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Simon Jepps wrote on Sat, Jul 3, 2021 04:56 AM UTC:

I have to admit, yet I also think it so very evident to everyone, that the "next evolution of Chess" truly is the most complicated puzzle in the history of the world.

Sorchess has been revised a number of times. Let's not shy from the truth, it is obvious that the repeated occurrence of necessary revisions is an inevitability of any game attempting to solve this paradox.

Yet as far as I can see, which depends on various factors but mostly atmosphere, Sorchess is now finalized. I actually think the biggest puzzle in all of this was how to simply get this piece to work on an 8x8 board.

I have gone through numerous Opening scenarios involving a White Wizard assault on the Black King/Queen/Rook and to my knowledge they are all defendable with no fatal imbalancing of the game.

The fundamental mechanic which keeps the game balanced is the rationing of only ONE Wizard per player and which ONLY enters from ONE of either Rooks. This reduces early assaults to only narrow Opening lines along very selective routes.

Remember: a Wizard can capture to b5/g5 straight out of the Rook on a8/h8. Or defend the Rook by exiting it to d7/e7, or even fianchetto in place of the Bishop, allowing the Bishop out perhaps to a6/h6 and thus providing both pieces defence.

In any case I believe any worries or concerns I previously harboured about my game have been remedied and purified now with this here good dedicated revision of the rules.

Thank you for reading.

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