The Chess Variant Pages

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Robert Price wrote on 2003-05-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I've been wondering about a large Ultima-type variant for some time.  I
hadn't hit upon the idea of incorporating shielding attributes against
the various types of capture.  I also haven't seen such a bewildering
menagerie of fairy pieces in a good while.  It must have taken weeks to
code all those pieces in Zillions!

The graphics are great.  Now, if only I could design a system of
interlocking components to play Optima in person...  well, there's always
Lego blocks.  :)

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