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  1. 30 Jun '09 12:49
    i reckon it'd be a good idea to start a kriegspiel app for the site. If you don't know what it is check it out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriegspiel_(chess)

    It's kind of a mix between chess and battleships. Same piece movements, but based on the idea of not seeing what your opponent is doing.
  2. Standard member mochiron
    The Don
    01 Jul '09 13:33
    check out Schemingmind.com

    they have it and many other variations. TFC is in no hurry for variations. they dont even have 960 chess as an easy option.
  3. 01 Jul '09 14:33
    Originally posted by mochiron
    check out Schemingmind.com

    they have it and many other variations. TFC is in no hurry for variations. they dont even have 960 chess as an easy option.
    Well, Fisher Random there is on this site, but without the special castling rules...
  4. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    01 Jul '09 15:32 / 3 edits
    I'm currently working on some new code, effectively what could be the new core of RHP, which will play regular orthodox chess, as we have now, and any number of variants. I intend to support as many as possible - currently at about 15, but this should go *way* higher. I’m building for flexibility from day 1, so in theory, they can be added at request.

    Once this code is proven, and the plan is to release it on to a variant focused site to do this, then I can work out how to add it to RHP. No time scales on this though! RHP was never built to support variants, and it will be an interesting job to shoe horn them in now. One step at a time.
  5. 01 Jul '09 18:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Russ
    I'm currently working on some new code, effectively what could be the new core of RHP, which will play regular orthodox chess, as we have now, and any number of variants. I intend to support as many as possible - currently at about 15, but this should go *way* higher. I’m building for flexibility from day 1, so in theory, they can be added at request.

    Once ...[text shortened]... pport variants, and it will be an interesting job to shoe horn them in now. One step at a time.
    I heartily applaud this - but would prefer true 960 to added to the current site before those grandiose plans!
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    01 Jul '09 18:55
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    I heartily applaud this - but would prefer true 960 to added to the current site before those grandiose plans!
    Yes, I have been giving this some thought since I made the above post, and yes, I agree. Proper 960 support could be added with few changes, and therefore little risk, to what exists currently.