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Boxed Chess

Chindogu Happiness Industrial Concern happily presents its newest chess set.

This beautifully sculpted box opens to reveal a working chess set.  The box and board with working lid weigh in at 6 prims while the stone carved pieces come in at one prim each (32 for those of you counting).

The set would look perfect on a coffee table or a park table and is sure to bring you and a friend tons of fun.

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Artillery!

CHIC has now released a two player game that two people can play against each other from anywhere on the grid.  Similar to ‘Battleship’ each person wears a HUD and fires against each other guessing the location of their various pieces.  Play is dead simple, click a square, it tells you if hit the other person or not.

Artillery AdI hope you all have fun with this.  (Yes, this was the project I was optimistically hoping to get out a month ago.  Work prevented that from happening.)

Note: I just forgot to put the link out for this until just now: XStreetSL

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My Chess Set

So about, I don’t know, 4 months ago in the midst of Chindogu stuff happening and Christmas and God knows what else, I had an idea for a chess set that

  1. Would scale to any size
  2. Would allow the players to have a visual selector to click on for where their pieces should go
  3. Would only allow them to chose moves that made sense
  4. Save games after every move in case, I don’t know, SecondLife crashed
  5. Give me a ‘fun project’ to take my mind off of things

I know that similar things have been done in Second Life before, but sometimes I just like to do things myself because they teach me things that are applicable to other projects, etc.  In any event, here is the result of my project

Chessboard

My friend Ghanie Lane made the pieces exclusivly for me and they turned out much better than they look in this picture (just the rooks in the distance seem to have lost some details that are definately there in world).  I scultped the table, the drawer, the table, the chair bases, etc. I have to say I’m pretty happy with this.