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It was last modified on: 2008-05-07
 By John Kipling Lewis. Simplified Chess. Missing description (8x7, Cells: 56) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-07-18 UTC
Hello John. I think the basics here are that I posted Skirmish Chess, not knowing what it was, and you suggested chopping the last rows off and removing a lot of rules. I happened to keep the rows in actually. You then went this chopped route, playtested it, and decided to throw a row back in. I feel it is more like you worked on Near Chess, while Simplified Chess is your own thing. My take on Simplified is that I would put castling in if I were to play it, and put more of a focus on the distance between the pieces (and single pawn movement) instead of it being simplified. What I will say, out of all this, is the 8x7 board is what has seemed to have captured the most interest of people though.