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It was last modified on: 2005-12-04
 By Gary K. Gifford. Shatranj Darwinian. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-06-16 UTC
Fergus wrote, in part, '... you have not spelled out how the Wazir, Ferz, and Cannon move. You have merely said.... ' Response: Guilty as charged. And I agree with you 100% on your entire comment. I have therefore added information and have given you credit in the 'Notes' section for having pointed out my omission. I believe it has now been corrected. Thank you.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2006-06-16 UTC
In general, any description of a game's rules should be written with the assumption that the reader knows no Chess variants except Chess. So it is okay to omit descriptions of how a piece moves if it moves the same as it does in Chess, but you should spell out how any other piece moves. In the description of the rules here, you have not spelled out how the Wazir, Ferz, and Cannon move. You have merely said that they move as they do in Shatranj or Chinese Chess. The regulars who know these pieces won't be lost, but others might be. Furthermore, finding the Shatranj rules would not help someone learn how the Wazir moves, since it is not a piece in Shatranj.

Gary Gifford wrote on 2005-12-04 UTC
Should anyone want to play Shatranj Darwinian I have created a non-rule enforcing Game Courier Pre-Set at the following link. I had to substitute a piece image for the Nymph-Horse. Overall, the existing set-images work well and do not justify creating a new one. /play/pbm/play.php?game%3DShatranj+Darwinian%26settings%3DShatranjD

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