So Stevie has produced an excellent guide to playing on a grid. This opens up some great opportunities for playing remotely.
How about changing the June UK Midland Open to an internet based grid game open to players from all over the world?
So how would that work?
I am in the process of creating a Word document based grid board tool kit with elements/terrain that can be "click and drag" around the board.
The idea is that, using Stevie's grid rules (probably the 90 degree one to keep technology simple) players could use Skype with share screen facility with the host moving their own and the other player's pieces - the latter obviously as directed as directed by the other player. Alternatively, players could simply move their own figures and then e-mail back and forth to each other. This needs to be tested of course.
I would invite people to join in and then would act as tournament organiser to determine pairings and keep scores etc. We could run 6 rounds over 6 weeks and use the usual swiss chess pairings after the first round. Afrer each round, players would e-mail their results to me.
I'd like to keep things simple and the only requirements would be some basic MS Word/LibreOffice Writer etc knowledge and Skype. If not using Skype, e-mail swapping of updated board, perhaps supported by a Whats App audio/video link.
Post by davidjconstable on Mar 28, 2020 18:27:36 GMT
Rivers in a square system can in fact be fairly easy.
If you draw the river roughly down the middle of the square, then the square counts as the terrain type, plough, desert etc. So you move up or down the river squares as the terrain type.
If you wish to cross the river from one bank to the opposite bank it can be fairly easy. You enter the river square as the terrain type. You leave the river square counting the terrain as the square you are moving into, but adding penalties depending upon the river type.
You might need to add an arrow marker to indicate which side of the river you are on.
You can count defending a river bank if the opponent is on the river square.