For the 2013 Mocathalon category number 25. Just teach it!
Pick a subject matter, and break it down in Lego form. Explain mitosis, trigonometry, or the the theory of relativity, for example. You can use humor or shoot straight, just make sure you got the facts right!
Welcome to the Sky Chess board.
"I am Horatius Plan, the inventor of this inovative system that is breathing new life in the game of chess. I thank you all for coming and choosing this air cruise and chess tutorial. I have here the man who is teaching you all to play that age old game..."
"Chess Master Finn!"
"Yes. I will continue outlining the various pieces this week."
"You will remember last time, I introduced the rook,"
"There is, however, one more piece that I have saved for last."
"We will learn the Pawn's movement and its attack, and then examine the special circumstances that allow the Pawn to make an attack 'En Passant!'"
"Lets bring in all eight of the light pawns"
"And now the dark!"
"Yes. We will keep the rest of the pieces in the hangar for now."
"The pawn can only move forward, never back, and it can only move one square at a time."
"Or if you choose, it can move two squares, only on its first turn.
"The pawn does not attack the same way it moves. When faced with an opponent directly in front of it, it is stuck."
"The way that a pawn attacks and captures an opposing piece is diagonally."
"Alright, bring in the others!"
"The front row is entirely composed of pawns."
"Notice that since a pawn starts on the second row, it can move all the way to the fourth row on its first turn."
"There is a special case. If a pawn moves to the fifth row,
an opposing pawn might try to jump over the square that the first pawn is threatening,
by utilizing his first move privilege of advancing two squares."
"Well, heh,The first pawn is allowed, by the rule of 'En Passant,'
to capture that dodger , 'in passing'."
"Well, thanks for coming up to the skies today. The pawn is small, but important and it would be very auspicious of you to learn his intricate nuances to be ready as we examine some opening strategies next time."
I could never remember how an 'en passant' worked, so I figured it was worth teaching for this category. I had to build some kind of steampunk to keep up with tradition.
Well done, I didn't quite understand what you're saying, but I was speeding through it. I'll have to come back and read it later. Great work Sir B., you've made me, and our entire team I'm sure, proud. GO TEAM MAD!