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Bomberman Chess. Variant on 8 by 10 board with bombs and diffusers. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2018-05-07 UTC

What makes it a bomb?  That Bomb's only allowable capture takes itself out too, a one-time capture of up to four pieces.  When exploding, it kills the first pieces in each orthogonal friend and foe.  Defuser captures regularly as well as taking Bomb without further incident;  but Bomb only explode-captures.  They have respectively three- and two-step Rook mobility this CV.

Bombing is recursive, so legal capture of Bomb by other than Defuser can set off another Bomb, up to four altogether for two a side if they align right  -- taking up to 13 pieces theoretically in a series of explosions.  Since any piece-type however it moves, can be given the  Bombing characteristic along its pathways,  this can be thought of as a Mutator too.  Bombing of course is also like later Rococo Swapper suicide mutual destruction.  There is some earlier precedent  Bomberman is borrowing on, and analogue to rifle capture, which along Queen line can be too strong.