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 By Glenn  Overby II. Abecedarian Big Chess (ABChess). Buy-your-own-army variant on a big board; 26 piece types. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M. Howe wrote on 2002-11-10 UTCGood ★★★★
Without having played it yet, my first impressions are very good.  I really
like the idea of a large variant played from a superset of pieces, and I'm
working on such a variant myself right now.  The point values might have
to be adjusted as more experience is gained in using these pieces, and a
problem might arise because those values are almost certainly not
constant, but probably depend to one degree or another on which other
pieces are present in the given game.  I'm reserving a little bit of
judgement, also, in case some of the pieces, particularly those with
nightrider components, have an unbalancing effect on the opening.  I've
always had a hard time incorporating nightriders into my own variants and
have for the most part abandoned them.  But I can't wait to play the ZRF!