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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2020-04-30
 By Simon Edward Jepps. Phantom. Classical Chess featuring an invisible Phantom piece.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Simon Jepps wrote on 2020-06-28 UTC

Now it tells me...

Upload of  /home/chessvariants/public_html/membergraphics/MSphantom/Phantom-By-Jepps-Movement.png  was allowed but failed! The cause of failure is unknown.


Simon Jepps wrote on 2020-05-21 UTC

Nope, whenever I click "upload or manage files" I still get the same error message I posted before.


Simon Jepps wrote on 2020-05-17 UTC

Hi Fergus, I have tried doing so but I get this error message:

The directory /membergraphics/MSphantom/ does not exist.

Also the WYSIWYG editor doesn't seem to have an opton for uploading.

You're welcome to save/upload and insert the new  local image address for me if you like.

Or if you fix bug can just get me to try again.


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-12-13
 By Gary K. Gifford. Catapults of Troy. Large variant with a river, catapults, archers, and trojan horses! (8x11, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Simon Jepps wrote on 2018-09-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
  • "May someone make in effort to describe his/her's appeal to this game?"

It's just brilliant! I had an idea once for a piece called "The Lovers". It was basically a figurine of a man and woman holding each other, but which could separate and thus have two pieces distributed about instead.

"Catapults Of Troy" reminds me of this, specifically the Trojan Horse, with its ability to deploy Archers.

Whilst this game is not Classically orientated, there are good things to come from designing pieces such as these, which are two abilities combined as one.

Nice work. ;)


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Simon Jepps wrote on 2018-09-28 UTC

Corrected a typo in "The Wxyzaerd's Spell", which should have read "orthogonally" instead of "horizontally".

Simplified rules of the realm.

Also, one final revision and added a little extra clarity thereof.

Time to Press This ... Cheers!


This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2003-12-13
 By Gary K. Gifford. Catapults of Troy. Large variant with a river, catapults, archers, and trojan horses! (8x11, Cells: 88) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Simon Jepps wrote on 2018-09-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

It truly is amazing how many exquisitely different and unique Chess variants have been invented.

I personally always prefer something more closely resembling the Classical concept, for example Modern Chess and so forth, but am astounded by the dedication given by people like yourself to the intricate details of playability, in what would seem an almost bizarre game in comparison.

Well done!


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Simon Jepps wrote on 2018-09-26 UTC

I realise what you're pointing out Fergus, that's why I made an effort to say it is at least my Chess evolution. It's more of a proposal than an official claim to fame, but I haven't really the intention or steam to rewrite it with any further modest emphasis than what is already given, in that respect.

And many thanks for your input. The Crescent moon and star is also something freely viewable in the night sky, so I guess Islam know where to go on that count.

Programming for different browsers is work enough... haha... that's why I got tired of it all and became an earthliner. However, I have now made the "Menu" hideable, allbeit dependent on tablet or smart phone rendering.

I will try to make it clear that Rook Castling is still a normal aspect of the game.

Cheers!


Simon Jepps wrote on 2018-09-25 UTC

*Queue spooky music*

Silly me, lol... the number of times I have edited word, pdf or text documents and forgot to update the HTML is ridiculous. Always chasing around all these different files. This is why I got tired of web programming.

Anyway, have updated the HTML to show the correct rules and all is well.

I hate computers.

*Adjust piece*


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