Rotorblades Fusion Chess
IntroductionIn 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.