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x x wrote on 2021-06-10 UTC

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Pink Chess. White has two Kings, black two Queens as royal pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-06-06 UTC

Steps to reporduce: put queen on b6, put pawn on a5, start the AI and move the queen to b5

  1. Qdb6 aa5 2. Qb5 axb6

x x wrote on 2021-06-06 UTC

I think you misunderstood. AI checked my queen with pawn, I moved out of harms way (to the side of the pawn) and the pawn captured my queen on a square it wasnt on.


x x wrote on 2021-06-06 UTC

Interesting variant, i love asymetric variants with elegant rules. The question is how balanced it is, did you balance it with engine?

I have however noticed an issue with the interactive diagram. When I tried palying with the queens, the AI took my queen en passant, I assume that is not intentional.


Betza notation (extended). The powerful XBetza extension to Betza's funny notation.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-05-15 UTC

AA repeats alfil moves, so it would move on even squares, not odd.


Man and Beast 03: From Ungulates Outward. Systematic naming of the simplest Oblique Pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-05-11 UTC

Must be on your end, it works for me: https://pastebin.com/ex2CW0Hj


Fantasy Grand Chess. Variant of Grand Chess with different armies and fantasy theme. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC

Orc is certainly the main issue, but there is also the fact that for werewolf, the promotion zone is smaller than for every other piece.


x x wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC

I dont think the wierd promotion rules for horde are implementable in the diagram. The behemoth rider should be, but it cannot capture 3 pieces in a line (maybe I have mistake in XBetza, but I think it should be WmcaWmcamcaWmcamcabW).

On another note, Giant army is very poorly designed. In Giant vs Giant match, I think white can immediately win material.


Asymmetric Chess. Chess with alternative units but classical types and mechanics. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-05-08 UTC

I just realized that in universal diagram, only white can promote (presumably because white pawns are first to be defined)


Fantasy Grand Chess. Variant of Grand Chess with different armies and fantasy theme. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x x wrote on 2021-05-07 UTC

It seems to be workign now, thanks. By the way, how do you choose which piece is royal?


x x wrote on 2021-05-07 UTC

Testing the interactive diagram thing, but i can’t seem to make it work

White:
Black:
files=10 ranks=10 promoChoice=*P*N*B*R*Q*C*M promoZone=3 holdingsType=1 graphicsDir=../graphics.dir/alfaerie/ whitePrefix=w blackPrefix=b graphicsType=gif squareSize=54 symmetry=none pawn::fmWfcFifmafmW::a3,b3,c3,d3,e3,f3,g3,h3,i3,j3,,a8,b8,c8,d8,e8,f8,g8,h8,i8,j8:99,99 knight:N:::b2,i2,,b9,i9 bishop::::c2,h2,,c9,h9 rook::::a1,j1,,a10,j10 queen::::d2,,d9 cardinal:::cardinal1:g2,,g9 chancellor:M::chancellor1:f2,,f9 king::K::e2,,e9

    Maasai Chess. Large CV with 48 pieces per side, of 20 types including both regular and rapid Pawns.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
    x x wrote on 2021-05-07 UTC

    True, this variant is quite big and the changed pieces are behind 2 rows of predetermined "pawns", the shuffled pieces will not affect the board in the opening much. I haven’t considered how large this variant is.


    x x wrote on 2021-05-07 UTC

    It can be argued that if chess is a forced draw from opening position, then first move advantage doesn’t exist at all. Yet even if someone showed proof that chess is drawn game, humans would still atribute some advantage to white. Its not completely unreasonable that someone migth derive advantage from playing with more familiar setup (assuming one would play this variant enough). Quantifying this advantage and comparing it to first move advantage is another story though.


    Asymmetric Chess. Chess with alternative units but classical types and mechanics. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
    x x wrote on 2021-05-05 UTC

    View. I just set white to orc, move black king to e6 and move wywern to h3 (as a setup), click play and move wywern to e3 to give check. The AI responds with knight to c6, ignoring the check.

    1. Ke6 Yh3 2. Ye3 N'c6

    x x wrote on 2021-05-05 UTC

    Thats cool. The AI doesnt seem to understand checks from Wywerns (ski rook) though, it will happily move its king into check from them.


    Shatranj. The widely played Arabian predecessor of modern chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
    x x wrote on 2021-05-04 UTC

    General moves like queen in the Interactive diagram


    Elven Chess. 10x10 variant with 4 new pieces, of which one can double-capture. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
    x x wrote on 2021-05-04 UTC

    I know your werewolf chess variant. You are right that contageon antitrading rule also feels unnatural (you cannot chase away werewolf with weaker piece, opponent can just defend and keep the werewolf).

    I guess you are correct that I am not the target audience (I have never tried chu shogi)


    x x wrote on 2021-05-04 UTC

    Interesting idea, its a great translation of the lion to "western-like" chess. The piece additions work great to limit the power of the lion a bit, and feel natural. Unfortunately the anti-trading rule is more frustrating than fun. I understand that the Lion is the main attraction in this variant, and that given its power its very likely to be traded, but antitrading rules just feel wrong. Perhaps making lion weaker, while keeping the main draw (moving twice) would be better.


    Comemnt search doesnt work[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
    x x wrote on 2021-03-16 UTC

    Hi, searching through comments doesnt work, when I search something I know exists, it will not show up.

    Example: https://www.chessvariants.com/index/listcomments.php?search=Crowned+Bishop&order=DESC&submit=Search

    Expected result: https://www.chessvariants.com/index/listcomments.php?id=22505

    Is that a bug or am I doing something wrong?


    Asymmetric Chess. Chess with alternative units but classical types and mechanics. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
    x x wrote on 2021-02-14 UTC

    The mate with Wyvern animation is incorrect (this one), Wyvern moves one step there, you probably accidentally put Griffin mate there. Proper mate would look something like this


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