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Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-12-31 UTC

Now that you mention it, in the Champagne Chess preset's index page thread, I quietly gave, with edits to previous Comment(s) of mine, a number of mutator variant ideas I've since came up with, which perhaps didn't deserve their own pages (who knows, they may get tried out in actual play via unofficial presets created later on). I did a similar thing with a number of other edits to index/rules pages of mine. So far I have somthing like 8 mutators altogether that may get tried out some day. The use of the Bishop-Pawn piece type could be one way to help spawn further variants and/or mutators of such, depending how much I or someone else feels up for it at some point. Hopefully any such games could make for an artistic use of that piece type.

The Bishop-Pawn compound piece is, unlike a Dragon (i.e. Knight-Pawn), currently not listed in the CVP Piececlopedia, at least with a dedicated hyperlink (if given at all). It'd be slightly less powerful than a Dragon because the pawn component's available capturing moves would already be part of the bishop component's available diagonal movements, all assuming that like for the Dragon, the piece would not be allowed to promote. Depending on a given variant's setup, I'd assume that like for a Dragon, if it starts on the second rank, it can make a pawn's double step. Like for a Dragon, it would also be able to make en passant captures when possible. The piece figurine is also available in the Alfaerie: Many piece set, as .bp :

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