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This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-02-26
 By M  Winther. Gastrophete ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-02-26
 By M  Winther.. Introducing the Gastrophete, a catapult capable of hurling other pieces over its head (zrf exists).[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
MHowe wrote on 2007-02-27 UTC
You might want to look into designing a variant that incorporates these pieces into the Dynamo paradigm, which is what they call to mind for me. Dynamo is one of the best of all variants, was played a lot by some very strong players, including members of NOST and AISE, and no longer gets enough attention, in my opinion. As a Dynamo piece, a Gastrophete-family piece would capture by flinging an opposing piece completely off the board.