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King of the Mountain. Be the first player to get your King to the top of the hill! (19x19) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Thu, Apr 6, 2023 08:39 PM UTC:

I am not a programmer, so if anyone who is would like to make a Zillions file or a Game Courier preset for King of the Mountain, please feel free to do so. I only ask that you let me know.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Mon, Mar 27, 2023 08:28 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 01:24 AM:

The only reason I changed the name from King of the Hill to King of the Mountain was due to the comment below about not wanting to post a variant on the site with the same name as an existing variant elsewhere on the internet. While I do prefer King of the Hill, King of the Mountain is also fine with me.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sat, Mar 25, 2023 03:43 AM UTC:

Could you please review this page and see if there is anything else needed before it can be published? Thank you!


Arena Cheturshogqi. 2-4 Players on large board with mutating pieces and piece drops. (13x13, Cells: 169) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Wed, Mar 22, 2023 08:00 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from 10:58 AM:

Your analysis of the rule is certainly valid. I considered not leaving that rule in and honestly only left that rule in as a "flavor" nod to Shogi. I figured that between the fact that you only have three pawns per player and many of them will end up mutated from being captured in the Arena, including or leaving that particular rule out wouldn't really make a huge difference in the gameplay. It could be interesting to play with your suggested rule change and see if that makes much of a difference or not over the course of a a series of games...


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 10:19 PM UTC:

I am not a programmer, so if anyone would like to create a Zillions of Games file or a Game Courier preset of Arena Cheturshogqi, please feel free to do so, just be sure to let me know!


An Inexpensive Method to Make Print and Play Chess Variants Sets. Chess Variants Print and Play. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 10:12 PM UTC:

I have added links to the Avery site, photos of different parts of the process and some of the sets made with this method. I believe that the article is ready for publication.


King of the Mountain. Be the first player to get your King to the top of the hill! (19x19) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Tue, Mar 21, 2023 01:07 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Mon Mar 20 10:45 PM:

I have saved the new images that I hope will be the correct size now. Here's hoping it worked...


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Mon, Mar 20, 2023 09:29 PM UTC:

I have tried to re-size the boards one more time. If this still does not work, please let me know what I can do to fix it. Thank you for your patience with my lack of technical acumen!


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Mon, Mar 20, 2023 09:02 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 12:50 AM:

I am not sure what to do to correct this problem. All I did to make the images was to copy the image out of Excel and paste it into Paint.net and save it. I am not an uber-technical computer user and I truly do not know how to fix the number of pixels in an image. I am more than willing to make any fixes that I can, but to do this one myself would require some clear and simple instructions from someone who knows how to do it...


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sun, Mar 19, 2023 10:38 PM UTC:

Are there any further issues that need to be addressed with this before it can be published? I think that I made the necessary corrections, but I am not sure if I missed anything. Thank you!


Advanced Wizard Chess. Chess variant on 10 by 10 board with fantasy chess pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sun, Mar 19, 2023 10:35 PM UTC in reply to David Paulowich from 06:48 PM:

You have that right! It is amazing how many different variations there are on the theme of chess, and so many of them such fun to try! Thank you for commenting on the Hero piece. This version of Wizard Chess I think is the most fun, though there is a lot to keep track of... If you play it some time, let me know what you think.


Arena Cheturshogqi. 2-4 Players on large board with mutating pieces and piece drops. (13x13, Cells: 169) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sun, Mar 19, 2023 09:25 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 05:02 PM:

Thank you for making the needed adjustments to the size of the board files! I do not know HTML, so that is greatly appreciated.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sun, Mar 19, 2023 02:45 AM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Sat Mar 18 07:40 PM:

I have replaced the board images with new board images with larger print for the rank and file markers and have sized the boards using your recommended coding.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Sat, Mar 18, 2023 06:21 PM UTC:

Please review this item for publication. I believe it is ready. Thank you!


An Inexpensive Method to Make Print and Play Chess Variants Sets. Chess Variants Print and Play. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 09:31 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 04:43 PM:

@ Jean-Louis: I will add a link to the Avery site. Avery is a company that makes office supplies, in this case sticker labels designed to be used with Microsoft Word or other word processing programs. They provide templates that can be used by the word processing programs to ensure that the spacing will be correct for printing on their labels.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 09:28 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from 03:59 PM:

@ Fergus: Thank you!


King of the Mountain. Be the first player to get your King to the top of the hill! (19x19) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 09:26 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from 03:20 PM:

I am well aware that there are many variants available commercially and on other sites that are not on the CVP. I merely thought from reading the instructions regarding posting a new game on the CVP that the intent was to not have multiple member created games on the CVP site with the same name. Thank you for clarifying that for me. It may be helpful to make that a bit more clear in the "How to Post Your Own" article as well.


Advanced Wizard Chess. Chess variant on 10 by 10 board with fantasy chess pieces. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 03:49 PM UTC in reply to Anthony Viens from Wed Aug 22 2018 06:22 AM:

Thank you for the kind comment! I had been off the site for quite a few years and am only just now getting back onto the site regularly, so I apologize for the huge delay in responding! :)


An Inexpensive Method to Make Print and Play Chess Variants Sets. Chess Variants Print and Play. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 02:33 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Tue Mar 14 11:44 PM:

I can certainly include some photos of some sets that I have printed with this method, as well as some of the steps along the way. It is a really good idea to include the visuals. It may take me a few days to do so, since I do not have any photos of the steps of the process and I will have to make another set to get them. Bummer! I have to print a new chess variant! ;)

I had not seen your hexagonal board article yet, thank you for including a link to it! I have not yet been able to catch up to all of the things posted since I last frequented the site many years ago. May I have your permission to edit the text to include a link to your article on making the hexagonal board?


King of the Mountain. Be the first player to get your King to the top of the hill! (19x19) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 02:16 PM UTC:

I have changed the name to "King of the Mountain" and I have added the link to the piececlopedia as well as editing the text of the setup section using the rank and file wording and including the example using the board square references. If there is anything else that you think needs to be added, edited or clarified, please let me know. Thank you so much for your time and effort to make this website the excellent site that it is!


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 01:48 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from Wed Mar 15 07:28 PM:

@Jean-Louis Cazaux. Thank you for the instructions, I will update the page to link to the Kangaroo (Newton) entry in the piececlopedia.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 01:42 PM UTC in reply to Fergus Duniho from Thu Mar 16 04:54 PM:

If the King is on 1A, the Queen will be on 2B, the Marshall on 2A and the Cardinal on 1B. The remaining pieces will be placed on 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 2C, 2D, 2E, and 2F.


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Fri, Mar 17, 2023 01:36 PM UTC in reply to H. G. Muller from Thu Mar 16 06:19 AM:

I searched the index of existing games alphabetically as you suggest in the article on posting new games and I did not find any reference to an existing game named King of the Hill. I will modify my game's name, but you might want to check and see if all games are properly coming up when and alpha index search is done...


💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Tue, Mar 14, 2023 11:27 PM UTC:

Please review this game for publication. Thank you so much!

By the way, I was not sure how to make the link from the Kangaroo to the piececlopedia entry for Kangaroo (Newton), so if you could please add that I would appreciate it very much!


An Inexpensive Method to Make Print and Play Chess Variants Sets. Chess Variants Print and Play. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Paul Newton wrote on Tue, Mar 14, 2023 10:36 PM UTC:

Please review this article for submission. Thank you so much!


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