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 By Jared B. McComb. Dai-Ryu Shogi. Large Shogi variant with new pieces. (9x16, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jared McComb wrote on 2009-01-10 UTC
All dragons move exactly as they did in the third zone before promotion. Promotion to a dragon effectively allows third-zone moves to be made outside of said zone.

John Smith wrote on 2009-01-10 UTCPoor ★
How do the Dragons move?

Anonymous wrote on 2005-01-02 UTC
Will you add a ZRF for this game? If so, when?

Jared McComb wrote on 2004-11-02 UTC
I had actually thought about that, but eventually decided against it. As it is, the Knights/L.D.s are still the only leaping piece, and besides, I think I've already added enough power to the original Ryu setup with the Platinum Generals/Dragons.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-11-02 UTC
On reflection I may have been looking at it wrongly. Perhaps the real inconsistency is promotion to a piece that is so much weaker than the Dragon pieces of the original Ryu Shogi. Gaining the whole Knight move in the second zone and the King's move as well on the third, and having the crowned piece as promotee, would be consistent with the rules for Bishop and Rook.

Jared McComb wrote on 2004-10-30 UTC
The assumption by the unnamed individual is correct. Also, a link to Ryu Shogi where it is referenced in the rules would be a very good idea. Also, I will not be renaming any pieces in this variant. See, I had this thing called a THEME going.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-10-30 UTC
A hyperlink to Ryu Shogi itself would be useful, to allow viewing of the rules of zones, promotion, demotion, and drops (I assume that demotion applies as well). I am certainly warming to the Gold and Silver dragons, and will mention them when I get round to an article on more complex asymmetric radial pieces, along with a sample of 3d extrapolations. The idea of pieces which are rotations of each other - Centre/Left/Right/Reverse Warrior - is interesting. I am considered the idea of rotated generals, replacing that suffix with coward (completely reversed), dexter, sinister, and in 3d chief and base as well. Am I right in thinking that the Leaping Dragon moves as a Knight in the usual sense? If so it would be less confusing to use the name Knight for that and some other name for the piece that gets promoted to it. I do not know of any previous variant with both pieces, although I have been planning to add some as 12-rank versions when I next update Mitregi.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-10-30 UTC
I am assuming that the propmotion is similiar to Ryu Shogi--the promoted form has the same move as the piece has in the third zone, but doen't lose the third zone move if it returns to the first or second zone.

Tim Stiles wrote on 2004-10-29 UTC
None of the promoted pieces have their moves described. Unless I'm hopelessly blind, which I find I am a lot, but I doubt I could miss something in a page of text after looking through it a few times.

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