I have received a huge amount of correspondence at this site asking me to clarify the attitude of this site ericlinuskaplan.wordpress.com towards chess variants.
I think if I had to express it in a word it would be “balls-out”. If I had to express it in a phrase it would be “deeply, totally excited to an exploration of all kinds of chess variants all the time”. Putting the two together I would say the site is deeply excited to do a balls-out exploration of all kinds of chess variants. All the time.
We’re talking extra pieces like the minotaur and the sorceror.
We’re talking variants like pocket knight where each player has an extra knight that as a move they can place on the board.
We’re talking alternate boards, smaller, larger, and three-dimensinoal.
Different outcomes of capture including randomized and outcomes resolved by poetic contest.
We’re doing amalgams of chess and role playing games.
Chess in name only.
Chess by means of dares.
Chess of the journey and chess of stasis.