The New Chess

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The New Chess

Postby Graham » 24 Jan 2014, 22:23

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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Lurkon » 24 Jan 2014, 22:43

I was hoping I could catch this before I slept. :)


ETA: Yummies Corp! I would play this game. Also, I love that I knew we were about to cut to Paul when you introduced the Chess Mega-Grand Master.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby TheMoatman » 24 Jan 2014, 22:47

People in the DB chat have been talking about whether you guys know about this or not: http://ludemegames.com/chess2/
God, that sounds awful. I mean, it may be a decent game, but it's not chess anymore.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Jamfalcon » 24 Jan 2014, 22:49

Easily my favourite video so far this year. Delightfully old-school LRR, but made with your modern talents.

Seems like it would be a good companion to Viking Secret Wildcard Poker. I hope the rules include giga-kings being immune to pit traps. There's no way they'd fit down that own square hole!
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby JackSlack » 24 Jan 2014, 22:49

TheMoatman wrote:People in the DB chat have been talking about whether you guys know about this or not: http://ludemegames.com/chess2/
God, that sounds awful. I mean, it may be a decent game, but it's not chess anymore.


I think the 'King moves across the midpoint, you win' rule is brilliant. The rest of it is too radical.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby FutureGazer » 24 Jan 2014, 23:43

Best stinger ever!!

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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Draugo » 25 Jan 2014, 00:11

Weren't you content enough with your strictly better poker, do we need strictly better chess too :)
So what's the bet, when will the rules be on the wiki? Tuesday?
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Ojii » 25 Jan 2014, 00:39

anyone up for some chess 4.5.2 later? Glad they finally fixed the pawn bugs.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby RedNightmare » 25 Jan 2014, 01:07

TheMoatman wrote:People in the DB chat have been talking about whether you guys know about this or not: http://ludemegames.com/chess2/
God, that sounds awful. I mean, it may be a decent game, but it's not chess anymore.

This was what I thought when I saw the video.

In all honesty though, I haven't checked the rules just yet, but I don't think Chess 2 is that terrible. Is the name Chess 2: The Sequel a bit presumptuous? Maybe, but I bet they don't really believe they "fixed" chess and it's just to draw some eyeballs. It also kind of adds to the charm I feel.

I'm always puzzled when no one tries to tweek the old classics. I've been considering basically writing sequels to Greek mythology and continuing on where they left of.

EDIT: Love the sketch btw :P. Very cool A9 Intro too. Reminded me of our own News intro round here.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 25 Jan 2014, 01:39

I... I would genuinely like to playtest that, and see just how mental the game went.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby GNRC_SRNM » 25 Jan 2014, 04:51

RedNightmare wrote:
TheMoatman wrote:People in the DB chat have been talking about whether you guys know about this or not: http://ludemegames.com/chess2/
God, that sounds awful. I mean, it may be a decent game, but it's not chess anymore.

This was what I thought when I saw the video.

In all honesty though, I haven't checked the rules just yet, but I don't think Chess 2 is that terrible. Is the name Chess 2: The Sequel a bit presumptuous? Maybe, but I bet they don't really believe they "fixed" chess and it's just to draw some eyeballs. It also kind of adds to the charm I feel.

I'm always puzzled when no one tries to tweek the old classics. I've been considering basically writing sequels to Greek mythology and continuing on where they left of.

I don't think Chess 2: The Sequel is pretentious - it's hilarious. Imagine if someone produced Mona Lisa 1.1.

Also, I find it interesting where the idea to Chess 2 came from - I knew Chess was kinda stale, but I didn't know it was that bad: 60% of professional games ending in draws is a gigantic red flag.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby VectorZero » 25 Jan 2014, 05:25

MULTIBALL!!!!! (Also a variant rule being considered for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.)
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Ad Vurt » 25 Jan 2014, 05:29

I can see a very faint "the escapist" on the first frame of the video. :D
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby PaulaG » 25 Jan 2014, 05:58

Wow, that was a beautiful job done on the Action 9 intro!! It looks very professional.
I was expecting Graham to facepalm at the end. Great video, guys!
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby ElFuzzy » 25 Jan 2014, 06:53

That was horrifying, good job on the writing Paul. You pretty much did everything but micro-transactions.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby stephen0118 » 25 Jan 2014, 08:18

If only I could play chess like this in real life! :)
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Lord Hosk » 25 Jan 2014, 08:31

Im pissed, the multiball just breaks the game and peices start to gain random resistances if you hit it with a pawn while your rook is in new check while its on level 3 if you have a fire resist card played on your knight.

Come on... that should have been caught in QA. This is worse than the pistol in Halo.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Gap Filler » 25 Jan 2014, 09:05

Its the bow tie that does not. It should be noted I watched The Check Mate Crapshot immediately after watching the video which may have left the impression of a non existent connection.

Between this and the return of the Warriors last week, the fanservice ante does appear to be creeping up in the YRR or LRR. That's a comment not a complaint.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Dicey » 25 Jan 2014, 09:48

I'm anxiously await the next update which is rumored to introduce character sheets for each of the pieces and monetary transactions to recruit more pieces into the game.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Lumar » 25 Jan 2014, 12:03

Best part of the video Paul = Bill Nighy
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Clypheous » 25 Jan 2014, 13:06

I've played chess for almost 30 years now. I would love to see these changes made, it might get me excited about the game again!

I loved how it just kept getting more and more complicated and ridiculous. I also want to read the patch notes to find out exactly what the Multiball does...
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 25 Jan 2014, 14:33

Lot of hating on chess in this thread...
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby DmitriW » 25 Jan 2014, 14:34

Does 4.5.2 include the long-anticipated Viking Secret Wildcard Poker integration? Or was that pushed back to 4.5.2a?
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby JackSlack » 25 Jan 2014, 15:04

GNRC_SRNM wrote:Also, I find it interesting where the idea to Chess 2 came from - I knew Chess was kinda stale, but I didn't know it was that bad: 60% of professional games ending in draws is a gigantic red flag.


Yeah, the basic opinion that chess needs patching is genuinely not crazy at all. Chess 2 just goes too far in my opinion, and should have stopped with the 'king crossing halfway' rule. That alone would fix most of the problems, I think.
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Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Omega Lairon » 25 Jan 2014, 18:33

You guys are still playing Chess? That game's been unplayable since they added that ridiculous "diagonal movement" crap back in 3.2.7. I switched to checkers the day after the announcement and never looked back.
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