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Horseman's Chess. Game where pieces mount and dismount.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Frank MacCrory wrote on Fri, Jan 8, 2021 01:12 AM UTC in reply to Daniel Zacharias from 12:44 AM:

That's an interesting idea. I suppose if the capturing piece is mounted then it would remove the target's mount.

My goal in this game was to decompose the standard chess pieces (kind of like a Fusion Chess in reverse) and remix the bits. Arbitrary combinations turned out to be too powerful, but the mount idea seems to be a good level of modularity.

Daniel Zacharias wrote on Fri, Jan 8, 2021 12:44 AM UTC in reply to Frank MacCrory from Thu Jan 7 11:00 PM:

Did you ever try having a capturing piece take the mount of the piece it captures?

💡📝Frank MacCrory wrote on Thu, Jan 7, 2021 11:00 PM UTC in reply to Daniel Zacharias from Wed Jan 6 07:48 PM:

Thank you. The hard part was coming up with an incentive to actually change mounts mid-game.

An early playtester had the brilliant idea to start off the mounts under the pawns. That creates the necessary incentive, and it helps the pawns fulfill their traditional role of being in the way :)

Daniel Zacharias wrote on Wed, Jan 6, 2021 07:48 PM UTC:Good ★★★★

This looks fun

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