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He-Man Chess Set

The pawns are only 500 pounds, but the other pieces are 1,000
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Add an intellectual level to those "Strongest Man" competitions.

Of course in metric, the pieces would be 500 and 1,000 kilos respectively to avoid having to do any math.

(Formerly titled: "Heavy Metal Chess Set Idea Ripoff" since it was inspired by the "Heavy Metal Chess Set" idea by Flying Toaster)

doctorremulac3, Dec 09 2009

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       I like it, similar to Chess Boxing, only with a heavy lifting physical angle, instead of a "punch you in the heed" one.
zen_tom, Dec 09 2009
  

       [+] as a fan of lawn-chess, I'd like to see this.   

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FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2009
  

       Ok. Gave you props in the description for the inspiration though. ("Props" short for "propers", short for "proper respect". Don't know if they say that in your neck of the woods)
doctorremulac3, Dec 13 2009
  

       I've seen that phrase before and wondered what it meant. Thanks. "heavy metal" in my post was a mildly clever pun on them actually being (relatively) heavy metal pieces and also sortof fantasy'ish (in an Ozymandias type of way), referring to the '70s animated flick.   

       I wouldn't call it a "ripoff" though.... hmm wait... is "ripped" a musclemag adjective ?... in that case consider my objection recanted and I'll slink back into the corner with the other illiterates.
FlyingToaster, Dec 13 2009
  

       Ah, *that's* where, "Look on my works ye mighty and despair", is from.   

       And if you're too tired to lift the rook and carry it halfway 'cross the board you might have to make do with moving a pawn instead.
FlyingToaster, Dec 13 2009
  
      
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