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Once More, with Deans. Subvariants of River-with-university-and-cathedral series with extra piece type.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on 2009-10-19 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Sorry to be such a pain in the neck, but again most of the text is compressed in the left side...

From after the grafics of setup to ''Shogi physical piece...' everithing between these points is compressed.


Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-10-21 UTC
It was the same problem of a missing slash in closing a table, and I have now fixed it.

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on 2009-10-21 UTC
Amazing, in the office, with W(*)xp professional I sse it perfectly.
But, at home, with W(*)Vista, all the text is compreesed...

Thanks Charles!

Anonymous wrote on 2009-10-28 UTC
Dear Charles:

I've forgot to ask you, what is the name of the 'anti-dean' (moves more
than 2 as a rook or up to 2 as a bishop)? The compound would be a queen, a
fagin plus a restricted queen to to 2(am I right?).


Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-10-31 UTC
No, the Dean has no single-step move. This is why it is colourbound. It moves at least two staps diagonally or exactly two orthogonally. The piece that moves at least two orthogonally or exactly two diagonally I term the Mansion, and its own cubic extrapolations are the Outpost and Estate. The Outpost can also exist as a hex piece.

Now that I think about it I haven't devised names for pieces moving at least two staps along one kind of radial and at most two along another, but I can see that they are interesting pieces. Pieces that could be seen as Mansion+Ferz and Dean+Wazir are intermediate between the Mansion and Dean and corresponnding enhancements of full linepieces such as the Infanta and Inquisitor - whicvh could be seen as Mansion+Wazir and Dean+Ferz. If this inspires any ideas for names I would be interested to hear them.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-11-02 UTC
I've just been having a think about this and it occurs to me that you've come up with a huge family of new pieces that can move n or fewer moves as one linepiece and n or more as another. Another family can move n or fewer as one and n+1 or more as the other. In both cases I have already given those with n=1 distinctive names. I am adding ones with n>1 by use of suitable prefixes.

Claudio Martins Jaguaribe wrote on 2009-11-02 UTC
Dear Charles:

Glad to be of so much help!


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