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Jedi Chess. Maharajah and the Sepoys modified with a Star Wars theme. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-06-14 UTC
I overlooked this variant when it was first posted, but now that I look at it in detail, I find it off that the Padawan (the lowest rank of Jedi if I remember rightly) is represented by something as strong as the Rook. It would make more sense to represent it as the piece weaker than the Knight, the Pawn - the letters of which even occur in Padawan in the correct order! Does anyone know if the etymology (real-life rather than storyline) of Padawan is connected with Pawn? There have certainly been stranger derivations of Star Wars names than that!