The Klin Zha
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These variant rules are by David Barron originally published in "Agonizer" #12 published in December 1999The Board.
The bottom most level is the standard triangular board with nine triangles per edge. The second level is smaller with six spaces per edge. The third level is three spaces per edge.Upward Movement.
Upward movement is modified as such:Downward Movement
There are only two pieces that may move both upwards and downwards: the FLYER and the SWIFT.Directional Restrictions
The rules stating that a piece may move ". . in any direction . ." or ". . in a straight line . ." are to be though of in three directions. For instance, if a piece that has a capability of two spaces per move wishes to move upwards, which will use up one of the two spaces it is allotted, then which direction may it move if it is only allowed to move in a straight line? The answer, of course, is "any direction!" Since the first referent is "up" there can be no restriction of direction for the next space moved.The Blockader
For the capabilities of the blockader we must again think in three dimensions. If the Blockader is on the Secondary Board, he blocks not only the spaces surrounding him on that level but the spaces directly above and below him as well.Capture and Kill
All rules applying to the capture and/or killing of opponent pieces in the traditional flat-board klin zha apply in Tri-Level klin zha as well. A piece landing on a space occupied by an opponent piece is said to have captured or killed the opponent piece.Occupied Spaces
All rules for the passing of pieces through occupied spaces apply here as they would in the flat-board game. If a piece is allowed to move through or over an occupied space in the flat-board game, it is allowed to do so here. If there is no allowance to do so in the flat-board game, then it is not allowed.The Goal
Getting the Goal to the unclaimed corner does not constitute a win.
|http://www.tasigh.org/takzh/tri-level.html -- Revised: 22 February 2003
Rules for the game Klin Zha Copyright © 1989 by Leonard B. Loyd, Jr.
Copyright © 2003 Kevin A. Geiselman