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Wyatt Van Dyke wrote on 2016-10-26 UTC
I just find the monolithic dedication to one version of a game kind of boring and the smorgasbord of new variations and ideas on here more fun. I'm glad to know FIDE's simmered down, though. All the more reason to not take people like that one guy who writes for mindsports.nl seriously. The idea that inventing games is "excluded from human progress" is too cynical and toxic to belong in any mindsports community. When you take into account that video games, board games, and wargames are updated all the time, that notion becomes even more ridiculous. I'm not saying Chess should be updated or anything like that. There have been many people who've tried to update chess, and aside from maybe Chess960, none of their attempts have caught on... yet.