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Imjin War. Members-Only Shogi vs Janggi & Xiangqi on a 9x9 board, simulating the Imjin Wars (1592-1598). (9x9) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]

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OctaChess. Chess with eight different armies with four classic and four modern chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Thu, Sep 28, 2023 02:47 AM UTC in reply to Albert Lee from Fri Nov 25 2022 03:55 PM:

I've added piece move descriptions for "Queen Chess" and removed "Tournament" from the link name under Notes. I'm unable to edit the Item ID to remove "tournament" from the URL. I would need a site admin to help me do that.

Item is ready for publication once "Tournament" is removed from the Item ID and associated URLs.


Imjin War. Members-Only Shogi vs Janggi & Xiangqi on a 9x9 board, simulating the Imjin Wars (1592-1598). (9x9) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]

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Ascension. 6x6 board with two Kings that promote to royal Queens.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Nov 25, 2022 05:55 PM UTC:

To the person who created the playable setup, thanks a lot.

However, when I was playing it, I noticed that there was a bug in the castling - the King disappeared!


💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Nov 25, 2022 05:40 PM UTC in reply to Greg Strong from Wed Oct 19 11:23 PM:

Thanks Greg for your question.

I have not thought much about whether the royal Queen can move through a square where it would be put in check. Since in orthodox chess, the King can never move into a square where it will be in check even when castling, then it is a natural extension that it should also be true for a royal Queen. This will restrict the possible squares that a royal Queen can move into, and limit its power.

I will add a note in the promotion rules to clarify this matter.


OctaChess. Chess with eight different armies with four classic and four modern chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Nov 25, 2022 03:55 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Fri Nov 18 04:22 PM:

Thanks, Fergus. I've removed "Tournament" from the title.


Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Homepage of The Chess Variant Pages.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Albert Lee wrote on Sat, Nov 27, 2021 09:56 AM UTC in reply to Ben Reiniger from Sat Nov 20 10:03 PM:

@Ben, thanks. It works now. I've posted a new chess variant already.


OctaChess. Chess with eight different armies with four classic and four modern chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Tue, Nov 23, 2021 08:24 AM UTC:

This post is ready for publication.


Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Homepage of The Chess Variant Pages.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Albert Lee wrote on Sat, Nov 20, 2021 08:25 AM UTC:

I can't seem to submit a new game. I received the error below and could not proceed to Step 2:

Error: You must specify a User ID. Please press the 'Back' button and enter your user id.

I could not select anything under "Your user id". There is nothing for me to select. So, until this issue is resolved, I am not able to submit any new chess variant.


Chess vs Strong Makruk. Chess against an enhanced Makruk army in an 8x8 board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Aug 29, 2021 12:53 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Fri Aug 27 06:07 PM:

Thanks, Fergus.


💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Tue, Aug 10, 2021 04:55 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Thu Aug 5 01:51 AM:

I have replaced the setup diagram with Chess and (Strong) Makruk pieces. I mention that the Chess army has the same pieces and rules as orthodox chess. I also added commentary on strategy for both the Chess and Strong Makruk armies in the Notes section.


Amazonia. 11x11 board with Pawns that promote to Princesses in the middle of the board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Thu, Aug 5, 2021 01:33 AM UTC in reply to Bn Em from Wed Aug 4 12:49 PM:

Thanks, I have corrected the Princess' moveset diagram by adding sideways moves.


💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 03:17 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 01:08 AM:

Hi Fergus,

I have elaborated more on the Flying General move and included Janggi as well in the explanation.


Chess vs Strong Makruk. Chess against an enhanced Makruk army in an 8x8 board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 03:01 AM UTC:

This post is ready for publication.


Amazonia. 11x11 board with Pawns that promote to Princesses in the middle of the board.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 03:01 AM UTC:

This post is ready for publication.


The Consuls. Chess with two Kings and Pawns that can capture as Bishop, Knight, and Rook on the enemy side.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 03:45 PM UTC:

I just added description and links to a smaller variant of The Consuls on a 4x4 board in the Notes section.


💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 03:44 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from 07:50 AM:

Thanks for your effort, much appreciated!


Platonic Chess. Platonic solids in a complete 10x10 chessboard.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 06:19 AM UTC:

I added a link to play this chess variant using Zillions of Games.


The Consuls. Chess with two Kings and Pawns that can capture as Bishop, Knight, and Rook on the enemy side.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 03:52 AM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from Sat Jul 10 02:27 PM:

Thank you for creating this playable version!

I noticed that the Pawn promotion rules for Knight and Bishop are swapped. This is the supposed order of promotion which follows the sequence of the initial arrangement of pieces on the back rank: King, Bishop, Knight, and Rook.


Kingsmen. 9x9 board with two extra Bishops. Pieces gain the King's moveset upon reaching the last three ranks.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 03:35 AM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from Sat Jul 10 01:58 PM:

A special thanks for creating this playable version!


The Consuls. Chess with two Kings and Pawns that can capture as Bishop, Knight, and Rook on the enemy side.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 08:26 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Thu Jul 8 10:55 PM:

Hi Fergus, thanks for your comment.

I have changed the description of the Pawn promotion rules from the point of view of the player who is promoting - 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th ranks.


Kingsmen. 9x9 board with two extra Bishops. Pieces gain the King's moveset upon reaching the last three ranks.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 08:20 AM UTC:

I added more details on how I invented Kingsmen and the thought process behind it.

I also added a link to play Kingsmen on Zillions of Games.


Palace. 7x7 board with a 3x3 Palace at the centre, where King promotes to Queen.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Fri, Jul 2, 2021 03:41 AM UTC in reply to Simon Jepps from 02:08 AM:

Thanks!


Kingsmen. 9x9 board with two extra Bishops. Pieces gain the King's moveset upon reaching the last three ranks.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 02:52 PM UTC in reply to David Cannon from 12:00 PM:

Hi David,

Thanks for your question.

The crowned pieces have the ability to move one square in any direction like the King, but they are not royal. They can be captured just like any regular piece.

I've added a sentence to clarify this in the promotion section.


Platonic Chess. Platonic solids in a complete 10x10 chessboard.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Albert Lee wrote on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 02:18 PM UTC in reply to Ben Reiniger from Sun Jun 27 06:00 PM:

Thanks, Ben.

The new layout of the piece descriptions looks good. I have added more comments in the checkmate section on how the tetrahedrons can also be checkmated by forking and skewering them, provided the attacking piece is not captured in the next move and the attack cannot be blocked.

While checkers pieces can be used as pawns, I thought it would be easier for the average chess player to use actual pawn pieces if they are familiar with chess already. I've added a note in the equipment section to clarify this.

I have added a few words in the pawn promotion section to emphasize that the promotions are only for capture. I hope it is clearer now. I also added some comments on how advancing the pawn to the last rank like orthodox chess may not be the best idea since it will not be able to advance passively anymore.

In theory, a single pawn or a Platonic solid piece can checkmate the opponent by forking the two Tetrahedrons. So there will always be enough material to checkmate the opponent as long as you have a Platonic solid piece or a Pawn that is not stuck at the last rank. I mention some of the possible forks and skewers in the checkmate section. Beyond that, I haven't gotten into any in-depth mating material analysis yet.


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