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  • ZDL
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  • ZDL
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    OK, so let's try just linking to the two missing posts.

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  • ZDL
    ZDL
    *sigh*

    Now I got three out of five pictures uploaded in a way that's visible here. The last two are just visible in the Photos section.

    Argh!
    Oct 8 '19
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    hairylarry
    Oct 8 '19
    I'm not sure what happened but the other two posts can be viewed at Main.
    ZDL
    Oct 8 '19
    Is there any way to move them?
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  • ZDL
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    Unlike the previous two three-player variants of Chinese Chess/象棋/Xiangqi, this version is fully professional (and has a decently long history). The board is professionally printed, the pieces custom made for the set, and the rules, instead of being a bunch of JPG images (first game) or little strips of paper that look like they were printed on a POS terminal (second game), are printed professionally on proper print stock with colour ink. Of course you pay for what you get. This game has almost no changes to piece movement, but as with the first game lacks the key strategy of pinning opposition. It also has four sides, despite there being only three players. The yellow pieces to the left are the fourth side and they begin the game aloof. They do nothing (and can have nothing done to them) until a piece of any of the other teams reaches the black spots around the yellow general. The specific spot landed on determines who is now allied with the yellow pieces--whoever that is adds the yellow pieces to their own forces--while the other two team up to fight against them. The yellow pieces are VERY powerful (three chariots and a cannon), so don't let the low piece count fool you. As with the first game, it's hard to use cannon pins. As with the second game, the middle part adds a dimension to the board, in this case a sizable dimension (9x9 grid) which changes some key movement and placement strategies.Unlike the previous two three-player variants of Chinese Chess/象棋/Xiangqi, this version is fully professional (and has a decently long history). The board is professionally printed, the pieces custom made for the set, and the rules, instead of being a bunch of JPG images (first game) or little stri...See more
    Oct 8 '19
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    hairylarry
    Oct 8 '19
    Is that a cloth board?
    ZDL
    Oct 8 '19
    Yes.
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    This is a more professional (but ultimately still DIY) three-player variant of Chinese Chess/象棋/Xiangqi. The pieces are custom made for this set (instead of being 1.5 normal sets shipped in a ziplock bag with a board). The box, too, is custom made. The board, however, is barely above the "print it out on waterproof tablecloth material" stage. The game's Lovecraftian grid is designed to keep some stock strategies of the original game intact. In all cases but the strange fleur-de-lis like overlay in the central island, as well as the central point of that triangle, the grid is treated as a virtual square. The central island is a departure from the original game, but is small enough not to be a serious impediment to learning the slight differences in strategy. Unlike the first game I posted, the fleur-de-lis overlay in the middle permits cannons to be used in complicated pins against BOTH of the other opponents, keeping one of the most uniquely Chinese Chess feels alive.This is a more professional (but ultimately still DIY) three-player variant of Chinese Chess/象棋/Xiangqi. The pieces are custom made for this set (instead of being 1.5 normal sets shipped in a ziplock bag with a board). The box, too, is custom made. The board, however, is barely above the "pr...See more
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  • ZDL
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    This is a "so DIY it hurts" three-player variant of the two-player classic, Chinese Chess (a.k.a. 象棋/Xiangqi). It's the first of three 3-player variants I own, and is the most straightforward of the three. Its differences from the source material are, roughly summarized: 1. A triangular grid is used instead of a square one. 2. The triangular grid makes some differences in individual piece movement and capture capabilities (including one that has large strategic implications). 3. The rules are modified so that enemy generals are captured, not merely threatened, and captured forces have a complex relationship with their captors.This is a "so DIY it hurts" three-player variant of the two-player classic, Chinese Chess (a.k.a. 象棋/Xiangqi). It's the first of three 3-player variants I own, and is the most straightforward of the three. Its differences from the source material are, roughly summarized: 1. A triangular...See more
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    Does anyone have an experience or opinions on the boardgame Shadows of Malice?
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