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Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-01-15 UTC
For some reason my last comment did not get in, and I have now deleted the draft of it. I said that reversing on promotion would not be much of a promotion and the enemy side of the board was hard to define with an odd number of files. Or do you mean that promotees should be able to move forward AND backward - promoted to Rookranker, Nightranker, and Princranker? The problem with that approach is that the Rookranker is still bound to a single rank. how about promotion to Rook, Knight, and Prince and not having an array Rook? A corollary would seem to be promoting Points only to Wazir. Oddly enough I have been considering a different-promotion Shogi with a second Bishop instead of an array Rook. Perhaps I should also add a rule into the Xiang Qi one too, allowing promoted Points moving along the far row to be further promoted to captured pieces.

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