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Queens or Castles. Missing description (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2005-11-26 UTC
Three items of news for Queens or Castles:

1) Least important: On the Rules Page I placed a 3D computer graphic (that
I made) showing how I think a real 3D Diplomat piece would look (based on
the related Diplomat Alfaerie Graphic).

2) I made a preset for this game.  See following link.  Graphics in the
preset do not match those in the rules 100% as I did not see a link to the
miscellaneous piece set that included the Jester and Diplomat.  But the
substitutes are easy to understand. Rules are not enforced by the

3) I've tested the most recent L.L. Smith ZRF (Beta version) of this game
(not yet released).  L. L. Smith has done a great job in getting some
tricky functionality to work properly ... I am aware of some of the behind
the scenes tinkering with code, and Larry is certainly an impressive and
respectable coder.  Hopefully we will see the final ZRF in the very near