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by TomD
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The pub
Topic: Eye Candy
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Eye Candy

Allow me to tell my Musketeer Chess story. I’ve been eyeing the Musketeer pieces since I first discovered them a few years ago. I’m the typical buyer for them: I love chess but haven’t had the time to memorize openings, or even to play many games. I own Gothic Chess and Omega Chess sets and have giv...
by TomD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The pub
Topic: Next Gen Pawn axes
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Next Gen Pawn axes

Why do the Next Gen Pawns have the option of 'battle axes' or 'four axes'? Is there a symbolic meaning to this feature?
by TomD
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The pub
Topic: Omega Chess inventor
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Re: Omega Chess inventor

Thank you. The email contact apparently has been removed from the web site. I'm afraid the only sure way to contact Daniel Macdonald would be to get to Toronto (I could drive there in one day, but not with COVID-19 ongoing!) and drop into the Chess Pub there to see his friends. I have an Omega Chess...
by TomD
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The pub
Topic: Omega Chess inventor
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

Omega Chess inventor

Does anyone have contact info for Daniel Macdonald, the inventor of Omega Chess?
by TomD
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: The pub
Topic: Super Pawn relative values
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Super Pawn relative values

Hi, have the Super Pawns ever been evaluated by your relative value engine?
by TomD
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Musketeer Chess
Topic: Musketeer Chess, How to Play
Replies: 2
Views: 7510

Re: Musketeer Chess, How to Play

Question: why do the variant pieces begin on the board ahead of the pawns, are then removed, and then re-introduced on the back rank? Is this just symbolic, just to denote that the variant pieces have been chosen? Why not just start behind the back rank? Also, is there anything deterministic about w...