Comments by CBagleyJones
I think the rule you can only promote to a captured piece is good actually. There are some pretty powerful pieces in this game and this rule prevents an 'overpowering' of the game.
Also, I would say it would be fairly rare to find a pawn promoting before a capture of a piece.
H.G. says 'On the other hand, one could argue that it is a nice tactical dilemma that when you are planning a promotion you should also take care something worthwhile is traded by the time you reach last rank.'
I agree, and it also can lead to interesting play because you could sacrifice a piece knowing that you have a pawn to promote after. Fun times!
Oh, thanks everyone for fixing the page up, thanks so much.
H.G. said ...
I think this page is also misrepresented in the index: it is mainly a rule description; that it also happens to contain a link to a Zillions file is coincidental.
Yes, you are right, I did this page ages ago and for some reason never did a proper game page, and then it got all these nice comments and I just left it like it is. Maybe sometime I could write a proper game page and add if you want to comment on the game to do it on the 'download the game' page, I dunno lol.
Hi Gerd, hope your fine and well. I'm sure you haven't upset or hurt anyone!! I understand what you said, and it is extremely interesting idea indeed how you describe your game about the board etc.
I don't want to go on about the pawns, but still, I have to say, the game would maintain your 'theme' even if the pawns remained pawns. However, the game as you have it must have a unique feel and play to it!
Would be fun to see the game in action.
Should play well, it's nice to see you didn't 'overpower' it.
It is an interesting idea, though in it's form right now, I think Greg is right, would be hard to see many moves ahead, and also his comment about the pawns.
Pawns make a barrier, they hold the game together, stabilize it. The game would have to be play tested. I feel the game could be good without the pawns being able to change. Pawns should always be pawns, like the King always a King.
But hey, it's your game and I could be completely wrong!! Interesting idea you have, well done.
Well, this is kinda weird lol. I notice I am listed as creating the zrf for this game. I'm pretty sure I did not lol. At the 'zillions of games' site is says this ...
Game: Abagoren Chess
Invented 1844 Implemented by Malcolm Webb, 2013-01-19.
No idea why this game is listed in my info!!
Thanks Ben, great work, and the zip would work, all is good.
Alright, I updated by same error message is happening.
Thank you for answering.
This game was created in 2006, it worked from creation. Somewhere down the track, for whatever reason, it must of broken. I'll upload file again, thanks.
Hi all, thought I would say, from very soon till Christmas and the New Year I should be releasing a few games.
There is a Joy Joyce game, there is a few Charles Gilman games, and I have a game I have done myself, which probably will be the first to come out, and another game by myself that may have some new pieces, amazingly, I say amazingly because they are pretty simple pieces but I cannnot see anywhere that they have been used in any games, but I guess we shall see. I'm sure people will know if they exist elsewhere or not.
Hello, sorry, but I asked 2 weeks ago if someone could fix this download link, it doesn't work, is anyone able to do it.
Sorry, but the download link for this game doesn't work. Can some great admin please repair, thanks!!
Hi, am I doing something wrong with this game and Grand Shatranj with updating the zip files, it says above it now 'updated' but the zip files are the same still. I went to 'upload or manage files' and deleted old zip file, then uploaded new zip and clicked on 'keep'. This is for this zip here and Grand Shatranj.
Hi, i've also updated this game because of error in 'help', with the Pawn info it said promotion on 8th to 10th ranks instead of 9th to 10th. The error is just in info, not actual ingame play.
Same mistake as other game I posted on just before, lol, sorry.
Hi, I've updated this game because of error in 'help', with the Pawn info it said promotion on 8th to 10th ranks instead of 9th to 10th. The error is just in info, not actual ingame play.
When you click on the 'Hero' at a1, it can go to c4, and also the War Elephant on d2 can go to f1. This isn't right is it.
I do not know if there is a game with Dabbabarider Fers piece, possible but yeah, I'm not sure. I can't recall seeing one myself.
I never meant for you to change name, I was just giving info. I understand though you might want to change, and Lame Duck is interesting name!!
If I do see a game with the piece I'll let you know.
Great work on 'Silly Sliders', new pieces are interesting. Onyx, Duck and Squire are all original are they not.
They are nice. I would say I'd rather have a Squire than a normal Queen, with the Knight jump. The name 'Duck' is used by George Jelliss with his 'All the King's Men' listings though, but this is ok. Duck .... Fers + Dabbabarider.
Have you played it with someone or a computer, I'd say it must play pretty well. Great work!!
Yes, I clicked on that link and it downloaded ChessV2.3RC1.zip.
Sorry, been away for a bit.
This download link doesn't work again sorry.
Joe, i'm blaming you!!
This download link doesn't work for some reason.
I can't get that download link to work.
I mean the link to download ChessV 2.3 verison
Also, when i go to your ChessV.org site, on mainpage, I just see the 2.2 version.
Sorry if I have done something wrong with the download of the zip file, but it doesn't appear to be working, getting error.
lol, ok submitted again.
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I think that promotion rule is the greatest promotion rule of all time lol. That sword you speak of doesn't worry me, that sword is always over my head anyways, if I'm playing a game or not too hehe.