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Dragon Wars. Multiple types of Dragon duke it out. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
💡📝Bob Greenwade wrote on Mon, Jan 29 08:04 PM UTC in reply to A. M. DeWitt from Fri Jan 26 05:50 PM:

I gave a bit of thought, and decided to go with your Ryu (BNN) suggestion. The Amazon Dragon (and Kirin) will have to wait for Greater Dragon Wars. :)


🔔Notification on Mon, Jan 29 08:02 PM UTC:

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A. M. DeWitt wrote on Fri, Jan 26 05:50 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from 04:03 PM:

This is actually supposed to be playable with a basic set, so the Kirin addition wouldn't work.

Just flip one of the Rooks to represent the Dragon King or Dragon Horse. Ultima does the same thing.

The BNN/BN0 move comes from one of my older games, Ryugi.


💡📝Bob Greenwade wrote on Fri, Jan 26 04:03 PM UTC in reply to A. M. DeWitt from 03:45 PM:

This is actually supposed to be playable with a basic set, so the Kirin addition wouldn't work.

(That said, I do plan on doing a "Greater Dragon Wars" with every kind of and variation on dragons that I can find.)

I'll investigate using BNN for the Dragon. I want to only use established Dragon pieces.


A. M. DeWitt wrote on Fri, Jan 26 03:45 PM UTC in reply to Bob Greenwade from Tue Dec 26 2023 04:58 PM:

I think this is a good start, but I think there are ways to make it better.

  • Having one Dragon King and Dragon Horse instead of two
  • Adding a pair of Kirins in place of the second Dragon King and Dragon Horse
  • Giving the Dragon a different, but still powerful, move, such as Bishop+Nightrider (BN0) (The current one can easily force mate by itself, which is usually too powerful for a chess game)

Otherwise, I think this page is good enough to be approved.


💡📝Bob Greenwade wrote on Tue, Dec 26, 2023 04:58 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from 04:34 PM:

Thanks for the catch, and the info!

I might replace the Flying Dragon here with the Kirin. However, the Caissa Britannia one is both too limited (it can only reach 1/4 of the spaces on the board) and too disruptive (it can leap the line of Pawns right away) for my purposes. (That said, I'd add it if I was willing to put this on a larger board.)


Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on Tue, Dec 26, 2023 04:34 PM UTC:

I see a small typo: "Slikes" orthogonally.

The Kirin is also a sort of Dragon, although connected to the giraffe.

Another nice Dragon is Fergus's one in Caissa Britannia, AADD. Maybe an alternative for the QN (which is a Dragon only in Musketeer Chess, a mistake even in the words of its author who didn't know so much chess variants when he created his game).


💡📝Bob Greenwade wrote on Sun, Dec 24, 2023 10:56 PM UTC:

Here's another one that is ready for review, and possibly publication, in record time.


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