[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Cross3D Chess. 3D Chess game where pieces are arranged in a cross shape. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Larry Smith wrote on 2005-08-21 UTCThe drawish-ness of 3D Chess is not predicated upon the turn order but upon the material necessary to form a mating position. With linear pieces it can take a larger number of pieces compared to 2D to accomplish this task. And with the potentially large number of moves to complete the average game, any first-move advantage is almost imperceptible. Some 3D Chess developers have introduced an extremely powerful piece which could make a checkmate by it lonesome. But this does not guarantee a mate since this piece might not survive to the end-game or, if created through promotion, might never appear. Planar pieces solve this problem by reducing the overall number of pieces on the field. But this does not mean that linear pieces should not be utilized in 3D. But like the Ferz and Wazir in 2D, they may find themselves reduced in value and application as minor pieces in 3D.