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Shatranjian Dragon Shogi. Shatranjian Shogi with Pawn-to-Dragon promotions- but when captured revert back to pawns. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2006-08-01 UTC
Comments from Andy and Daniel bounced around in my head and bugged me enough that I created this variant. It has the 'Captured promoted pieces revert back to pawns' aspect that Andy likes. Daniel wanted pawns to be able to promote to a long-range piece, and he suggested the Bishop. But, I felt the Bishop was of the wrong era... so I added a Dragon that moves like a King or Knight, and another Dragon that moves like a King or Bishop (Shogi Dragon Horse). When captured, these will convert back into pawns. Andy and Daniel, thanks for the comments and the motivation for making this game. - gkg

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