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Rutherford's 1-dimensional Shogi. Modern one-dimensional chess variant, based upon Shogi. (1x17, Cells: 17) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Jonathan Rutherford wrote on 2007-09-25 UTC
I've nearly completed a newer one-dimensional shogi game called Ito Shogi. Hopefully it will be a significant improvement in all areas.

Sam Trenholme wrote on 2007-08-05 UTC
*Bump*

In other words, since Mr. Rutherford asked for this variant to get more attention in a recent comment, I am commenting here to see what people think of this variant.

I will look at it late on, when I get a chance. I'm just settling down after a 4-day road trip.

- Sam


Larry Smith wrote on 2004-11-24 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Whenever someone asks me about 1D games, this is definitely one that I
recommend.  I think that most can find it an interesting game, not just
Shogi variant players.

I enjoyed coding this one for Zillions.

Anonymous wrote on 2003-06-05 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Hey, this seems really cool. I would like to hear comments from more people, or see if anyone with more computer skills than I would write a zillions file for it. Good job Mr. Rutherford

Phil Brady wrote on 2003-02-27 UTC
It looks like there might be an error in the text due to translation into
HTML.

The sentences '(These make drops weaker, so a king can’t always hold his
bodyguards too close. However it also makes it impossible to mate a king
who has moved forward with a single drop. Maneuvering is more important
than dropping.-Pieces alternately promote and demote after every capture,
as in micro-shogi.'

should probably read as

(These make drops weaker, so a king can’t always hold his bodyguards too
close. However it also makes it impossible to mate a king who has moved
forward with a single drop. Maneuvering is more important than dropping.)

<bullet> Pieces alternately promote and demote after every capture, as in
micro-shogi. 


Otherwise the alternating promotion/demotion rule is easy to miss. ^_^

Tim Stiles wrote on 2003-02-27 UTC
Is anyone willing to write a zillions file for this now? I think it's the best 1-dimensional chess version so far.

PBA wrote on 2002-03-26 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
This is a cool idea. Someone ought to write a Zillions of Games rules file for this game. (I might one at some point, but I'm getting a bit backed up.) Having Zillions play itself at 3 minutes a turn on a fast machine might expose any forced wins.

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