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Ganymede Chess. A 12x12 variant inspired by Ralph Betza's Chess on a really big board, Centennial Chess and Adrian King's Typhoon (among others). (12x12, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2018-04-24 UTC

Frog here is NFH, that is tri-compound Ferz Wazir Trubuchet(0,3).  Fort here is Rook + Ferz + Tripper(3,3).

Jörg Knappen wrote on 2012-01-10 UTC
MArk Hedden's frog (WFH in Betza notation) is taken from Adrian Kings games (Sciroco, Jupiter, and Typhoon). To distinguish it from Jelliss' frog (FH in Betza notation) one could call it frog king (derived from crowned frog, crowned being a standard prefix for forming names for pieces moving as a commoner + something).

George Duke wrote on 2012-01-09 UTC
12 years ago, Gnu is here, the Frog is regular 0,3 + 1,1, + 0,1 too. Moonrider is Zebra + Knight, plus continuation NN as Nightrider.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-06-25 UTC
I have recently had a bit of flak over my Piececlopedia entry for the Bishop-Camel compound. It would therefore be useful for me to know the answers to some questions. Have you been consulted by anyone who has lambasted me on it? Do you plan to use this piece anywhere else, under the same name or another? Would you welcome a reference to the piece as a Flying Dragon once I find out how to do multiple references, or aren't you bothered?

George Duke wrote on 2005-02-23 UTC
'GHI,LargeCV': The offshoot Europan is a definite improvement, because Ganymede's twelve piece-types confusingly have additional ten different promotees; although twenty-two reduces to about 17.0 piece-types, counting the potential group of them 0.5 each for comparison. Spearman borrows from Centennial Chess. 'Wall' takes up two squares at once, moves Rook-like, must rotate to point the other way, and altogether belongs in sub-cross-thread including Giant(Dev), Cobra, and Giant-King--pieces taking up more than a square. Where each of those others cover 4 squares, Ganymede's Wall covers 2 squares. Mark Hedden: 'In this game, like Shogi and its variants, most of the pieces promote'. But Shogi promotions are logical, not these.

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