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4-handed Chaturanga with diceA Zillions-of-Games file
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Jonathan wrote on 2007-10-30 UTCGood ★★★★
I very much enjoy this, but would also like to see a diceless variant, if
you ever have the opportunity.  I know it's not the original way, but I
think it'd be interesting.  Also, I once read in a book called A Short
History of Chess that the bishop moved 1 square diagonal or 1 square
straight ahead (like the silver general in Shogi).  I know that it's at
least one version of the Chaturanga move:

but I don't know if it was ever applied to the four player version.  If
so, it might be fun to add a variant incorporating that move instead,
espectially considering that a player who rolls correctly can eliminate an
opposing king on his first move with his bishop, before the opponent has
even had a chance to play (a problem that won't ever arise with the
alternative bishop move).  Anyway, just giving a couple thoughts to expand
upon the enjoyable zrf.