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Despot Chess

Hitler takes Manson - check!
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Despot Chess consists of a custom set of figures, modelled on your choice of famous despots from a comprehensive list.

The main focus is on contemporary despots, such as Idi Amin, Stalin, Trump, Mussolini, Hitler (of course) but the range has been extended to include other figures of notoriety, like Charles Manson, and the Kray Twins. (perfect as Bishops)

The game itself is played with the exact same set of rules, as there is enough variety obtainable in advancing, for example, the brainless Trump pieces (as scowling low value pawns) to act as cannon fodder towards Putin (as the all powerful White Queen)

No two sets are alike, as from a library of 32 pieces, an almost infinite variety of game set permuations is possible. Rapid 3D printing technology makes the project viable without being cost prohibitive.

Look forward to Stalin cornering Capone, with support from two Gaddafi Rooks, as a line of Goebbel Pawns blocks his escape.

xenzag, Jan 03 2021

Hitler vs. Roosevelt https://www.regency...talfama-p-1309.html
[kdf, Jan 03 2021]

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       “I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.”
-Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
  

       With that quote, I bring to your attention one of many “historical figure” chess sets ... Hitler vs Roosevelt.
kdf, Jan 03 2021
  

       Are you going for the DSHWMH high score?
hippo, Jan 03 2021
  

       That depends on your definition of "High" in this context.   

       Do you mean "most mentions of Adolf in posted ideas", or "shortest interval between mentions of Adolf" (which given the timestamping issues as discussed at length elsewhere can never be less than 1 day), or some other metric ?   

       As to the idea itself, [+]. It could also be used for serial killer chess sets.   

       Maybe you could make a chess set where all the black pieces look like versions of George Floyd, and all the white ones look like police officers ...
8th of 7, Jan 03 2021
  

       [8th of 7]; that sounds more like Fox & Geese (which I thought was played on a chess board, but is actually on a Solitaire board) but the geese chase the fox.
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 03 2021
  

       “All the black pieces look like George Floyd...white ones like police officers”
—8th of 7, Oct 11 2020
  

       You shouldn’t make all of the black pieces look alike. And likewise, the white ones should look like specific, not generic, police officers ...   

       George Floyd — Derek Chauvin
Ahmaud Arbery — Travis McMichael*
Tamir Rice — Timothy Loehmann
Michael Brown — Darren Wilson
Breonna Taylor — Brett Hankison
Jacob Blake — Rusten Sheskey
  

       ... and so on. You can use generic designs for the pawns, if you run out of cases noteworthy enough to make the news**. Not bloody likely though.   

       —-
* Not a police officer, a racist vigilante
  

       ** Not that the ones who DON’T make the news don’t matter, but how else would you get their names and likenesses for your chess set?
kdf, Jan 03 2021
  

       You lost me at "Trump"
Voice, Jan 03 2021
  

       That's OK, even if you seem to have lost, you can always try the Supreme Court, or claim fraud, or get your supporters to riot ..   

       ... or indeed all of the above. Just as long as you're not a sore* loser.   

       *You can get ointment for that now.
8th of 7, Jan 03 2021
  

       I didn't say I think he won. But he's not and never was the devil. I thought the election would see an end to the griping about him, but now I perceive we'll be hearing about Trump for the next 4 to 8 years as everything Biden/Harris fails at is blamed on him. I don't even like Trump. But I was really, really hoping for end to the biased drivel.
Voice, Jan 03 2021
  

       // I was really, really hoping for end to the biased drivel. //   

       Maybe you should try to rein in your aspirations a little, and just hope for something more attainable, like World Peace, or an end to hunger, or a reactionless FTL spacedrive ...
8th of 7, Jan 03 2021
  

       “...reactionless FTL spacedrive”
—8th of 7, Jan 03 2020
  

       Easy-peasy. And it has the added benefit that any FTL drive is, by definition, also a time machine. But even that won’t end despotism. Have you read Smallworld and Littlestar yet?
kdf, Jan 03 2021
  

       Place a spaceship above earth, stationary relative to, and it will move without any reaction mass.
Voice, Jan 03 2021
  

       “Place a spaceship above earth”
—Voice, Jan 03 2021
  

       Some shortcomings in that explanation though. Missing explanation how to get it UP there w/o expending reaction force. And once you let go of it, it will fall - but much short of light speed.   

       Maybe getting people to stop yammering about politics WOULD be easier.
kdf, Jan 04 2021
  

       Voice, maybe you can arrange it so we can quit hearing From him?
RayfordSteele, Jan 04 2021
  
      
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