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Chess Variant I

I had been trying to think of what my next big project was going to be. That is, what am I going to do with myself this year? That was when I was looking at Adjutant as a dead project. One of the ideas I had was to do a blog where I presented a new Chess variant every week for a year. Often when others present Chess variants in online forums I am very critical of them. But I don’t like people who never do anything but criticize and complain, and I don’t want to be one of those people. So I thought having a blog presenting my variants would be a more positive contribution to the Chess variant community.

I have decided to go forward with Adjutant. Even if there is not much interest, it could serve the Chess variant community in ways the community is not being served currently. That is, it’s not pointless. It may have a very small point, but it’s got one. That means that I’m not going to have time to do a full presentation of a new Chess variant every week. This blog still gives me an opportunity to present a limited presentation of a Chess variant every now and then. Before doing that, I thought it would be good to present some of my general thoughts on Chess variants. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjutant I

For a long time I’ve been working on a project to define Chess variants in XML. I did two rounds of coming up with a schema for Chess variants, and then decided that I really needed an application that used the XML to inform the schema design process. That led to me spending much of the past year working on Adjutant. Read the rest of this entry »