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Gary Gifford wrote on 2010-05-28 UTC
Hello Claudio - I am glad you like CoT.  It has been a long time since I have played the game myself, or looked at the rules, but I will see if I can answer your questions.

Some questions:

1- The rook also does not cross the river, right?
Answer.  With a bridge available, a rook can cross the river.  It can also be catapulted across.

2- Can the A jump over the river? After all, only him and the TJ leaps;
Answer: No, Archers cannot jump over the river.  Archers don't leap, except when inside the horse (as they move along with it). 
3- Shouldn't be better, if the bridges belong  a number to a side, instead of a commom pool? 
Answer:... so, you are asking about each side having a limited number of bridges. An interesting idea. I do not know the answer. If desired, players could set their own bridge limit. I like 'unlimited.' I never had a game where lots of bridges were built. I think if there was a bigger version of the game that a limit might be a good idea. .  

4- How far a C can throw a piece?  
Answer:  All the way to the promotion zone.  In the Archer section of the rules there is an example, with this comment, 'Also note that the Catapult on C8 could catapult the Pawn to C11, resulting in a Pawn promotion to Archer at C11. Giving check to the King.'
My best regards to all - Gary

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