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General Discussion / One Year of the Forum
« Last post by Asher Hurowitz on February 17, 2019, 11:17:52 pm »
Hello!

I am excited to announce the one year anniversary of activity on this fine forum! (It happened a while back)

I hope we can reinvigorate this wonderful site!

Thanks,
Asher  :)
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Variant/Project Announcement, Description and Purchase Links / Re: Queen Go
« Last post by Asher Hurowitz on February 17, 2019, 11:16:46 pm »
Intriguing!
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Variant/Project Announcement, Description and Purchase Links / Queen Go
« Last post by ubersketch on February 09, 2019, 08:22:08 pm »
Setup is same as FIDE except all pieces are replaced by 1 type of piece.
This piece moves as a queen as captures like go pieces, and they cannot move once they've captured.
Win condition for a team is if opposing team's last piece is in checkmate.
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Some new pieces:
Dummy - Can be placed at any turn in the game for free. Cannot move or capture or do anything (unless itís activated by a piece like the Lamia.)
Beacon - Can be placed at any turn in the game after a sacrifice. All friendly pieces a queens move away from it cannot be captured. Cannot move or capture. May be placed anywhere.
Rider - Every friendly piece within a 5x5 radius of it can move as itís rider equivalent.
Shifter - Can capture any unprotected piece and take its tile.
Armor - Promoted dummy (capturing a piece and moving to the last 3 enemy ranks) can move to any tile, but cannot capture unless activated.
Tamer - Moves and captures as queen. May convert every piece within a 5x5 radius into a friendly piece, but demotes to a Lion (chu shogi.)
Draftsman - A draughtsman from draughts/checkers, obtained from sacrificing a Queen.
Drafter - A king draughtsman, obtained from getting a Draftsman into the last 3 enemy ranks.
Final Chariot - Obtained by sacrificing 3 Rooks. A final chariot makes a rook and a bishop move in one turn, allowing for 2 captures (one for rook move, another for bishop move.)
Lighthouse - 3 lighthouses can be placed in one game. Every friendly piece within a queens move can leap.
Abbess - Moves as a bishop. All friendly pieces a queens move away immobilize all adjacent pieces.
Grenadier - Moves as an uncapturing queen. One turn may be used to capture all enemy pieces within a 5x5 radius.
Annihilator - Moves as a queen. Every piece within a queens move may be captured without moving.
Beserker - All pieces within a 6x6 radius get captured, regardless of color.

A sacrifice is giving up a certain number of pieces of certain types for another piece (it may be placed at any turn.)
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Variant/Project Announcement, Description and Purchase Links / Re: Medeek Chess
« Last post by Asher Hurowitz on December 04, 2018, 11:44:36 pm »
So cool! Reminds me of the kirin move in Shogi variants, and a kind of Dabbaba Firzan combo.

Welcome to the forum!
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That's really neat!
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Variant/Project Announcement, Description and Purchase Links / Medeek Chess
« Last post by medeek on November 30, 2018, 09:22:30 am »
I don't know if my chess idea is original or someone has already conceived it but I've put up a small web page explaining the layout and rules.  It's basically a 10x10 board with one additional piece:

http://design.medeek.com/mdk_chess/medeekchess.html

I think the new archer should prove to be interesting and quite powerful.  I'm excited to put together a prototype board and give it a go with my son, Samuel.
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General Discussion / Chess Variant Discord Server
« Last post by ubersketch on November 21, 2018, 02:21:28 pm »
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Twisty Puzzles / Help with cracking these puzzle softwares
« Last post by ubersketch on November 19, 2018, 05:17:00 pm »
http://nan.ma/
This website has two java applets (twisty Star, Magic 11 Cell), which are not supported anymore. Because of this, they do not work in the browser.
After some digging I managed to find these links which download the jars.
http://nan.ma/TwistyStar/FiveTetra.jar
http://nan.ma/ElevenCell/ElevenCell.jar
Can anyone help with this?
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