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Charles Gilman Modest Variants. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Charles Gilman wrote on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 07:35 AM UTC:
Voyager's long gone now. It was overwritten with the modest variants, and I even overwrote and renamed the master document on my own computer. You can see from the orioginal comments that it wasn't worth keeping. It can no more return than can the spacecraft after which it is named! So if anyone wants to hold on to any of the others that I'm considering overwriting (3 to the 5, Anglis Qi modified to add Cannons and Arrows, Crooked Board Chess, Emperor's Nobility 3d Latrunculi, Epping Forest Chess, Gateway Chess, Half Shoxiang, Intrusive Squares, Kamil Crater Chess, Maharajah's Well Chess, Partnership Mitregi, Pawn the Brain, Sextuple Besiege Wellisch, and Sultan's Elephant Chess - and I am now also reviewing Neutral Subject Chess), speak up now.

Thomas Becker wrote on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 04:24 PM UTC:
Ok so where is Voyager now? Is it gone forever or does it still exist somewhere in the CV Pages? And if it has disappeared, can it still be put in here? I hope you bring it back if you do.

💡📝Charles Gilman wrote on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 07:14 AM UTC:
The 'Voyager' label on the index pages is a glitch in the system, just as the 'Shogi 59' one for what is now Khis is. The Voyager variant has been withdrawn and the page recycled, but unfortunately the label is stuck. I had hoped that my update text (and the last comment on Voyager itself) made this clear.

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 02:13 AM UTC:
Sorry Charles.

I don't see the Voyager Chess does it have another name or the link is wrong?


Charles Gilman wrote on Sun, Jul 3, 2005 06:11 AM UTC:
Thank you for these home truths about this variant, it did seem fanciful.
It is true that, as Chess variants are an obscure area of interest, the
friends who regularly meet me face to face do not play them, so I rely on
analysis by other CVP members through comments on these pages.
Representing such a complex game graphically is also a problem,
particularly the need to diverge from my usual usage to cope with five
kinds of one-step piece. My worst variant prior to Voyager, Great Herd,
suffers in this respect too as the compounds' names are too similar in
meaning to distinguish between using the ffen diagram images - which is
why I have not updated it.
	I don't wish to leave a large number of poor variants on the site, so
the consensus is that this is a terrible variant I shall withdraw it and
recycle the page - this kind of page appears to allow such techniques.
Initially I shall just set most sections to blank, with the subtitle
'variant withdrawn' and then, if as is likely no-one demands
reinstatement, I might use it to list some relatively simple variants to
see whether any of them are worth expanding on.

Greg Strong wrote on Fri, Jul 1, 2005 07:43 PM UTC:
<p>I would like to second Mr. Howe's comments. Mr. Gilman's numerous games seem hastily constructed and untested. For example, see the games <a href='/other.dir/gs_chess.html'>Goldchess and Silverchess</a>. One comment was posted on that game asking how it plays as described and if any game-scores exist that can be shared. That comment went unanswered; it appears that these games were completely untested.</p> <p>Additionally, I agree that Squirrls don't represent Gas Giants well. Furthermore, the Gilman games have large number of piece types, but with only a few images. He just uses sideways and upside-down icons rather than making new ones. This makes the games visually ugly as well as confusing.</p>

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