The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Aurelian Florea.

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H. G. Muller wrote on 2021-09-02 UTC

It is true that every tool requires some new skills for using it. But the idea behind the Play-Test Applet is that it would make things as easy as riding a bicycle, where otherwise they are as complex as assembling your own car from parts, and learning how to drive it. Perhaps we are not completely there yet; the user still has to create th Game Courier page first, and the Applet only provides the program code to paste into it. But I have been considering the idea to also make it handle preset creation: equip it with yet another button and text entry, where you then specify the variant's names, and just have to press the button for creating the GC preset page, and opening it in play mode in a new browser tab.

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