[ 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 Vyrémorn Chess. Large variant on two overlapping square boards. (Cells: 132) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]George Duke wrote on 2007-09-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★'STUV' The Inventor answered my 2004 Comment a year ago, no other Comments intervening--for a 1999 Number 1 Contest Winner! And no Preset to keep Vyremorn fresh. McDonald's design philosophy includes reckoning 'total piece count, number of opening moves, types of moves...to maintain the ratios that exist in traditional chess'. A Pawn in the Field is already promoted just by exiting its native court. No move ever fully transits the field into the opposite Court, but the field can be bypassed. Some similarity in varying degree to divisions, areas and/or blockages within the board structure itself of Gala, Chess with Terrain, Novo Chess, Eight Stone(pieces actually), In the Bin, Conveyor, and Big Outer. Vyremorn and Eight Stone are very playable, and Novo and Gala of great historical importance. George Duke wrote on 2004-12-09 UTCGood ★★★★Is there not a GC preset for Vyremorn yet? It seems balanced with 14 piece-types on 132 squares, close to what is theorized for an ideal form (8-12%) most likely to be playable? Nathan McDonald wrote on 2004-08-15 UTCExcellent ★★★★★Still no homepage for this. I have been unable to find a new free-host that will not abuse visitors with advertisements. Nor terribly thrilled with the idea of paying for hosting, in light of the fact that my free site never garnered more than a few fresh hits a day, and that was when the Chess Variant Contest was driving content my way. I am very thankful that the Chess Variants Home Page has continued to share my brainchild with those who may have some interest in the topic. If anybody would like to contact me, all other information is accurate. 3 comments displayedLater ⇩Reverse Order⇧ EarlierPermalink to the exact comments currently displayed.