[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Comments/Ratings for a Single Item Later ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Makarenko's Chess. Pieces are stacks which can be split and combined to create other pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating] Michael Nelson wrote on Wed, Mar 6, 2019 04:24 PM UTC:Definitely reverse the values of bishop and rook. I suppose the prohibtion on splitting the last king even to form another king is to limit the king's mobity, else last king facing capture could move as a split off a bishop and fuse with a rook all the way accross the board. I wonder if this prohibition is needed for playabilty. My guess is that the case where my king is captured, I capute the enemy king, but opponent can't form a new king on the next turn would be a draw. I think I would prefer the simpler rule "a player who has no king at the start of his turn loses." John Lawson wrote on Fri, Jan 11, 2019 01:40 PM UTC:Heck, unstack all the pieces, and turn the game into Maharaja and the Sepoys. Greg Strong wrote on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 12:59 AM UTC:This is certianly an interesting idea. The assignment of chip count to pieces though seems strange. Why should a rook only be 3 chips? It seems you'd immediately want to turn your bishops and knights into rook+pawns. 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.