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Jurassic Chess. Game with unusual movements, a river, and bridges. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Bob Greenwade wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 05:22 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 05:14 PM:

It's available for $29.99 from Google Play Books.

That's a more manageable price, even for a PDF, and it should read fine on my 24" monitors (especially since my PDF reader is generally on a vertical monitor).

I'll still try the public library, though. :)


🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 05:14 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 03:18 PM:

It's available for $29.99 from Google Play Books. However, it is formatted like a PDF instead of a normal ebook, which means I cannot increase text size without increasing page size, which then moves part of the page off-screen. It's a bit too small for comfortable reading on my 7.8 inch Likebook Mars, though it's a bit more comfortable in landscape mode if you don't mind viewing half a page at a time. It's a more comfortable size on my new 10.1 inch iPad, though it's still small.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 04:51 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 03:18 PM:

Alas the publisher makes the price. Not all books are worth the same though but i m not the best person to tell you if it is worth or not. If you buy it, have it from ancientchess.com, you will have it signed by both authors.


Bob Greenwade wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 03:18 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 02:41 PM:

I have described Falconry in A World Of Chess (Praxeo, 2017).

That's a good reason for me to buy the book, though unfortunately the $50 price is enough reason for me to not buy it. (Maybe I can try my local public library....)


Bob Greenwade wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 03:15 PM UTC in reply to HaruN Y from 05:01 AM:
I meant the icon.

Again, no, though for my PNG Dolphin icon I used what's probably a similar technique: start with a crescent, then accessorize as needed.


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 02:41 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 06:21 AM:

I have described Falconry in A World Of Chess (Praxeo, 2017).


Bob Greenwade wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 06:21 AM UTC in reply to HaruN Y from 05:01 AM:
D̶i̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶"̶s̶t̶e̶a̶l̶"̶ ̶V̶e̶l̶o̶c̶i̶r̶a̶p̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶D̶o̶l̶p̶h̶i̶n̶?̶

I got the the Dolphin from Wikipedia's List of Fairy Chess Pieces, which credits it to a 1982 Russian game called Falconry (though I haven't been able to find any other information about that game, except that it also has a Falcon -- obvioiusly -- with a CB3 move).

I haven't figured out where to put a Velociraptor in one of my games yet; it'll likely land in a Dealer's Chess expansion before anywhere else.


HaruN Y wrote on Tue, Nov 28, 2023 05:01 AM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from Mon Jul 24 02:51 PM:
D̶i̶d̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶"̶s̶t̶e̶a̶l̶"̶ ̶V̶e̶l̶o̶c̶i̶r̶a̶p̶t̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶D̶o̶l̶p̶h̶i̶n̶?̶̶
I meant the icon.

Bob Greenwade wrote on Mon, Jul 24, 2023 02:51 PM UTC:

Historically (from what little I've read), pieces based on dinosaurs have been found only in Fairy Chess Problems and Megasaur Chess (not found on this site), and are only able to move to capture. What you've done here is taken several dinos that are not a part of Megasaur, and given them full capabilities that are both logical to the animal and interesting for the game. In fact, I'm "stealing" the Velociraptor for my own purposes.

As for the presentation, a diagram for the Gallimimus would be a welcome sight. (For that matter, all of your diagrams are a welcome sight; I really like what you've done there.)


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