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It was last modified on: 2016-05-31
 By Charles  Gilman. Man and Beast 09: Mighty Like a Rose. Systematic naming of pieces following Curved, Crooked, or Bent paths.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-30 UTC
Proselyte looks a good idea - and the initial P of Panda is a useful mnemonic. Now what analogous name could there be for the 120° and 60° hex ones, the 90° Crooked Bear (alternating between Angel subsets of two Gryphon moves) and the 120° and 60° cubic ones of that, and the 90° compound? If you use your browser's search facility to find EMD and Anchorite on this page you will see that EMD is Even Move Direction - the direct direction to a normal Crooked piece's alternate destinations - and Anchorite is a piece name devised to sound similar to Aanca but without duplicate the meaning of Gryphon. You will also find the Angel of this comment's first paragraph - a Gryphon restricted to colourbound moves.