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General Discussion / How to download Fairy-Max?
« on: January 23, 2018, 12:11:11 pm »
I was told that there was this amazing software that could play custom variants and wanted to use it among other things and general personal usage for the current forum design contest. Where can I download this program?

Thanks!

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Oddly, since I do this on a regular basis, so if you're like me you have a bunch of variants (untested) sitting in a folder. What's required is looking at them and deciding which ones are worth actually testing for submission.

I can't wait to see your submission!  ;D

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THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 15th, Valentines Day.
Too close, considering that it is not that easy to design a variant that is not similar to existing variants. Lets see  :-\

I do hope you submit something!

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General Discussion / Re: Tarka
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:07:59 pm »
I checked out their website -
the current display and situation is very weird but the game looks AWESOME! ;D
Everyone keep an eye out for updates!

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Twisty Puzzles / My Puzzle Collection
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:33:09 am »
As you may know, another one of my hobbies is solving twisty puzzles. I have a negligible* amelioration for this particular hobby :).

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The archbishop has the king's crown, which is making me think of B+K rather than B+N.

Exactly! That's what I thought. I guess the maker was going for a "higher status" bishop.

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Well, I might just end up entering that 'distasteful' variant I was talking about the other day, because funnily enough, it's 10x10...
Might not be what's expected. In fact, it's something you're likely to least expect.
However, I think it's the first variant of its kind to be derived from internet culture, and for that merit could be given. I could be wrong.

If I got your meaning when we were talking I don't think I would like you to submit that.

@Ebinola please do submit something though!

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Well, I might just end up entering that 'distasteful' variant I was talking about the other day, because funnily enough, it's 10x10...
Might not be what's expected. In fact, it's something you're likely to least expect.
However, I think it's the first variant of its kind to be derived from internet culture, and for that merit could be given. I could be wrong.

If I got your meaning when we were talking I don't think I would like you to submit that.

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Look what I found! Ingenious eh? It looks like he used those cheap mass market "Pressman" unstable chessmen with some larger high quality plastic Reykjavik pieces. I love the chancellor but the archbishop seems less intuitively obvious to me.

http://www.wikiwand.com/pt/Xadrez_de_Capablanca


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Submit the entire game via PM, it's fine, but just for the future original games are preferred.

Ok Thanks. The game I have in mind is not original, or more specifically, it was not made originally for this contest. So to keep with the spirit of the format, I won't post it. But I may post it later in "Variant Reviews". :)

Please submit something else though!  ;D

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What's the preferred format to submit a game? Do we post the game here, and inform you by PM that we're submitting it?

Or submit the entire game to you (Asher) by PM?

As a quick preview, I plan to submit a "re-furbished" variant. The original game was invented by someone in another country. I've played it, and seen others play it, and it's an extremelly well-designed game on a 10x10 board. The game and rules are excellent, but I plan to make stylistic fixes to the description (the author is not a native English speaker), make graphical improvements, and revise some piece names. Of course I plan to do this with the original author's knowledge, and properly credit him (if any prize, will share with him of course too).

Please confirm if such a submission is OK. It is new in the sense that as far as I know it's not currently catalogued in any document of "western" variants, and it's also new in the sense that graphics will be freshly "overhauled". But it's origin I think is several years old.

Submit the entire game via PM, it's fine, but just for the future original games are preferred.

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I hereby invent 100-square Gothic Chess, and name it Gothic 100.

:)

There, that was easy.

Setup as in 10x8 Gothic Chess, with pawns that can be pushed 2 or 3 moves on their first move, with en passant captures applicable to both types of single-move pawn pushes when the opponent has bypassed the advanced pawn.

If you want to formally submit you'll have to do it via a private message.

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Neat! I have never seen so many strange stories attached to a board game table like that!

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