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All the Way Chess. Pieces must move as far as they can when moved. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2022-10-14 UTC

It is impressive how you quickly make variants playable. Hard to believe! Could you give 'Avatar Chess' a chance?

This is only possible because the variants are more or less standard. So all I have to do is set up the start position by draging the pieces I want to participate to the board, possibly change their name and move if it was not the most common one for that image, ask for the HTML and paste it in the comment I am submitting.

That would be entirely different for Avatar Chess. Even if the Diagram could be made to handle that by considering every move a promotion (to the piece that belongs on that square), the AI would not play sensibly. Because piece values (on which its heuristic evaluation is based) are not a meaning concept, when pieces change identity on every move. A lot of programming would be needed to fix that.