There are many well-known go variants, such as capture-go, sunjang baduk, Tibetan go, hidden move go etc. All are really fun and educational, but there’s not really any good place where people could play those online.
OGS does help a little bit by letting us create custom demo boards and forking them, but main thing are different rules and counting methods. Like making capture-go end with first capture or ignoring the internal stones while counting territories on sunjang baduk. Of course on those games ppl can just ignore servers counting and do it like manually, or resign when some simple “white to make living group” kinda thing happens, but this is usually really awkward and can leave wrong winner on players game history xD
I don’t know anything bout coding, so I have no idea if those rulesets could be done by “simple tweaks,” or would @anoek and @matburt need to rewrite half of playing system. After all we already have a set of few different rulesets, so it can’t be that of a big hassle…? So question fordevs, what do you think it, could it be done within some reasonable workload?
But I do know it would be super hyper ultra awesome to have those as OGS’s next big thing :3
Are there anyone else who would love having these kinda variants on OGS, and what variants you people would like to play here?
And even the Play tab looks like it’s yelling for sixth blue button with “Variants” on it!