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It was last modified on: 2002-06-21
 By Ralph  Betza. Captain Spalding Chess. Find an Elephant in your Pajamas.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-21 UTC
'As for Lint to Dust Bunny to Dust Demon -- you may have found another great train of evolution to rival Paperclip to Coathanger to Bicycle.' ? And what about Crumb to Cookie Monster??? Sometimes I'll write a scientific exposition of all the possible variations of multiple pieces on the same square, and other times, I'll just write a game with many unused types of neutral pieces. It's all the same in some abstruse way. Did you notice that lint and dust bunnies are usually grey, perfect for a neutral piece? This had much to do with the choice of names, although of course, 'what else would one find in a Pajama but lint?' had more influence. I guess it was the greyness of lint that made me make them neutral. The thinking behind these things happens in a flash that I can't remember later; for example, the idea of lunch in SGL312 Chess (which I hope to get written up in a couple of weeks; unlike Capt Spalding, it needs some playtest).