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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

So, it's not a miniatures post, but I take the oldest war-game of all into the 23rd century, Star Trek style:

Includes rules created by yours truly (as the ones I found on the web really were way too kludgy, IMHO).

Give it a try; it's really not a hard build to figure out for yourself. And I think my rules are clear, fun, and fairly easy to grasp and play.

The set is currently in use at the teen library department where I work. To quote a teen discovering the implications of 3D movement: "Oh, wow…"

Micman Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

Cool, good for you!

Gone Fishing07 May 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

I already struggle with normal chess; 3D would surely do me in.

Great project, though!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

UPDATE: Although the diagram-based rules I linked to on the blog are quite clear and will get you started easily (only 2 pages, too!), I have now updated the blog to also include a more detailed written ruleset to better explain vertical movement, warp board movement, and such unique-to-3D details as pawn promotion and castling, etc.. There's really not much to add, but it should answer any questions… and this file is also only 2 pages!

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