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Capatomic Random Chess. Variant that combines Capablanca Random and Stratomic Chess.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-18 UTC

Thank you!!!


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-18 UTC

I have now published this page.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-18 UTC

I think something went wrong, because the green in the GIFs is not going away when I add the pieces to the board via Game Courier or Diagram Designer:

I forgot a step in making them transparent. I have now fixed the images.


Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-18 UTC

I will make it more clear.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

I would presume that the method for setting up the position is supposed to be random, but this is not mentioned in your description of that procedure. It's also not clear what the things you have in parentheses, like 5x and 4x, are supposed to mean.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

If I upload a missile piece image to go with a current set, would I be able to have the piece image that is associated with the letter M be the Missile (instead of the Marshall/Chancellor)? For Game Courier purposes, I really wanted all of the letters to correspond to the names of the pieces.

Although sets come with specific piece labels, you are able to use GAME Code to rewrite which images go with which piece labels. See recent comments I made to the Game Courier Developer's Guide, particularly 41696 and 42275.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

I have changed your images to transparent GIFs with green backgrounds and uploaded them here:

https://www.chessvariants.com/graphics.dir/alfaeriemisc/autumnsong/wmissile.gif

https://www.chessvariants.com/graphics.dir/alfaeriemisc/autumnsong/bmissile.gif

I have also added them to the Alfaerie: Many set as ms for black and MS for white.


Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

Very well. I will recolor Black's missile and try it with the Alfaerie Set.

Update: I have done so, and have also thickened the bordering on the missiles so that they more closely resemble the bordering of the Alfaerie pieces.

https://www.chessvariants.com/membergraphics/MScapatomic-random-chess/White%20Missile%20Alfaerie%20Bold.png

https://www.chessvariants.com/membergraphics/MScapatomic-random-chess/Blue%20Missile%20Alfaerie%20Bold.png


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-17 UTC

These don't fit the style of the magnetic set, which you have changed your page to use. Perhaps they would work with the Alfaerie set if you recolor Black's missile. That's the set most people usually add pieces to.


Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-16 UTC

Here are my designs for the white and black (red) missile pieces. I am really satisfied with how they turned out.

White missile: https://www.chessvariants.com/membergraphics/MScapatomic-random-chess/White%20Missile.png

Black (red) missile: https://www.chessvariants.com/membergraphics/MScapatomic-random-chess/Red%20Missile.png


Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-16 UTC

Thank you Fergus. I am attempting to implement the changes you requested. The hardest one will be to rework the piece design/set. If I upload a missile piece image to go with a current set, would I be able to have the piece image that is associated with the letter M be the Missile (instead of the Marshall/Chancellor)? For Game Courier purposes, I really wanted all of the letters to correspond to the names of the pieces.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-06-16 UTC

I added links to the two games you mention. So that the reader doesn't have to consult another page to know the full rules of your game, it would help to include the rules from Capablanca Random Chess for randomizing the setup.

I also should mention that I don't really like the images I currently have assigned to the archbishop and chancellor with the Diagram Designer, but I could not figure out how to submit my own piece design there.

I see you're using a Cannon image for the Chancellor and a Marshall (or Chancellor) image for the Missle. You may submit images for a set to an editor. The new images should be designed to fit in with the style of the set. I would recommend uploading your new images and letting an editor know in the comments. Many other sets portray the Chancellor and Archbishop as a combination of two pieces, which makes them instantly recognizable.

I see you were styling your text. In particular, you put BIG tags around your text, and you used CSS to put a border around each piece description. In particular, I am getting a scrollbar at the bottom of the page, which I think is caused by your CSS. I will refer you to Preferred HTML form of contributions.


Gaelyn Autumnsong wrote on 2021-06-15 UTC

This variant is ready to go through the editing process for publication.


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