[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Rated Comments for a Single ItemLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ Earlier Two Large Shatranj Variants. Missing description (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Tony Quintanilla wrote on 2015-05-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Great idea to explore short range moves, in the spirit of the ancient game! John Ayer wrote on 2009-08-27 UTCGood ★★★★I am also an annoying pedant (though I didn't write that remark). I should not have said that the Atlanteans would not know what an elephant is; they probably would have known. I am playing Great Shatranj D at the moment, and enjoying it. I consider it Good, subject to possible upgrade later. Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-07-12 UTCExcellent ★★★★★brilliant collection of games Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-10-06 UTCGood ★★★★You asked for names for compound pieces. Well one of them is known by several names, and I have proposed some for others. Here are the names with the basic reasoning behind them. For more details of each group see my piece articles Constitutional Characters, The Heavy Brigade, and Diverse Directions respectively. The capturable piece moving like a King is known variously as a Guard, Mann (a German word meaning, in this context, henchman), or Prince. The last is my preferred name for it, as part of a larger pattern of royal names for orthogonal+diagonal, ducal for orthogonal+triagonal, and imperial for all three. For pieces mixing one-step and two-step radial components I have proposed extrapolating from the Waffle (Wazir+Alfil) and the all-two-step Alibaba (Alfil+Dabbaba): Wazir+Dabbaba=Wazbaba, Ferz+Alfil=Fearful, and for the record Ferz+Dabbaba=Fezbaba. These names have the disadvantage of being too abstract for some tastes. For pieces with a Knight move I have proposed Knight+Wazir=Marshlander (a punning name for a short-range version of the Marshal), Knight+Ferz=Cardilander (a similarly suffixed Cardinal), Knight+Alfil=Kangaroo (from Timothy Newton's Outback Chess), and most contentiously Knight+Dabbaba=Carpenter (a name alluding to the manufacture of war engines and toy horses, and to a Lewis Carroll character). Annoying Pedant wrote on 2005-10-03 UTCGood ★★★★I like the new piece suggestions, but the names need work. (Elephant is overused, for example.) However, 'its'' is not a valid English construction. No possessive pronoun carries an apostrophe: his, her, my, your, their, its, whose, thy. Gary Gifford wrote on 2005-10-02 UTCGood ★★★★The idea seems quite good to me. I even like the opening story because it has me wondering how many great games were lost through natural disasters, sinking ships, etc. Some board graphics (with initial piece placement) would be a great plus to the rules page. After seeing these games played I may very well upgrade my comment to 'Excellent.' I look foward to seeing game couriers for these variants. On a related note: Despite these Shatranj games being great and grand, we should also be aware that there are several large Shogi games. The largest that I am aware of is called 'Tai Kyoku Shogi.' It is (was) played on a 36x36 board with 402 pieces per side. Hard to imagine. 6 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.