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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2020-04-25 UTC

This is mostly looking good. However, some or all of the brief piece descriptions immediately underneath the Pieces heading are ambiguous. These should be rewritten so that there is no question what each means. For example, "Lancer = ♜ BUT moves as a ♞." This could mean that (1) the Lance moves and captures as a Rook and also moves without capturing as a Knight, (2) the Lance takes the place of the Rook but moves as a Knight, not as a Rook, or (3) the Lance captures as a Rook but moves without capturing as a Knight. Looking at your longer description, it is the third. It's also worth mentioning that this kind of piece is known as a divergent piece, which is defined as a piece that moves and captures differently. Common examples of divergent pieces are the Pawn from Chess and the Cannon from Chinese Chess (known as Xiangqi). Please remove the ambiguity from this section and let us know when you have done that.


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