[ 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 Ruddigore Chess. Chessgi variant where you can capture your own pieces, and every other turn you must capture or sacrifice a piece. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]gnohmon wrote on 2002-05-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Two 'excellents' because i love the way it's written up. The idea of going back to the source of the play to justify the alternate-move requirement is excellent as well. Perhaps I should have made this line a separate comment for 3 'excellent's. gnohmon wrote on 2002-05-11 UTCExcellent ★★★★★The fault is mine but the credit yours. It's easy, and it's fun, to toss out a 'brilliant' idea for a strange CV in an offhand remark, but to actually make it work, that can sometimes be hard work. One criticism. and one only: Basingstoke. Where is it in the rules? I suggest that in order to offer a draw one must say 'Basingstoke'. In the same vein, should one wish to announce check (not required by the current laws of FIDE Chess), one should say 'Beware! Beware! Beware!' (((((((((((((( it just occurred to me in a 17th level digression tat the actor who delivers this line is usually anything but gaunt. ))))...))) 'Inky clouds like funeral shrouds sail over the midnight skies' -- isn't that some of the finest poetry in musical theater (second only to 'svani' per sempre un sogno d'amore')? Just like the chessboard in my head, I have a record player in my head, and Ruddigore Chess has moved me to put that platter onto the turntable of my mind; and for this if nothing else it would deserve an excellent rating. It is said that one's favorite G-and-S opereta is always the one most recently attended (exception being perhaps the overperformed but excellent Pirates -- NYGASP recently gave my lifetime best Pirates, far exceeding DC in London (and please note: if you know Pirates you gotta see Il Trovatore!!)). Listening to Ruddigore again, what a pleasure, and the theme of G-and-S Chess, well, hey, what's next? I once hitchhiked to Penzance from Stonehenge, and although of pirates I saw not one there, yet I wait in breathless anticipation for Pirates Chess. With different armies, no less. Instead of Bishops, the Pirates have a Pair of Docs, Doctor Einstein and Doctor Schweitzer (unless you despise Marxism), the Q is a nursemaid, and Frederick is a semi-neutral piece who, being the Slave of Duty, can belong to either side according to the argument most recently presented. John Lawson wrote on 2002-05-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Hey! I'm as innocent as a kitten! I wasn't even there! And if I was there, I didn't do it! And if I did it, I was lead astray by evil men! 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.