Barney Boomslang

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Avatar Chess

Here is a picture of the full set for Avatar Chess. What is Avatar Chess, you ask? Well, it is a game of chess played by 32 avatars. So see it as chess as a team-sport. The first game of Avatar Chess will happen November 16th in Kula4 at the CC event. Music might be provided by yours truly (and of course all CC licensed music, to go with the event).

The chess set itself – pieces, working chess clock and maybe the board (have to ask the builder of it) will be provided for free under the CC Attribution Share-Alike license starting with that event – so teams can start to do their own set of avatars to have different styles.

The dream? Well, the creation of the Second Life First Avatar Chess League with teams like the Red Roundheads and the Winged Devils πŸ™‚

If you are interested in the concept, join the group “Avatar Chess” now. And if you want to play actively, I still am looking for someone setting up the white team and of course both teams (red is managed by Neit Tackleberry) need players.

Here are more pictures done by Florenze Kerensky of the full set.


Written by barney

October 24, 2006 at 11:11

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  1. The Metaverse Messenger ran a piece on avatar chess in the November 07 Issue.


    November 14, 2006 at 14:01

  2. Wow this would be a great event to celebrate National Games Week let me know if you want to have at the library on Info Island in between November 19th- 25th. πŸ˜€


    November 16, 2006 at 08:21

  3. Well, the avatar stuff is allready available for free, the chess clock will be too (as soon as I write a useable documentation). So it’s easy to set up another game – the main problem will be to find 32 ppl to play chess, but if you have them, I’ll be happy to help you set up a game, of course πŸ™‚


    November 16, 2006 at 09:49

  4. It was genious!

    Bibi Book

    November 17, 2006 at 02:00

  5. Some picturs are at the new entry to the first game of Avatar Chess.


    November 17, 2006 at 14:58

  6. This is a great idea (Avatar Chess) and sounds like fun but in I wonder if in reality it is too slow-paced for the people to really enjoy it?


    December 10, 2006 at 18:13

  7. Oh, it’s actually quite hectic and chaotic – not really slow-paced at all πŸ™‚


    December 10, 2006 at 18:17

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