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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-28
 By Greg  Strong. Cataclysm. Large board game with short-range pieces designed to be dramatic without being overly complicated or dragging on too long. (12x16, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-03-25 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
John,
 I don't ever check my e-mail--Just accept the game for courier-spiel, and we'll talk while we play!
 BTW, this is a decent game-i've played a lot worse!

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-03-10 UTC
Hi, John!
 They are under the Courier chess-Modified section. Perhaps i can help w/ some of the questions....
 We have a game going, it' your move!  :)

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-02-18 UTC
Hi Joe!

 Well I'm glad Someone is happy i'm back!  :) Could be much worse....

 Actually, Courier 5 is one of my most playtested games-but just against myself, unfortunately. I've finished about 20 [solitaire] games, and played a couple against a friend.
 It IS a different paced game, but one that has some nice concepts to it, with lots of tension and strategy, and some unexpected tactical shots as well.
 I wouldn't mind doing a tournament w/ Courier, especially if enough people can be recruited! I suspect a cash Prize would help matters along with that...now i just gotta get enough to make it worth while! :)

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-02-15 UTC
Thanks, Joe!

 I'll give this game a shot-Matthew Vallee has a challenge up.

 Actually, Rennchess has a variant that uses a 14x12 board, which will allow increased movement behind the lines. Perhaps this is similar to what Cataclysm is trying to achieve...hmmm.

To comment on the opposing viewpoints expressed here....

I happen to agree w/ you, Joe-let the Creativity flow!
 WHo among us is qualified to say which 50, or 100, or even 1000, games is 'worthy' to be played? Every game has appeal to at least ONE person! :)Saying that a game is unworthy in comparison to another one is judgemental in the extreme! I don't like the Majority of games out there, But isn't that just MY taste in games?

 I have created quite a few chess variant games. A few are very good (some even award-winners!), some are just good, some are ok, and a few are stinkers! However, learning an artistic craft like Game Designing means not everything will be great every time. Take what is good and leave the rest alone-don't disparage someone else's efforts!

OK, off the soapbox (for now)......

 Is Jeremy still here and playing?

          Eric

P.S. I'm looking for players for my Courier Chess, Mod 5. I believe I have found THE best update of historical Courier Chess, one that keeps the same ideas, flow of play, and strategic scope that the Original game had for Medieval players. Anyone interested, please challenge!

 (btw, it took 5 tries to finally get it right. Perfection is rarely achieved on the first try...  ;}  )

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-04-06
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Gabriel  Maura. Modern Chess. Variant on a 9 by 9 board with piece that combines bishop and knight moves. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-02-15 UTC
Is there any provision in Modern Chess allowing the Bishops to Change to opposite Diagonals? I saw a rule once for a game that allowed one of the Bishops to make a one-time move 1 square Horizontally or Vertically (before moving Diagonally). Is there any such type rule for this game?

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-28
 By Greg  Strong. Cataclysm. Large board game with short-range pieces designed to be dramatic without being overly complicated or dragging on too long. (12x16, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2008-02-15 UTCGood ★★★★
Can the Sorceress Jump? it doesn't seem like it can, but it is not disallowed in the rules. Thanks! :)

This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Eric V. Greenwood. Courier-Spiel. 19th century variant of Courier Chess. (12x8, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-16 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
To clear up any confusion, the name 'Prince' is ONLY used for our variant as a promoted piece, it moves as fool or Knight, and can only come into play in the rare instance of a pawn promoting on the King File. Prince is definitely *NOT* used as an alternate name for any piece in the original setup. The piece w/ the king-like move (w/o the restrictions about check, ewt.) is the Fool. While many princes may be, in fact, fools, ;} we do NOT use the name interchangeably in this game. I hope this clears up any confusion created. :)

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The rule Mr. Gilman suggests is the rule we are, in fact, using. Thank you for clarifying it for those who might have missed it. :)

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hi!

   An excellent idea-promotion according to John Ayers' rules make for a
better game!

   I have an idea: Let the Man have the Squirrel (or Castle from
Renniassance Chess) move to start with, and let the promoting Prince have
the original Man move (as Horse or Fool).

   If anyone wants to play me using these rules, my userid is:   cavalier
(another Renniassance piece!  :})


       Eric V. Greenwood        e-mail:   [email protected]

This item is a game information page
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It was last modified on: 2002-12-02
 By Eric V. Greenwood. TamerSpiel. Modern large chess variant with elements of historic chess variants. (12x8, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hi All!

    My present e-mail address is:   *  [email protected]  *    the old
{tankyou}  address is not working anymore, so please send any personal
mail there.    Thank you! 

   Also, thank you to all who took the time to write and comment on here,
and special thanks to those individuals with the complimentary remarks! It
is truly appreciated.  :D

    Eric V. Greenwood

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It was last modified on: 2006-02-26
 By Fergus  Duniho. About Game Courier. Web-based system for playing many different variants by email or in real-time.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hi again!  :)

  Renniassance Chess may be played on Richard's pbEm, so don't worry
about the headaches of presetting it here.

  However, The Tamerlane Variants (with the 12 files and the added pieces)
would be most welcomed! All 5 proposed variants use the same pieces and
setup, so you and your opponent can choose which rules you like the best.

  Eric

  P.S. Variant #2 is my favorite; I will welcome any challenges made if
and when the preset is approved/implemented! ( I am new to this; if
someone knows how to 'set it up' so a game can be started, please do
so-I love the game, and it's been awhile since i played my last one! :[ 
)

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Eric Greenwood wrote on 2003-10-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hi All, <p>I have made small modifications to the moves in Courier chess and Courier Spiel, If anyone is interested in trying them out (One of the advantages in the way this game system is set up compared to Zillions! :}), please challenge me! <p>In the first one, the ferz/queen is also allowed to move straight back 1 square, and the Elephant/Bishops gain a 1 square diagonal move. <p>In Verney's update, I give the Man a 'castle' (renniassance Castle) move instead: Like a chess Knight, or leaps to the second square horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. <p>Perhaps these small modifiers will make these good games better; I have found it so! :) <p> Eric V. Greenwood id = cavalier <p>[email protected] Gimme a holler if you like! :)

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