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Quote Chess

"Mongo only pawn in the chess game of life."
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For some time now, I've engaged in an email chess match with a fellow halfbaker. Perhaps its a side effect from the bakery, but we've taken to writing quotes that are relevant in some way, shape, or form to our moves, just for a bit of side entertainment banter.

This idea would canonize that tradition into a rule; the player must supply a quote from a fore-selected genre that is relevant to his move. The player that cannot think of a quote that is specifically relevant to the piece he is moving must either move a different piece, or forfeit his turn.

RayfordSteele, Sep 20 2005

IMDB - Monty Python and the Holy Grail http://www.imdb.com...le/tt0071853/quotes
Lots of k-nights, kings, castles and quotes [Dub, Sep 20 2005]

Mønti Pythøn lk den Hølie Grailen http://www.smouse.force9.co.uk/monty.htm
Drop the kniggets, lets talk about ze møøse that bit my sister [WSCAmsterdam, Dec 19 2005]


       Examples, please.
sleeka, Sep 20 2005

       "Camelot, Camelot, Camelot" (It's only a model!)   

       <VoiceFont Character="The Black Knight"> None Shall Pass </VoiceFont>   

       <sfx method="coconut halves"> clipperty-clopperty-... </sfx>   

       <VoiceFont Character="Baldrick"> I have a cunning plan! </VoiceFont>   

       <VoiceFont Actress="Miranda Richardson "> Who's Queen? </VoiceFont>   

       <VoiceFont Actor="Brian Blessed">Ahhhh Blackadder</VoiceFont>   

       "[singing] Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin. He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecap split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis split... "[link]
Dub, Sep 20 2005

       Pawns would remain in the 2nd rank throughout the game; only the knights would be able to move by jumping over them; even they would fall motionless before crossing the center line, as Monty Python quotes drain thin. What a depressing game this would be.
phundug, Sep 20 2005

       Lobing quotes, insults, etc., back and forth is more often called tennis.
DrCurry, Sep 20 2005

       Once upawn a time...
I love it.

       I think this is a game for a sort of specialized expert, of which I am not one. + anyway.
Eugene, Sep 20 2005

       [UnaBubba]I always thought that should have been "An horse". Bleedin' inglish! Oh dowsets!
Dub, Sep 20 2005

       I see a problem with adjudging the relevance or not of the quotations.

Also, certain resources would be badly overused so I suggest a list of banned sources in order to encourage a more broadly based set of quotes. The number of banned sources should be three and three should be the number of banned sources. You should not use Blackadder and neither should you proceed immediately to Shakespeare. Python is right out!
DrBob, Sep 20 2005

       Nice work DrB!   

       May I suggest that a topic is agreed by the competitors, such as movies or literature, and then proceed by using only one quote from each piece of work. That would stop the overuse of a single source.
Jinbish, Sep 20 2005

Dub, Sep 20 2005

       "it seems the cat has been caught by the very person, who was trying to catch him!"
schmendrick, Sep 21 2005

       I like, "biff", "bam", and "zowie" for taking a piece. I'm not sure, but I think this popular TV show also would feature the 'splat' quote too, so, perhaps less effective moves would be covered by that.
pathetic, Sep 21 2005

       "No you're not! You're just banging two halves of coconut together!".   

       But would that mean a knights move, or a pawns?   

       [DrBob] That would stiffle the creativity (and the possibility to outwit your opponent by far).   

       Ceterum censeo carthaginem esse delendam.   

Susan, Sep 21 2005

       Beware the nuts in May.
DrBob, Sep 21 2005

       Ah, MISTER Bond? (but requires gloved left-hand and white cat to really worry your opponent.)
Dub, Sep 22 2005

       King's pawn to Level 4: Haberdashery, Menswear.   

       No, _this_ is the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells.   

       'and his last words would be, "mind that rook what rook splat."'
moomintroll, Sep 23 2005

       Forfeiting might break the rule of chess. I think there are reasons why the chess inventors haven't allow forfeiting in the first place.   

       cool idea anyway :D
neuromancer, Sep 24 2005

       'horsey to king bish 3'
po, Sep 24 2005

       "And they ate Robin's Minstrels, and there was much rejoicing"
DesertFox, Sep 24 2005

       czech metis!   

       Bohemian french indian!
schmendrick, Sep 25 2005

       You can forfeit in chess. You just purposefully knock your king over.
murgatroyd, Sep 25 2005

       po-wn to queen's 5.   

       "Dougal: Well, who cares anyway? They come in, they strip down the wallpaper, they fumigate the place and they're gone. What's so bad about that?
Ted: Dougal, they're bishops!"
Jinbish, Sep 25 2005

       "Like a castle in his corner in a medeival game,
I forsee terrible trouble but I stay here just the same"
I mean seriously, who calls it a castle?
roleohibachi, Dec 19 2005

       [phundug] If you would turn a knight (or knigget, if you prefer) in to a Moose (yes, the verri same møøse that bit your sister) you would have refilled quotes. Same goes for Llama's of course. [link]   

       The problem of the pawns can probably be solved by using quotes from the pirates of the Crimson Permanent Assurance in The meaning of life. Not to mention the fish by the way, 'tho the "morning" "morning" "morning" get's a bit annoying.
WSCAmsterdam, Dec 19 2005

       //Forfeiting might break the rule of chess.//

"If you don't want to go on any more missions all you have to do is ask..."
DrBob, Dec 20 2005

       *Loses knight that checked opponents king by the queen*   

       "Perrenial tears descend in gems"   

       *Knocks down opponents queen with bishop*
froglet, Dec 20 2005


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