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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Charles Gilman.

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Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-07-03 UTC
Thank you for these home truths about this variant, it did seem fanciful.
It is true that, as Chess variants are an obscure area of interest, the
friends who regularly meet me face to face do not play them, so I rely on
analysis by other CVP members through comments on these pages.
Representing such a complex game graphically is also a problem,
particularly the need to diverge from my usual usage to cope with five
kinds of one-step piece. My worst variant prior to Voyager, Great Herd,
suffers in this respect too as the compounds' names are too similar in
meaning to distinguish between using the ffen diagram images - which is
why I have not updated it.
	I don't wish to leave a large number of poor variants on the site, so
the consensus is that this is a terrible variant I shall withdraw it and
recycle the page - this kind of page appears to allow such techniques.
Initially I shall just set most sections to blank, with the subtitle
'variant withdrawn' and then, if as is likely no-one demands
reinstatement, I might use it to list some relatively simple variants to
see whether any of them are worth expanding on.

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