[ 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 Game Courier Tournament 2019. Chess Variant Tournament to be played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Greg Strong wrote on 2019-01-25 UTCRE: Rule-enforcing presets - I just don't see this as a big issue. Games reasonably like chess will have rule enforcement. For more radical games, even where rule-enforcing presets can be made, the chances that those will have bugs is significant. There have been cases where games have been played many, many times before a bug in a preset has been found, but when it is discovered, the whole game comes to a halt until the creater of the preset can fix it. I think the chances of time getting eaten off one's clock due to a preset bug is greater than the chances of both players failing to follow the rules. We've had several tournaments here, often without rule-enforcing presets. The only incident I know of is a game of Rococo where there was disagreement about what the rules actually were in an unusual case (the game description wasn't 100% clear.) Rococo is fairly popular and still doesn't have a rule-enforcing preset. It probably never will as I bet it would be shocking difficult to write. I would not want to see Rococo forever excluded. Of somewhat greater concern, though, is instances of strange movement/capture where you need to actually type the moves (Odin's Rune, I'm looking at you...) But even this is something that we have lived with for a long time. Gifford's Dimension X was played in Game Courier Tournament #3 and every turn had to be entered manually.