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Tim Fielding's SOMA Chess


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By 2021-10-20 Tim Fielding mailed me a suggestion for 5 SOMA_Chess pieces. Plus 5 versions of Pawn shapes.
Now at last (jan 2022) It reached the SOMA web. :-)
Of course you would need 16 SOMA set for the main pieces, plus 16 set for the pawns, so it will probably never be made for real.
Hmm. Maybe the pawn #006 which uses only 19 cubes could be made in various piece combinations, så that fewer SOMA sets would be needed?
          In any case, there are 130 ways to combine 5 pieces into a pawn.


But who knows, maybe someone would make it in miniature on a 3D printer. Not as SOMA pieces, but as the figures in 1/4 size ?

Tim wrote:
"I made a Soma chess set, making the knight was the hardest piece.
It's so kewl. Its special project. I've got the back row ... rook, knight, bishop, queen, king.
And five different pawns to choose from."

Lets play SOMA Chess ... Your move, LOL. ;) Just kidding, whaddya think?
/Tim
          (LOL is jargon for "Laughing Out Loud")

The 5 main Chess pieces.

/SOMA-Chess-T001
;King
/..7/.77/..4/.44/.43/.15/.65/662
/.../..7/.../..3/.13/.13/.55/6.2
/.../.../.../.../.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T002
;Queen
/..1/.51/.55/.73/.33/.63/662
/.../..1/..5/.77/.74/.44/642
/.../.../.../.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T003
;Bishop
/.11/.51/.73/.33/.63/662
/..5/.55/.77/.74/.44/642
/.../.../.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T004
;Knight
/.3./.33/.34/.75/.65/662
/.1./.14/.74/.77/.55/6.2
/.../.14/.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T001
;Rook / Tower
/552/.56/.16/.34/333
/5.2/.66/.11/.74/774
/.22/.../.../.../.74

A selection of five pawn variations.

/SOMA-Chess-T006
;Pawn I (five pieces)
/.77/.17/.65/662
/..7/.11/.55/652
/.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T007
;Pawn II
/.15/.65/662/443/.44
/.11/.55/6.2/773/.73
/.../.../.22/.73/...

/SOMA-Chess-T008
;Pawn III
/.15/.65/662/.44/443
/.11/.55/6.2/.73/773
/.../.../.22/.../.73

/SOMA-Chess-T009
;Pawn IV (five pieces)
/..3/.33/.53/.61/662
/.../..5/.55/.11/6.2
/.../.../.../.../.22

/SOMA-Chess-T010
;Pawn V (five pieces)
/..4/.14/.11/.65/662
/.../..4/..4/.55/652
/.../.../.../.../.22
/Tim