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It was last modified on: 2004-08-25
 By Erez  Schatz. Treeleaders Chess. Large variant with non-similar armies. (9x10, Cells: 90) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-09-15 UTC
Hardly negative, I finally get some information on how the game is actually perceived. The colourbound pieces were intentionally placed symmetrically, as it creates an interesting balance, both thematically and technically. The Vampires are a very strong piece, weakened by the movement stipulation and by colourbounding. Placing the Vampires on white and black would give the two pieces over-dominancy in the game. This also made me decide to keep the Bishops on same-colour squares. I tried fiddling with a bit off-conservative ideas, like different armies and a board that is not nXn, and it does has its advantages, but also its disadvantages. As for the presentation, ignoring the typo, the alfaerie pieces are always a manner of hit and miss, I chose the diagonal cannon image since that one at least resembled a cannon, unlike the others. Still thanx for the comment, and I hope you enjoyed playing the game.