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Greg Costikyan has an analysis of Chess from a game design perspective. It struck me as interesting, because I recently played my first chess matches in years against nibowl (we left it at one game apiece). I have happy memories of playing chess against my father (I almost always lost, but enjoyed it, mostly). But computer chess never really clicked for me. What's the fun in matching your wits against some anonymous coder?

I may be playing more chess soon, and posting to LiveJournal less. Our home PC is toast; Shelly's taking it to the local shop, hoping it's just the power supply. Here's hoping it's not a complete hard drive meltdown.

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nibowl
Nov. 11th, 2003 10:52 pm (UTC)
neato
Greg Costikyan was the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Another Day, Another Dungeon.

Had a blast playing chess too.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 12th, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: neato
You guys are more than welcome to bring a chess board with you in a month. You *are* coming up on the 6th, right? Don't make all my planning come for naught. The L5R is just a good excuse so I can see you guys; I can't afford to always make the trips down, so it's your turn! :)

--Sean
nibowl
Nov. 12th, 2003 07:50 pm (UTC)
Re: neato
as always, my arrival in canada depends on a coinciding of money and ride... i'm all for going, just need to make sure i have a way to do so
the_monkey_king
Nov. 13th, 2003 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: neato
Odds are not favorable for me leaving town any time in December -- it's my crazy season at work, moonlighting, and at home.

Not saying it can't happen, but January is much more likely.
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