You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃

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@kosinus just saw this on lobste.rs. It's an incredible idea!

I was thinking today that I wanted to make something interactive on the and its serendipitous that I stumbled upon this!

@carbontwelve Thanks, and that's awesome! Do it, do it, do it! Do you need ideas? 😉

@kosinus haha ideas would be nice. I usually find the ones I come up with have already been implemented.

@carbontwelve The ideas I’ve seen mentioned are mostly games.

Someone mentioned Go (the board game), but probably any 1v1 turn-based strategy can work the same way. (Reversi, uhm, others? 😛)

More than 2p would be a step up and bring some more challenges. Monopoly?

Really cool, but vague idea is doing RPG stuff: mastodon.social/web/statuses/1

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Mind that castling.club is a federated server, but bots can also be simple clients. If the interaction is what you care about, that’s probably easier! The federation stuff was just part of my personal goals.

@kosinus I have just day-dreamed about writing a MMO-esk table top simulation as a federated server. It would be cool but also a massive project.

This is something that I would like to dip my toes into so I think I will begin by doing a checkers version of your chess example as a way of getting my head around how things work and then go from there.

@kosinus you know what would be cool, a federated MMO table top game... with each server being a realm that others can visit/trade/war with...

@carbontwelve That sounds tricky, because each server might have different versions / code, thus different rules? The only systems I know of that tackle that issue are *gasp* blockchains. 😄

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