[ 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 ' Roid Rage Chess. Missing description (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on 2010-06-16 UTCDear Charles: The 'roid came from steroid, 'roid rage is the overagressiveness state that came from the steroid abuse, in this case, all pieces are powerful, as if they were all abusing steroids. Hugs! PS: I hope to see my grand-master in your man and beast article, please tell me when it happens Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-06-16 UTCAny explanation of the name? Presumably it's a pun on 'road rage', but what is ''roid' short for? Regarding Daniil Frolov's comments, a double step without En Passant is actually the past of Chess - En Passant was introduced to counteract the strength of a Pawn bypassing capture. Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-06-14 UTCI'm not sure that game with king, moving as queen is playable enough to be 'future of chess', but it's interesting. Pawns are changed, they got duble-step. It's modest change, especially because of en-passant. And thus, looks like, 'future of chess' should be without en-passant! But changing move of knight is probably really future of chess (knight, by the way, is only piece, wich have no even little changes!)! There is other game, wich claims to be 'future of chess', wich also changes knight's move. It's Munch chess, invented by Nagova von Munchausen (baron Munchausen's offspring!) (i'm not sure that he knows about other chess variants). It have several so-called complexity levels ('as in videogames'). Knight is replaced by two-headed knight. It makes 2 knight's leaps (second leap may be in any direction!). Can make only 1 knight's leap or not, depends on complexity level. In 'easier level' knight can make up to 48 moves, in 'harder level' up to 56! Another complexity level was suggested by Nagova Munchausen's grand son Nikita: three-headed knight! Several types of knights may be used in same game. David Cannon wrote on 2010-06-14 UTC'As far as I know, that remains intact are the Knight, the King and the pawns.' Not so fast, mate. I believe the Rook has remained fundamentally unchanged throughout the entire history of chess. 4 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.