Originally posted by Russ
I have added a fischer random start option on the set piece page. All it does it automate the set up using a virtual roll of a dice - there is no support for castling, and the game is treated just as any other set piece game.
That's a good start! Thank you Russ.
Actually, the castling rule can be formulated in a way that the same castling rule can apply to both normal chess and Fischer chess. Normal chess is only one setup of the total of 960 setups according to Fischer chess. If you define that the king has not to be at the e1 or e8 square, the rule is exactly the same, and it can be easily be implemented as a part of RHP.
However, Fischer chess playing should be treated with it's own rating system.
When the time is ripe, and the Fischer rules are implemented, I suggest the following:
Create a "Fischer random" club. Within the club, and only within, Fischer games can be played by the Fischer rules, having Fischer ratings, Fischer tournaments, well, Fischer everything. Outside the Fischer club, no Fischer games can be played. The number of members in the Fischer club will clearly indicate how much interest there is for the Fischer chess.