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Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-13 UTC

While making experiments for my serious chess variants I stumbled on this : In orthodox chess if you augment both knights with orthogonal one step movement (not capture) and give the other player another queen pawn (D5 or D4) you get a balanced game.

How did I get here: I'm trying to compute values of pieces which have different capture and movement abilities (I'm interested especially in the advanced knight in the advanced omega chess, and pao and vao from Eurasian chess). I'd appreciate any ideas on that (Of course I've read all of Ralph Betza's work!).

I've just made an account. Can someone guide me through the process of becoming an inventor (or contributor I'm not clear on the difference), also giving the fact that I'm flat broke for a few months or so.

Thanks for your time, kind reader!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-08-13 UTC

An inventor is someone who invents something, which in this context would be a Chess variant, and a contributor is someone who contributes content to the website. In each case, you could be one and not the other. There are inventors of Chess variants who have no association with this website, and there are contributors to this website who write on something other than their own inventions. In your case, you want to be both. For advice on inventing Chess variants, I'll refer you to On Designing Good Chess Variants. For information on becoming a contributor, I'll refer you to How you can help!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-14 UTC

Thanks!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-16 UTC

Hello again!

I have sent an email at [email protected], but for now nobody answered. Am I impatient, or have I done something wrong? The purpose of said email was to figure out if my idea was worth an full fledged variant status, or it can be classified only as a bunch of interesting experiments. Thanks!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-30 UTC

Fergus, have I done enough in order to publish my Enep variant or there is more?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-08-30 UTC

Instead of submitting it by email, you can post it to the site using the Post Your Own Game form. I included the link for your convenience, and you will normally find this in the menu headed by your name when you're signed in. Do not cut and paste your HTML as is. You used OpenOffice to generate your original HTML, and I do not want to have to edit out the extra stuff it put in. When you go to the form already mentioned, it will be using CKEditor, which is an online WYSIWYG editor that will generate HTML from your text. This works sort of like OpenOffice for generating HTML, but it is all handled online instead of on your computer. So just enter your text, and use its image button for your images. This is the first button in the fourth box in the top row. Alternately, if you're comfortable writing HTML by hand, you can click on the Source button and use codemirror to enter HTML code. Enter each section of your document in the appropriate place, and leave out headings, since these will be added automatically. I will then review and edit it (if need be) before publishing it.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

Hello again, and excuse my noobness please, Fergus. I am not sure I included the diagrams properly. Could you please verify?


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

Fergus, I checked the diagrams again for my Enep variant and I think I got them wrong. How do I check the submitted version, as I don't seem to see the diagrams!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

I've discovered my mistake, I have put an extra pawn P in the second example array, how can I redo the pictures?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

You copied the link of the diagram designer page from the navigation bar, which is a link to a page with HTML content and will not show up as an image. To display an image, copy the HTML code the diagram designer explicitly gives to you to copy.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

I reintroduced the submission but now it looks rather ugly because there are two images on the same horizontal line. Any advice here?


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

I fixed msdisplay.php to better separate sections, and I edited and published your submission.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

Thank you, Fergus!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-08-31 UTC

People feel free to comment on my new experimental variant!


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-09-12 UTC

Fergus,

I have written to you again an email at [email deleted] regarding an article I'd like to publish. Could you take a look! Is it worthy for publishing? Thanks!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-09-12 UTC

What you sent is appropriate for a discussion post but not for an article. To catch up on our discussions on the same subject, click on "List All Subjects" at the top of the "Ratings and Comments" page, and scroll down to the NextChess subjects.


Aurelian Florea wrote on 2016-09-12 UTC

Ok, thanks!


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