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Big Outer Chess. Large variant with concentric circles on the board, so there is less concentration on the centre. (12x12, Cells: 148) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-12-24 UTC
Peter Blanchard made only one CV, since everyone is entitled to just one if courtesy were only consideration. Doug Chatham's comment cites Nomic as another CV with self-modifying rules. Betza did this a lot in ones like Polypiece Chess, Turning Chess, and Many Rules in One Game. Those three of Betza are 2001 to 2003, so Betza is copying or further developing Blanchard's idea. Courier Chess gets mentioned a lot, but actually more interesting mediaeval Gala can be said to have self-modifying rules, in that pieces move differently according to where they are or where they go. So Blanchard is redeveloping idea over 500 years old, but the degree of rules-changing varies to the extreme of Nomic.