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It was last modified on: 2007-03-28
 By Greg  Strong. Cataclysm. Large board game with short-range pieces designed to be dramatic without being overly complicated or dragging on too long. (12x16, Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2017-04-06 UTC

Thank you for the feedback and excellent rating.  And thank you for pointing out the error.  I changed the starting array a long time ago to remove a couple of pieces and speed development.  At the time, I apparently went back to mirror symmetry.  With this array, it probably doesn't make any difference.  There was more asymmetry before, but now there is little point in just swapping one king and queen, so I removed that paragraph from the description.

ChessV does not yet play Cataclysm.  I will certainly want to add it and will do so at some point.  It's not trivial, though, because of the rule allowing you to move two different unmoved pawns one space.  That's an important rule I don't want to drop.  ChessV does now support a couple of double-move variants, so it can be done, but will require some work.  In this game, making two moves is rare, and the second move is optional, so I'd need some sort of user-interface for passing.