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It was last modified on: 2006-11-05
Combo Modern Day Chess. Guard replaces the Queen. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-11-06 UTC
I think this is a rather nice game. Of course I'm prejudiced; it clearly fits the ShortRange Project. But I can't rate it because it has precedents and close relatives that Christine Bagley-Jones and I, among others, have designed. I reference 'Modern Shatranj', posted at this site, and its shatranj to chess discussion, especially steps 4 and 5 and Roberto Laviere's piece suggestion for the guard. With Roberto's 2-step general, step 5 is 'Combo Modern Day Chess'. The game mentioned for step 4 is 'Hypermodern Shatranj' which was released last weekend. You can find that ZRF and a number of closely-related others at the Zillions site under recent releases as 'The ShortRange Project'. Short descriptions of the released games may be found on this site at the end of the recently-released Piecelopedia article 'The ShortRange Project'. [Sorry I've been slow in getting pages posted here.] With that all said, I do think this is a rather nice game. And it's to be expected that extremely similar or identical games will show up more and more often. Glad to see someone else is looking at shortrange pieces. Welcome to the discussion. [And you might want to use either the double-guard or queen-2-slider icon for the guard piece in your preset, just to prevent confusion - at least, I always screw up when icons are used for different pieces.] Enjoy.