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« on: 11 25, 2012, 11:25: PM »

In TFR, krenn mentions the Rom zha at one point. I'm wondering, has that ever been developed to the extent that klin zha  has?
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« Reply #1 on: 11 27, 2012, 08:55: PM »

Goodness no! I can not imagine what foulness passes for a game among the Romulans.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 22, 2012, 08:36: PM »

Thats kind of too bad. I think it might be interesting, or amusing, to see what passes for strategy to a mind such as the rom.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 24, 2012, 03:36: PM »

Well it probably involves rolling around in some kind of fetid slime...

OK, maybe not. I am thinking that treachery and assassination must play some role in it. Although I am not sure how you could establish rules that allow for rule breaking in any game. THere might be something involving secret deals and alliances which may end up getting broken during the game.
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« Reply #4 on: 01 01, 2013, 05:22: PM »

The game in question is called latrunculo by the Rihannsu (or "Romulans"). Presumably, Ford based the name on the Latin "lātrunculus", which is what pawn chess piece is called in Latin.

To the best of my [admittedly rather limited] knowledge, the game has not been fleshed out to the degree that klin zha has.
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« Reply #5 on: 02 13, 2013, 10:22: AM »

    In looking into "lātrunculus", it definately matches what little Ford described of latrunculo.  Capturing is by trapping an opponents piece between two of your own, and there is one piece that doesn't capture that way, but jumps, even the relatively odd rectangular board seems to match.  So you could say that the game has been worked up before it was Rom Zha.  For more information see historicalgames-blog:latrunculi or Wikipedia:Ludus_latrunculorum

    
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