[ 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 ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Earlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ Later Man and Beast 09: Mighty Like a Rose. Systematic naming of pieces following Curved, Crooked, or Bent paths.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]John Smith wrote on 2008-11-22 UTCWhat would you call a Crooked Panda? Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-24 UTCThat's a good question. A Crooked Panda doesn't have a Straight EMD, if course. In fact the 90° one alternates between two Anchorite paths. It also inherits the Straight (square-board) Panda's colourswitching. It's certainly an interesting piece. The hex board's 120° and 60° ones (swapping between pairs of Farrier and Simurgh paths respectiovely) are probably less so but would need considering along with it. I'll have to think about this lot, and their Bear-based duals of course. Of course if you've any ideas of your own I'd be delighted to hear them. Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-26 UTCWhere or what is Panda? Charles Gilman and John Smith both refer to Panda and it is not in this article. John Smith wrote on 2008-11-27 UTCA Panda moves like a Rook, but only an odd number of steps, and ignores pieces an even number of steps away. Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-27 UTCThe Panda appears in Man and Beast 06 (see link in See Also section) and in the variants The Seeping Switchers and Commedia dell'Arte Chess. John Smith wrote on 2008-11-27 UTCHey, I came up with a name for the Crooked Panda! The PROSELYTE, someone who changes their religion, because it always changes color and it's path resembles that of an ANCHORITE. Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-29 UTCWhat is Charles Gilman's ''EMD''? Also ''Anchorite Path''? I underestand colorswitching from Sam Trenholme recently. Also what about ''duals''? Gilman should define his terms each time and realize we do not remember old articles or comments always. None of these interesting terms are defined in this article but they all are in Gilman's comment. Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-29 UTCI forgot thanks now I understand Panda piece. Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-30 UTCProselyte looks a good idea - and the initial P of Panda is a useful mnemonic. Now what analogous name could there be for the 120° and 60° hex ones, the 90° Crooked Bear (alternating between Angel subsets of two Gryphon moves) and the 120° and 60° cubic ones of that, and the 90° compound? If you use your browser's search facility to find EMD and Anchorite on this page you will see that EMD is Even Move Direction - the direct direction to a normal Crooked piece's alternate destinations - and Anchorite is a piece name devised to sound similar to Aanca but without duplicate the meaning of Gryphon. You will also find the Angel of this comment's first paragraph - a Gryphon restricted to colourbound moves. Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-12-21 UTCProselyte has now been added, with a diagonal analogue. That leaves the 60° and 120° versions to name - and the 70° and 110° Crooked Raccoons. I will think more about them. George Duke wrote on 2009-10-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★I mentioned two classes of piece-types, Queens and Bent Riders. The first thing to ask anymore with a piece-class, is what did Gilman do with them so far? These are Gilman's organized Bent Riders. They include Rose, Rhino, Gryphon, Crooked Bishop... Some are just renamings, and many are Gilman's logical inventions out of the general concept. They would not go all the way to ''multi-path,'' but a few of them are anyway. (Most piece-categories overlap a little with a couple others in each case.) This preliminary comment will follow-up eventually, continuing M&Bxx, skipping from ''04 Generalized Generals'' and 05 Punning By Numbers to 09 Might Like a Rose. 11 comments displayedEarlier ⇧Reverse Order⇩ LaterPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.