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Promethean Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Non-royal units moving to any non-royal unit's home square and then leaving produce a duplicate. According to Pritchard, this is supposedly untested as a game.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Promethean Chess. Units visiting the home squares of others leave behind duplicates.
Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-10-23 EDT
I looked in dictionary for Epimetheus. His nature really suits the game i described in previous comment :).

Charles Gilman wrote on 2010-10-23 EDT
What would you call hte subvariant of Promethean Chess? Antimethean Chess, on the basis that pieces will be introduced 'anti' the camp where it happens? Or better still, how about Epimerthean Chess, after the mythical Prometheus' brother Epimetheus? The brothers' names mean foresigt and hindsight respectively.

Daniil Frolov wrote on 2010-10-20 EDTGood ★★★★
Cool. How about subvariant, where created pieces belongs to color, opposite to color of piece, wich started on this square?

Armada Feline wrote on 2007-05-11 EDTExcellent ★★★★★
This game is great! It was fun making so many queens, even if I did lose. ^_^ Keep up the good work! Here's suggestion: Why not make a game where you can make up your own peices and connect with other users over the internet for battle? That would be cool!

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First Created: Thursday, September 5th, 2002
Last Modified: Thursday, September 5th, 2002
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