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Pillars of Medusa Preset for Game Courier. Play this variation of Turkish Great Chess with two additional pieces, the Morph and the Medusa, on Game Courier .[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on 2006-02-20 UTC
The game field in a preset form should contain nothing but the game's
name. It should not include inessential details like 'with Gifford
Graphics' or 'with Alfaerie Graphics'. Including these will keep the
games played with these presets from counting as logs of the game in
question. For example, this page does not currently have a link to games
of Pillars of Medusa, despite someone playing 'Pillars of Medusa with
Gifford Graphics', because that is not the game's name. Likewise, if
click on the ratings link for this game, you will only get the ratings
'Pillars of Medusa with Gifford Graphics', not for Pillars of Medusa in

If you want to include information in the submit button that
one preset from another, you should change the game input field to a
field and add a new submit button whose name does not match any field
expected by Game Courier. The name dummy is probably as good as any and
does not match any Game Courier variable. To illustrate what I mean,
here's an example:

<INPUT TYPE='hidden' NAME='game' VALUE='Pillars of Medusa'>
<INPUT TYPE='submit' NAME='dummy' VALUE='Pillars of Medusa with
Gifford Graphics'>