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It was last modified on: 2006-05-29
 By Namik  Zade. Optimum design of a Chess variant. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Larry Smith wrote on 2006-06-09 UTC
Even if the game generates a value, using this formula, which is close to or even exactly like that of the Mad Queen variant, it would not necessarily mean that the game is in any way similar. The only thing that this formula would note is a ratio between the piece power/density and field size. This value is really of little use without further considerations. I once advocated that the difference in the piece-types, or the potential exchange ratios, might have an influence in the game. A game which is populated with pieces of similar value offer little chance for advantage during play. While a game with a large variety of piece-types would offer a greater opportunity for advantage during play. Even this would not be the only consideration when evaluating a game. There was a old thread which covered this particular subject. Does anyone know its title and how to access it? Never mind, I found it: http://www.chessvariants.org/index/listcomments.php?limitby=75&subjectid=Game+Design