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Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 05:56:58 PM
Hey! Anyone interested in helping to organize a Human Chess game?
I'm in the process of making the giant chessboard, but I'll need 32 different cosplayers to take the parts of the pieces, and at least one pair of experienced players that want to play the actual game, on a smaller board.

I'll update more when I get more organized, or when more people show interest.


Hooha!

EDIT: List removed. Be patient, folks, it'll be back. Promise.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 05, 2005, 08:19:58 PM
I'd totally do that.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 08:32:08 PM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
I'd totally do that.


X3
Yay!
I'll probably need to get this ok'd with the Fanime staff (especially if we have to have it indoors - the sun and all that), but I'm pretty sure I can pull this off. Just need... oh, 30 more people.

Around two months before Fanime, if people are still interested, I will start compiling a list of who wants to be chess pieces (and which pieces, at that), and people who would want to be the players.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 05, 2005, 08:33:21 PM
I think it would be awesome if we could set the board up on the Civic Center floor and have players on the opposite sides of the Mezzanine.

Inu, pipe-dreamer.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 08:39:37 PM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
I think it would be awesome if we could set the board up on the Civic Center floor and have players on the opposite sides of the Mezzanine.

Inu, pipe-dreamer.


Haha... it would be awesome, but I think the best we can hope for is maybe the area on either side of the fountains, or a section of hallway on the first floor of the convention center. Even that might be too much.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Ikari on June 05, 2005, 09:33:50 PM
Dan Hibiki must be the king.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 05, 2005, 09:34:28 PM
Hmmm....


Strip-cosplay Yaoi chess.


:D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 05, 2005, 09:49:07 PM
I want in this chess game, not the yaoi one but the regular one, sounds great. Well the yaoi would be something...?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 09:53:13 PM
Oooh so many people. =3

The yaoi game could be after the normal one? I dunno. Still have so much time to plan.


And dammit, my board prototype is dead. My brother spilled stuff on it. Already.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: lying is an art form on June 05, 2005, 09:59:51 PM
Kris I'm so in! It's me from AIM (weirdaznfool) haha. Anyways, how about the way of capturing pieces be by glomping? Or for Kakashi, we could do Thousand Years of Pain?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 10:02:24 PM
Quote from: "Itachi no Jutsu"
Kris I'm so in! It's me from AIM (weirdaznfool) haha. Anyways, how about the way of capturing pieces be by glomping? Or for Kakashi, we could do Thousand Years of Pain?


I personally don't like glomping, but if people want to do that, yus, we shall.

The ones who don't like glomping, could maybe be in character. Like, ifi there's a Gaara: "Desert Coffin!"

Yus.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 05, 2005, 10:03:55 PM
Now this would be cosplay chess so would it be of our choosing on what to wear or would there be some set of guide lines?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 10:15:02 PM
Quote from: "VictimX"
Now this would be cosplay chess so would it be of our choosing on what to wear or would there be some set of guide lines?


Any cosplay from any series. Granted, this started out as a Naruto chess thing, but it seems not enough Naruto cosplayers are interested in putting forth the effort to stand on a chessboard. So now it's a free for all.

Yay!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 05, 2005, 10:23:28 PM
Sounds even better now, also I want to be a knight :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 10:25:07 PM
We just need a place to have this game. I don't think outside would be very smart - unless we have a tent or canopy or something. Where do you think we'd be allowed to have our little game?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 05, 2005, 10:29:33 PM
Other then the main entrance or out side I'm not sure?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 10:31:40 PM
Quote from: "VictimX"
Other then the main entrance or out side I'm not sure?


If we don't have a smaller chessboard, the main entrance might work. the players could stand up on the balcony, or something. Maybe one of the hallways to the side? Of course, we might get into trouble for obstructing traffic. =3
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 05, 2005, 10:34:29 PM
Well maybe if it was held late at night it wouldn't be so bad?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 05, 2005, 10:38:01 PM
Quote from: "VictimX"
Well maybe if it was held late at night it wouldn't be so bad?


And therein lies the problem. I can only stay till about 10, 11 latest each night. If only I weren't a teenager.

EDIT: One of my friends just brought up an interesting situation. If there are more than two games played, the cosplayers who want to be pieces but couldn't could maybe switch with cosplayers who don't want to be pieces anymore. That way, more people are able to be on the board.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Auron-X on June 06, 2005, 12:03:34 AM
I would hella love to be in this. Chess peice or player, i dont care.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Ikari on June 06, 2005, 12:20:44 AM
Take away the glomping and I'm in.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 06, 2005, 12:42:27 AM
Hn....

Want me to plot out the amount of money it would take to make... 64 3 foot by 3 foot squares out of paper? I work for a Kinko's so It's theoretically possible! :twisted:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 06:54:58 AM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
Hn....

Want me to plot out the amount of money it would take to make... 64 3 foot by 3 foot squares out of paper? I work for a Kinko's so It's theoretically possible! :twisted:


Shite. 3ft quared? I was thinking more along the lines of 2 ft, but if you think 3 feet would work better, I can always hit up on my grandmother for more paper. She gets it free. =3
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Green_Tea on June 06, 2005, 06:59:38 AM
Hey there. I would totally love to be a peice. Specially if I could be a rook or a knight or something.

Rather than using paper why don't you just use masking tape and for the black squares add diagnal lines inside. Also, The room that the dance was held in I think was empty during the day, though I could be wrong. You should see if you could do it in there.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 09:46:56 AM
Quote from: "Green_Tea"
Hey there. I would totally love to be a peice. Specially if I could be a rook or a knight or something.

Rather than using paper why don't you just use masking tape and for the black squares add diagnal lines inside. Also, The room that the dance was held in I think was empty during the day, though I could be wrong. You should see if you could do it in there.


I think it'd be easier to just make the board out of paper: no messy tape cleanup, easier to transport, quicker to put together, and I can put more detailed stuff on each of the squares.
Do you think we could ... commandeer that room for a couple hours? I'll see if we can get into there.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 06, 2005, 10:17:11 AM
Kinkos' oversize black and white printer can print three feet by anything wide, depending on the limitations of the roll, at fifty cents a square foot (less for me). You'd need 24 foot long rolls, eight of them, at three feet wide, so it would be approximately 237 dollars (before 30 percent discount) to make the whole board from printer. ^^'
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Jyunishinsho on June 06, 2005, 12:31:11 PM
I'd join.

Cosplay wise, what do you need?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 02:28:40 PM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
Kinkos' oversize black and white printer can print three feet by anything wide, depending on the limitations of the roll, at fifty cents a square foot (less for me). You'd need 24 foot long rolls, eight of them, at three feet wide, so it would be approximately 237 dollars (before 30 percent discount) to make the whole board from printer. ^^'



....
Good lord. I'll just stick to hand-taping and marker-ing, I think.

Thanks for the info, though! It makes me feel all fuzzy that there are people that genuinely like the idea. I don't feel quite so stupid anymore.

Yay!

And Jyunishinsho, it doesn't matter really what cosplay you decide to wear. Just so long as you can fit all of it onto the squares (which are either going to be 2ft square or 3ft square). I would adore the more... 'shonen'-y characters, but I'm not going to put restrictions on the types of costumes.

Okay. So. Contrary to what I said earlier, I shall begin compiling the list of characters/cosplayers and the pieces. One of my friends (who has agreed, after much whining, to help me put this together) has claimed one of the queen spots. So yes. I'll have the basic list put up in a jiffy.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 06, 2005, 03:41:36 PM
The people who are the Kings and Queens would have to be tall, taller than everyone else.
And we could have Naruto cosplayers on one side, and other cosplayers on the other side.
I'd personally like to be a bishop. :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 03:46:23 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
The people who are the Kings and Queens would have to be tall, taller than everyone else.
And we could have Naruto cosplayers on one side, and other cosplayers on the other side.
I'd personally like to be a bishop. :D


That wouldn't be fair to many cosplayers, as not everyone is tall. Asians especially are rather short (spoken from experience - there are 13 year olds taller than me!), and it'd seem racist if only tall people could be kings and queens.

If we have enough Naruto cosplayers, sure, we could have them on one side of the board. I rather doubt we will have enough, though.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ced1106 on June 06, 2005, 05:19:11 PM
Let's see...

* For the board, see if white or black squares on concrete, grass, carpet, or other solid color surface will do. Tape the corners of the squares together. On grass, nail in white squares. If you're using white squares, you can save $ by using rectangular squares, aka. sheets of paper. The best surface is office carpet with masking tape; you should be able to get away with ignoring the color of the squares.

* As for rank, cut out "headbands" or create paper hats with the rank symbol cut out. You can also have PVP pipe poles with the rank symbol at the ends; each person holds their pole upright.

* Use megaphone to announce chess moves, so that the cosplayers know where to move. And make sure the cosplays know how to move, lol. You may want a moderator to help make sure the cosplayers moved correctly. You may also want to bring along chess sets so the chess players know where the pieces are.

* Just for aesthetics sake, have the cosplay match the rank. People cosplaying duplicates can go in the back rank.

Here's an image from The Prisoner, which had an ep with human chess:
http://www.chessgraphics.net/jpg/chess10.jpg


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 06:07:31 PM
Quote from: "ced1106"
Let's see...

* For the board, see if white or black squares on concrete, grass, carpet, or other solid color surface will do. Tape the corners of the squares together. On grass, nail in white squares. If you're using white squares, you can save $ by using rectangular squares, aka. sheets of paper. The best surface is office carpet with masking tape; you should be able to get away with ignoring the color of the squares.

* As for rank, cut out "headbands" or create paper hats with the rank symbol cut out. You can also have PVP pipe poles with the rank symbol at the ends; each person holds their pole upright.

* Use megaphone to announce chess moves, so that the cosplayers know where to move. And make sure the cosplays know how to move, lol. You may want a moderator to help make sure the cosplayers moved correctly. You may also want to bring along chess sets so the chess players know where the pieces are.

* Just for aesthetics sake, have the cosplay match the rank. People cosplaying duplicates can go in the back rank.

Here's an image from The Prisoner, which had an ep with human chess:
http://www.chessgraphics.net/jpg/chess10.jpg


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^



You are very cool. =D
The rankings will most likely be denoted with signs that people can wave around, like picket signs. That'd be so much easier than PVC, not to mention cheaper.

The chessboard itself will be posterboards (that are free, much to my delight) taped together. The board will most likely come in seperate folding pieces, for easy transportation and storage.

A megaphone would be nice - though, I'd need someone to donate that. I don't have one of my own. I was also planning on having a more normal sized chessboard be brought along, so the players have a better view of their playing field. Also, as I know many people (myself included) do not know the technical names of the spaces on the board, I think we'll have to dumb down the moves - like, knight Sakura, go up three and one to the left.

A wide variety of cosplays would be nice. I think that there will be only one cosplayer of any character on the board at a time. I'll have to think about variations in costume (like Cardcaptor Sakura's many outfits), but those might be acceptable.


Umm. Yes. On that note, when you sign up for a position, kindly include what you think you'll be cosplaying on that day. Thank you.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 06, 2005, 06:50:30 PM
We need a megaphone, yes. That is most required.

I will be cosplaying as Dosu Kinuta(Naruto) on that day, and as i said earlier, ill be a bishop if i can. Ill see if i can get better speakers than i had this year, so i can play music for everyone. The ones i have now aren't very good. They dont project. :(

And Kris, i live in Los Gatos, so if u tell me where u live exactly i can help u make it. :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Sassi_the_SYFG on June 06, 2005, 07:51:45 PM
How about a chess tournament on Friday, and then the Cosplay Chess on Saturday?  That way you can have the top two players from the tournament be the ones to dictate the movements of the human pieces, making it a championship game.

And you'll totally have enough Naruto costplayers.  Have you seen the pictures from the Naruto gathering??
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 08:01:56 PM
Quote from: "Sassi_the_SYFG"
How about a chess tournament on Friday, and then the Cosplay Chess on Saturday?  That way you can have the top two players from the tournament be the ones to dictate the movements of the human pieces, making it a championship game.

And you'll totally have enough Naruto costplayers.  Have you seen the pictures from the Naruto gathering??


There are a few problems with the tournament + championship games:
How will we find the space for a tournament? Are there enough people willing to actually play chess? Anime fans tend to come to conventions for the anime - and a lot don't know how to play chess.
I also will most likely be attending only Saturday and Sunday - It's not until 2007 that I'll be able to spend a whole four days at Fanime. Being a highschooler sucks.


And for the Naruto cosplayers: They don't seem very interested. I ran this by them once, because I'd initially intended to have only Naruto cosplayers be pieces, but they kinda shot me down. So I opened the idea to all cosplays.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 08:02:28 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
We need a megaphone, yes. That is most required.

I will be cosplaying as Dosu Kinuta(Naruto) on that day, and as i said earlier, ill be a bishop if i can. Ill see if i can get better speakers than i had this year, so i can play music for everyone. The ones i have now aren't very good. They dont project. :(

And Kris, i live in Los Gatos, so if u tell me where u live exactly i can help u make it. :D


Does it matter to you which side of the board you'll be on? Or do you have a preference?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Minagi-chan on June 06, 2005, 08:19:33 PM
Ah, I was wondering when this would come up.  

I think that the cosplay part is a good idea, but not glomp chess.  At least not together.  The problem with the glomp is that, inevitably, somebody caught up in the moment will take it from glomp to flying tackle chess.  Yes, that is indeed... bad.  Other than the injury risks, the glomping might do some damage to people's cosplays.

Other than that, I think it's a great idea!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 08:39:27 PM
Quote from: "Minagi-chan"
Ah, I was wondering when this would come up.  

I think that the cosplay part is a good idea, but not glomp chess.  At least not together.  The problem with the glomp is that, inevitably, somebody caught up in the moment will take it from glomp to flying tackle chess.  Yes, that is indeed... bad.  Other than the injury risks, the glomping might do some damage to people's cosplays.

Other than that, I think it's a great idea!


=3 Excellent point. Glomps are dangerous, either expected or not.

So we probably won't have glomps. I don't want to risk killing the chessboard anyway.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: VictimX on June 06, 2005, 08:48:43 PM
I'd like to be a knight if possible any side, I'll probly go as a Resident Evil or Dino Crisis character.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 06, 2005, 08:55:43 PM
I dont think that the side matters.
I like the tournament idea, but getting people to play in it will be hard. Maybe if we offered a cash prize to the winner...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 08:59:02 PM
Righto. Updated for VictimX and dosukinuta4's positions.


Psst: anyone wanna be moderator for me? I wanna be a piece X3
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: serajwl on June 06, 2005, 09:00:00 PM
Hmm.... If i sharpen my chess skills i might want to play on the actualy smaller board.... but i'll let you know about that X3
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 06, 2005, 09:05:18 PM
I suppose I could play if no one else would. But im not very good. I havent played in a couple years, but I can still try. Maybe we could have a practice session over the summer.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: serajwl on June 06, 2005, 09:06:32 PM
fo shizzle, yo. That would be cool. I might have a little get-together with a bunch of people later this month... so maybe you can come then.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 09:10:25 PM
By the time Fanime comes around, the thingy under my first post will say 'has been edited 3492385345098345034 times.'

Gehh.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 06, 2005, 09:10:50 PM
Sure, if i can go. U still live 2 hours away from me. Thats a long drive. I would need proper persuasion for that. And starting this friday and continuing for 10 days, ill be in Hawaii. Yay! :D
I wanna go to Hawaii, YAY!! :D
Lots of time to sit in the hotel, and surf, and snorkel, and think about how to improve on our ideas of awsomeness for chess and for my costume.
And now im just rambling on, dont mind me. I do this a lot.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: likkyan on June 06, 2005, 10:40:14 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Quote from: "Sassi_the_SYFG"
How about a chess tournament on Friday, and then the Cosplay Chess on Saturday?  That way you can have the top two players from the tournament be the ones to dictate the movements of the human pieces, making it a championship game.
There are a few problems with the tournament + championship games:
How will we find the space for a tournament? Are there enough people willing to actually play chess? Anime fans tend to come to conventions for the anime - and a lot don't know how to play chess.
I also will most likely be attending only Saturday and Sunday - It's not until 2007 that I'll be able to spend a whole four days at Fanime. Being a highschooler sucks.

The tournament idea sounds kind of cool... >.>;  If you live in the SJ area, could someone please confirm/correct this info for me?  I believe that Santana Row has a bunch of chess tables, with bags attached to each that hold the chess pieces.  They're outdoors, and free for public use.  They also have a large chessboard set into the ground, and some big pieces you can push around on it (but if I recall, some are broken/chipped/missing).  If there was a way to get people over there, that would be a neat place to have it... well, maybe not the cosplay part, since it's kind of a ritzy place, and people in cosplay might get glared at and insulted by the rich people x_x;  I /think/ it's in Santana Row, but it's been a while since I've been there, so if someone could fill me in on if it's still there or not, that'd be awesome.

I'm not much of a cosplay person, since I'm horribly lazy, but if I was, I'd love to be part of this.  As is, I hope you manage to get a full crew of people, 'cause I'd definately go watch, and I could videotape it and put it online (if someone would host the file/torrent) for those who participate.  :D  Good luck~

[edit] Oh yes, and if no one else is up for it, I'd be willing to make the signs for the players.  Something like the ones in that image ced1106 linked, maybe out of painted balsa wood?  I like artsy crafts.  This sounds like fun :3 [/edit]
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 06, 2005, 11:42:39 PM
Quote from: "likkyan"
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Quote from: "Sassi_the_SYFG"
How about a chess tournament on Friday, and then the Cosplay Chess on Saturday?  That way you can have the top two players from the tournament be the ones to dictate the movements of the human pieces, making it a championship game.
There are a few problems with the tournament + championship games:
How will we find the space for a tournament? Are there enough people willing to actually play chess? Anime fans tend to come to conventions for the anime - and a lot don't know how to play chess.
I also will most likely be attending only Saturday and Sunday - It's not until 2007 that I'll be able to spend a whole four days at Fanime. Being a highschooler sucks.

The tournament idea sounds kind of cool... >.>;  If you live in the SJ area, could someone please confirm/correct this info for me?  I believe that Santana Row has a bunch of chess tables, with bags attached to each that hold the chess pieces.  They're outdoors, and free for public use.  They also have a large chessboard set into the ground, and some big pieces you can push around on it (but if I recall, some are broken/chipped/missing).  If there was a way to get people over there, that would be a neat place to have it... well, maybe not the cosplay part, since it's kind of a ritzy place, and people in cosplay might get glared at and insulted by the rich people x_x;  I /think/ it's in Santana Row, but it's been a while since I've been there, so if someone could fill me in on if it's still there or not, that'd be awesome.

I'm not much of a cosplay person, since I'm horribly lazy, but if I was, I'd love to be part of this.  As is, I hope you manage to get a full crew of people, 'cause I'd definately go watch, and I could videotape it and put it online (if someone would host the file/torrent) for those who participate.  :D  Good luck~

[edit] Oh yes, and if no one else is up for it, I'd be willing to make the signs for the players.  Something like the ones in that image ced1106 linked, maybe out of painted balsa wood?  I like artsy crafts.  This sounds like fun :3 [/edit]


You could still play the actual game, if you wanna. It'd be awesome to get a videorecording - maybe I'll bring a camcorder or something, too.

And it would be so totally cool and awesome and other teenybopper phrases if you made the signs. I was just going to have picketsigns and stuff, but actual signs would be ... what was that 90's phrase.. 'da bomb'.

As for the outside gathering in Santana Row - that might be difficult. I can't go anywhere outside of school functions, so, eh... But if the other people want to, I don't see why not. I'd just need confirmation of winners and things like that.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ced1106 on June 06, 2005, 11:53:05 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
How will we find the space for a tournament? Are there enough people willing to actually play chess?


Hmm. This will be at Fanime, right? Contact tabletop@fanime.com and pitch the idea. This year, we had plenty of space, and a chess tournament sounds fine. (Hey, if we can run two YGO tournaments...) My concern is that if you don't have two good similarly matched chess players, you're going to spend an hour setting up and another hour watching someone obviously lose.

Not familiar with chess tournaments and swiss format, but that won't keep me from posting a suggestion -- that may also encourage non-cosplaying chess players to participate:
* Swiss format: After each round, each player plays against another player who has won the same amount of games.
* After the tournament, each player receives their scorecard (ie. number of wins). The top two players are invited for the cosplay chess. If one or both decline, use the scorecards to pair off the two highest-scoring players, etc. etc.

Myself, I have two miniature chessboards I can bring. After the tournament, I can run SJG games of their chess games -- with prizes. Heck, I even have Tile Chess, a multiplayer chess game, so you can select the top two players after only one game...

EDIT: Found the rules in .pdf format. One game of Tile Chess should be a quick way to find two good chess players and could be pulled off the same day as the cosplay chess...
http://www.sjgames.com/tilechess/img/rules.pdf


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 07, 2005, 12:21:03 AM
Quote from: "ced1106"
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
How will we find the space for a tournament? Are there enough people willing to actually play chess?


Hmm. This will be at Fanime, right? Contact tabletop@fanime.com and pitch the idea. This year, we had plenty of space, and a chess tournament sounds fine. (Hey, if we can run two YGO tournaments...) My concern is that if you don't have two good similarly matched chess players, you're going to spend an hour setting up and another hour watching someone obviously lose.

Not familiar with chess tournaments and swiss format, but that won't keep me from posting a suggestion -- that may also encourage non-cosplaying chess players to participate:
* Swiss format: After each round, each player plays against another player who has won the same amount of games.
* After the tournament, each player receives their scorecard (ie. number of wins). The top two players are invited for the cosplay chess. If one or both decline, use the scorecards to pair off the two highest-scoring players, etc. etc.

Myself, I have two miniature chessboards I can bring. After the tournament, I can run SJG games of their chess games -- with prizes. Heck, I even have Tile Chess, a multiplayer chess game, so you can select the top two players after only one game...

Tile Chess Designer Notes:
http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=1181


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^


Oh my word. A tournament would be nice, but I don't think a lot of people would have the patience or skill to keep up. I know I wouldn't.  *sweatdrop*

But really. If we get enough people, I would be willing to arrange a tournament. If we only have 4 or 5 people who will actually be playing, though, I don't think it'd be worth the effort.


*scratches head* How did it go from one game to a tournament?  =O
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Logik on June 07, 2005, 03:44:52 PM
I'd definitley like to take part in this game next year. I could both play a game and be a piece (not at the same time of course :P ). I might go as Kenshin again, but it's still a year away so I might do something different.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 07, 2005, 03:48:54 PM
If we get the tournament on the roster for things that are happening at Fanime, and say that there is a prize for the winner, then Im sure well get ppl to come and play.
We just need to get on the list(watever its called).
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 07, 2005, 06:05:55 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
If we get the tournament on the roster for things that are happening at Fanime, and say that there is a prize for the winner, then Im sure well get ppl to come and play.
We just need to get on the list(watever its called).


X3 Imagine if we put all the time and effort into arranging the tournament, and then no one showed up. I'd probably sit down and cry.

Nah, j/k. Hmm. How many people would be interested in a tournament? I have to go find out.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 07, 2005, 06:32:21 PM
I'm interested, in either the cosplay chess or the tabletop one...

-zaggy, chess freak. Current win/loss-24/13
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 07, 2005, 08:35:23 PM
Quote from: "Zagato"
I'm interested, in either the cosplay chess or the tabletop one...

-zaggy, chess freak. Current win/loss-24/13


X3 Awesome! I'll just wait and see if enough people are interested in a tournament. Then I'll starrrt doing things for real.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 07, 2005, 09:01:13 PM
I'm willing to moderate, Kris, if it won't interfere with Der Cosplay. ^_^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 07, 2005, 09:19:33 PM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
I'm willing to moderate, Kris, if it won't interfere with Der Cosplay. ^_^


*happy dance!* Yes, thank you!

I was planning on having it on the non derCosplay day anyhow. Just a little something for the people when they're not running around for rehearsals and whatnot.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on June 08, 2005, 08:18:46 AM
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A megaphone would be nice - though, I'd need someone to donate that.

I'll lend my megaphone,as long I get to be the one shouting the direction.Just have the players tell me who moves where and I will herald the instructions. ^^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Jyunishinsho on June 08, 2005, 10:12:01 AM
I also think it'll be cool if the "Kings" were people wearing jaguar masks...

The idea sounds good. This is planned for next year's Fanime, right?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 08, 2005, 04:02:35 PM
I'll ask this early, but does everyone know chess notation?
A-g, 1-8 (I think, not remembering well)
or will there be a teaching session beforehand? (this is for the cosplay chess, not the tabletop one)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 08, 2005, 04:27:54 PM
Quote from: "Zagato"
I'll ask this early, but does everyone know chess notation?
A-g, 1-8 (I think, not remembering well)
or will there be a teaching session beforehand? (this is for the cosplay chess, not the tabletop one)


I was actually thinking of labelling each square with the corresponding notation. There are a lot of people who don't know the notation (myself included...), and even a pre-game tutorial session wouldn't be enough to really impress the information on the players.

Jyunishinsho: Yeah, this is for next year's Fanime. My motto is "The earlier, the better". =]

Glitch: You're awesome. =D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 08, 2005, 04:27:55 PM
I think that's A-H ^^'
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Deep-Six on June 08, 2005, 04:57:33 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
Sure, if i can go. U still live 2 hours away from me. Thats a long drive. I would need proper persuasion for that. And starting this friday and continuing for 10 days, ill be in Hawaii. Yay! :D
I wanna go to Hawaii, YAY!! :D
Lots of time to sit in the hotel, and surf, and snorkel, and think about how to improve on our ideas of awsomeness for chess and for my costume.
And now im just rambling on, dont mind me. I do this a lot.


you going to hawaii brett well have a nice time man in a week I leave for mexico sun sand and scuba divein :wink: also I am all for the chess game I would definetly join in the fun heh
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on June 08, 2005, 09:23:11 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Glitch: You're awesome. =D

I'll take that as a yes,or really cruel sarcasm. :p
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 08, 2005, 09:40:19 PM
I think I was around for the initial mention of this in one of the insane AIM chats... but..

I live too far away to be much assistance in any pre-con tournaments or anything... but I'm willing to help out at the con.

*jumps around and waves*

I'd love to be a piece (White Queen, perhaps?), or someone who helps to run it. I'm terrible at actually playing the game, though I know the rules, I just... don't have the strategy... however, I wouldn't object to being moved around.

I'll be cosplaying next year: Meg from Burst Angel, and possibly a few others.

My AIM is Aelia314

Oh, and one other thing, assuming we get this cleared, I'd be willing to make the props and such that we could give to/put on the players so that you can tell which team, and what piece they are... I'm not really sure who's 'in charge' at this point... but yeah. ^__^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: the_Pink_Panther24 on June 08, 2005, 09:46:20 PM
ill be a white bishop, if its not already taken up. ^^
It's cool, ill be wearing my yura cosplay from psycho le cemu so ill look very "pope-ish"
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 08, 2005, 10:14:08 PM
*was going to keep editing her post with every new idea, but decided to add a new post so things were easier*

I already said stuff right up there. *points UP*

But, alright,

Comments:
 - We can't really do Yaoi-Chess unless people get carded... however we can do regular chess... perhaps with glompage, in a public place. The room where they held the dance this year was unoccupied during the day, and *plenty* large for a huge chessboard. {With Staff Approval, we could maybe get ahold of one of the live-programming rooms... depending.}
 - The size of the squares we need will vary depending on how pieces get captured. (2'x2' would be fine for normal capture, while 3'x3' would be more reasonable for glompage)
 - We'd need a player for each piece, plus at least 5 alternates, in case someone doesn't want to, chickens out, can't make it, or gets tired of playing.
 - We need something to denote which team people are on. (Perhaps armbands of black & white for pawns, and armbands and some prop for the bigger pieces, a sword for the knights, a drapery thingie for the bishops, Collars for the Rooks, and Crowns for the King and Queen.)
 - We would need some sort of prize for the winner... perhaps a day with the piece of their choice? It would have to be something simple, PG, and fun.

Geez this is long. -__-;

 - We could maybe convert Chess into Checkers later in the day, as people got tired, or we wanted things to move faster.
 - Captured pieces should have something entertaining to do in the meantime, I'm not really sure what.
 - To make things more interesting, perhaps challenge squares, where people have to 'battle', through a challenge, and the winner gets to stay, and the loser goes to the loser pit.

IF we set up a game of Yaoi-Chess, where, for legal reasons, we really *would* have to card people, we could run things a bit differently.

 - Bishies would be on one team, unless we have enough players to make two teams of bishies; Fangirls/boys would be on the other. (Players would be decided by a raffle? Or something vaguely random..)
 - Every time a piece got captured, they'd have to take of an article of clothing. ('course, we couldn't go past undies, but ohwell, we can't have everything)
 - The winning player would get to chose any piece of their choice and make them take off an extra piece.
 - To stir things up, and make things fun, the squares each have numbers, well, we'd have a spinner with the different letters and numbers on it, and if anyone was on that square when someone spun, they'd have to either a) complete a challenge, or b) remove more clothes.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 08, 2005, 10:25:14 PM
How did we get from Cosplay Chess to Yaoi Bingo? Thats pretty weird. And y does it have to be Yaoi, y not hentai?

And I want to be a black bishop. Cuz black always wins, or i just like it.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ced1106 on June 08, 2005, 10:25:59 PM
rotfl -- Cosplay checkers sounds hilarious. A king would be a cosplayer piggy-backing on top of another. Yes, if you're a small cosplayer and get to the back row, you can be the top checker piece.

For chess, I'd imagine simply facing towards the opponent's side would help. Each chess player should have an actual board with pieces. Even when wearing identifiers, I'd bet cosplayers look so different that you can't match the outfit well with the piece's rank.


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 08, 2005, 10:31:41 PM
Because Yaoi is good, and good for you. (Despite the fact that it consumes your soul)  While hentai is just.... bleh. I durno... I'm not into the whole... schoolgirls getting molested by tentacles thing. (Whether or not that's ALL hentai, it's a large chunk of it.)

Well... hmm... I'd imagine that we could just have nametags that we stick on people's foreheads or something.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: the_Pink_Panther24 on June 08, 2005, 10:47:56 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
How did we get from Cosplay Chess to Yaoi Bingo? Thats pretty weird. And y does it have to be Yaoi, y not hentai?

And I want to be a black bishop. Cuz black always wins, or i just like it.



bring it!  8)


and as far as the lebels are concerned, it might just come down to a sign/nametag issue. it seems like the easiest solution.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: caelque on June 09, 2005, 01:29:27 AM
I soooooo wanna be a piece! Or a player...either way, more of a piece though. I'd crossplay and be queen but those are both taken...sooooooo White King with Soubi (Loveless) cosplay. ^^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 09, 2005, 12:10:38 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
How did we get from Cosplay Chess to Yaoi Bingo?  


Eh, because I said Bingo when I meant chess.  :oops:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 09, 2005, 12:53:07 PM
I'll take Black king, if not already taken (and if so, black knight...THE BLACK KNIGHT ALWAYS WINS)
And to support the maybe of my teams 'cosplay' I might be a ninja for the day...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 09, 2005, 02:03:51 PM
Quote from: "Glitch"
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Glitch: You're awesome. =D

I'll take that as a yes,or really cruel sarcasm. :p


Hahah that’s a yes. Sarcasm does not suit me =D

E-Chan: =\ Ix-nay on the Yaoi Chess then. Me still underage. I don’t know what I was thinking earlier. =O
Glomp chess may be an out – fragile costumes and all. I do think we can at least try to get a hold of the dance room, if the scheduling is the same next year.
I think likkyan volunteered to make the signs for the pieces – no confirmation yet, though. But if you want to, just in case, that’d be totally cool. =3
The prize thingy is cool, too. Just have to be careful what people want to do (*flinch*) with their piece of choice. Maybe we can give imitation Pocky (I know where to buy it cheap) or a small cash prize. Or an “Otaku Lunch Spread” – Pocky, Ramune, a random sandwich, or some other foodstuffs.
And for the cosplay checkers, I have one word – LEAPFROG! For the captured pieces, maybe they can engage in a rousing game of paper-scissors-rock! Or something. Can’t have them just standing around the whole time.
 Ced1106: Piggy-backing is a great idea. *laugh* Would be so entertaining to watch.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ced1106 on June 09, 2005, 02:28:30 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Glomp chess


Say! Remember Battle Chess? BC pretty much had "action scenes" when one piece took out another. The Queen was a sorceress, and the Rook became a rock monster. Anyway, instead of glomping, whenever a piece takes out another, the capturer and captured make an action pose and a pic is taken.

Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
And for the cosplay checkers, I have one word – LEAPFROG!


Brilliant!



Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 09, 2005, 05:14:53 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"

E-Chan: =\ Ix-nay on the Yaoi Chess then. Me still underage. I don’t know what I was thinking earlier. =O


Or, I could run it in your honor, because... I'm 18. (it would be 17+, btw... just like Yaoi-bingo this year)

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Glomp chess may be an out – fragile costumes and all. I do think we can at least try to get a hold of the dance room, if the scheduling is the same next year.

Well, we could allow glompage of the people who *aren't* fragile. Mine'll be safe.

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The prize thingy is cool, too. Just have to be careful what people want to do (*flinch*) with their piece of choice. Maybe we can give imitation Pocky (I know where to buy it cheap) or a small cash prize. Or an “Otaku Lunch Spread” – Pocky, Ramune, a random sandwich, or some other foodstuffs.

I can make Onigiri, though it tastes nasty if you don't make it fresh... soo.. maybe, depending on the food vendors next year, we have someone running it buy them lunch or something. - and as far as the 'day with a piece' thing... they'd ultimately have the right to say no, provided they had good cause. And we'd have some ground rules: -no taking them back to your room, they get to initiate anything beyond a hug... (which means you can't kiss them unless htey're okay with it) things like that.

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And for the cosplay checkers, I have one word – LEAPFROG!

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Though some of the people that might wanna play could be scary. >.>

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For the captured pieces, maybe they can engage in a rousing game of paper-scissors-rock! Or something. Can’t have them just standing around the whole time.

Hmmm... maybe we could come up with something for them to do... *ponders* Twister, maybe?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 09, 2005, 05:17:52 PM
Back to notation-I'm probably going to study up on that sort of stuff, if you want I can look/ask some friends for a quick how-to guide and teach those in need of teaching for when this all comes around to happening...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 09, 2005, 05:21:00 PM
Zagato: yeah, the notation's going to be important. Umm... I'll need to learn it to. Maybe we put the numbers on the squares?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 09, 2005, 05:43:57 PM
From a friend, 'Goturouge'

If anyone here plays chess to any lengths they'll know all about algebraic notation. Not in math, but chess. I'll explain in case some of you have no idea what I'm typing about.

(http://static.zoovy.com/img/thechessstore/Bffffff/notation.jpg)
All right, obviously that's a chess board. Notice the letters and numbers surrounding it--that's where the notation comes from. If white, for their first move, were to push the king pawn two squares, if would look something like this:

1.) e4

Black would then make his move. Let's say he decides to draw his knight to threaten that pawn.

1.) . . .  Nf6

(Note: The ellipsis shows that that move follows whites 1.) move.)

Do you kind of get how it works now? I'll explain further.

All the pieces, except the pawns, have a capital letter to represent themselves before the letter-number indicating where they have moved. I'll give an example indicating where white's pieces are (exempting pawns) before anything has been moved at all (their initial positions).

Rooks - Ra1, Rh1
Knights - Nb1, Ng1
Bishops - Bc1, Bf1
Queen - Qd1
King - Ke1

With pawns you don't need to put any capital letter before them, simply type the square you've moved them to.

When a piece is attacking another piece (please, please, please, understand what that means), a lower case 'x' is used. Nxd6, Qxf2, Bxa8, etc.

I'm assuming everyone understands how this works, regardless of how much it seems I'm rambling.

There's one more little bit I want to explain, then I'll get on to the real meaning of this post. Let's say have your knights on d4 and f4 and you want to indicate moving one of them to e6. Well, they can both move to e6, how do we knock which one is being moved? Simple, if you're moving the d4 knight the notation looks something like this:

Nd-e6 (or, if attacking, Ndxe6)

And if it were the f4 pawn it looks like this:

Nf-e6 (or, if attacking, Nfxe6)

It will work the same for pawns, but only if two pawns are able to attack the same square.

Understand? I hope I haven't over complicated this, or over looked how complicated it actually is. If there are any questions just let me know.



This should explain it, questions can be asked to me and I will answer as best I can.

ALSO, for anyone who cares-we can play chess via notation on the boards or through PM, which would both help in learning the notation and help in skill of Chess ;)

-Zaggy
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 09, 2005, 07:01:49 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
Zagato: yeah, the notation's going to be important. Umm... I'll need to learn it to. Maybe we put the numbers on the squares?



I was thinking of putting the notation on the board when I made it. Didn't know if it was a good idea, but I think I will.

Pwaha. I knew the notations! I'm so remember-iffic. I just need to learn the notation for attacking/capturing/etc. Yus.

And dude... 17+? Then I can so do that. Yay. Turning old has its benefits.
For glomping/non-glomping: Maybe we could have signs on the people who would allow glomping, and let that happen.

The Twister idea is good. Provide side entertainment. =3 Maybe hopskotch, just to be nostalgic.

ced1106: Battle Chess would be coooool. Especially if it were two characters that would never, EVER meet up (i.e., Kagome [InuYasha] and TenTen [Naruto]). That's a really great idea.  :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 09, 2005, 08:21:13 PM
The way u say notation when moving a piece is simple. U say which kind of piece and say which square u want it to move to(usually only one can move to the desired place).
Havent any of u seen Harry Potter?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zagato on June 09, 2005, 08:23:37 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
The way u say notation when moving a piece is simple. U say which kind of piece and say which square u want it to move to(usually only one can move to the desired place).
Havent any of u seen Harry Potter?

I don't wish to sound rude, but the harry potter chess game did not show much, and the are often times when multiple pieces can do the same thing
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 09, 2005, 08:55:30 PM
Yes, multiple pieces can do the same thing, but if u play or watch people play, then u see that the same kind of piece rarely can do the same thing that another can, but since it will be cosplay, then we can say the name of the cosplayer, their real name, or the name of the one who they are cosplaying as.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 09, 2005, 08:58:47 PM
Yeah, well, the advantage of this is that they can say "Hey, you, in the mini skirt, move to the square with the guy in the maid-outfit!"

^__^

We'd have to clear anything like Yaoi-Chess with the staff though... because, well, they're going to be involved somehow.

The other thing we could do is, we could duct-tape the squares onto the floor...  and the ones with X's on them are black, and the one with no X's are white, or something like that... though a board that's re-usable would be good... but at the same time, it's gotta be able to handle people walking on it, which rules-out paper. Someone could sink a lot of money & time into making a huge fabric chessboard... or something... >.>
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 09, 2005, 09:02:31 PM
We could always just make the board out of wood. We could make 64 wooden squares, and then paint them, and duct tape them together for the game, then untape them, and reuse them next year.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 09, 2005, 09:04:18 PM
The posterboard that I used for my kama last year is good. Just two layers, a bit of glue, and the thing was sturdy enough to survive being sat on.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 09, 2005, 09:07:26 PM
This is a really cool idea and I wouldn't mind having the Tabletop gaming dept sponsor the event- just wanna pitch in my two cents on the matter:

+ The battle chess concept is really cool. We see a bunch of characters in some neat poses and it makes for fantastic pictures.

- Glomping just leads to grief, especially with costumes. Now that it's considered a flying tackle hug, there's a chance with complex outfits in play, people can be hurt or equipment damaged just by being near the glomped piece. Who really wants to Glomp the Sandrock gundam when we can have Sana-Chan whack it with a Pico Pico hammer?

+ Using Santana Row's gonzo sized chess board is an awesome idea, just as long as we get permission from the place in advance. There may be some slight advantages for the cosplay pieces and random non-fanime people would really enjoy the costumed folk assembled. (right next to the chess board is a place called Blowfish, which serves sushi while piping anime over tv sets during work hours)

- While the ladies (and some of the men) may enjoy Yaoi, lets be quite honest here without going to slam or defend someone's fetish: It's very slim niche and while it may not have tentacle monsters that are featured in some straight hentai, it is still hentai as most of the people who go to those events would love to see the characters hop in the sack. Yes, I know the difference between Yaoi and Shonen AI- one is explicit and the other hints at it, how loud is up to the program but it simply hints. It would certainly be a no-no to do that at Santana Row (or any public place), and even if it was held at the show, it would just exclude too many people from visiting something that could be enjoyed by all without feeling uncomfortable.

Anywho, if those who'd like to head up this event for Fanime, feel free to give me a holler at Tabletop@fanime.com and we'll go from there.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: likkyan on June 09, 2005, 09:56:12 PM
Oh good... I wasn't just imagining the Santana Row chessboard X3  Not sure if that would work out as far as transportation... but yeah, it would save quite a bit of work as far as making a board, and it could house the tournament as well.  So... well, I'll leave that for other people to debate the pros and cons of.

Although I for one would NOT mind lunch at Blowfish Sushi before/afterwards... they're pretty good.  :D


As far as notation goes, if it comes down to it, I'm sure we'd have enough idle "watchers" who aren't actively participating that would be willing to hold up signs and stand around the board.  Then the cosplayers could just look at the signs and move to the right square.  That might get a bit crowded or disrupt the aesthetics of the scene... but it's something to consider.  Plus, it would give the watchers something to do instead of just milling around awkwardly.  :3

The Yaoi chess seems to be a bit too... overkill.  I agree that it's definately not something that would cater to all the participants, and while I would love to see it done... perhaps that's something Y-con attendees (I know there's at least a few of you in this thread...) should think about organizing at Y-con?  I'm sure if someone mentioned it to the Yaoicon staff, or requested it as a panel or something, that it would go over well.  And you wouldn't have the problems with carding, since obviously, you've got to be 18+ to register for the convention!  :)  There may or may not be enough time for it... but if someone wants to set up a modified version of this for  this year's Y-con and gets it approved, I'd be more than willing to help out.  I'm registered, but I doubt I would have the time to organize everything since I'm starting summer school in like, two weeks.  I'm sure I could whip up the signs designating the pieces by the time Y-con rolls around, though.  I just need some advance warning.  ^_^

Checkers sounds awesome and hilarious as well, but it would be another restriction on costumes--nothing that protrudes or is overly large, i.e. wings, elaborate hats, stiff costumes that don't let you crouch down...

I think the action shot for captured pieces sounds really neat, I'm all for that, and I can bring my photo printer (little portable one) and each player who "dies" can have a copy of the image.  I would do the "killers" as well, but that would take up way too much ink...  Or maybe I should just do the "killers"?  :: shrugs ::  Or I could just charge a buck or two a photo for whoever wants them.  :3  It's kind of too expensive to do for free... :/

Maybe once they've "died" they get to do something embarrassing to the person who was controlling them, in exchange for having been killed/sacrificed?  Like... dropping an ice cube down thier shirt, or getting to 'haunt' them (whispering silly moves, tickling them, trying to make them lose concentration)?  Maybe nothing that drastic... but it'd be incentive for the actual players to not let any of thier pieces die if they had to endure something each time they lost a piece.  Maybe it would make the other person feel better about having their time on the board cut short, as well.  X3  Just an idea.


I like where this is heading...!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 09, 2005, 10:08:19 PM
The amount of suggestions is overwhelming!!
I was going to reply to stuff, but my brain died.
...!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 09, 2005, 10:10:31 PM
When was the Santana Row chessboard introduced, and y didnt i c it? Thats just weird, i thought that i had seen all the posts in this thread. Wow. Did I miss it or did someone just bring it up?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 09, 2005, 10:12:10 PM
Quote from: "dosukinuta4"
When was the Santana Row chessboard introduced, and y didnt i c it? Thats just weird, i thought that i had seen all the posts in this thread. Wow. Did I miss it or did someone just bring it up?


'Twas brought up by likkyan, on the 3rd page.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ced1106 on June 09, 2005, 10:19:02 PM
I don't think it would be too difficult to play a Yaoi board game. You just need a game that's less "ambitious" than live-action chess: fewer pieces and a smaller board.

3D tic-tac-toe might work. You play on either a 3x3x3 or 4x4x4 board. The lenght and width would be drawn on the board like traditional tic-tac-toe. As for the height (ie. which level the piece was on), you'd pose the actors differently:

* Bottom: Lying down
* 1st level: Kneeling
* 2nd level: Standing
* 3rd level: Standing with arms raised.

The amusing (read: yaoi fangirl fun bits) would be when you have more than one piece on the same square of the board (but different levels). Imagine four men (I'd prefer women) on the same square: one lying down, the other kneeling next to him, the other standing, and the last standing with his arms up.


Cedric.
aka. Washu! ^O^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 09, 2005, 10:21:26 PM
Quote from: "likkyan"
Oh good... I wasn't just imagining the Santana Row chessboard X3  Not sure if that would work out as far as transportation... but yeah, it would save quite a bit of work as far as making a board, and it could house the tournament as well.
Transportation should be easy enough. It's close for a quick carpool drive or barring that, a ride on the 23 VTA bus line. The 23 runs often enough where it won't be a problem as long as there's enough prep time.
 
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Although I for one would NOT mind lunch at Blowfish Sushi before/afterwards... they're pretty good.  :D
 I've never eaten there, but I'll keep that in mind...

 
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As far as notation goes, if it comes down to it, I'm sure we'd have enough idle "watchers" who aren't actively participating that would be willing to hold up signs and stand around the board.  Then the cosplayers could just look at the signs and move to the right square.  That might get a bit crowded or disrupt the aesthetics of the scene... but it's something to consider.  Plus, it would give the watchers something to do instead of just milling around awkwardly.  :3

Each player could have laminated cards indicating what piece they are and a chart on the other side so they can navigate easily. It could help the actual players that there's a real chess game set up to represent the players.  
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The Yaoi chess seems to be a bit too... overkill.  I agree that it's definately not something that would cater to all the participants, and while I would love to see it done... perhaps that's something Y-con attendees (I know there's at least a few of you in this thread...) should think about organizing at Y-con?  I'm sure if someone mentioned it to the Yaoicon staff, or requested it as a panel or something, that it would go over well.  And you wouldn't have the problems with carding, since obviously, you've got to be 18+ to register for the convention!  :)  There may or may not be enough time for it... but if someone wants to set up a modified version of this for  this year's Y-con and gets it approved, I'd be more than willing to help out.  I'm registered, but I doubt I would have the time to organize everything since I'm starting summer school in like, two weeks.  I'm sure I could whip up the signs designating the pieces by the time Y-con rolls around, though.  I just need some advance warning.  ^_^
Amen on that. There's a proper time and place for everything I suppose. I'm quite sure Y-con would just dig that sort of thing and everyone's happy. Want Yaoi? Go to the con with the dang word in it's name and there can be a clean fun game of chess that you wouldn't be embarassed to take your mother to
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I think the action shot for captured pieces sounds really neat, I'm all for that, and I can bring my photo printer (little portable one) and each player who "dies" can have a copy of the image.  I would do the "killers" as well, but that would take up way too much ink...  Or maybe I should just do the "killers"?  :: shrugs ::  Or I could just charge a buck or two a photo for whoever wants them.  :3  It's kind of too expensive to do for free... :/

Maybe once they've "died" they get to do something embarrassing to the person who was controlling them, in exchange for having been killed/sacrificed?  Like... dropping an ice cube down thier shirt, or getting to 'haunt' them (whispering silly moves, tickling them, trying to make them lose concentration)?  Maybe nothing that drastic... but it'd be incentive for the actual players to not let any of thier pieces die if they had to endure something each time they lost a piece.  Maybe it would make the other person feel better about having their time on the board cut short, as well.  X3  Just an idea.


I like where this is heading...!


Same here- at the very least the photo taking could be used to see the most action packed post game chess report you'd ever see. Other conventions has done this kind of event, and I'd have to go for the concept where the role fits with the character being cosplayed- Wolfwood for Bishop, Priss for Knight, Vash for King, Regina or Mai for Queen, Meg for Rook, Various mook ninjas for pawns on one side and Catgirls/ School girls for the other side and so on...

Just one problem that was brought up by one of my gaming helpers: Unless this game has timed moves, it can go on for over an hour and even then pawns or other pieces might get stuck in one space for the whole duration of the event... it would also help to have some sort of commentator/host who knows Chess really well and is quite enthusastic about it so people aren't bored to tears watching someone get indecicive and think they're the next Bobby Fisher.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 10, 2005, 05:57:08 PM
KindaRandomKris would you want to co-head this with me, maybe? I mean, since you started the thread, you're kinda the leader at this point...

Wirebrain, are you the head of Tabletop gaming, or just a staff-member involved?

Ummm anyhow...

I haven't got a clue where Santana Row is, but if we all went in a group, and had easy directions about how people could get there, it would be fine... a few comments, though.
 - It will severely shrink our audience if we leave the Con. center for an event like that.
 + Nobody will have to make the chessboard.
 + Sushi sounds great, even if we don't do it there, somebody needs to give me directions.

Photos:
Sound great. $2/photo sounds alright, maybe $2/ea or 3/$5?

Battle Chess:
So we get a bunch of random weapons (battle royale style) and have someone with a bag, and you draw the name of the weapon out of the bag, and end up with that for the duration of the game. ^__^ Everything from a wooden spoon to a plushie guitar to an inflatable hammer... and people could whack each other anywhere that doesn't look fragile... or maybe, a game of rock-paper-scissors or something.

Losers:
Should definitely do something interesting on the sidelines, both for their own amusement, and the amusement of the audience. Ideas as far as that goes:
 - Hopscotch
 - Twister
 - Tic-Tac-toe
 - Spoons

Yaoi-Chess:
While it's a fun thought, I'd resigned myself a while back to the fact that it wasn't happening. There are just too many things to worry about. Besides, if we turn it into something like that, then it could make things weird. Y-Con has their events at Fanime, we don't need to add to the list. (no matter how fun that may be)

Announcer:
Sounds like a great idea. ^__^ They could get all into it, and make everything seem more dramatic. Do we have anyone that's got a flair for things like that? If not, we should find one. They can do it MXC style, perhaps.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 10, 2005, 06:36:42 PM
E, I'm the not only a staff member of Tabletop, I'm also the high mucky muck of the dept. :)

You do bring up a good point with the fact it's not exactly in walking distance within the con. However I see this counterbalanced with

A) Many non-con goers checking out the event and said "pieces" and enjoying the show by itself. If it works, this could be one of those events that can "enrich" the comunity and perhaps help slay the idea that these cons are just weirdo havens and instead people who just like to have a good time.

B)  Easy transit- If cars are an issue, Transit runs directly from downtown to Valley Fair mall, which is right across from Santana Row.

C) As Great Teacher Largo put it: Knowledge is Power! We make the event known in either the program guide or the newsletter. Preferably both as well as directions to and from santana row and the SJCC.

The battle chess idea originally came from the age-old PC game of the same name. It was chess that would have cool combat animations when each piece captured another to spiff up the game- Frankly just telling the chess pieces to bring character appropriate weapons (paper fans, squeeky hammers and giant foam mallets for the catgirls/school kids for example) to the event is good enough. Expect alot of research on Boffo weapons, kids.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 10, 2005, 06:58:46 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
KindaRandomKris would you want to co-head this with me, maybe? I mean, since you started the thread, you're kinda the leader at this point...



Ahh, yes please. The person I'm supposed to be working with sort of bailed on me.

BTW: I'm going to be out of town for a couple weeks (leaving tomorrow morning), so I won't be able to get hold of a computer as often. Just a heads up.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 10, 2005, 07:11:14 PM
YAY! alright, so I'm high mistress until Kris returns...

Hmmm... what to do... what to do?

~_^

Naah, alright, so, I suppose the question is, where do we want to do all the planning for this?

Anyone with questions/comments as far as this is concerned, feel free to contact me via AIM, PM, or MSN. I'll respond to any of them, but be prepared to tell me who you are.

So, Tabletop gaming'd be willing to host it? Awesome. ^__^ I'm thinking... I'll be making more complete lists and such later. Any more suggestions from people?

Battle Chess: Yes, some more pondering

Well, I think that not everyone's  going to be able to get weapons that are costume-appropriate, and still useable. For example, Meg from Burst Angel (who I'm cosplaying) always has a very large gun. That's hardly appropriate for a game of chess, so I'll be finding something different just for the game.

I'll probably also bring a few spare pieces, for the spur-of-the-moment players.

Prizes:
We keep talking of a tournament, and every good tournament has prizes. I need someone to take charge of figuring out what we're going to do as far as prizes are concerned... Food, Anime Stuff, Random Strange Stuff... suggestions, anyone? (Plausible, and either cheap, or with an explanation about where to get the money for it)

Location:
We've pretty much decided. Objections, or alternate suggestions?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 10, 2005, 08:06:53 PM
I'm just psyched about moderating this. :D

Hey, does that make me MC too? ^_^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 10, 2005, 08:11:19 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
YAY! alright, so I'm high mistress until Kris returns...

Hmmm... what to do... what to do?

~_^


Hahah go nuts.

Quote from: "E-Chan"

Naah, alright, so, I suppose the question is, where do we want to do all the planning for this?

Anyone with questions/comments as far as this is concerned, feel free to contact me via AIM, PM, or MSN. I'll respond to any of them, but be prepared to tell me who you are.

So, Tabletop gaming'd be willing to host it? Awesome. ^__^ I'm thinking... I'll be making more complete lists and such later. Any more suggestions from people?

Battle Chess: Yes, some more pondering

Well, I think that not everyone's  going to be able to get weapons that are costume-appropriate, and still useable. For example, Meg from Burst Angel (who I'm cosplaying) always has a very large gun. That's hardly appropriate for a game of chess, so I'll be finding something different just for the game.

I'll probably also bring a few spare pieces, for the spur-of-the-moment players.



Maybe, for the cosplayers with managable weapons, they can use those, and the ones with huge/dangerous/fragile weapons can use toy ones? Fuun from the Naruto movie (which I think I'll wear instead of Gaara) has a katana (and I'll be using posterboard and wood to make that), which isn't too big a prop to deal with. A character like Yuna from FFX could probably get away with their weapon, too, but someone like Seras from Hellsing would have to use a toy weapon.

Quote from: "E-chan"

Location:
We've pretty much decided. Objections, or alternate suggestions?


Wait, are we talking about Santana Row, here? Last year, when I went across the street for the Naruto gathering, my mother went ballistic on me. I shudder to think about what she'd do if I went to Santana Row - but, I'm sure that if we are going to Santana Row, I could convince her to let me go.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 10, 2005, 08:16:19 PM
Why don't we wait and see, okay?

I may literally be able to foot the bill for making a board. Gimme some time to figure my finances.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spiritsnare on June 10, 2005, 08:19:52 PM
I'd love to be a piece >D Count me in, tentative cosplay Roy Mustang.

I'll be a rook on either side.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: doorbell on June 10, 2005, 08:41:47 PM
mark me as a pon!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: doorbell on June 10, 2005, 08:44:20 PM
Quote from: "serajwl"
fo shizzle, yo. That would be cool. I might have a little get-together with a bunch of people later this month... so maybe you can come then.
play with me sara, we can poratice on my board! no one plays with me anymore!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 10, 2005, 09:11:55 PM
Quote from: "E-Chan"
YAY! alright, so I'm high mistress until Kris returns...

Hmmm... what to do... what to do?

~_^

Naah, alright, so, I suppose the question is, where do we want to do all the planning for this?

Anyone with questions/comments as far as this is concerned, feel free to contact me via AIM, PM, or MSN. I'll respond to any of them, but be prepared to tell me who you are.

So, Tabletop gaming'd be willing to host it? Awesome. ^__^ I'm thinking... I'll be making more complete lists and such later. Any more suggestions from people?

Battle Chess: Yes, some more pondering

Well, I think that not everyone's  going to be able to get weapons that are costume-appropriate, and still useable. For example, Meg from Burst Angel (who I'm cosplaying) always has a very large gun. That's hardly appropriate for a game of chess, so I'll be finding something different just for the game.

I'll probably also bring a few spare pieces, for the spur-of-the-moment players.

Prizes:
We keep talking of a tournament, and every good tournament has prizes. I need someone to take charge of figuring out what we're going to do as far as prizes are concerned... Food, Anime Stuff, Random Strange Stuff... suggestions, anyone? (Plausible, and either cheap, or with an explanation about where to get the money for it)

Location:
We've pretty much decided. Objections, or alternate suggestions?


Well, Santana Row, while a safe and secure place, hasn't heard of this idea yet. Lets not count our chickens before they hatch. I'll visit them soon and see where to go from there.

Also I wouldn't worry about theme of the weapons displayed being appropriate for chess- have them more appropriate for the character much like the many themed battle chess software titles like star wars chess. (The only thing we should be concerned about is having the character appropriate for the role they're in- Since Meg uses what seems to be a snub nosed .38 in many episodes, you can wheel out a snubnosed .38 as you'll just do still battle poses in "combat") and seeing how it's not on convention center or hotel property and strictly on Santana Row property (if they give the thumbs up) the weapon policy may or may not be different for better or worse. Regardless- and we should make this ABSOLUTELY clear from the get-go: No matter how fake or real the weapon looks, never to draw or brandish a weapon at a spectator, use caution/courtesy and all weapons should be looked over before the game begins to assure safety.

All pieces and players could recieve some sort of participation prize, awards for best performance (as I'm sure many will be playing in character- be friendly though: I'm looking at you, genocidal maniac cosplayer.) and best costume and the winning side gets some sort of bonus.

How does that sound?

Spiritsnare... Roy Mustang as a Rook... I can see that. Nice :)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 10, 2005, 09:31:16 PM
Quote from: "doorbell"
mark me as a pon!


Gotta give me a character, too, eager-participant.

...I almost typed participator instead of participant. Where is my brain tonight??
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 10, 2005, 09:44:19 PM
Well, if all else fails, we go with duct-taping squares onto the ground... in some room with lotsa space. ^__^

Or, well, someone can go ahead and make squares in black and white... 64 of them, that we can just lay down next to each other.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Chibblz on June 10, 2005, 09:44:46 PM
ooooh! this looks fun! i'd totally wanna play! i'm gonna be a High Wizard from RaganrokOnline! I'm not sure which would be nice.... mark me as a knight or something... I don't know... what do you think a wizard should be? XD
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 10, 2005, 09:47:19 PM
I'd say bishop. Knights should be the defending or assualt guys we see in alot of anime- Fighter or Kakashi would be fine examples of Knight. Bishops should be the religious/magic guys...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Deep-Six on June 11, 2005, 02:55:41 PM
If not taken already id like to be a rook(think thats how you spell it) heh :)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 11, 2005, 04:08:58 PM
Deep-Six, we need to know what you'll be cosplaying before we can put you down as a piece.

The spots that are taken/available are in the first post.  (But yeah, I believe at least one Rook is still open)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 11, 2005, 08:11:36 PM
I have, more or less, the ability to make squares. It will take lots of paper ^_^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Chibblz on June 11, 2005, 08:13:22 PM
Quote from: "Inu_Ranma"
I have, more or less, the ability to make squares. It will take lots of paper ^_^


Phwee! I wanna help! Can I make little ^_^ on the white and O.o on the black?? XDD
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: E-Chan on June 11, 2005, 09:40:59 PM
Inu_Ranma: I'm putting you in charge of the board then. Use thy employee-discount well!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 12, 2005, 11:31:29 AM
Awesome possum! Relatives have DSL!
Of course, I came here to 'spend quality time with the rest of the family', so I won't be on all day, like I would be back in good old California.

But I'm not totally cut off from the rest of the world!


Also, I'm taking down the list from the first post - don't sign up or lose interest just yet. Just wait a little bit, yeah? EDIT: I saved the list on my desktop, so all the people who have already signed up will still have your spots. When sign-up comes back up, you will have first priority.

Yup.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: dosukinuta4 on June 13, 2005, 07:35:22 PM
Are we makin it or just goin to Santana Row?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on June 13, 2005, 07:42:06 PM
At this time, it may be best to hold off on any construction. This doesn't mean that the Cosplay Chess is canceled in the least, it's simply to avoid confusion and having more than one board constructed as the head of Programming has taken a shine to this idea (very good news really)

More updates when I can give them.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spiritsnare on June 13, 2005, 08:05:50 PM
If Santana Row is the place of the actual tourney and not the cosplay variant, then it's all right with me. (has no ride to/from Santana)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on June 13, 2005, 09:18:07 PM
The squares at Santana Row are TINY.

That being said, I'm not going to construct squares until I have to. I can finish them given a week's notice so I'm in no rush at all.

Also, getting this as a recognized Fanime event would be awesome.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spiritsnare on June 13, 2005, 09:23:21 PM
Yeah, we could have the winning team come up at Closing Ceremonies. Or something. XD
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Chibblz on June 13, 2005, 09:47:28 PM
about the squares... we can use 2x2 squares and tape to measure it out so that it would be big enough. and the closing ceremony thing... can that really be arranged? if not, then could we just have, like, a little get-together with the winners in front of the stairs around where they were selling sushi this year as a back-up plan.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ya_were_guards on June 16, 2005, 03:06:17 AM
Aye lads, sign me up for a bishop if at all possible and if that's not available, I'll take myself a rook-piece.   :wink:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: BunofGovt on June 19, 2005, 07:23:52 PM
This sounds like fun!  I volunteer to be a pawn, not sure what my cosplay will be yet but I'm planning a Shin from Pretear outfit, so mark me as that.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 19, 2005, 10:30:11 PM
Please wait before requesting any more signups. There are still some kinks in the planning that need to be worked out, but you'll have your chance to sign up when all plans and rules are finalized.


Thank you.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Blue Impulse on June 19, 2005, 11:10:37 PM
I voted no... lol... Stupid idea sorry :P
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on June 20, 2005, 12:04:18 PM
Quote from: "Blue Impulse"
I voted no... lol... Stupid idea sorry :P


Wait, are you saying the chess thing is a stupid idea, or the voting?

'Cause if you meant the chess, I guess that's your opinion.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: the_Pink_Panther24 on June 20, 2005, 09:01:16 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Quote from: "Blue Impulse"
I voted no... lol... Stupid idea sorry :P


Wait, are you saying the chess thing is a stupid idea, or the voting?

'Cause if you meant the chess, I guess that's your opinion.


dont worry kinda random kris its a good idea!  :P  
lol

and blue your art's cool ^^ message me on aim sometimes we'll chat about cars or something.
Title: Cosplay Human Chess advice
Post by: putrocca on July 20, 2005, 06:52:33 AM
I ran the Cosplay Human Chess matches at Anime Boston, Connecticon, Vericon and for several Anime Network events, so I'd be happy to help with this event, providing advice, notes, contact info on how to order a good board, etc.  It sounds like your planning is well underway, and I'm glad to see Cosplay Chess spreading, so I'd love to help, even if I can't come.  Anyone with quesitons.  You can contact me here:

http://www.animeboston.com/contact/?masquerade

Meanwhile, here are some links with a little basic info.


http://hcs.harvard.edu/~anime/has-chess/
http://forums.animeboston.com/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=115&topic_id=1341&mesg_id=1341&page=
http://people.bu.edu/buanime/chess_small.htm

If anyone has any specific questions about how well or poorly different things worked at previous matches, let me know.  And a Yaoi version would be awesome!  I managed to get Yuki and Shuichi to be king and queen in the Connecticon match, and it was fabulous.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Croquet on July 20, 2005, 11:51:13 PM
I would love to be a chess piece! It's been my life's ambition!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: SweetNiar on July 21, 2005, 01:09:49 PM
ooo! If there is still room I want to be a chess piece too! :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: SweetNiar on July 21, 2005, 01:10:49 PM
ill be dressed as Lina Inverse...and ya know Lina shall be the queen! :D hehe
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on July 21, 2005, 02:55:43 PM
Quote from: "Croquet"
I would love to be a chess piece! It's been my life's ambition!


Ahhh! To have a dream is a wonderful thing
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on July 22, 2005, 09:16:16 PM
I enjoy seeing that so many people are so enthusiastic about Cosplay Chess! However, as I had stated in several previous (admittedly, old) posts, I have temporarily suspended sign-ups until all planning and pre-con setup is complete. If, when sign-ups are re-instated, you all are still interested, come back and join. Feel free to stand around and gawk on the day of the game, as well!

Peace, yo.
~Kris
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on July 22, 2005, 09:57:49 PM
This is gonna be sweet. *turns on megaphone.*
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: BP! on September 30, 2005, 11:07:01 AM
Well, I'll be wating for sign-ups for this to start up again, because I'd love to be a part of this. :)

Just in case anyone needs info on who I'll be, I've finally decided:

Roy Mustang (FMA)

In any case, I'll be waiting...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: platinum edge on October 01, 2005, 12:11:54 AM
Well, I'd love to do it if there's still room at the convention to do so.  I can't quite commit to it just yet.  I'll either be Ranma (male) or Calintz (from Magna Carta:  Crimson Stigmata). (http://hyung-taekim.org/albums/userpics/10001/oxide2_28.jpg)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on October 01, 2005, 04:48:18 PM
Hey guys, girls, and everything in between!
If you want Cosplay Chess to be finalized and become an official-official event at Fanime, go support it at the "CosPlay Event Ideas" thread!
Though, out of the choices available, I think it'd be the most supported (simply because of level of difficulty to run, time, etc.).

Yay!
And I don't really know what's been going on with planning, but I do hope this goes through. Though I doubt I'd have anything to do with running it - not staff, ya know.  :?  Who knows.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: BunofGovt on October 02, 2005, 02:42:46 AM
Quote from: "Chibblz"
about the squares... we can use 2x2 squares and tape to measure it out so that it would be big enough.


Maybe 3x3 would be better?  Taking into consideration the size of costumes some pieces would be wearing? (yeah, Shin's got a flowing gown and cape, come on!)  3' x 8 squares = 24', so we'd need an area maybe 24' square?

The fountain area would be large enough, and certainly draw a crowd, but timing might be a problem, if other groups are doing photo ops there the same day as the chess game.  I hope this makes it.  I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Glad to see this coming along so well...
Post by: Leishu on October 05, 2005, 01:41:21 PM
Hey. This is Lin. I've been busy but am still very interested and still very able to make this board at what size we need.

If the board were to cost me money, I'd estimate it at about 190 dollars for 3x3, 1/2 that for 2x2, give or take. It may very well be free, though. Again, this is something relatively easy for me to order/make to the tune that I could literally prepare it for Fanime on a single day's notice.

But yeah. I'm still up for both building this board AND judging. We need to keep in mind the constraints of the fountain area, especially, as San Jose gets rather windy in late May.
Title: 9 kinds of in
Post by: Thorn Atropa on October 05, 2005, 02:35:44 PM
Brilliant!  Bloody Brilliant!

I'm in if you can find a use for me, otherwise I'll just watch.

On a side note, the easiest way to make the board would probably be to use Duct tape.  Just make the grid and use the tape to cross-hatch the black squares.  Any flat surface will work then...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on October 05, 2005, 04:22:28 PM
I can print oversize black and white thingies from a roll (Which comes in 24 or 36 inches wide and approximately 130 feet in length... so yeah. Plenty of roll), which would be both relatively inexpensive for 2X2 and pretty-looking for the fans. ^_^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: likkyan on October 07, 2005, 01:03:58 PM
Hello!  Just out of curiousity since I've been gone for a while... this is still going strong, is it not?  If we're going to do this, does anyone have preferences as to how the signs (the ones on big sticks for the cosplayers' benefit) should look?  If not, I'm going to start drafting up some from my own preferences, and experiment with carving.  It's been a while since I last carved something substantial.  If you want to see how a certain design would look, let me know and if it's not too difficult, I'll comp an example and post pictures of it.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: MeliCat on October 07, 2005, 01:44:14 PM
Sounds excellent, count me in for sure!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: qazplm872 on October 08, 2005, 11:42:06 PM
lol well i will join in. if you need me for a piece or anything just let me know. i like chess....even more with real victims-....i mean pieces 8)
gwenny
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Jyunishinsho on October 09, 2005, 12:25:53 AM
So...

We would have two people playing chess on one side of the arena. Whatever move they make determines what happens on the board. If a piece were to eat another piece, they would do something, some sort of action...like a fan attack or such.
To show what piece is what, have ribbons or something tied to their shoulder to signify what they represent.

-for kings: use the King of All Cosmos. That would be cool...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on October 11, 2005, 10:47:56 PM
A King of All Cosmos would be quite awesome, as would a 'Gambling King' from Ranma, 'King' from King of Fighters, 'King' from Tekken, or King Gidorah. :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ya_were_guards on October 12, 2005, 12:30:54 AM
Bwahahahaha! This is awesome, if any pieces are left sign me up....preferably as a bishop or rook of either color....all of the other color shall suck my minion-ite wrath! :twisted:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on October 12, 2005, 12:56:21 AM
I believe that the sign-ups are on hold until we can see the plans being a bit more static...

but I am not certain.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Wirebrain on October 12, 2005, 08:42:02 PM
Exactly. I'd ask everyone to keep their eyes peeled very soon on this very forum as we'll be announcing the event, which looks like it'll be officially a recognized portion of Fanime.

So far a good chunk of the main staff like the idea, and it seems we'll be the first convention on the west coast (correction please?) to have such a shindig and I can tell lots of you here are chomping at the bit, but right now, I only need one thing from you guys:

PLEASE BE PATIENT.

Once we have everything sorted out like rules and policies, we can begin sign ups for all the games and dates. I'm not one to post up policies and just yank em out at the last minute if I can help it, so it's crucial we're all on the same page.
Also since almost everyone here is a "Do-it-yerselfer", Just kick back on providing material at the moment. I'd rather have the convention foot the bill before making someone get stuck with a tab.

But please by all means offer your services and let us know what you can do. My PM works just fine. Or throw out things you'd like to see handled or run at the games right here. I'll be sure to read them.

Mike Stevens
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spiritsnare on October 14, 2005, 09:14:59 PM
Quote from: "Jyunishinsho"
-for kings: use the King of All Cosmos. That would be cool...


Along with Queens of All Cosmos.

But hey, who's going to be cosplaying as her? :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: KindaRandomKris on October 15, 2005, 01:00:27 AM
Yey. Pending official-ness makes me happy. :D
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on October 15, 2005, 10:29:44 PM
Quote from: "KindaRandomKris"
Yey. Pending official-ness makes me happy. :D

me too.I'm itching to use my megaphone.This would be the first event at fanime I take part in. ^^
Title: Advice of experience
Post by: putrocca on October 17, 2005, 02:26:02 AM
Our board at Anime Boston is 2x2 foot squares and it's pretty tight, so I recommend 3x3 if you can swing it.  

I'm glad to see chess spreading.  We'll be having it at Connecticon again in 2006.  Anime Boston hasn't made any announcements yet, but the general assumption is that they will too.  That'll make five matches I've run.  Anyone who wants help or tips, do contact me, masquerade at animeboston dot com.

http://www.geocities.com/sassafrass_boston/CosplayHumanChess.html
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on October 23, 2005, 11:48:25 PM
I can make 3x3, but at that point I'd probably need someone to pitch in. The board at that size would be approximately 288 dollars to produce, I believe. :p
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: negolith on October 27, 2005, 07:02:33 AM
in for whatever
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: felicity869 on October 27, 2005, 12:22:22 PM
Sounds like fun. There's a giant chest board in Santa Row and I always though it would be fun to get a bunch of friends together to paly life sized chess. There's also a giant monopoly board in the park right by the convention center. I think I'm just a fan of oversized board games in general :)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: r_kenshin on November 06, 2005, 08:01:10 PM
I'm so in.  To reference a somewhat dissappointing anime, we should cosplay as the Chess no Kuma! :D

I call being a bishop or rook!  Moving a ton of spaces is the best!

Also, we need to make sure the actual people playing chess are good, so we don't waste everyone's time.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Evangelion Xgouki on November 14, 2005, 06:22:44 PM
Sweet!  Definately sign me up for this  :D .  I'm figuring this will be on either Saturday or Sunday, so I think my cosplay line-up for this year's Fanime will be either RO Assassin (w/ Katars) or Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicle) for those days, fyi.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on November 14, 2005, 10:56:29 PM
Again, correct me if I'm wrong, but let's not count our chickens for now, eh?

Let's bide our time for a little longer before we start taking serious sign-ups because after all, should this go through, it means a serious time commitment from any person who wants to be a piece and moreso from the players and coordinators. This means that before we ask you to make such a commitment we really want to make sure that this event is even happening...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spiritsnare on November 17, 2005, 08:15:11 PM
Quote from: "Leishu"
Again, correct me if I'm wrong, but let's not count our chickens for now, eh?


Well, you do know you have a hit on your hands when people sign up when they're told not to. XD They can't wait.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on December 16, 2005, 11:58:04 PM
Update:

I have consulted with the awesome head of Live Programming and am currently working on a proposal/plan for this. I NEED to know whether people are actually interested in being PLAYERS of cosplay chess. We have a ton of cosplayers, now, but I have seen only one player respond on the polls.

Remember. Without people to play chess, cosplay chess cannot happen.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on December 17, 2005, 11:59:45 AM
awsomeness.I'm all for it.I will be there at fanime ready to go.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zekke on December 18, 2005, 11:56:20 AM
:wink: why not, I'm in for it too. but someone might have to help me out, I'm not exactly chess savy...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on December 18, 2005, 12:03:52 PM
We won't need too many players (and we obviously have more than enough cosplayers...). I'd say between sixteen and thirty two players would seat us quite nicely.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on December 18, 2005, 09:07:40 PM
Alrighty. My proposal has been sent to Jason Ebner, the Lord of Live Programming, as I've mentioned, but I shall outline what I have proposed to him here for your benefits (that is, the parts that are relevent to nonstaffmembers). If you want me to gush at you about my cosplay chess plans, feel free to IM me :3

Tenets of Fanime's cosplay chess:

1: Leading up to chess, a tourney of timed, short chess rounds (proposed at fifteen minutes timed per round, may up that time if we have less players)

2: The two winners of said tourney pick their cosplayers from the list of signed up cosplayers. Those cosplayers act as their pieces on a designated day for the final round.

3: Who knows? Depending on how much time and budget this thing has we may have time for best two out of three or something for the final round.

4: Cosplayers should be ready for photo-ops. :3

5: There will be a short meeting before the cosplay chess itself so that players and pieces can sign releases and whatnot and everybody can be clear on rules. ^_^

6: This is still definitely a work in progress but as of this time I have taken charge of cosplay chess. I don't do things halfway so, Jason's approval permitting, I WILL make this work and it will be fun for all. If you have suggestions and commentary or would like to see the proposal itself feel free to IM me. The same goes for if you would like to help to make this happen. I'm figuring that the staff for this event, should it go through, will be at MOST four or five people, maybe six.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: MeliCat on December 20, 2005, 12:10:25 PM
That sounds awesome! : 3 Just let me know where to sign up and what day you are planning this all for when you figure it out.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Tsukai Mori on December 22, 2005, 11:06:17 AM
Quote from: "Leishu"

Tenets of Fanime's cosplay chess:

1: Leading up to chess, a tourney of timed, short chess rounds (proposed at fifteen minutes timed per round, may up that time if we have less players)

2: The two winners of said tourney pick their cosplayers from the list of signed up cosplayers. Those cosplayers act as their pieces on a designated day for the final round.
 


So, all I got to do is beat this tourney and I'll be a candidate to direct this army of cosplayers? Heh...heheheh.... HAHAHA! Oh my! Follow me! I'll lead you to hell and back (within chess rules of coursee).
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Glitch on January 03, 2006, 02:54:04 PM
*Looks at rules.* Everything seems to be in order.I just hope I still get to use my megaphone for shouting where each of the chess players wants their pieces to move. ^^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Zekke on January 05, 2006, 09:11:07 PM
Will the floor (Palying board) have like numbers on it so the pieces know where to go? I want to be a piece but I dont know about all the moves Pieces make, like Knight to E-7 or what not..  :oops:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Kazuko on January 06, 2006, 12:10:59 PM
:3 i wanna be a cute chess peice, i think it would be super cool. though i dont know much of the moves like Rook go to E-3 and what not XP

Still im down for it :3, just i need time and area. so i can try to get my friends to join in too
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on January 06, 2006, 12:59:23 PM
We're probably more likely to be giving explicit directions to pieces.

IE: You! The crossplaying Queen Beryl! Move two spaces forward and one space to the right! Take that six-foot tall Hinata!
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Kazuko on January 06, 2006, 07:15:17 PM
Quote from: "Leishu"
We're probably more likely to be giving explicit directions to pieces.

IE: You! The crossplaying Queen Beryl! Move two spaces forward and one space to the right! Take that six-foot tall Hinata!
YAY!

xD i would love to see a crossplaying queen beryl
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on January 06, 2006, 08:54:05 PM
Trust me on this one... you wouldn't :p

The first and only one I saw (Fanime 97) still haunts my nightmares today (300+ pounds)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Kazuko on January 06, 2006, 09:34:55 PM
XD scary!
maybe if he was slimmer :3
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: sharingannosasuke on February 19, 2006, 10:59:39 PM
say the word, and i'll defend...
oh and in the rules, they say the pieces battle one on one..
does that mean actual fighting?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on February 19, 2006, 11:56:41 PM
Quote from: "sharingannosasuke"
say the word, and i'll defend...
oh and in the rules, they say the pieces battle one on one..
does that mean actual fighting?


Hmmmmm Battle chess.... ^^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: britedarkness on February 20, 2006, 11:27:14 PM
I'd definitely want to be a player! Heck... it would be cool to be a player and wear a crown and be the king piece!
Title: i'm in
Post by: swordman85 on February 27, 2006, 09:06:28 PM
Hey I'll be in the chess game as a chess piece.  Just let me know what day.  If possible I'd like to be a rook.  my email is adam_culp@hotmail.com
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: MarioShrooms on March 05, 2006, 01:30:18 AM
I'm totaly for this, even more so if we can get a game of Naruto cosplayers vs BLEACH cosplayers.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Blues on March 05, 2006, 01:28:06 PM
Bleach nothing; Narutards vs One Piece.  May the best pirate win.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: britedarkness on March 08, 2006, 12:48:19 AM
Or get a bunch of Disgaea cosplayers.  Pengie Pawns ftw.
Title: what day and time?
Post by: Bankai_Devil on March 09, 2006, 12:25:02 PM
so when is this going as cause i want to plan the costume for my piece (any piece is cool)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: sharingannosasuke on March 12, 2006, 01:57:25 PM
if you want i could be a player..
oh and to respond to myself, the "fighting" that goes on,
you don't actually hit each other, it's just like uncoreographed fighting like in the movies.. thanks to my friend in boston..
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Ikariya on March 18, 2006, 05:24:18 PM
I voulenteer to be a black knight. I'm cosplaying FFVII:AC Cloud and am going to be wearing black anyway. :twisted:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Earthbounder on March 20, 2006, 06:38:08 PM
I'd definately be up for it.

I'd be willing to play any piece, preferably a white piece (I'll be in my Captain Smoker costume most of the time, thats why XD)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Yankumi on March 26, 2006, 10:52:11 AM
I volunteer for any piece (although it sounds like the chess players will be making those decisions?).  I'll be cosplaying as Youji from White Cross, which is, conveniently, a black costume ^_^

amber@asayogure.com
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Spike Spiegel {CB} on April 02, 2006, 10:31:23 PM
I'm in, i'll be spike spiegel and i can maybe get my friends light and dark vash the stampeed in on it too
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Ikariya on April 05, 2006, 11:49:46 AM
Has anything been finalized for this event? I keep checking back and I don't see any status update ;__;  I have to work the dealers room and need to know what time I need to be at the chessboard!
Thanks in advance! email me at saiduk@gmail.com
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: AnnoyedWabbit on April 06, 2006, 10:12:23 PM
well, this is late, but i'd like o be a chess piece! my costume's sorta evenly divided between white and black, but whatever.

If you need extra chess players (as opposed to pieces) on any day of the con, i could make my boyfriend play, since he actually knows how to play chess. He's not on the forums, though. :(
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: matsoru on April 20, 2006, 06:43:30 PM
I bet it's too late to ask to join in, but I'd love to be a part of it.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: SweetNiar on April 20, 2006, 07:09:10 PM
:arrow: i would also like to know if there is going to be a set time and day for this event! :)
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Kyle stabell on April 22, 2006, 07:17:30 PM
if there's any open spaces left I'd like to be a peace
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: FanFicGuru on April 22, 2006, 10:45:08 PM
I'm coming as Aizen.

I"d like to be a player...or a piece. ^_^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: lying is an art form on April 24, 2006, 02:30:53 PM
Kris, any updates? :P
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Velvy on May 03, 2006, 06:21:22 PM
This sounds really interesting, although it's getting close to the con, so is this an actual event that will take place?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: BunofGovt on May 04, 2006, 09:04:19 PM
Dagnabbit.  Looks like my time at Fanime is going to be cut short.  I also would like to know when/what day/time the chess game will be played so I can plan accordingly (oooo sounds so grown up!). :wink:
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Gainax Boy on May 07, 2006, 07:52:19 PM
I think I would like to Volunteer to be a Knight or a King ^__^
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Ska_Kitti on May 11, 2006, 07:12:46 PM
I have recently spoken to Jason Ebner about Cosplay Chess. Since there has been a change in administration in Tabletop who had originally partnered with Ebner to create this event and there has been little planning of this event including the location and general safety, Cosplay Chess has been dropped this year.
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: sharingannosasuke on May 17, 2006, 11:00:52 PM
NOOOOOOO!!!!!

darn...
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: StrawberryNeko on May 20, 2006, 10:33:59 AM
i wonder if kris knows?
Title: Cosplay Chess!
Post by: Leishu on May 21, 2006, 04:45:25 PM
Mmmm... So sorry :/

With better communication, mayhap it can happen another year, but it definitely won't happen with me. :p