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StrataChess v1.0. separate Strategic and Tactical gameplay. 2-6 players. Element of Chance. Terrain. Build your own armies.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2019-07-06 UTC

(And I might as well mention again that I don't particularly like publishing variants without the inventors' real names, but that ship has sailed.)

I am in agreement.  I don't really like it, although it is not like we can really verify identity anyway.  On the other hand, I think we have complete discretion to publish or not as we see fit.  This is one more factor we can weigh when deciding whether to publish.  And there are cases where I am fine with it.  For example, I published Shako_Balbo from wtdr2.  Although he chooses to be anonymous, he is a valuable member of the community who created an excellent game.  So I think it is a case-by-case call.  Does the submitter have a history here?  Does the game seem worthwhile?  StrataChess is borderline in a couple of regards, but he has clearly put a lot of work into it.  I would say it goes into a "probationary" period.  If questions are answered, and he works with us to help clean it up, it stays.