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It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 By Peter S. Hatch. Fantasy Grand Chess. Variant of Grand Chess with different armies and fantasy theme. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2005-02-09 UTCGood ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': (In contrast, Drop Chess is one that fails to add anything to Betza's Ch-Diff-Armies.) This Fantasy Grand Chess tries to extend C-D-A to 10x10 and at least has some good pieces to extract. Somewhat thought out, teams are not so equally power-matched as Betza's: Elves are stronger, Druids not so. Under-utilized pieces within these several Fantasy links recommended (in varying degree): Mage, Cannon, Cyclops, Two-headed Cyclops, Titan. Not recommended: Pegasus, Crooked Bishop, Crooked Rook. Maybe a computer could determine the worthwhile match-ups of Armies. This analysis is not comprehensive.

Tim Stiles wrote on 2004-09-18 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I have an idea for a Centaur army, where all pieces have a knight or camel-esque leaping move, excluding the king. The pawns would be Honorable Horses, that moved and captured to the two forwardmost knight-leaping squares. I'm not sure how to balance, unfortunately, since there's only data on the values of pieces for an 8x8 board, as opposed to 10x10.

Jared McComb wrote on 2003-04-14 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hey!  Are you open to ideas for new armies?

--Jared

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