The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Joe Joyce.

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Joe Joyce wrote on 2009-08-19 UTC
Thank you for the analysis, George; I thoroughly enjoyed it, and got a good laugh at the end. 

When I designed the pieces, I wasn't aware of their footprints. It wasn't until David Paulowich made a movement diagram that I realized just how these 2 pieces, the bent hero and shaman, fit together. They are complementary shortrange area attackers. And all I did was take a couple pairs of leftover junk pieces and stick them together with a flexible join. 

As far as values of pieces, while I am very interested in them, I'm not very good at figuring them out. I've only been playing 5 years, which isn't enough time or experience to give solid estimates. So I could easily be a pawn or three off in my values.

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