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A Taxonomy. Categorizing several types of pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jeremy Good wrote on 2006-07-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

This essay is an admirable start! I think we can expand on the categories quite a bit and provide more examples. As the author himself says:

'I would encourage an effort to build on this, so that a more complete resource would be available to Chess Variant designers or problemists.'

I think there may be an obvious category which is 'Imitator' as in the Chameleon / Mimotaur. [Edited addition: I see now that David has written an entirely separate and also excellent essay on imitators.]

The 'Ooze' has a cousin in the Amoeba from Hedden's Microorganism Chess which I think introduces some more original categories of pieces as well...