[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Descent Chess. Start with a King and two Pawns, then move or drop one of the remaining pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Andreas Kaufmann wrote on 2003-01-07 UTCI played this game a lot with a computer (using Zillion) and didn't see any evidence that the game is more drawish then standard chess. Dropping pieces not only usefull by defence. It is also a powerful way to continue your attack. The white can start the attack already from the first move (e.g. Qg3), then continue it with dropping Rooks and Bishops. The variant suggested by Sam also looks interesting, it will stimulate ealy droping of all pieces and delay exchanges until all of them (or almost all of them) are on the board. Sam Trenholme wrote on 2003-01-07 UTCThis game might be a bit too drawish; since the drops can be done anywhere on one's own half of the board, this looks to make defense much eaiser because, once in the enemy's camp, the enemy can drop pieces to thwart your attack. My own take on this idea is to allow one to drop pieces anyone on their half until they capture an opponent's piece or give check to the opponent's king. Once they catpure a piece, or give check, the player who has done so can no longer drop pieces. - Sam 2 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.