The Chess Variant Pages

Check out Sac Chess, our

featured variant for October, 2023.

[ 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

Armor Chess. Personal shields protect pieces from one of the 8 directions.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
📝Ben Reiniger wrote on 2021-06-18 UTC

What notation should be used for turning the shields? There is some precedent here, but I wonder if the inventor has something else in mind.

The knight rule is a little weird. But using the 16 main+hippogonal directions would be terrible. Using the lame Mao+Moa could work: the piece could be blocked along one path and shield-blocked from capturing along the other; but that's rather more complicated than just "knights ignore shields", and so detracts a bit from the simplicity of the variant as-is. Choosing one path (orth+diag) could work?

For computer graphics, I think H.G.'s flexible overlaying could work? We'd just need a shield graphic to rotate and put under/over the pieces.