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Bull Dog chess (theory, comments, etc.)

  • #21
    Yes, of course! But due to the bulldogs, guards, and 10x8 board, the gambit might not play the same as in normal chess. It will be named "ilike windmills" whether it's good or not. If it's not good play, you'll have an opening like a3 in normal chess (Anderssen's Opening). It's not a great opening, so it wasn't a great honor for this to be named after him.
    But for now, I'll call it the "ilikewindmills Gambit". My guess it's a good gambit.happy.png
  • #22

    1st I think bulldog icon ears should definitely be changed 2nd can bulldog en passant?

  • #23
    I tried different ears for the bulldog, but I had a hard time making good ears for a dog. In this version he looks like a mouse:
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    btw, what is your profile pic? A rabbit? It has cute ears, but that still would not be right for the bulldog. The bulldog isn't a powerful piece so he doesn't have to look mean. But I don't want him to look like a bunny rabbit or a mouse.
    And he can capture en-passant (same as a pawn). He's a smart bulldog.happy.png
  • #24
    vickalan wrote:
    I tried different ears for the bulldog, but I had a hard time making good ears for a dog. In this version he looks like a mouse:

    btw, what is your profile pic? A rabbit? It has cute ears, but that still would not be right for the bulldog. The bulldog isn't a powerful piece so he doesn't have to look mean. But I don't want him to look like a bunny rabbit or a mouse.
    And he can capture en-passant (same as a pawn). He's a smart bulldog.

    it is a pokemon. for ears I recommend the bent ears that bulldogs have

  • #25

    Woof Woof!!

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  • #26
    vickalan wrote:

    I see there are a few variant games going on which is great to see (waterloo, bulldog etc.)!

    If anyone would like the board and pieces (for bulldog or any variant on 10 x 8 board) feel free to use the images below. The first is the bulldog starting position (pieces in classical style), and the second is a collection of all required pieces plus a few others (both black and white pieces on light and dark squares).
     
    I also have a few other piece icons such as archbishop, chancellor, amazon, and also a spy and wiseman for waterloo or other games. If anyone would like to use them for any game just leave a comment or send a message.
     

    What piece is the witch thing.

  • #27

    The witch makes adjacent friendly pieces "transparent". I believe EvertVB thought of the witch, or at least helped specify the particular rules for how it's played.

    Here is an example game: (game with witch)

    Both sides got into risky positions, but couldn't find a way to both escape or force a checkmate, so the game ended in a draw. It's one of my favorite games I ever played - had strong tension in many positions.happy.png

  • #28

    Who's "ilikewindmills"?

  • #29

    "Ilikewindmills" posted some comments here, but evidently closed his account and now all his posts are deleted. He had an idea for an opening, and I told him we can even name it after him. I forgot what his plan was, and now his opening idea is lost.sad.png

  • #30

    I have an idea relating to ghoul, and a new technique: scaring

     

    A ghoul's movement you can decide, but it's abilities could be as such:

     

    Every move, a ghoul can scare 1 enemy piece into not moving for 1 turn. The same piece cannot be chosen twice in a row.

     

    How about it? Maybe for movement you could make it move like the king but 2 spaces!

  • #31

    In this example of the ghoul, I'll be using the king in its place

     

     
    In this position, white's ghoul could move up 2 spaces and scare the rook, ending up in a double attack.

     

  • #32

    Um, vickalan? It's fine if you  don't like tne idea just tell me.

  • #33
    I think ilikewindmills is back as ilikewingbillls.
  • #34

    Arjun: I just left comments about the ghoul here (bulldog-chess-with-zombie-and-ghoul).:

    Smurfisme: That's good if ilikewindmills is back. Maybe he will visit again and play some games?happy.png

  • #35

    What are the rules on promotion in Bulldog Chess? Can pawns promote to any piece that was part of the army at the start (All pieces except bulldog and pawns)? In either case I think it should be specified in the rules since it is unclear if a pawn can promote to a Guard (or other pieces when other pieces is used). If for example a queen is not part of the starting position can pawns not promote to queens?

  • #36

    We've been playing with the normal assumption that pawns can promote to any of the normal chess pieces that are in the game's starting position (as in classical chess), so queen, rook, bishop, knight, and guard. But you made an interesting observation that promoting to guard has not been explicitly stated. I should probably add that as a note in the game rules. When the other promotion options are available, it's hard to imagine a situation where promoting to guard is "best" play. But you never know - I cannot foresee every possible game ending.happy.png

    (I believe at least one version of bulldog has been played which did not have queens, and in this case the players made it clear promoting to queen is not allowed).surprise.png

  • #37

    Mate in 3

    ok, I guessed that was the way promotion worked, but I just wanted to be 100% sure.

  • #38

    As a side note I played bulldog game without queens without knowing the promotion rules. Never got to the endgame though.

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