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Random Pawns. Randomly select your Pawns' movement and capture abilities. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
MHowe wrote on Sat, Mar 3, 2007 04:34 PM UTC:
'That's Chess256'

I don' see the resemblance.  Chess 256 is only about where the orthodox
pawns start.  This game is about replacing orthodox pawns with unorthodox
ones.  The only similarity is the 8 random generations.

I can't say that I think that this Random Pawns variant is a very good
idea.  Eight strange and often unsymmetrical pawns are going to make a
game with very poor clarity, and some of the pawns seem intrinsically
awkward or of little value.