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About Game Courier. Web-based system for playing many different variants by email or in real-time.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Armin Liebhart wrote on 2022-02-22 UTC

Thank you very much

Armin Liebhart wrote on 2022-02-21 UTC

Hello Fergus, it's in this game: lunaris-cvgameroom-2022-24-568 when i now try to capture with my king (a1-b2) this happens. Maybe there's something else wrong in the rules enforcement, but it shows this error message. I created this file based on shogi, meaning i edited the shogi preset.

Armin Liebhart wrote on 2022-02-21 UTC

Hello, for some reason i get the following error message in a game of judkin shogi:

Syntax Error on line 587

The cond operator requires at least three arguments.

Since that line is from the shogi include file, which i suppose was well checked, i don't know how i could possibly correct that. Who can tell me, what's the problem? I copy and paste the relevant part (from the pawndropcheckmate subroutine - even though i didn't use a pawn in my move) the relevant line is the one with an arrow.

sub pawndropcheckmate pawn spot:
    my allies;
    local king kingmoves black test to;
    verify empty #spot and onboard #spot;
    if == #pawn P:
        set king where #spot 0 -1;
        set black true;
        set king where #spot 0 1;
        set black false;
    verify == space #king cond #black k K;
    set kingmoves merge leaps #king 1 0 leaps # 1 1;
    for to #kingmoves:
------>     if not cond #black islower isupper space #to or empty #to and onboard #to:
            move #king #to;
            set checked fn cond #black ATTACKEDBYW ATTACKEDBYB #to;
            verify #checked;

Thank you, Armin

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Armin Liebhart wrote on 2021-03-26 UTC

I'd like to report a bug in a Game Courier Preset for Chess With Different Armies:

In this game between Aurelian and me (lunaris-cvgameroom-2021-48-645) on my turn 17, the preset concluded on check, even though it wasn't the case. It didn't impact the game, since my opponent took my piece anyway, but it could have, preventing him from doing another move. I read that the preset was created by Fergus, so maybe you find some time to look into that.

Thank you, Armin

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Armin Liebhart wrote on 2020-01-08 UTC

Thank you very much Ben,

one little note though, it appears that on the minishogi page it is not possible to choose my version, it's visible but i cannot click on the image, only on the button, which leads to the old version.

however it's possible to get to the mini shogi preset via judkin's shogi.



Armin Liebhart wrote on 2020-01-07 UTC


i'm putting my comment here, because i can't get through to the editors via e-mail.

I recently created two new rule enforcing presets for Mini Shogi and Judkin's Shogi and wanted to add them to the game courier game page, to make it possible for others to play them.

you can find them here:


hopefully one of the editors reads this comment and can put them there, because the actual presets are bad or not working at all.



Armin Liebhart (lunaris)

Game Courier Tournament #4: An Introductory Semi-Potluck. A tournament to feature games good for introducing people to Chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Armin Liebhart wrote on 2009-12-30 UTC
I'm in, i too hope i can stay on with the pace

Anti-King Chess. Each player has both a King and an Anti-King to protect; Anti-Kings are in check when not attacked. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Armin Liebhart wrote on 2007-05-15 UTC
I've got a question considering mate.
What happens when a player mates the other player in the same move its own anti-king gets unchecked (thus being mate too).
Who wins then?

Fantasy Grand Chess ZIP file. Variant of Grand Chess with different armies and fantasy theme.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Lunaris wrote on 2007-05-05 UTC
I tried the zillions file, dwarves against humans, playing the dwarves.
It's stated everywhere that the soldiers may capture diagonally as well as forward, what would make them incredible strong for a front line.
(Normally it should be no problem with that army to win against fide, as it's completely stronger)

In fact in this zillions implementation it's not possible to capture diagonally, what i assume to be a programming failure, hope you could change this soon

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