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Butterfly Chess. Large board chess with butterflies (not Ns), advancers (not Qs) & flying dragons added. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kevin Pacey wrote on 2018-05-18 UTC

I've increased my estimates for the values of the Butterfly and Flying Dragon piece types used on this variant's 10x10 board, as I had underestimated the value of a camel piece type (not used in this game, but it's used for component parts of the just mentioned compound pieces). I initially had a camel on 8x8 or 10x10 pegged at just 1/2 the value of a knight on 8x8 or 10x10, as it is colour-bound, but I didn't appreciate that the camel's slightly longer reach than a knight gave it slightly, but significantly, greater value than I first thought, namely it's actually worth about 2 pawns (as noted elsewhere by others) if used on such board sizes. As a result, I've slightly edited parts of the Introduction and Notes sections to this game's submission.