Knightmare Chess is a fantasy chess variant published by Steve Jackson Games (SJG) in It is a translation of a French game Tempête sur l’échiquier (Storm on the Chessboard), designed by Pierre Cléquin and Bruno Faidutti. A stand- alone 80 card expansion called Series 2 was scheduled for a. Steam Workshop: Tabletop Simulator. This is the complete set of the card, third edition of Knightmare Chess (plus one blank). This mod. As played out by the rules of Knightmare Chess, the game-master distributes cards accordingly. (These rules will be posted) Then the first game-post is.

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This can easily be done by creating a card spreadsheet out of the entire deck, and distributing this spreadsheet to game-masters in like.

Play this card after any move which does not capture an opposing piece. Tags separate by space: Does that violate the Checkmate Rule, even though I was already in checkmate? Opponent did not play a card on his turn. So yes, when moving the King like a different piece, it may move through check.

Conversely, Steve Darlington of RPGnetwhile finding the artwork “absolutely gorgeous” and that “in terms of sheer presentation Play Fatal Attraction at the end of your turn, Pacifism at the beginning of your next turn. Each card has a point value, so you can build custom decks based on an agreed point total, or handicap the match so the better player has fewer cards. Can someone help me analyze this game stiggling 11 min ago.

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Once I played it and two pawns automatically Queened, with a whole lineup of them ready to march on in! Email required Address never made public.

Cards are single use and limited, so they have to be used wisely. The sets are known as Knightmare Chess 1 [2] and Knightmare Chess 2 ; [3] a single card deck can be created by shuffling both decks together. It is in the player’s best interest to wait until the game-master has provided them their entitled card s before they make their next move. Really very few players out there.


The total chaotic power of one’s personal deck can be measured in the sum of the points of all cards in the deck. Instead of a cerebral duel of faceless pieces, the board becomes a George-RR-Martin-styled war — full of tricks, traps and red-handed treachery.

It is not legal. You cannot play a “replace-move” card and an “after-move” card, because the “after-move” card is not legal to play at the moment Plot Within Plots is played.

Does this violate the Checkmate Rule?

Does the board continue to get smaller as pieces move and new empty ranks are open? The original second rank, now the first rank. That is the move which you are using to meet the “play after move” condition of the card. Share directly to my status. Take one from another set, make one out of clay, or use a proxy. Were any rules broken, or is this all legal? The move is the displacement of a piece from one space to another; the route isn’t part of the definition of move.

Strictly speaking, it is not a game in acrds own right, but an expansion set of cards which modify the rules of the classic game.

White spends his first two moves moving his Knight, then Black moves a piece, such as a Knight or a side Pawn. While the cards carde some random elements to chess, they are not all powerful. Mark all topics as READ. In Knightmare Chess, the restriction on castling through check is lifted, even when not playing a card, so long as that it does not end its turn in check.

Another innovation of the American version is to include chexs for “dueling deck” play, where each player has his own customized deck, possibly built from multiple copies of the set if desired. I enjoy games which actually have a story to them. Does the BOGGED piece get to move one square in the first direction and stop OR does it get to move its full movement for the first move and them one square in vhess direction? Some geospatial data on this website is provided by geonames.

Being one of the authors of Knightmare Chess, I’m ready to answer to any question on the game, though I’ve not yet seen the American edition must be somewhere over the ocean at this time. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Does that mean my move that is coming up now? This item will only be visible in searches to you, your friends, and admins. The PANIC is no longer in effect — you may take your turn under whatever time limits you normally have in your game.


Excellent concept, as somewhat borrowed from the original French variant. As for me, I adore the way it changes the game from intentionally foreseeable to shamelessly diverse— the way it puts players on their toes, trying to react to the unpredictable turns the game may take.

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They have a number in the top right corner, indicating a cost when using the deck building rules. Glad you guys are enjoying it! This one’s rather annoying I supported because… “It’s my small token thanks, for a website that has boosted my enjoyment of life. My knifhtmare year old son enjoys chess, but the pictures perturb him especially if we play into the late night hours.

No, by extension of the Checkmate Rule.

Knightmare Chess

Castling in Knightmare Chess is odd, because Knightmare Chess allows you to put your King in check as long as he’s out by the end of the turn.

I figure my King certainly can’t change into a Bishop without still being a King, so is this not allowed, or would it is and my King would become a King that looks and moves like a Bishop? White’s intents and expectations don’t enter into it. Highest regards for you, for this is my favorite chess variant.

There’s not a lot of sites that post it. It is legal to change the Bishop to another piece say a Knight. Any more than that is disrespectful.