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Gary Gifford wrote on Thu, May 3, 2007 10:57 PM UTC:
David - thanks for suppling information regarding pieces that change.  Unlike the obvious Pawn promotions in Chess, more limited pawn promotions in Xianqi, or piece promotions in Shogi, my first piece that could transform was the Morph in Pillars of Medusa.  It started out moving as a Bishop, but it could optionally change into a [Morph of] the piece or Pawn it captured (on the turn of capture).

Several years ago I bought a Steve Jackson game called 'Proteus' - It is played on a standard 8x8 chess board.  The pieces are 8 identical cubes per player, with a different piece on each of the 6 surfaces. The pieces can rotate up or down to increase or decrease their value.  I'll not spill out the rules here, but will mention that it is one of my all time favorite variants.

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