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Tower Siege: 3D Chess Game. Missing description (8x(8x8), Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ben Reiniger wrote on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 09:45 PM UTC:
It seems that you want the diagonal moves to be either diagonal within a layer, or triagonal (in the sense that Malcolm described).  Is that a fair assessment?

Do your kings also move this way (orthogonal or "special diagonals"), or do they really get 26 directions?

Do knights leap, or slide?  If they leap, you needn't say that they can go 1 then 2 or 2 then 1: they are equivalent.  (Saying it isn't bad, but it makes me think perhaps they don't leap...)

I agree that the checkmate example probably isn't checkmate.  That should get fixed/clarified.

The queen "holding" rule is nice, and a bit reminiscent of a rule Joe Joyce used for a 4D game.  However, it then seems likely that minimum mating material is FIDE chess mating material plus one queen.  Practically requiring a queen for mate seems like perhaps you should include additional pawns.  Or maybe a different piece should have the holding ability?