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It was last modified on: 2005-10-01
 By Joe  Joyce. 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
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
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
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.

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