You are on the backup site for Any posts, moves, or other changes you make here will not be permanent, because the pages and database from the main site will be backed up here every midnight EST. Additionally, things may not be working right, because this site is also a testbed for newer system software. So, if you are not here to test, develop, or merely read this site, you may want to change .org to .com in the navigation bar and go to the main site.

The Chess Variant Pages

[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ]
[ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ]
[ List Latest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]

Comments/Ratings for a Single Item

Later Reverse Order Earlier
Gridlock Chapter 2. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2016-09-23 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Gridlock 2 (as 1, 3, 4 too) has last words 7 years ago so this revives the great satire.  Paul Leno and I disagreed then on using social media to develop a Chess project since I don't still even want to look at whatever social media is, but Gridlock deserves recognition as the funniest Chess article, along with circa 1950 "A Quiet Game of Chess,"  though Leno claims to have actual defined CVs here too.

George Duke wrote on 2008-07-10 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Gridlock II brings in the Freedom Pawn General's cannon as power piece. ''All Gridlock pieces are surrounded by an invisible cubicle space.'' Sho Gun holding a Star, Lil Medusa casting a spell, the Pawn of a different colour, the smallest of the Rooks called the Forrest Rook -- they are all here like some frozen wax museum (There's a lot of freezing, cancelling, and shutting down fields in Gridlock, but they get new life, just read the Rules).

George Duke wrote on 2007-09-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
The Freedom Pawn General has a working cannon introduced here as a future Power Piece. Lil Medusa Pawn suspends anything's field of influence just by checking. Gridlock Rebuilt first portal is just one of the levels. Just as the Queens Guard III moves three spaces any direction, all 'the Queen guards are limited range queens' and capable of using the Footstools. 'All Gridlock pieces are surrounded by an invisible cubicle space'. The Class B Colony Rook is a tree with branches and leaves that occupy those pesky sublevel squares that hang out in Gridlock Space.

3 comments displayed

Later Reverse Order Earlier

Permalink to the exact comments currently displayed.