[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Octahedral Chess. 3d-board in octahedral form. (x9, Cells: 340) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-04-19 UTC1 You rightly point out that it takes 4 of your Elephants (called Unicorns in e.g. Raumschach) to cover the board, yet you have only 2 aside, and they cannot capture each other. Is this an oversight or a deliberate attempt to emulate the original Chaturanga Elephants which cannot capture each other? 2 Camel usually means a 3:1:0 leaper, although that piece might also be useful. I have seen the 2:1:1 called the Sexton (a pun on the leap length of root 6, although the word actually derives from sacristan). 3 Finally, combinations of 2 as well as 3 elemental pieces are valid in 3d Chess. Indeed you could even have a hybrid of long-range radial and short-range oblique. I could list some stanadrd and suggested names if you are interested.