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Three Realms Chess. A three layer variant with familiar and fantastical pieces. (3x(8x8), Cells: 192) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Wed, Aug 3, 2022 06:16 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 08:57 AM:

Forget my comment about Imp, I see what it is. And I should have remembered the Furious Fiend from shogivariants.

Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Wed, Aug 3, 2022 08:57 AM UTC:

Yes nice! I suggest to add a definition for "cardinal". Is that synonym of Orthogonal in this context? Maybe some diagrams would help understanding the moves. I have seen a typo : heaens. Why these name of Imp and Fiend? I have to check, I don t know these words in English.

💡📝Andrew L Smith wrote on Mon, Aug 1, 2022 06:35 PM UTC in reply to Referee from Thu Jul 28 06:59 PM:

I've fixed the file names, alongside a few formatting bugs and making sure pawns don't share a letter with any other piece.

Referee wrote on Thu, Jul 28, 2022 06:59 PM UTC:

While I understand why Earth got the a-h files, I would suggest giving them to the skies, while Earth gets the middle ones (j-q). This makes the files be in alphabetical order when the board is setup, and as an added nice bonus, the "missing" files i and r keep the color alternation. vg a1 white, b1 black, ..., h1 black, (i1 white), j1 black, ..., q1 white, (r1 black), s1 white, ..., y1 white, z1 black.

Ben Reiniger wrote on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 02:35 PM UTC:


It's particularly interesting how some of the 1-piece endgames (rook, angel) end up looking like a classical one to force the king out of Earth and then having the friendly king deliver the final attack. (The angel's isn't completely clear to me, since the lone king may move to the underworld early to avoid the angel's attacks, but I guess that's a significant enough detriment that then the friendly king can manage on his own.)

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