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General Discussion / Re: Should this Forum have an Off-Topic section?
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:20:54 pm »
My suspicion is that most people on this forum are sensible and reasonable, and have respect for one another's opinions. If a topic is labeled as "Off Topic" then people can choose to not go there, or if they visit they should know that differences in personal views should not be taken to the other topics.

If there is a thread where members become impolite and rude, then the moderators (I suppose it's only Asher currently) can delete the rude posts, or even delete the topic altogether.

Some ideas for an "Off Topic" section can be:

"Off Topic"

"The Chess Cafe"

"Anything goes"

"The rumble room"

"The Town Hall"

any others?

I'm fine with whatever keeps the forum a healthy environment, I just don't want to open up a can of worms and deter people who would otherwise actively contribute. This forum is for chess variants. However, if there was enough support I would add the board. (Now that GothicChessInventor has left us I guess that gets rid of your most vocal opposition thus far).

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General Discussion / Re: THE INFAMOUS CAMBODIAN CHESS IS REAL!!!
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:09:49 pm »
Hello!

I would merely ask that you direct your attention to the date on which I published my claim.

Thanks!
Asher

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I'm excited to see your sets!

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Twisty Puzzles / Re: My Puzzle Collection
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:09:40 pm »
This is the only really unique one that I have. A 13x13x13 cube comprised of an outer rectangular frame and an inner 11x11x11 sphere. The only one in the world, I think.

(Attachment Link)
is that from the man himself, tony fisher?!
also yeah, he doesn't have very good customer service. (but that's mostly because his puzzles are one of a kind)

Ubersketch you are a cuber too?

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Marketplace / Looking for a Three Player Xiangqi Set
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:07:32 pm »
If anyone has this commercial variant please pm or email me!
Thanks!
Asher


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General Discussion / Re: An Anti Variant Twitter Page: @Chesspolice
« on: April 06, 2018, 03:40:40 pm »
Look what they just said:  ;D

"Unless the rules of chess were different in the past, this looks a bit anand to us. (That's Cockney rhyming slang for "fishy".)"

The ignorance.

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General Discussion / Fake Medieval Chess
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:02:26 pm »
I saw this on youtube, he unfortunately convinced some poor kid that his modern variant was how chess was played during the middle ages for his homework. Don't worry! I pointed him to my Shatranj tutorial. An interesting variant nonetheless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGnlIwB-rJU

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Chess History / Oldest OrthoChess Game Ever Recorded
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:56:25 pm »
From Franci de Castellvi's Scacs d'Amor.

Back then the only way to be alone with a lover was if you were playing chess.

See it here: https://lichess.org/yborqJqx#0

(how do I imbed it? I have the code to imbed it but don't know what to do.)

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General Discussion / Re: THE INFAMOUS CAMBODIAN CHESS IS REAL!!!
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:58:55 pm »
I'm sorry my colleague is having difficulties sending images through email internationally but we are getting that fixed. Thanks for your patience!

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General Discussion / Angel Chess
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:50:55 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBHyQcT52U

Cool new 3D variant, looks a bit simplistic for my tastes though.

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General Discussion / KhanChess®
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:49:22 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE_Gh7m4Eds

What do you think? It looks like a nice modern variant which has an all-too-striking resemblance to Hia Shatar.

HOWEVER: it has drops and a new flavorful rule called "Yasak," the kind of Bushido-esque honor system of Mongolia, which has pieces freeze, a bit like the mechanic "summoning sickness" in the TCG Magic The Gathering. It's an interesting mechanic that should be used in more variants.

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General Discussion / It's My Birthday!
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:07:34 am »
This day I am fifteen, a decade and a half years of age. ;D

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Variant Theory / Re: How to calculate the value of a piece?
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:06:37 am »
[Deleted by moderator]

GothicChessInventor

Thank you for your contribution but please try to keep criticism constructive. Every addition adds something to the forum!
Thanks!
Asher

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Xiangqi Players / Re: Xiangqi Equipment
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:34:39 am »
ubersketch, can you add more detail to the description of the set you use?

Yikes! I'm sorry ubersketch, I accidentally modified your post!  :o

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