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Spacious Pieces. Pieces that need a bit more open space to move.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2009-06-19 UTC
John Smith, I love your idea for very spacious / equispacious pieces.

I don't know why Ralph Betza no longer talks with us here. He has left Gilman to fill in the gaps, with only his grin behind.

Ralph Betza says this: 'My common practice of making up a whole new army with a new type of piece would fail miserably using Spacious pieces, because the army as a whole would lack balance: If a Spacious Queen is worth a mere 0.7 Q in the midgame but is worth a full Q in the ending, there is nothing you can do to make a fair army out of it.'

I don't see why not. The Spacious Cannoneers will know that their value increases with exchanges and other armies will try to prevent these sorts of exchanges from taking place. Worth a try.