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Microorganism Chess. A 16x16 board with pieces that behave like micro-organisms. (16x16, Cells: 256) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Walker wrote on Fri, Jan 7, 2022 03:51 PM UTC:

Maybe we could speed the game up a bit by making some pieces slightly faster and, like the Drunken Nights of CwDA, tone down the White Blood Cell a bit.


Walker wrote on Tue, Feb 9, 2021 04:09 PM UTC in reply to from Sun Mar 16 2008 02:13 AM:

I don't think so. We could make it stronger by saying it only uses the Queen move on its own half of the board, and tone it back down a bit by making it only use, say, Virus special captures, when it uses a king move.


Walker wrote on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 06:03 PM UTC in reply to Julian from Wed Apr 8 2015 06:06 PM:

I think that either red blood cells just get stuck at the top, they treat the board as a cylinder and wrap around from the top to the bottom, or we should rename them stem cells and let them promote.


Julian wrote on Wed, Apr 8, 2015 06:06 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Do the red blood cells promote? Also, what happens when a prion-infected virus captures?

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Mar 16, 2008 02:13 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
If a bactirium captures a white blood cell then does it have to stay on that side of the board?

David wrote on Fri, Nov 9, 2007 10:48 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
I like the originality of this.

Question... should a red blood cell reach the other side of the board,
what happens?

Walrus MAn wrote on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 03:39 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Virus plural is viruses or virii

L. Lynn Smith wrote on Tue, Dec 16, 2003 11:04 PM UTC:
A few more questions:

Is the expansion and contraction of the Amoeba consider seperate moves? 
Can the player move then expand, move then contract, expand then move, or
contract then move?

And to further clarify the 'jump 3 spaces' rule for a few of the
pieces.
 Does this mean 'jump to the third space' or 'jump over 3 spaces' or
'jump up to 3 spaces'?

And isn't the plural of Virus also Virus?  Or is it Viri? ;-)

Sorry to nit-pick.  This appears to be a nice variant with a very
interesting theme.

L. Lynn Smith wrote on Tue, Dec 16, 2003 12:59 AM UTC:
A little clarification:  When a piece is initially attacked by a Virus,
does the player(original owner) have the ability to use that infected
piece during the subsequent moves before it spawns into two opponent
Viruses?

I am considering coding the 'implementation' of this game.  So I may
have more questions during the task.

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Mon, Dec 15, 2003 03:37 AM UTC:
My opinion on this matter is that all these neologisms are ugly, and I shall use none of them. I normally speak of implementing a game for Zillions.

Tony Quintanilla wrote on Mon, Dec 15, 2003 02:53 AM UTC:
I have noticed that there is significant confusion about the proper term
for creating a ZRF. Which is it, 'ZRFitize', 'ZRFolate'? I believe
that it has been clearly established that the *proper* term is
'ZRFolize'!
(http://www.chessvariants.com/index/listcomments.php?itemid=10-1-21-43)

Shum wrote on Sun, Dec 14, 2003 08:31 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Someone ZRFitize it please!!!!

smakarov wrote on Sat, Aug 9, 2003 09:24 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
You made a mistake in the ASCII for the lettering of the Parameciums.

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