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What is a Chess variant?. An essay on what distinguishes a Chess variant from other games.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-04-24 UTC

In rewriting the second part of this page, I was putting in too much history, then trying to edit it down, because this page is not supposed to be about history. So I think I will completely revise the second part to be about taxonomy, not history. History can be saved for another page, which fits into my general scheme, which is to create pages on the 5 Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why) plus Which and How. This is the What page, and history is the proper subject for the When page. I'm conceiving of the others as

  • Who is responsible for this site?
  • Where can I play Chess variants?
  • Why should I play Chess variants?
  • Which Chess variants are best?
  • How can I create a good Chess variant?

I might include multiple questions under some question words, such as "How can I help out with this site?"

As for the text on the homepage, I would like a short description of the site with a brief mission statement. What I currently have is too wordy and covers material that is being covered in more depth on this page and will be covered on some of the other pages.