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 By Charles  Gilman. Man and Beast 06: The Heavy Brigade. Systematic naming of symmetric and forward-only non-coprime radial pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2012-01-18 UTC
Currently I am considering a mixture of archaic synonyms for, and more specific kinds of, each already-used amphibian. Names that spring to mind are Bullfrog (specific kind of frog), Eft (old word for newt), Natterjack (specific kind of toad), and Paddick (old word for toad). Any other such names are welcome. Bullfrog would suit Viceroy+Trebuchet, for its similarity to the Frog (on a cubic board), with Unicorn+Trebuchet becoming Minotaur (a name that I am amazed not to have yet used in Man and Beast). Eunuch+Trebuchet has similar parallels to the Newt and so could be Eft. Salire+Trechick and Key+Trechick could follow the Frock/Toke/Nuke pattern with Bulk and Effect. I am not sure what to do with Viceroy+Tripper and Ferz+Zombie yet. I am thinking of limiting -bante to twice-coprime components to differentiate extending different components of mixed-non-coprime pieces. For thrice-coprime I would substitute -trante and for still longer leaps -quadrante, -quintante, et cetera, on the basis that riders of such leaps will be rare enough to suit such obscure terms. For example the Toadrider would still be Dabbarider+Treburider, with some destinations covered twice over, but Toadbante would be Dabbarider+Trebuchet and Toadtrante Treburider+Dabbaba. Likewise Newtrider woud be Elephrider+Treburider but Newtbante Elephrider+Trebuchet and Newttrante Treburider+Elephant. One name whose meaning would change would be page 19's Fourbante, which would become Drummrider+Cubbaba+Cobbler rather than Drummrider+Cobblrider+Cubbaba. There would also be a new Fourquadrante, Cobblrider+Cubbaba++Drummer.