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Great Shatranj. Great Shatranj. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-21 UTC

So, after all that talk, we can do what we want, haha, amazing, trolled by a master. Well, I think I might do two versions, one where promotion is to General only, and the other promotion only to a lost piece.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-19 UTC

Yes Greg, i'll check out your program.

And, I do like the General, it's a nice piece.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-19 UTC

I'm fine with the General (Wazir/Fers) too, it's a less power piece than the Pasha, but either one, I don't want to influence Joe at all (lol).

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-19 UTC

Sorry whaaaatt, whose trying to make you change the promotion rules .. oh, Greg, shame on you!!! How could you!!

Alright, with that said, Joe, interesting idea with the Pasha, pretty powerful piece, Alfil Dabbaba Wazir Fers. Interesting because it isn't in the starting line up. I like it :)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-19 UTC

Are you doing this game for your program Chess V Greg. First off, I notice on your 'person info' page, the link to Chess V ....

this doesn't seem to work.

I have actually done a zrf file for this, I did it years ago, but I notice it wasn't released, the file is titled 'great shatranj -test' lol, so I must of forgot. I see that I have made pawns able to promote to General, Minister or High Priestess :)

Joe, you need to change your pawn promotion rules, stop making life difficult for everyone :) .. and I sent you an email too, look in your junk email section hehe.

About Game Courier. Web-based system for playing many different variants by email or in real-time.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-18 UTC

the problem occurs straight away, it's like i'm viewing someone else's game ....

ok, I have moved, i had to click the box where it says 'christine bj to move', i didn't realise you had to do that, i'm pretty sure i never did that when i did first move.

as far as setting to 100 and then click 'preview', i can't see that word preview, but i can see a 'view', but after i do that, the board stays same size, wouldn't it have to changed in the setting, i dunno.

at least i have moved lol

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-18 UTC

oh, and this game is also set at 50, to do with the size, can that be changed, the board is very small, though Carlos and I both use something else to play our moves, still, shouldn't it be set at 100.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-18 UTC

I can't make a 2nd move in my game of Sky with Carlos

i'm signed in, not sure what is wrong.

Fairy Pieces Part 1 ZIP file. zillions file with many shogi pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-02-01 UTC

This page is once again directing someone to the mainpage when you try to download this zrf. Can someone see what is wrong, it has done this before and it was fixed.

Also, I don't really know why, but this file is 'Fairy Pieces Part 1' but it shows in the listing page as simply 'Fairy', can that be changed also to 'Fairy Pieces Part 1'.

Alright, sorry for this, lol. Problem file it appears!!

Enlarged and Improved Chess. Early large-board variant from Holland.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-25 UTC

Yes, i see the names 'Biok' and 'Roshop' and also the 'Quight' and 'Kneen' on the Wiki fairy piece page ..,in%20the%20way%20they%20move.

Thinktank Chess. Frank Maus' game where most pieces move differently when capturing from how they move without capturing.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-25 UTC

Is it the last 3 columns, they don't line up with the piece name first given amazingly ...

Enlarged and Improved Chess. Early large-board variant from Holland.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-24 UTC

So with this here, we have the info 'From Holland, 1696. Guards move as rooks, capture as bishops. Ensigns move as bishops, capture as rooks.' This page here ..

it says here .. 'D. B. Pritchard's Encyclopedia of Chess Variants brought to my attention an extended form of Chess from 1696, called Enlarged and Improved Chess.' (And further down the page, we have) ... 'the two added pieces were the Ensign, a Bishop-mover/Rook-capturer, and the Guard, a Rook-mover/Bishop-capturer.'

So, these two pieces sound exactly like the ones in this game yeah,

The Bisroo - Bishop-mover/Rook-capturer

The Roobis - Rook-mover/Bishop-capturer

that is correct yes, hopefully i got it right lol

Canvasser. Compound of Rook and Camel.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-24 UTC

Yes it's an interesting piece the 'rook camel'. As i just mentioned on the page for 'Lùotuoqí' (Camel Chess), here ..

.. it doesn't appear that is actually a rook camel, but with David's comment 'Back in February 2000, S. Sirotkin sent a 7x7 chess variant, called 'Herd', where Pawns promote to Rook-Knight, Rook-Camel, or Rook-Bison.' which is here that is right, we have a rook camel, one that is promoted from a pawn.

Charles has given a name for it though, good work.

L. Fun contest: Help us create a new chess variant by committee.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-24 UTC

I've noticed there is an error in thought on this 'rook camel' piece, probably confusion due to the name. It is said on the page though ...

'The Rook-Camel may move like a standard rook, sliding any number of clear spaces horizontally or vertically. Or the Rook-Camel may move like a non-leaping camel, sliding exactly two squares orthogonally followed by one diagonally without a leap.'

I don't know if I am missing something, but that description is not a rook camel lol, the 'camel' doesn't leap.

However, it's an interesting piece!!

Fairy Pieces Part 2[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-03 UTC

Oh ok, thanks Ben, i'll do that soon then, hopefully, hehe. Thanks Greg, It's fun to be back!! How's the site going, are there people producing fun games still!!

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2021-01-01 UTC

Hi all, long time no see, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to all!!

I have a question about how to post 'Fairy Pieces part 2', not sure how to go about it, ages ago I posted part 1, all Shogi pieces, but I remember putting that 'as a game' however it was correctly put as a piece article, someone must of done that. All i can see about posting something seems be either a game or game courier stuff. Can someone direct me what to click on to get me started on posting in the right spot. Thanks!

Yes, it was ages ago lol, 2012 I posted 'Fairy Pieces Part 1', which showcases 154 shogi pieces from all the old and medieval shogi variants. You can see here ... zillions file here ...

Well, I'm going to post Fairy Pieces Part 2, there is a lot of pieces with a lot of info, when I post it, if people want to supply info to me about diff pieces I will add it to the article, when you see it you will know what I mean. With many pieces, i state when it first appeared and what games it has been used in from then, so you can probably guess that is too big a job to do by an normal human being who doesn't live for centuries lol. Anyways, i'll post more laters when I know how and where to post this article. Thanks all!!
Oh, btw, there will be a zrf for this, probably 2 or 3 in the package.

Fairy Pieces Part 1 ZIP file. zillions file with many shogi pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2017-06-19 UTC

Hi hi all, is there something wrong with the download of this file, when you try to download zrf, it just seems to take you to mainpage, i uploaded the file, by 'upload files' link, and i got message it was uploaded successfully.  Anyway, this was out ages ago on zillions site, i just noticed i never up it up on this site for download of the zrf.

Also, what do you do to make a gap between paragraphs when you make a page, lol, i've done so many before but i can't seem to do it with this page.

Sky. Brilliant original game by Christine Bagley-Jones. Pieces promote through a succession of odd leapers eventually to a rooks.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2015-01-19 UTC
Oh Jeremy sorry, i must have missed your mail.  It is fine that you want to make a game based on Sky, please feel free to do whatever you want and call it Sky Kamil, i am honored :)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2014-12-10 UTC
Hi, i just noticed your talk about what was original setup. I added a screenshot of the original setup at the bottom of the Sky page :)
Not sure if it was a problem, but the game was updated to stop a 2nd move check from white, and another change to slow down the promotion process.

zillions of games with windows 8[Subject Thread] [Add Response]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2013-10-21 UTC
hi yes i know that is where you download it, that download has been there
for years, before windows 8 came into existence, it says up to xp, i highly
doubt that it would work on windows 8, anyway, that's for your response.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2013-10-20 UTC
hi all, been away along time, ahh, yeah so Zillions on windows 8, yes or
if yes, where to download, thanks, no respones at all o.O

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2013-10-12 UTC
hi, can you play zillions on windows 8, and if so, where can you download
it, thanks

Abagoren Chess ZIP file. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2013-01-23 UTC
Yeah i know you can submit for me, hehe, if you can submit for Freederick you can submit for everyone i would be guessing (maybe that is the way it just is, not sure, you wouldn't think).

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2013-01-23 UTC
This has happened before, and it will happen again. The reason it happens is, when people go to submit something, the DEFAULT SETTING is 'Freederick'.
The confusing part is, even though, when people come to this site and sign in as themselves, when they go to create a page etc, the default setting still comes into play.

The last time it happened was on the 2012-09-22, when 'Dynasty Chess' was created, by Freederick (hehe), and after getting a 'good' and 'none' rating from 2 comments, Mr.Freederick said ..
"This is very odd. I did NOT author Dynasty Chess---I'm afraid that either mistakes were made, or my account has been compromised."
So your account was not compromised, it just was not submitted properely by the creator.  I also notice, this is still credited to Mr.Freederick, who also said in his post "BTW, I find this variant rather unremarkable."
Maybe someone should fix it up?

Recognized Chess Variants. Index page listing the variants we feel are most significant. (Recognized!)[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2012-12-10 UTC

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