[ 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 Fighting Kings. The King has switched places with the King Pawn - The King is now a fighting piece. And the pawn must be protected. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-10-21 UTCGood ★★★★This situation is certainly to be expected, and will happen more and more. The total number of chess variants is in the thousands now, and can only go up. In the short time I've been aware of and active in chess variants, I've seen my ideas pop up in other games, and others have seen my games reflect their ideas; all without any previous knowledge on the part of whomever was 2nd [or 3rd...], so we might as well get used to it. As for the royal pawn idea, Jeremy's game I found very interesting - I playtested it with him - but as he says a little gimmicky, as the RP stayed in the line of pawns, blocking a number of pieces. Gary's version is a better chess game; more traditional and a lot easier to figure out just what to do in, but not a better idea. The idea in both, a royal pawn, is an excellent one. The treatments are also good in both; Jeremy's being much quirkier. I don't know which might be considered a better game [not a better chess game, but a better game]; they are so different it is difficult to compare them. Since I'm playing a game now with Gary, I have the opportunity to see just what both are like; others should take the same opportunity. Enjoy.