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This item is a Zillions-of-Games file
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Ploy ZIP file. Strategic Game of Maneuver and Capture, 3M Company - 1970.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2018-08-28 UTC

In Ploy, according to my sources, pieces can only rotate 45 degrees, left or right. This makes sense. So I wrote a new Zillions program according to this rule. I have also tweaked the piece values, because Zillions values them incorrectly. Zillions plays strongly in this variant.

Ploy - a strategy game with convertible pieces


Ben Good wrote on 2002-08-21 UTC
here's a case where the zrf should be tweaked to artificially adjust piece values. zillions considers the mono-directional pieces to be worth more than the bi- and tri-directional pieces, presumably because they can also rotate in the same move whereas the other can't, yet clearly they are by far the weakest pieces in the game. the result is that zillions make some extremely bad trades.

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