I wonder if, instead of saying "checkmate" you instead say HADOUKEN! XD
Seriously though, I'm greatly interested in this variant, and i shall have to follow it's progress and *fingers crossed* it will be released for PC or even games console usage.
I can see how looking at the game differently could help expand a chess players' line of thinking, and hone their strategic prowess.
Teleporting Queens, Knights taking their own pieces, Kings scoring "touchdowns" ??? What's not to like!?
It was the King "touchdown" that really appealed to me too. There would be occasions where you could sac a huge number of pieces if it gave him a free run up the board. Wasn't too keen on the nemesis idea, but points to this guy for thinking on a tangent