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Elevator. Three-dimensional chess variant with moving elevators and walking, vaulting and flying pieces. (8x8x4, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Marco Silva wrote on 2006-06-16 UTCGood ★★★★
so, when you're saying it is abnormal to think of the cells as platforms
when considering flying pieces, you mean:

it does not make sense if they were 2x2 platforms, because if a Flying
piece were to go up, the piece has to move into the shaft and go through a
one-way door in the platform. If, however, the piece were to go down, when
it reaches the shaft, it could just jump down onto the platform below!

i believe this is what you mean.

one idea for a variant may be to allow pieces to jump down to the adjacent
lower level, but not upward.