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External Link: Gods on Pluto

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

'Gods on Pluto' plays with extremely weak pieces, no pawns, and drops (captured pieces are kept in-hand and may be placed back on the board). Just over half of the pieces have no backward movement. 
Though there are pieces that can move backwards, the strongest piece is 'Ramshead-Soldier' (Tai Shogi), which moves like a Bishop, but only in the forward directions. 

There are 3 'themes' played out on the 9x9 and 8x8 boards, described as follows.
* 'Flying Snow' - plays with pieces that cannot move backwards.
* 'War on Pluto' - plays with the 'strongest' pieces.
* 'In the Nursery' - plays with the weakest pieces. 

Gods on Pluto has 2 zrf's, 1 each for the 9x9 and 8x8 games. Mainline games are 'War on Pluto' and 'Flying Snow' on the 9x9 board. That being said, it is unclear to me which is better, the 9x9 or 8x8. 

you can download this game via this link here.
have fun!!

External Link:;id=1291

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By Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2006-12-03. Web page last updated: 2006-12-03