Drupal: The Card Game

Branjawn's picture

I don't even know what to say. My friend sent this to me.

Players start by playing cards representing modules and then build up their own contributions to those modules with points on colored cards representing each player. These are referred to as "patch cards," since developers fix a module by patching its code.

Players must contribute enough patch cards to make a module available to any player to eventually build a website. They can also "own" that module by being its biggest contributor.

Finally, players try to build websites for victory points depending on whether a module is available and its color. Victory points are also available for individuals who contribute the most to a module's development. The winner has the most victory points. Play lasts 5-10 minutes.

The design of the cards is unique in that modules and websites are combined on the same card, on either side, and the websites have the URL for well-known sites using Drupal.

"Building a website is not an easy task! But if you choose Drupal as your framework, you can work together with many others to make the job easier for everyone.

"In this quick card game 2-4 players compete to earn the most reputation by developing new Drupal modules and building complex websites!"



Drupal Card game

james_g's picture

They handed these out at Drupalcon SF for free :) I have a deck that I haven't got around to opening yet. Maybe I'll bring them to Chicago and play.


vosechu's picture

Is it just evil because some player "owns" the module by patching the most? More of a commentary on reality than anything though.

Also, there's some community rules floating around that work reasonably well. Naturally, the Drupal community has patched the process pretty heavily to reflect the actual community values. Interestingly though, many would argue that it's less fun this way. Again, commentary?


zirvap's picture

The game does have a major bug, but fortunately there's a patch available, posted in the 3.comment here: http://geekfeminism.org/2010/04/19/geeks-and-non-geeks/

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