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General Discussion / ANNOUNCEMENT: FORUM VARIANT CREATION CONTEST!
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:20:20 pm »
Please read the post in the subforum for more information! :)

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Hello!

Wow! When I started this forum a month ago I could have never imagined that only a few weeks later I would have this much activity on this obscure site! I'd like to thank you all sincerely for making this possible and I hope to see the forum grow even more!

We have reached the great milestone of 100 posts!

So I have a forum full of the best and brightest chess variant creators and scholars, what to do but have a contest!

In honor of the number 100, I found it logical to host a Decimal variant contest. The 10x10 board has a certain allure as a natural expansion of the 8x8 chess board, and has remained a popular chess variant board for centuries. HOWEVER, I want this contest to bring NEW variants into the world, and only new variants will be accepted. How would you deal with the 10x10 board?

To submit, Email or Message me in a private chat.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 15th, Valentines Day.

There will be two winners, one prize for originality (be it mechanic, concept, theme etc) and one for playability. All games will be played by a panel of playtesters.

The winners will have a separate subforum dedicated to their variants and another potentially cash (emphasis on POTENTIALLY) prize of some kind, but may also be another form of prize (custom variant set created, etc).

Thanks,
Asher

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Variant Reviews / Re: The Chess Variants of Ebinola
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:57:01 pm »
For fool's drop chess with s-chess rules (great idea! I wonder what other variants could be adapted to that....) do you have one or two fools in hand?

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Variant Reviews / Re: The Chess Variants of Ebinola
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:53:20 pm »
Absolutely wonderful variants! Keep it up!  ;D
Everyone I recommend you check out this Manor Games fellow! He's GREAT!

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General Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FORUM STANDARDS
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:29:10 pm »
Cool! I checked out your forum and will be joining soon! Good to see another cuber!

I dare you to create a program that solves the YOTTAMINX!   :o :o
(Attachment Link)

You do realize my solving rate was 7.7 Quadrillion nodes per second, right?

:)

It did use an odd technique early on. It would solve the "cross" (middle edges and t-centers) first. Look at this solution:

https://alg.cubing.net/?puzzle=5x5x5&setup=_2R2_2U2_3F-_2U2_2R_B_2F_2L2_2B-_2D_%0A_2F-_2U2_3R_3U-_B2_F2_2R_3F-_2B2_2R2_%0A_2U-_L_2D-_2B2_3F-_2F-_2B_R_3R2_2F2_%0A_L_2F2_3R2_3F2_B_2U_U2_F_2B_2U2_%0A_3U_D_F2_2F_2D-_B_2R-_R2_3U2_2D2_%0A_D_R-_2R_U_2D_B_3R2_3U_3F-_L_%0A_2R-_R-_B2_U2_2F-_3U2_B_2D-_2L2_3F-_%0A_3U_3F-_B-_2F2_D2_2R_F_R2_3F_2D_%0A_2R2_3U_F_U_D2_2D-_2L-_3R_2B_R_%0A_2B2_2D_2F-_2L-_L_U_2D2_L-_2B-_R-_%0A_3F-_D2_3R_3F2_2F-_2U2_2D-_3F_B_3F-_%0A_L2_D_3R-_3U_2B2_R-_2R_3F2_2L-_D_%0A_2B-_2R_B_3R_F2_U2_2R-_3R-_3F_3R_%0A_B-_2F_F2_B2_2B-_3F2_2R2_2D2_2L2_3U_%0A_2D_2F-_B2_2B_2L-_3R2_2B2_3R-_3U_B-_%0A_3R_F-_2U2_L-_2B_D-_3R2_L-_2U2_L2_%0A_2R-_2D-_L2_U2_2L2_U-_B2_3F_3U_3R_%0A_3F2_R2_B_F_U_3R2_3F_D_L-_2D-_%0A_2B-_2L_U_3R-_F-_2L-_3U2_2U_2L2_3F-_%0A_3U2_2L2_F_2D-_3F_F2_3U-_L_2D-_L-&title=scramble%20%236&alg=1U-_4U-_2R2_4U_1R-_4U_2R2_3U-_5R2_5U2_5F-_3R2_1F_2U_2F_3R-_2U-_5F_3U2_1F2_1U%0A1R-_4R2_4F-_1U_4F2_4R2_1U-_4R_4F-_1U2_4R2_1U2_1R_%2F%2F_completed_cross_in_34%0A1F2_1R-_4R_1R_1F_1U-_4R-_1U-_4U_4R_1U2_4U-_1F-_4R-_1F2_%2F%2F_more_centers_in_49%0A2R_3R_4U_2R-_2U2_5U-_2R_4U-_5U2_2R-_2U2_5U-_3R-_%0A2U_4U_5R2_4U-_4R_2U-_4R2_5R2_4U-_4R-_4U_4R2_%2F%2F_centers_midges_and_bunch_of_wings%0AF-_B2_D-_2F2_D_F_B_D-_2F2_D_B_%2F%2Fno_idea_why_the_program_switched_notation__%0AD_2F_D_L2_D-_2F-_2B_D2_2B-_D-_L2_D2_%2F%2F_another_brute_force_alg_nobody_will_ever_use_%0A2D-_2U-_R-_D_R_2D_2U_R-_D-_R_2R2_U_2R_D2_2R-_U-_2R_D2_2R_D2_B_L-_B-_D2_B_D2_L_D2_B-_%0A%2F%2F_ok_that_was_the_longest_cascade_alg_from_the_merger_code%0AL-_F_R-_F-_B-_L_F_L-_B_R_L_F-__%2F%2F_leaving_a_dreaded_parity_but_look_how_the_ai_solves_it%0AD2_2L-_U2_2L_D2_2L-_U2_2L_2R_B2_F2_2L_F2_2L2_F2_2L_F2_2L_B2_2R-_&view=playback

Then just modify and solve the Yottaminx!

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General Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FORUM STANDARDS
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:28:38 pm »
(Attachment Link)

Well I do have a 13x13x13 frame with an inscribed 11x11x11 cube.

Did you get that from Tony Fischer?

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General Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FORUM STANDARDS
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:12:58 pm »
Also, the 33x33x33 cube was just created! Look it up!

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General Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: FORUM STANDARDS
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:10:36 pm »
Cool! I checked out your forum and will be joining soon! Good to see another cuber!

I dare you to create a program that solves the YOTTAMINX!   :o :o
70-0


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General Discussion / DOES ANYONE KNOW THESE PEOPLE FOR THE FORUM?
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:04:36 pm »
The Fellow from Manor Games:
Even if you don't know him, check out his AMAZING youtube channel where he talks a lot about DIY chess variants. This is the intro video but check out his videos on how to make the pieces he talks about, ESPECIALLY on how he makes westernized shogi pieces:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n29gfMB-Szs

The Fellow from FortNikitaBullion
Again: check his youtube out!
https://www.youtube.com/user/FortNikitaBullion/search?query=shogi

HIDETCHI
Probably the most well known Shogi Youtuber! INCREDIBLE man with actual commercial backing. Lesson #34 or so deals with Shogi Variants.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HIDETCHI



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I volunteer

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Where can I access this computer program and try?

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I am willing to start a game if you post a thread about the rules! I will open up a new board for variant theory!

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I'll play something! The images are fine! (You can either do it in Personal Messages on on a public thread)

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I can hardly write this is SO exciting!  :o

I'm sure you have all heard of Musketeer chess, probably the most successful commercial variant company currently, and they might be joining the forum to ask us about recommendations for future products (camels, lions etc, the creation of new variant pieces will be in the palm of our hands)!!

BUT THAT'S NOT THE HALF OF IT!

I went on their website and found a FREE TO USE tool that will revolutionize chess variant construction and explanation! It is called the board painter tool and you can do all sorts of amazing things like depict custom piece movement, set any custom board size ETC!!!!! I plopped some of the LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF AVAILABLE CHESS PIECES on a classic 8x12 board below, GO CHECK THIS OUT RIGHT NOW!

http://musketeerchess.net/tools/boardpainter/


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