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The Chess Variant Pages

This page is written by the game's inventor, Erez Schatz.

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Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-09-15 UTC
Hardly negative, I finally get some information on how the game is

The colourbound pieces were intentionally placed symmetrically, as it
creates an interesting balance, both thematically and technically. The
Vampires are a very strong piece, weakened by the movement stipulation
by colourbounding. Placing the Vampires on white and black would give the
two pieces over-dominancy in the game. This also made me decide to keep
the Bishops on same-colour squares. I tried fiddling with a bit
off-conservative ideas, like different armies and a board that is not
and it does has its advantages, but also its disadvantages.

As for the presentation, ignoring the typo, the alfaerie pieces are
a manner of hit and miss, I chose the diagonal cannon image since that
at least resembled a cannon, unlike the others.

Still thanx for the comment, and I hope you enjoyed playing the game.

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