[ 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 Gryphon Aanca Chess. Large Variant with Gryphons, Aancas, and a few other not-so-common pieces. (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-07-24 UTCHello Charles: You mentioned that no one has copied your use of the 'Archdeacon' name. You now mention the 'ANCHORITE' meaning a kind of religious hermit. I like the sound of 'Anachoreta' (Anchorite's Latin source) even better. There is even a play of transposed phonetics between Aanca and Anac. You mention the possible use of an 'anchor' image... personally I would not like an anchor image for such a mobile piece. Pawns are closer to anchors. The piece image I settled upon looks like a Bishop on a plus-sign (see rules: Images c1 / j1) That image helps illustrate the movement: orthogonally 1 space, then optionally moves as a Bishop. One possibility is to use that image and replace the cross that is actually on the Bishop with a small anchor. In summary - 'Anachoreta' sounds cool to me, and it is still an 'Anchorite.' But 'Anchorite' also sounds very good. Of course, I still think 'Archdeacon' is an excellent name because of the Bishop aspect.