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Ezra Bradford wrote on Mon, Apr 18, 2022 02:48 PM UTC:

@piguy, the links to your rules page seem to be out of date - the rules seem to now be at You could update the links here, but a more future-proof solution might be to update your redirect, to point at the new correct page?

That's the big thing. More minor, the rules given here seem to be slightly out of date. For example the “Pieces” listing gives the pieces of the starting configuration, but this isn't enough pieces to be sure you can play a full game - there aren't any chromatic kings.

You could synchronize the rule numbering here with your “15 Rules of Sovereign Chess” on your official rules page, if you want players to be able to cite rules by number.

You might also choose to post your four-player “Sovereign Chess Royale” setup, perhaps as a second page tagged for four players, or just as a section here. It'd be cool to see it come up in searches for four-player games.

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