1. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    07 Dec '07 23:052 edits
    Let's have a game option (like blitz) called Zombie Chess. Here are the rules:

    1. When a piece is captured, you must put it any where on the board where there is an open square.

    2. A pawn must not be placed on any back row, yours or your opponents.

    3. When your king is in check, you can capture a piece and use the captured piece to block check to your king.

    4. The game can only end by checkmate.

    i.e.- After 1.e4 d5



    2.exd5, then you can put the captured pawn back on d7

    Position on the next post
  2. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    .go to schemingmind...they enjoy such things and they will accept you...
  4. Standard memberc99ux
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    08 Dec '07 02:10
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    Let's have a game option (like blitz) called Zombie Chess. Here are the rules:

    1. When a piece is captured, you must put it any where on the board where there is an open square.

    2. A pawn must not be placed on any back row, yours or your opponents.

    3. When your king is in check, you can capture a piece and use the captured piece to block che ...[text shortened]... 0 1[/fen]

    2.exd5, then you can put the captured pawn back on d7

    Position on the next post
    Maybe you should try playing shogi.

    http://www.shogi.net/shogi.html
  5. Subscribercoquette
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    08 Dec '07 06:28
    Let's have a game where:

    there's 900 squares

    queengoddesses can go to any square on the board and take any piece

    cardinals can move like queens and knights and skip over other pieces

    ultra knights can make any three knight moves in a row

    fortresses can move like rooks, but nothing can capture them

    wait, this isn't really a good idea. chess is complicated enough as it is. there really is a game that is far more complicated, more subtle, more sinister, the stakes are higher, much higher, the rules keep changing, it's actually impossible to know all the rules, random acts of violence and benevolence are continually being introduced, team play is required, consultation is allowed . . . . . it's called life . . . . that game stinks, it's inherently unfair and not much fun. some people think of it as work, and the outcomes sometimes have nothing to do with how well we play it, so chess . .right . .chess . . . . i have to go make some moves, i'll come back
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    08 Dec '07 23:10
    Originally posted by coquette
    Let's have a game where:

    there's 900 squares

    queengoddesses can go to any square on the board and take any piece

    cardinals can move like queens and knights and skip over other pieces

    ultra knights can make any three knight moves in a row

    fortresses can move like rooks, but nothing can capture them

    wait, this isn't really a good idea. chess ...[text shortened]... play it, so chess . .right . .chess . . . . i have to go make some moves, i'll come back
    While I'm not so interested in this variation of chess, there isn't anything wrong with them per se.

    Chess evolved to what it is by people modifying the game - bishops and queens were once only able to move on square at a time.

    If a modification is popular enough then by all rights Russ should at least consider adding it. Then there could be a seperate rating system for that version of the game, etc..
  7. Subscribercoquette
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    09 Dec '07 05:51
    yeah, sorry for the sarcasm. not my best moment.
  8. Standard memberrhb
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    09 Dec '07 21:15
    Originally posted by coquette
    yeah, sorry for the sarcasm. not my best moment.
    Link please!
  9. In your face
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    09 Dec '07 21:18
    Originally posted by coquette
    Let's have a game where:

    there's 900 squares

    queengoddesses can go to any square on the board and take any piece

    cardinals can move like queens and knights and skip over other pieces

    ultra knights can make any three knight moves in a row

    fortresses can move like rooks, but nothing can capture them
    Hey. I kinda like the sound of this. Can you give me a URL? 😀
    But seriously. Some kind of tool that would enable players to modify the rules would be kinda groovy! I'm not though, if there would be enough interest to warrant Russ to come up with the goods.
    Unless of course someone else would like a crack at developing it...
  10. Standard memberwittywonka
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    10 Dec '07 10:30
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    1. When a piece is captured, you must put it any where on the board where there is an open square.

    2. A pawn must not be placed on any back row, yours or your opponents.

    3. When your king is in check, you can capture a piece and use the captured piece to block check to your king.

    4. The game can only end by checkmate.
    Ever heard of Bughouse chess?
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    Try http://play.chessvariants.org/

    Most of us would rather play standard chess on RHP, and leave the variants to the specialist websites. If Russ and Chris tried to run every variant somebody likes, they'd be overwhelmed with extra work and it wouldn't be good for this site. 🙂
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    I still quite like the idea of Bumblesnap Chess

    Bumblesnap chess is an exciting new set of the rules for the game of chess. It is known as Bumblesnap chess as it is based on the political situation in East Germany in 1988.
    Summary of Rules

    Rules for chess (Lewis' Bumblesnap Variation (tm))

    1. The board is set up in the usual way, with just one variation: the white and black kings (also known as Bumble Inquisitors of Graham, for obvious reasons), have exchanged places. They have therefore been 'held hostage' by the other side, and the object for both players is to release their own Bumble Inquisitor THROUGH ANY MEANS NECCESARY.
    2. Play begins as normal, except for the first three turns, when the players move SIMULTANEOUSLY. This may cause a sitiuation known as 'Malebolge Inferior', when both players want to move a piece into the same square at the same time. This dispute is settled by MORTAL KOMBAT. The winner claims the disputed square.

    3. All normal chess moves are allowed, except that the kings/Bumble Inquisitors cannot be moved directly. They can only be moved by flicking pawns (pawns are also known as 'Eejits'😉 at them. This is a move known as Jaded Displacement. How Jaded Displacement works:

    a) A player announces he is going to attempt Jaded Displacement by saying 'Good Sir, for a packet of ciggarettes, unavowed, mine leige of the most high Graham may be moved, through Jaded Displacement of 1842 London, and the physical process of Eejits'

    b) He selects an Eejit, (it must be the regulation size of 1/100 cubit). and places it on square A8.

    c/d) The player flicks the Eejit with their right forefinger. If it hits the Bumble Inquisitor, and it moves, then that's just great. If not, the player must show their opponent all their cards.
    e) Then they just roll the dice.

    4. If a bishop (also known as an 'Aeonic Snap Marshall'😉 is captured, it is not removed from play. It joins the Bumble Inquisitor in hostage. To represent the enormous political influence of the Snap Marshalls, whenever a player loses one, he must draw FIVE (4) cards from the Eonic pile.

    5. The game ends when both players agree it has run its course.
  13. Standard memberIchibanov
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    11 Dec '07 20:36
    The Shogi suggestion is a good one. If you like Bughouse in particular. Plays very much like a two-player bughouse. I never got any good at it, but still thought it was a great game.
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