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George Duke wrote on Sat, Nov 29, 2008 07:24 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
In his book 'Made in Japan' Akio Morito, founder of Sony, held in contempt the North American phrase, ''There's more where that came from.'' No kidding over several paragraphs devoted to it: read the book. Why? Because its principle for waste and extravagance. There is no such idiom in Japanese for it would be repellent. // We could devise hundreds or thousands of Upchess variations and declare them one by one an improvement. Change the size to 12x12 or 10x10. Change the order of progression of each rank (x+1). Pawn enhancements for the larger boards, three-stepping initially. Sensible Mark Leff left off with Upchess (1998) and Chipps. This is only the beginning, because why stay with standard pieces? If you like Upchess, add an Amazon (RNB) and declare her essential for large boards or any other reasoning, and then you have your own CV. Add a row of Pawns that, therefore, initially move like Knights (see sequence). Make them Xiangqi units instead for really neat, blockable interactions. Multiply two by two x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 for each ''dual'' quirk and there are 512 CVs, plenty enough to go around. Until all is lost.

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