Hey this is something I put together last year that we never got to try out. I'll just throw it out there for poops and giggles:
Dag Battle Chess: A real game of chess, Dag bear-pit style.
Its a real game of chess between 2 people played on a real chess board. The catch is, when a person attempts to "take" the other person's peice, a 1 on 1 battle take place in real life to determine the outcome whether the attempt is successful or not.
The basic pieces/players are as follows:
(6 people per team, but could also be played with less if one would assume multiple roles)
King - An armored single blue - ALSO THE MAIN PERSON PLAYING THE GAME OF CHESS.
Queen - An armored shield + flail.
Bishop - An armored florintiner.
Knight - An armored sword + boarder.
Rook - An armored red user.
Pawn - A non-armered single blue.
Though it has not been play tested yet, addition rules/suggestions to the game are as follows:
-To make the game more true to the principles of strategic chess, the player being attacked should have a natural slight disadvantage, thus the player being attacked has a halflife of the following:
1st time being attacked - loss of armor 2nd time - automatic loss of upper limb 3rd time - automatic loss of lower + upper limb
-I am unsure if limbs + armor "respawn" after a confrontation. If they could, this could potentially seriously regress the game to the point of a queen on queen battle royal.
- Depending on the rules you are using, another option to balance things out is to give pawns the ability to "double-re-enforce" each other by means of having 1 pawn (after wining a battle) slide into another pawn's colum, and then the other pawn "merging" into the other pawn. This would be manifested by a second single blue user joining the pawn in the live battle (making it a 2v1).
There are in every man, at every hour, two simultaneous postulations, one towards God, the other towards Satan. - Charles Baudelaire