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Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-03-14 UTC
My Trebuchet was intended as something leaping only orthogonally reagrdless of board geometry. The BCVS site also says that on a 3d board the Threeleaper has the 2:2:1 leap as well as the 3:0:0 - a compound with oblique and radial leaps of a common length. This is consistent with the Fiveleaper (4:3:0 and 5:0:0) and Rootfiftyleaper (7:1:0 and 5:5:0 - and in 3d 5:4:3 as well). Further extrapolations are the Rooteighteenleaper (4:1:1 and 3:3:0), Roottwentysevenleaper (5:1:1 and 3:3:3), Rootseventyfiveleaper (7:5:1 and 5:5:5). These names are a bit abstract even for my liking, and any better ideas are welcome! BCVS gives 4:4 as a Commuter, from which I extrapolated a 4:0 Cobbler, 5:0 Quibbler, and 5:5 Quitter. I admit that some of my piece names are pretty desperate, although I am quite able to picture a Fortnight as a knight guarding a fort - and a Zemel as a camel-shaped but zebra-striped imaginary creature!

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