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Dice? That was already done with the earliest versions of the game in India.
Here is a simple one: Upon promotion, the new piece can immediately make one move.
Wow -- that would make advancing pawns way more valuable. Finally, the days of the foot soldier as cannon fodder would be over -- let's hear it for the proletariat!
I really, really like the "secret passages to other squares" idea proposed by a member in this thread earlier. Like a portal or warp zone.
Never mind. The more I think about practically using it, it seems like it wouldn't be any good. You'd have a perfect position until some weaker numbskull uses the secret passage cheapo to gain an advantage.
Cue Nimzowitsch, "Why must I...."
I have played with a portal variant. The rules I use are:
Rooks cannot capture pieces or get captured. Rooks lose their initial movement. Rooks can move to any square another piece of the same color can move to. Rooks is not allowed to move when you are in check. A piece can move to a rook and continue in the same direction from the other rook of the same color.
Note: Castling counts as both a rook and king's move, so castling is no longer legal. Pieces can move through rooks regardless of color. Knights can also move to a rook and continue in the same direction from the other rook (meaning that they will move in an L-shape twice during the same turn).
Well, that makes perfect sense.
^ Go proles. It's your birthday. no more cannon fodder.
So strange means foreign.
For this we'll need to enlist the help of extraterrestrials.
One moment. BRB. Finger's glowing. This can only mean one thing:
There's a transmission signal coming through now.
Okay, got it. Don't do anything I wouldn't do E.T. I'll relay the rule to the rest of the Earthlings down here. Take it easy!
He said one strange chess rule is (and this is a very crude translation), "You can only zilendroafsnixt on the krilnstorn." Nowhere else.
Here is my best so far: Queens can move like bishops, Rooks, AND KNIGHTS!
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