[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Comments on Grand Chess. Notes on Grand Chess and a variant. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-08-20 UTC'Michael Howe chided me for wanting to change the rules of an existing chess varianr without the inventor's approval. Excuse me, but isn't that like leaving the science of aviation entirely in the hands of the Wright Brothers?' The folks following the Wright brothers generally built their own planes, rather than taking the model the brothers made and modifying it. They apllied the principles of the Wright brothers to new constructions. Rather than offer to change an existing variant, why not propose a similar variant under a new name? Changing an existing game without altering the name leads to confusion because the older form of the game becomes obscured. These days if I want to find some players for a Dungeons & Dragons game I have to specify which of more than a dozen versions I mean. When a game author does not have to worry about Brand Identity, why not just use a new name for your variant? Taking your method to its logical conclusion, your version of Grand Chess might as well be called simply Chess.