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It was last modified on: 2002-12-30
 By Ralph  Betza. Crooked Queen. Moves in a diagonal zigzagline or like a Rook.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M. Howe wrote on 2003-01-09 UTC
In fact the rules of Optima include a crooked rook. It's called a 'Ranger.' In the games I have seen it used it's about an average strength piece relative to the other Optima pieces, not a game-breaker at all. It's not overpowering on a crowded board because it is relatively blockable. As the board opens up it becomes stronger.