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The New Chess

The developers are always striving to make their game better for the fans.

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New Chess actually sounds awesome.

While this patch just released, there's been a leak about the next patch. It states that the new patch will be changing up the board to use both a square and hexagonal grid, and that it will be possible for bishops to spawn up to three pawns, depending on the amount of experience that bishop has and if your hand holds a Piety card per pawn.

I am instantly reminded of this

So who is working on actually implementing those rules yet?

And yet we'll still have to wait a couple more centuries before the game makes the jump to 3D.

I'm upset they still haven't fixed the "someone filps over the table and all the pieces go missing" bug. It's the main reason I keep losing all my pieces and I can't seem to get them all back.

WTF is happening, its that trailer again but everyone else seems to have got the real video. It's the 2nd time this has happened with LRR.

NVM got the right one after a refresh but its still weird.

Why do I get a feeling we will see an anime of chess but with some of those changes? Heck I bet there already an manga on chess already!

The biggest problem chess has is it is always PvP.... I WANT MY CAMPAIGN MODE DAMN IT!!!

Scarim Coral:
Why do I get a feeling we will see an anime of chess but with some of those changes? Heck I bet there already an manga on chess already!

Yep: http://www.funimation.com/shows/high-school-dxd/videos/anime

Crazy Zaul:
WTF is happening, its that trailer again but everyone else seems to have got the real video. It's the 2nd time this has happened with LRR.

NVM got the right one after a refresh but its still weird.

The long trailer is a commercial that on cycle on the sight at the moment.

On topic. I always knew castleing was a bug but no one seemed to believe me. Thank you for setting the world straight.

[sighs] now if only "Arkham Horror" or "Runebound" could gain more of a mainstream global following.... :(

That said, I must agree with those who think this would make Chess... more fun. Indeed it sounds like a project for some Indie developer to undertake as a weird chess based parody game. :)

I must admit though that I am quite disappointed the Kings were not renamed Emperors and there was no new Titan pieces added... everything is improved by the addition of giant robots with laser beams capable of wrecking cities. :)

Therumancer:
[sighs] now if only "Arkham Horror" or "Runebound" could gain more of a mainstream global following.... :(

That said, I must agree with those who think this would make Chess... more fun. Indeed it sounds like a project for some Indie developer to undertake as a weird chess based parody game. :)

I must admit though that I am quite disappointed the Kings were not renamed Emperors and there was no new Titan pieces added... everything is improved by the addition of giant robots with laser beams capable of wrecking cities. :)

There's some balance issues against the demons, but it might make the 4.5.3 patch.

Not gonna lie: I want to play that version.
This is not the only attempt I've seen to improve chess. The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon tried to split the board 3 ways along an equilateral triangle.

I'd like to see an online co-op campaign, personally, and a perk system.

It sounds awesome
Next we need area attacks and randomized events

MorganL4:

Yep: http://www.funimation.com/shows/high-school-dxd/videos/anime

Well, to be fair it's part chess, part porn.

Alssadar:
I am instantly reminded of this

Heh, I went straight for the old Battle Chess game instead.

Darth_Payn:
Not gonna lie: I want to play that version.
This is not the only attempt I've seen to improve chess. The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon tried to split the board 3 ways along an equilateral triangle.

There's actually Chess 2 which you can find on the internet, I'm guessing it might be what inspired this because it was released for the Ouya recently.

It starts off simply enough, now they are two ways to win, even through checkmate or by getting your King to the opponents half of the board without moving into check.

..but then you have character selection. Sure you could start with the normal army, or you could choose the one where rooks can teleport to any board square they wish but can't capture a piece of be captured. Or instead of your queens you have two Kings and both have a 'whirlwind' move where they destroy every piece around them. Of the army where the pawns can move towards the enemy king whether that involves going diagonally or backwards...

Or there's the army where any queens can only move like Kings, but any two pieces adjacent to each other shares their moveset. So if a bishop and a knight were currently next to each other, the bishop could move like a knight and the knight like a bishop.

Chess 2 for when real chess isn't enough like a fighting game

Ok, so you guys basically invented "Chess & Dragons: The Gathering" with Peggle DLC...

Seriously, how much longer is it going to take you guys to patch in live Twitch streaming?

Chess, the Tabletop RPG. This should definitely be a thing

I won't be upgrading my Chess board. I'm a classic player at heart.

Methinks this joke is as old as dirt, but still funny. Reminds me of a comic I have cut out and tacked to my cork board. http://www.foxtrot.com/2010/02/02072010/

Honestly people complain about the smallest changes to the game. I mean come on people, it's a slight variation, it's still the same game you know and love. I'm just glad they didn't nerf the Bishops this patch. Bishops are my main!

Namechangeday:
I'm upset they still haven't fixed the "someone filps over the table and all the pieces go missing" bug. It's the main reason I keep losing all my pieces and I can't seem to get them all back.

One of the Power Cards lets you glue down the pieces.

BrotherRool:
There's actually Chess 2 which you can find on the internet, I'm guessing it might be what inspired this because it was released for the Ouya recently.

It starts off simply enough, now they are two ways to win, even through checkmate or by getting your King to the opponents half of the board without moving into check.

..but then you have character selection. Sure you could start with the normal army, or you could choose the one where rooks can teleport to any board square they wish but can't capture a piece of be captured. Or instead of your queens you have two Kings and both have a 'whirlwind' move where they destroy every piece around them. Of the army where the pawns can move towards the enemy king whether that involves going diagonally or backwards...

Or there's the army where any queens can only move like Kings, but any two pieces adjacent to each other shares their moveset. So if a bishop and a knight were currently next to each other, the bishop could move like a knight and the knight like a bishop.

Chess 2 for when real chess isn't enough like a fighting game

I came here to say the exact same thing, I haven't tried it out yet, but here's hoping it'll be interesting. Reviews say the AI is shit, so online play would have to be the way to go.

blackrave:
It sounds awesome
Next we need area attacks and randomized events

MorganL4:

Yep: http://www.funimation.com/shows/high-school-dxd/videos/anime

Well, to be fair it's part chess, part porn.

Hey man, I linked the censored version... :P

The card system in the new patch is awesome. I just used the "Diamonds are Forever" card, which reset the board. Except the king starts in the corner, and you are playing on a diagonal!

El Portero:
Methinks this joke is as old as dirt, but still funny. Reminds me of a comic I have cut out and tacked to my cork board. http://www.foxtrot.com/2010/02/02072010/

Nice Foxtrot reference. Love that comic.
I spent many hours of my childhood adding new rules to chess myself and this skit brought back a few memories as well as the desire to try it.
Hopefully the next chess patch adds in social networking functions and a "share online" button.

I feel like I just watched the birth of D&D

Come on, where's the rumored terrain additions that implement line of sight gameplay mechanics!?

blackrave:
It sounds awesome
Next we need area attacks and randomized events

MorganL4:

Yep: http://www.funimation.com/shows/high-school-dxd/videos/anime

Well, to be fair it's part chess, part porn.

Only part porn? They have to catch up to the people making nude chess games.

Darth_Payn:
Not gonna lie: I want to play that version.
This is not the only attempt I've seen to improve chess. The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon tried to split the board 3 ways along an equilateral triangle.

Douglas Hofstadter came up with a whole slew of chess variations.

Chest and Chesh are played on a triangular and hexagonal grid respectively (rules for Chesh are here: http://www.oocities.org/athens/olympus/5867/chesh.html)

Chass is played on a single one-dimensional line of indefinite size, choss on a three-dimensional grid (and chæss is played on a 2x∞ board)

"More like Chess than Chess" - Kotaku

Flatfrog:

Darth_Payn:
Not gonna lie: I want to play that version.
This is not the only attempt I've seen to improve chess. The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon tried to split the board 3 ways along an equilateral triangle.

Douglas Hofstadter came up with a whole slew of chess variations.

Chest and Chesh are played on a triangular and hexagonal grid respectively (rules for Chesh are here: http://www.oocities.org/athens/olympus/5867/chesh.html)

Chass is played on a single one-dimensional line of indefinite size, choss on a three-dimensional grid (and chæss is played on a 2x∞ board)

I am suddenly having flashbacks to Homestuck's Battlefield.

There's like... A Planet Sized Chessboard surrounded by a Mobius Net Chess Board.

This made me wonder - is there such a thing as an updated version of chess?

Chess 4.5.2 - it's the Blernsball of board games.

Still, gave me a flashback to Yu-Gi-Oh's Dungeon Dice Monsters phase, even though dice content was lacking. Graham could use some industrial-grade hairgel and it'd be all set.

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