Mega Doom Chess Project
Dear Friends: As I said in "An Chess Variant Making Off", I was tempted to add more pieces... You don't know how much! Just an idea, I wanted to add: 8 two steps sliding generals (4 gold, 4 silver), 4 general canons (2 gold, 2 silver) and 4 general riders (2gold, 2 silver). As you can see the variant would be larger. Har Meggido Chess gave me a point of view on how would be The End of the Days, if I do believe in this (which I donâ€™t). It wouldnâ€™t be nations A to M vs. nations N to Z. It would be nations A/2 to Z/2 vs. nations A/2 to Z/2, a world wide civil war. With this idea in mind I started to wonder: â€œHow big would be a CV to represent the Final Battleâ€? As big as Taikoku Shogi? Bigger? Would it be playable? I guess it would be. Which pieces should be in the variant? So, to start, I devised these three simple rules: The only unique piece is the King, all other pieces must come in pairs (fours, if color bound); If possible, all pieces should come in the orthogonal, diagonal and compound variation; If possible, all pieces must come in all distances and formats. After this, I think that the project should move in to these discussions: 0- Three rules above; 1- Pieces; 2- Board size; 3- Pieces array; 4- Pawns; 5- Rules. Well, I guess it is it! Who want to try this gargantuan variant?
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By Claudio Martins Jaguaribe.
Web page created: 2010-08-23. Web page last updated: 2010-08-23