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Fri, Jul. 30th, 2010, 12:10 am
Has fallen out of favor, curiously.

It is also possible to replace the pawns with checkers. They would move just as they would in their native game: diagonal movement, taking multiple pieces, and of course the "kinging" piece exchange in place of the "queening" of pawns. This means that a player can have multiple kings, each of which must be taken for check-mate.

-H.L. Dienborne, Wisdomes of the Chuxbury Courts: A Jester's Favour

Fri, Jul. 30th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)

Ahh, yes, ghost checkers, when one or more of them are moving in the lava. It occurs to me that there is the distinct possibility of four-person checkers, with red, blue, black and white armies. When kinged, the checkers would find themselves with the ability to take pieces via lateral jumping. Their victims would find themselves under assault from dimensions previously unthoughtful; a hopeless battle with foes from beyond the veil.

That would be a fun and novel board. That is until some hapless checker falls into one of the holes. That would be a regular problem, I imagine.
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Sun, Aug. 1st, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)

All is madness! I am the victor!