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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, In a category all its own, Orthodox chess set but with special rules
It was last modified on: 2003-08-02
 Author: Glenn  Overby II. L. Fun contest: Help us create a new chess variant by committee.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2002-11-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is Brilliant. What a Pandora's box U've opened. Will U use cut-off dates for certain elements to be voted on? For example, no more pieces may be submitted after 02/12/03. <p>Or will it just be the 16 (32?) most popular pieces up until the March date that are the default set? <p>How do we know what rules `are` agreed upon? <p> Can't U just smell wheels turning around the world... <p> -S-

Glenn Overby II wrote on 2002-11-16 UTC
The minor tweaks I added should answer your questions.  (Yes, you can
spread out your official suggestions.  Yes, you can make a split
nomination for a piece.)

Thanks for asking!

William Overington wrote on 2002-11-16 UTC
Could you clarify the rule about suggestions concerning pieces please?

Where pieces are colourbound, is it permissible to have a suggestion about
changing a piece where the change depends upon the colour of the square
upon which the piece starts?  This would mean that pieces with more than
one item of that type on the board could be split into two types of
pieces: however that would only work if the pieces for which they become
changed are colourbound.

For example, suppose that someone wished to suggest that a knight upon its
own colour becomes swapped for a (2,2) leaper and that a knight upon its
countercolour becomes swapped for a (3,1) leaper.  Would that suggestion
be permissible under the rules?

Please note that I am not wishing to make that suggestion, I am just using
it as a way of illustrating the question which I am asking about the rules
so that, if it is permissible, further thought may be given to the matter
of what substitutions to suggest.

William Overington wrote on 2002-11-16 UTC
Can you clarify the rule regarding making up to five suggestions please?

Can an entrant make his or her suggestions in more than one email at
various times or must an entrant make all of his or her suggestions in one
email such that if that email contains less than five suggestions then
nevertheless that is all the suggestions that that entrant may make in
this contest?

Is there any possibility that the rules of this contest might be changed
so as to state 'a total of up to five suggestions, sent in one or more
emails, in each calendar month during the running time of the contest'

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2002-11-15 UTC
I made a `forum' to discuss this at our <A href=''>discussion board</a>. You find it under the name `Camel Chess' below `Chess Variants'. Hans

Glenn Overby II wrote on 2002-11-15 UTC
I think a forum area for this is a splendid suggestion for discussing ideas, campaigning, and other sport. The email mentioned is the equivalent of making a formal 'entry' to the contest, and such formal enrries will still be posted here. When we get around to polls they'll link from this page as well.

Peter Hatch wrote on 2002-11-15 UTCGood ★★★★
I'd prefer to have a new forum for suggestions and discussions instead of mailing them in and having them posted them weekly.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2002-11-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
What a wonderful idea -- I <strong>love</strong> this! What fun! Ideas are already starting to percolate . . .

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