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AAUUGHH! Chess. After every move, there's a 1 in 18 chance of the rules switching to another in a list of variants. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2012-02-24 UTC
I have a suggestion: If a rule change puts a player into check, the rule does not apply until the start of his turn.

Hafsteinn Kjartansson wrote on 2011-06-22 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This sounds great!

Joshua Morris wrote on 2008-12-09 UTCGood ★★★★
This is too funny. Sounds like a recipe for entertaining chaos. :)

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-06-16 UTCGood ★★★★
Having given some thought to this in connection with some future variants of my own using dice, I have thought of a possibly even more elegant solution: rolling the dice at the START of each move determines what the rules become at the END of it. This way players can move under the 'old' rules to avoid being in check under the 'new' ones, though not necessarily under the 'old'! The only question that then arises is differentiating checkmate from stalemate when no such move is available.

Michael Nelson wrote on 2004-04-22 UTC
An elegant rule solving this problem:

If the player is in check when it is not his turn due to a rule change,
the effect of that rule change is delayed until it is his turn--the old
rules will apply to his opponent's turn.

Adam Norberg wrote on 2004-04-22 UTC
Ack, sorry I didn't cover it. I wrote this variant years ago. Start out on 'Regular Chess.' A variant of the variant, of course, would be to roll the dice to decide where to start. And, of course, the 5-5 or 6-6 version listed here gives a 1/18 chance of a shift every player-move; if that's too low or high, change it. <p>If a player is immediately in check- umm, didn't think of that. This is ChessVariants.com- invent your own rules! I'd suggest that the player abruptly in check, if it's not his or her move, gets an extra turn, but with it being such a special case, it seems an awkward, fiddly, and overall stinky rule. Thoughts?

Anonymous wrote on 2004-04-22 UTC
If neither double 5 nor double 6 before White's first 
move, what spot on the list does play start at?

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-04-15 UTCGood ★★★★
The term used on the Main Menu is 'Chess variants with usual equipment', directly beneath 'Other boards with an unusual shape'. Aesthetically a second G in the name would be nice, to match the other double letters. Just one question: what happens if the new rules put the player who just played in check?

Anonymous wrote on 2004-03-29 UTC
On step 2, at the site http://www.chessvariants.com,
there is no link to 'Games Played With Regular Pieces'.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-11-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

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