And now for something completely different in here, an interesting and quite unique literal chessboard using Umineko characters to play.
We started playing this game just some hours ago on 4chan, when unfortunately the evil Meanie Mod deleted the whole thing.
Luckily for us, it was all saved in this link right here:
Without further addo, let me explain the rules in this:
1- This is your usual chess game, except anyone can participate whenever they so want.
2- All of the pieces are represented by Umineko characters, each side representing either the Humans or the Witches team on Rokkenjima.
3- There’s a chessboard image being constantly updated with each selected move done by the players.
4- That said, anyone can play in either side if they want, and their move will be chosen as long as said individual is the first person to post a valid move after the very next image update (meaning, each time a valid move is done and the image updated with said move, the next valid move can be done by anyone willing to play, as long as they post first).
5- In addition to that, we also implemented a rule were each person must impersonate the character they requested the movement of. This pretty much means, they write a one-liner for that given move of said character, possibly interacting with the other characters surrounding him in the chessboard.
For an example taken from the original thread:
George b5 (which was attacking knight Chiester 45 in c6)
“I eat lots of bunnies during my many meals, missy. I hope you are prepared to get cooked”
The real fun in here will probably be the random interactions between the characters, some of which probably would never have interacted with these otherwise. You can use any spoilers as a meaning of comunication between the characters if you so want. Just don’t write stuff that is too screwed up at that, as it could go against the guidelines of this forum.
This whole thing follows quite closely Ryukishi’s way of creating character interactions and his plot building for his works, as said by himself “I just like to throw my characters in various circumstances and see how each of them will interact with each other and the given situation in hand during said chapter”… or something along those lines, during that interview. In other words, I’m sure it will be quite an interesting experiment to do in here as a game.
Just to finish, this is pretty much an experiment, we can think of suggestions for additional rules since this game isn’t completely anonymous anymore (like, people who posted for one side can only post movements for that side… or something, we can decide that later for a possible next game).
Anyone willing to make the first move, just go for it!