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Extreme 3D Chess Game. 8x8x8 3D Chess with linear, planar and cubic moves; and power absorption. (8x8x8, Cells: 512) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gavin Smith wrote on 2004-06-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Wow!  Talk about hard to quantify.  This is a *really* wide open game,
particularly with pawns able to just march right into each other.

At some point when playing this game, as the field opens up, there may
come a 'meltdown', a chain reaction of captures by pieces that become
more and more powerful that doesn't stop until the game ends.

When trying to imagine end game scenarios, it may boil down to a handful
of cubic movers, each of which can move almost anywhere on a mostly open
feild, and whoever has more wins.

Still, a geat idea for a game that uses cubic moves.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-06-05 UTC
The colouring could be extended to leapers with a max. coordinate of 3, using intermediate colours, should you wish to add them for even more complexity! These would be magenta for 3:1:0, orange-red for 3:1:1, mauve for 3:2:0, brown for 3:2:1, gold for 3:2:2, turquoise for 3:3:1, lime for 3:3:2. An article of mine suggesting names for 3d oblique leapers has been submited and should appear in the next few weeks.

Larry Smith wrote on 2004-06-02 UTC
The following is a copy of a recent discussion with Tony about this game:


I've been working on a concept of replacing the shapes and symbols with
simple colors.
Black and White would denote ownership, and by themselves represent
Red = Rook
Blue = Bishop
Yellow = Unicorn
Purple = Knight (Rook+Bishop step or Red+Blue)
Orange = Hippogriff (Rook+Unicor step or Red+Yellow) 
Green = Wyvern (Bishop+Unicorn step or Blue+Yellow)
The King and Heir Apparent would be noted by large dots on the faces of
the Black or White piece.  Gold for King and Silver for Heir Apparrent
This way all the pieces would be simply round discs which would stack in a
small area.  The top disc would be the Black or White disc. And at a
glance a player would be able to determine the power of a piece.
Of course, this would not be viable for someone who might be color-blind. 
So shapes and symbols might be considered the universal.

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