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« on: July 09, 2014, 01:05:11 pm »

I am a big fan of chess when not involved in miniature wargames

I favor playing as black, and always use the Caro-Kann opening

while I usually play online, I also do have four chessboards, one of them is quite beautiful laminated oak and walnut, with a lovely staunton plastic set which fits very well

anyone else here a fan of chess?

no, not chests, calen

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 01:30:45 pm »

More of a Go player, although I will play Xiangqi from time to time.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 02:41:27 pm »

Not too long ago I managed to get myself a copy of "Taliesin: Master Game" so when I get the chance to play an abstract with some one I usually push hard for a game of that.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 03:03:44 pm »

that looks a bit like spock's vulcan chess game
it was such bullpoop when kirk beat him at chess, that never would have happened

anyway, what do those three levels represent?
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 11:53:32 pm »

Example of over-moderation - I moved this out of sessions. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 12:40:05 am »

what do those three levels represent?
In terms of decoration the game has a (sci-fi tinged) Celtic/Romano-British mythological theme.  It`s pretty but during a game you`re too pre-occupied in figuring out where you can be attacked from to notice it much.  They probably represent the battle between good and evil / light and dark or some such.  The world sandwiched between Heaven and Hell I suppose.

I tend to think of the functionality of the pieces and the rules governing movement between levels though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2014, 09:25:33 am »

very interesting.  so the middle level is here on earth, and on the upper and lwer levels were forces representing heaven and hell's battles at the same time?
by the way, who is your profile picture of?  he looks familiar from some old war movie but I cant place the face
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 10:43:24 am »

I assume so.  It`s a chrome veneer on a very interesting game.  I started a PBF game of it over on BGG but the other chap had to bail because of a real-world problem.  Shame.  I`d like to resume or restart with him (or anyone) sometime).

My avatar is of the late Bob Hoskins from the film, "Zulu Dawn".

I take it you serve (or served) on the ship in your avatar?
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 07:55:48 am »

sorry to display my ignorance of your terms, but I assume the PB in PBF stands for 'play by' but have no clue what the final F would mean.
and what is BGG?
no, I'm afraid I never served in the military.  sometimes I wish I had joined the navy when I was younger, it might have given me confidence and pursuitude so sorely lacking in my life
were you?
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 08:56:27 am »

PBF = Play By Forum

BGG = Board Game Geek

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/995441/nigel-twine-gold-vs-gerald-thomas-silver

No, I`ve never been tempted to join any branch of the armed forces.  I have one of those contrary natures whereby I am easily persuadable, BUT, I won`t be TOLD what to do.  I like to be asked nicely  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 07:11:32 am »

yes I am very much the same way... too oppositional to be able to get along with any boss

but maybe if I had conquered this tendency during my young adulthood I would be better off in some ways now

I would certainly be better off financially now, but money is not a very important factor in my life
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 09:54:10 pm »

I like Chess, but I hardly ever play anymore.
Mostly because I suck at it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 10:00:53 pm »

I taught our son's Cub Scout pack how to play... I set up six boards and played them six at a time. One of the ill' buggers beat me.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 09:44:09 am »

that is really excellent.  I love watching kids learn how to play chess
I was a chess counselor at three different summer camps in my day
and I also enjoy teaching chess around the end of each schoolyear, when there is little to do other than game
Ive also taught them very simple wargames, which usually go over very well with the boys at least
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 09:59:46 am »

Chess is what really got me into games in general.  I even played in a few tournaments.  But when I discovered wargames, it took a back seat.  I still love it but I don't play much anymore.
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