[ 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 Grandkingdom Chess. A decimal variant with several powerful pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] George Duke wrote on Sat, Feb 19, 2005 10:53 PM UTC:'GHI,Large CV': Billing as 'a new expansion for dynamic interaction' is dubious with such great power density and Pawns about unchanged. Add to the regular 16 pieces, one Amazon(R,B,N), one Cardinal(B,N), two Marshalls(R,N), two 'Crossbow-Knights(N+Vao), two 'Archer-Lords'(Cannon+Vao). Vao is used here of course to mean the diagonal equivalent of Chinese Cannon. At least there are no (Cannon+N)s or (Cannon+B)s. Yet each one of the eight new pieces are more than 1.5 times Rook-value. There would not be much finesse in play of Grandkingdom Chess.