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 By Gary K. Gifford. Bishop Knight Morph Factor. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2010-02-24 UTC
Mr. Flowerman, thank you for taking time to comment on the game and for asking about other morph variants. I do not know if there is a Bishop to Rook morph game, but there are certainly other morph variants. My first variant, Pillars of Medusa has a piece that can morph into whatever it captures. I think my favorite morph-based chess variant is Steve Jackson's 'Proteus.' That game makes use of dice for pieces. See more at: http://www.sjgames.com/proteus/

Flowerman wrote on 2010-02-20 UTCGood ★★★★
Is there game like this, where bishops transforms into rooks (and vice versa), and knights transforms camels. Maybe, pawns also transforms into berolina pawns.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-05-03 UTC
David - thanks for suppling information regarding pieces that change.  Unlike the obvious Pawn promotions in Chess, more limited pawn promotions in Xianqi, or piece promotions in Shogi, my first piece that could transform was the Morph in Pillars of Medusa.  It started out moving as a Bishop, but it could optionally change into a [Morph of] the piece or Pawn it captured (on the turn of capture).

Several years ago I bought a Steve Jackson game called 'Proteus' - It is played on a standard 8x8 chess board.  The pieces are 8 identical cubes per player, with a different piece on each of the 6 surfaces. The pieces can rotate up or down to increase or decrease their value.  I'll not spill out the rules here, but will mention that it is one of my all time favorite variants.

David Paulowich wrote on 2007-05-03 UTCGood ★★★★

In 2001 David Howe posted Chess on a Longer Board with a few Pieces Added. His Changeling piece starts out as a Halfling Bishop and alternates its movement with a Halfling Rook. A Game Courier search for [Chess on a*] will turn up old games in this variant, plus some others.

I once considered replacing the Queen in standard chess with a Rotator, moving R-N-B-R and so forth. MATE-IN-3 PROBLEM

White: King b3, Rotator[Rook mode] g2, Black: King b1.

1.[R]a2 Ka1 2.[N]c3 check Kb1 3.[B]e1 mate.


Charles Gilman wrote on 2007-04-28 UTCGood ★★★★
A subvariant which could be played with a standard set would be one in which the changing of the moving Knight to a Bishop is accompanied by a change of a stationary Bishop (of the player's choice, and as long as they still have one) to a Knight and vice versa.

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