The Chess Variant Pages




[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Single Comment

Chieftain Chess. Missing description (16x12, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2011-01-21 UTC

I was just reviewing the rules to make sure that my Game Courier preset covered everything, and I noticed this:

Each chief may activate 1 piece per turn. It may activate itself or another chief.

This makes things much more complicated than I first imagined. I was working with the assumption that any piece close enough to one of its Chieftains could move, and moves were limited by the number of Chieftains. But if I read this correctly, the preset would have to keep track not only of which pieces have moved but which Chieftains activated their movement. This will make the notation more complex. Alternately, it will make it much more complicated to calculate the legality of moves, and I haven't begun to figure out what kind of complicated algorithm that will take.