,NC,R=301]
</IfModule>

Testing with curl --head, I could see that the proper headers were set—Location was set to the correct redirected URL, and the response gave a 301. So now I had to add the Behat test.

Categories: Drupal

Two New Expansions Now Available For Conan Board Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 10:00am
Robert E. Howard’s Conan series of books had a very wide cast of characters. The titular barbarian king traveled far and wide across Hyboria and met with many strange creatures. Howard was also friends with H.P. Lovecraft, and you can see where that friendship influenced certain things, such as Yogah of Yag. Now, you can […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Beyond the Threshold Now Available From Fantasy Flight Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 9:00am
A very good friend of mine is getting married today. Tradition has it that he’ll carry his new bride across the threshold later. I’m hoping that his evening doesn’t turn into a Lovecraftian horror story after that point… Though I have a feeling he’d find that pretty cool. Well, now you can go Beyond the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Modules Unraveled: New FREE Series! Drupal 8: Composer and Configuration Management

Planet Drupal - 13 January 2017 - 8:34am

I'm releasing a new series today!!!!!

Over the last year, I've given a talk at DrupalCon, DrupalCorn Camp, and Drupal Camp Colorado all about using Composer and Configuration Management in Drupal 8. Those sessions were around 45 minutes, which is much too short to go in depth, and explain everything thoroughly.

This series is the answer to that issue.

There is just over 1hr 15min of content in 26 videos that fall pretty well into seven parts. Here's the outline:

Part 1: Intro
  • Intro
Part 2: Installing Drupal 8 Locally
  • Creating a New Drupal 8 Project Using the Composer Template
  • Setting Up MAMP to Serve Your Site Locally
  • Using xip.io for Local Device Testing
  • Creating a Drush Alias
  • Installing Drupal with Console
  • Configuring settings.php and settings.local.php
  • Committing Your Project to Git
Part 3: Using Composer
  • Installing and Uninstalling Modules with Composer
  • Installing the Dev Version of Modules
  • Updating and Downgrading Modules
  • Skipping Specific Module Versions
  • Specifying Acceptable Version Ranges
  • Enabling Modules with Drush and Deciding What Version Pattern to Use
Part 4: Configuration Management
  • Setting the Config Directory in settings.php
  • Exporting Config Locally
  • Using the Configuration Installer Install Profile
Part 5: Installing Drupal 8 on a Remote Server
  • Installing the Site on a Production Server with Composer
Part 6: Overriding Settings in Code with settings.local.php
  • Setting up settings.local.php
  • Changing the Site Name and Disabling CSS Aggregation in settings.local.php
  • How to Enable Theme Debugging on Development Sites
  • Overriding Module Configuration (Like Google Analytics) in settings.local.php
Part 7: Putting it all Together
  • Configuring a Local Site and Exporting it's Configuration with Git
  • Pulling Changes to a Remote Site (And some gotchas)
  • Using Drush Shell Aliases to Make Development Easier
  • Verifying the Changes Made on Local and Reflected on Live

I'm pretty excited to finally have this series out, and hope you enjoy it! Oh... did I mention that it's ABSOLUTELY FREE?!?! Well, it is! So, check it out now, and let me know what you think.

Tags: Drupal 8ComposerConfiguration ManagementLocal DevelopmentDrushGitShell-Aliasesplanet-drupal
Categories: Drupal

Hell Snails post-mortem (or game jam welcome week for newcomers) - by Jordi Garcia

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 January 2017 - 8:25am
This is a post-mortem of Hell Snails, the game that delivered the first MangoJam. We decided to experiment with a game jam as a tool to integrate new members into the development team.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

New Gundabad Ogres Available From Forge World

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 8:00am
Seems Forge World is continuing on with their Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit releases this week. Last time we got some dwarves. This time we go for something a bit bigger. There’s a new pair of Gundabad Ogres available to order. You can get them as a pair, singles, or as part of a unit […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Gaming trends to look after in 2017 and beyond - by tushar grover

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 January 2017 - 7:48am
Here we discuss some of the latest gaming trends which could be seen in year 2017 and beyond for the betterment of gaming industry in different ways across the world
Categories: Game Theory & Design

On Wearing Many Hats - by Sarah Herzog

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 January 2017 - 7:42am
In indie development, we often talk about "wearing many hats". It means we have to take on a lot of different jobs. What we don't say is that that we might not like or even be good at them!
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Therapy by game development - by Byron AtkinsonJones

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 January 2017 - 7:41am
How I dug myself out of a depression by making a game.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Corvus Belli Hiring Concept Artist

Tabletop Gaming News - 13 January 2017 - 6:00am
Can you draw? Do you like miniatures games? Would see a movie where George Wendt eats beans? If you answered “yes” to those questions, then Corvus Belli might be looking for you. They are in the market for a new concept artist. From the announcement: Do you want to work at the Corvus Belli HQ? […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Developer Perspectives on Nintendo Switch - by Bryan Cashman

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 13 January 2017 - 3:18am
We talked to former developers from Nintendo, Rockstar Games and Origin for their opinions on Nintendo Switch's Rollout
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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