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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

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Cameron Miles wrote on 2013-12-20 UTCAverage ★★★
The helpmate puzzle is interesting. I came up with the following:
0...Kd4 1.c4 Ke4 2.c5 Kf5 3.c6 Kg4 4.c7 Kh5 5.c8=Rose#
Can someone please confirm this? I haven't been able to find the solution anywhere online.

The one major problem with the rose is that it seems better suited for puzzles/compositions than for actual use in a chess variant. In the context of a practical game, it is just a little too cumbersome to examine all the different moving/maneuvering possibilities for one's own rose, and/or keep track of all squares controlled by the opponent's rose. 

The best variant pieces (in my opinion) add novelty and complexity to the game without it being impossible to intuitively visualize their way of movement.

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