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Man and Beast 09: Mighty Like a Rose. Systematic naming of pieces following Curved, Crooked, or Bent paths.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-10-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I mentioned two classes of piece-types, Queens and Bent Riders. The first thing to ask anymore with a piece-class, is what did Gilman do with them so far? These are Gilman's organized Bent Riders. They include Rose, Rhino, Gryphon, Crooked Bishop... Some are just renamings, and many are Gilman's logical inventions out of the general concept. They would not go all the way to ''multi-path,'' but a few of them are anyway. (Most piece-categories overlap a little with a couple others in each case.) This preliminary comment will follow-up eventually, continuing M&Bxx, skipping from ''04 Generalized Generals'' and 05 Punning By Numbers to 09 Might Like a Rose.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-12-21 UTC
Proselyte has now been added, with a diagonal analogue. That leaves the 60° and 120° versions to name - and the 70° and 110° Crooked Raccoons. I will think more about them.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-30 UTC
Proselyte looks a good idea - and the initial P of Panda is a useful
mnemonic. Now what analogous name could there be for the 120° and 60° hex
ones, the 90° Crooked Bear (alternating between Angel subsets of two
Gryphon moves) and the 120° and 60° cubic ones of that, and the 90°

If you use your browser's search facility to find EMD and Anchorite on
this page you will see that EMD is Even Move Direction - the direct
direction to a normal Crooked piece's alternate destinations - and
Anchorite is a piece name devised to sound similar to Aanca but without
duplicate the meaning of Gryphon. You will also find the Angel of this
comment's first paragraph - a Gryphon restricted to colourbound moves.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-29 UTC
I forgot thanks now I understand Panda piece.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-29 UTC
What is Charles Gilman's ''EMD''? Also ''Anchorite Path''? I underestand colorswitching from Sam Trenholme recently. Also what about ''duals''? Gilman should define his terms each time and realize we do not remember old articles or comments always. None of these interesting terms are defined in this article but they all are in Gilman's comment.

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-27 UTC
Hey, I came up with a name for the Crooked Panda! The PROSELYTE, someone who changes their religion, because it always changes color and it's path resembles that of an ANCHORITE.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-27 UTC
The Panda appears in Man and Beast 06 (see link in See Also section) and in the variants The Seeping Switchers and Commedia dell'Arte Chess.

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-27 UTC
A Panda moves like a Rook, but only an odd number of steps, and ignores pieces an even number of steps away.

Anonymous wrote on 2008-11-26 UTC
Where or what is Panda? Charles Gilman and John Smith both refer to Panda and it is not in this article.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-11-24 UTC
That's a good question. A Crooked Panda doesn't have a Straight EMD, if course. In fact the 90° one alternates between two Anchorite paths. It also inherits the Straight (square-board) Panda's colourswitching. It's certainly an interesting piece. The hex board's 120° and 60° ones (swapping between pairs of Farrier and Simurgh paths respectiovely) are probably less so but would need considering along with it. I'll have to think about this lot, and their Bear-based duals of course. Of course if you've any ideas of your own I'd be delighted to hear them.

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-22 UTC
What would you call a Crooked Panda?

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