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Rotorblades Fusion Chess

In mid-2010 I published Rotorblades Chess, played on a circular tiling of triangular cells. Rotorblades Fusion Chess takes the concept one step further, by allowing pieces to merge and split apart - a concept first popularized by Fergus Duniho almost a decade ago. Leaping pieces may also convert enemy pieces to friendly pieces by jumping over them; Hornets and Termites may similarly convert pieces by sandwiching them.

The game takes its name from Rotorblades Chess and Fusion Chess, the latter invented by Fergus Duniho in 2001. The board is identical to the Rotorblades Chess board; many, but not all, of the pieces used are the same. The main difference is in the method of capturing.

Setup

Pieces

Rules

There is no castling or en passant. Win by checkmate or by converting the King. Stalemate and baring the King also count as a qualified win - better than a draw, but not as good as a checkmate. Award a half-point to each player for a draw, a half-point to one player only for forcing a stalemate or for baring the enemy King, and a whole point for a checkmate.

Notes

I have programmed a Zillions of Games file to play this game. You may download it here. You need the Zillions of Games engine installed to play it.


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By David Cannon.
Web page created: 2010-09-24. Web page last updated: 2010-09-29

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Comments

Rotorblades Fusion Chess. Played on a circular tiling on triangular cells. A further development of my previous game, Rotorblades Chess. (Cells: 150)
Joe Joyce wrote on 2010-09-30 EDT
I fixed it. You don't need the code line you'd originally put in; it re-sized and shifted the entire Comments page below your entry. No sweat, but I bet the other editors would be upset if you blew up the site! ;-) Joe

David Cannon wrote on 2010-09-30 EDT
I think one of the editors must have removed it already - I can't find it. Am I missing something?

Simon Jepps wrote on 2010-09-29 EDT
David Cannon: you need to remove the superfluous html table code in your latest message since it is causing the Cv page to screw up.

David Cannon wrote on 2010-09-29 EDT
The long-promised Zillions of Games file is now available and you can download it here.

David Cannon wrote on 2010-09-28 EDT
Sorry for the delay - I've had computer problems. I've uploaded one more image; will do some cleaning up tonight and send the ZIllions of Games file.

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