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Descent Chess. Start with a King and two Pawns, then move or drop one of the remaining pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Sam Trenholme wrote on 2003-01-07 UTC
This game might be a bit too drawish; since the drops can be done anywhere on one's own half of the board, this looks to make defense much eaiser because, once in the enemy's camp, the enemy can drop pieces to thwart your attack.

My own take on this idea is to allow one to drop pieces anyone on their half until they capture an opponent's piece or give check to the opponent's king. Once they catpure a piece, or give check, the player who has done so can no longer drop pieces.

- Sam