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Politically Correct Chess. Missing description (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jason Smith wrote on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:09 AM UTC:
I am the author's brother. I would be interested in talking with anyone who knew Larry.

I can be found on Facebook @

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 03:03 AM UTC:
I told someone about this game, I told them the board is 10x10 instead of 8x8, they said the reason for 10x10 board instead of 8x8 is to make it metric (they did not read the text).

Gary Gifford wrote on Sun, Dec 18, 2005 03:26 PM UTC:
L.L. Smith (inventor of this game) and I had discussued it via e-mail
briefly during its ZRF creation process. I was permitted to play-test it,
upon which I generally became confused and lost.  I enjoyed reading the
rules as they are similar to what could be expected to be found in a Mad
Magazine or National Lampoon.  I was about to create a piece clarification
table for myself (as I've done with Joe Joyce's Grand Shatranj Test) so I
could look at the piece image for move reference; but before doing so I
found an opening line to draw the ZRF in PCC.  I have offered my comments
to Larry via e-mail, and from his return e-mails I know he wonders what
others think of his highly original game.  So if you have time to look it
over, I am sure that Larry would greaty appreciate your comments.  P.S. I
still like his original Sigmun Freud Therapist piece more than the round
head with glasses piece, but as Larry pointed out to me, the former would 
be politically incorrect.

In regard to getting confused and losing a game, you may wonder how that
is possible.  The following partial extract from the actual rules may
clarify my brain's dilema, to a small degree:

'A player who has not any non-retired Average Individuals on the 
field at any time has deferred their victory of the game.'

I look forward to other comments and to potential reponses from the game
inventor.  Best regards to all.

💡📝Larry Smith wrote on Thu, Dec 1, 2005 09:10 AM UTC:
Made a clarification as to the Social Worker's displacement of an
Average Individual.  This can result in 'sandwich' displacements if this 
is the player's Average Individual.

I've worked up a Zillions implementation of this game.  It is currently
in the beta-test stage.  I hope to have it available in the next few days.

💡📝Larry Smith wrote on Tue, Nov 22, 2005 10:15 PM UTC:
All players are permitted to use whatever assistance that they deem necessary.

Made a small adjustment to the phrasing of the re-introduction of the
Designated Individual and the Significant Other. The term 'vacant' is
not applicable in every case. But their adjacency obligations apply
in every case.

Clarified that the leap of the Conflict Arbitrator as to a vacant
cell. Sorry about this oversight, probably thought it was obvious
because of the nature of the piece.

Clarified the re-introduction of 'sandwich' displaced Average Individuals.

Also, those pieces which are allowed to displaced others can do so to
either players' pieces. This is Equal Opportunity. And for this
reason, the 'freezing' of pieces by the Public Housing applies to all
pieces. And pieces which are displaced by the Group Therapist are
allowed to re-introduce on initial positions on either side of the

Doug Chatham wrote on Tue, Nov 22, 2005 09:32 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
Plusgoodthinkful, but what about players who are color-perception-challenged? :-)

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