So, I've decided to use Drupal as the content management system here at starempires.com. It's a pretty robust package that's easily extensible via modules, either existing ones that have already been contributed to the Drupal site or custom ones that plug-in via a series of pre-defined hooks. I've spent the past month picking from among the many available modules to add some convenience functions and niceties to the site, and also learning how to write my own. This will allow me to provide some new features on the site, like game reviews and game news.

As part of the site reboot, I've also been revising the Star Empires rules in order to simplify them. My goal is to eliminate much of the tedium that has been part of past versions of the game. I'll post the updated rules (using Drupal's "book" content type) as soon as I have working version.