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George Duke wrote on 2008-12-24 UTC
Robert Abbott's greatest game is Eleusis, about the best game of all time. One interesting derivative for us is Eleusis Nomic, because Robert Abbott invented both Eleusis and Ultima. You would think Eleusis is already Nomic by its nature; how much more Nomic can we make it?; follow the link alongside Doug Chatham. How does Nomic Chess relate to Calvinball Chess? In answer to earlier comment, Doug Chatham writes: ''If there are 35 Mutable Rules and 209 is still in effect, the player still has the option to propose transmuting a rule to immutable status or to propose repealing a mutable rule.'' Douglas Hofstadter's 'Metamagical Themas' (1985) has chapter on Peter Suber's Nomic self-modifying game, and Nomic Chess takes that another step to Chess.

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