[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments by David JaggerLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Asteryx Chess. Hexagonal chess played on an asterisk-shaped board. (Cells: 43) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]David Jagger wrote on 2003-04-08 UTCNicholas, thanks for the feedback and the rating. To judge from your comment on a centrally placed queen's ability to always capture if any two enemy pieces were next to each other - i think you may have misinterpreted the rule of capture, which perhaps hasn't been stated clearly or forcefully enough in my rules. The capturing side must occupy at least two of the EXISTING spaces of the same colour around an opposing token. (Or just the one if only one EXISTS). I think in this context you have understood 'existing' to mean 'available' - which would explain the conclusion you arrive at. In reality you will find that a player can actually PROTECT its own token (typically its king) when it is on the perimeter by having two of its men stand next to it on different colours, thereby PRECLUDING enemy capture until at least one of the protecting men is dislodged. Hope this clarifies things about capture. Taking your point about an apparently overpowerful bishop (and hence queen) I'll admit to having had similar doubts initially, though playtesting convinced me that they were misplaced. Of course too the given move means that the bishops are not colourbound, and 3 bishops are not needed - as would be the case with 'glinka' bishops. I do believe that with custodian capture, which typically involves 2 capturing tokens, more powerful pieces than usual are no bad thing. One point perhaps worth making about any centrally placed token (queen or otherwise) - is that it is of course more vulnerable to capture itself - as then being within the reach of a greater number of opposing forces! Thanks again for your interest, further feedback appreciated, dtj. Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.