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Joe Joyce wrote on Sat, Dec 23, 2006 01:12 AM UTC:
Gary, whatchoo call me?  :-)  I bet it's just revenge for me messing with
your Flags and Stones game.  [Looks good; gotta play it soon.] 
I agree 9x12 gives you the traditional spacing, but then you have to deal
with a double first step for pawns. If you add it, you bend your 'same
pieces, same rules... only the board is different' concept a little - the
purists will howl. Seriously, I think the 9x10 and 9x11 will be also
interesting games and worth the effort - bet you a pizza next time I go
through Ohio. And if you're right about what you called me, then you
should do better and better in each longer version, because you've sure
taken me to the cleaners in a bunch of those longrange piece games we've
played. [Like Avis, you've tried harder. Congrats on climbing in the
ratings.] The strategies and tactics should shift nicely through the
variants. Go for a new effect: board variants. Or do you think all game
boards could be expanded and shrunk in the unoccupied middle and give all
playable results?

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