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It was last modified on: 2003-10-04
 By Charles  Gilman. Gross Raumschach. Larger, 4-player version of Raumschach. (6x6x6, Cells: 216) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
L. Lynn Smith wrote on 2003-10-08 UTC
The classic name of a 3D piece which slides only orthogonal and diagonal is 'Favourite'. The classic name of a 3D piece which slides orthogonal, diagonal and triagonal is 'Queen'. The classic name of a 3D piece which steps orthogonal, diagonal and triagonal is 'King'. I am un-aware of any unique name for a 3D piece which steps only orthogonal and diagonal. But this too has often been called a 'King'. I propose the name 'Regent'. In the Maka-Dai-Dai Shogi variant, an 'Emperor' can leap to any cell on the playing field which is not under attack. A very powerful piece, but vulnerable since its capture is the goal of the game. The name 'Empress' has been applied to the 2D piece which combines the Rook and Knight movement. It has also been applied to the 2D piece called 'Amazon' which combines the Queen and Knight movement. I write this not to criticize but merely to inform. A developer has every right to call their pieces what they wish.