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Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-04-18 UTCAverage ★★★
This variant escaped me in the past as it has no rules page. It has merit, if a quick and dramatic game is what players want, and I would normally rate it good. Unfortunately it has twice been rated Excellent by the inventor, which is generally looked down on, so I have used an Average rating to shift the average rating back toward the Good that the single rating, had things been done properly, would have been.

The idea of clipping off the simple-piece files is intersting as doing this and swapping the Marshals and Cardinals round would result in my independently-devised Overkill Chess, which produce the same compound pieces by adding moves to existing pieces rather than extra pieces from scratch.


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