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2013 Mocathalon-Sky Chess
About this creation
Team: MAD
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,"


"The Knight,"


"The Bishop,"


"Queen,"


"and King."


"There is, however, one more piece that I have saved for last."


"The Pawn."


"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."


"Like so!"


"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."


"Like so."


"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.




Comments

 I like it 
  August 15, 2013
Very nice build... I love chess, and steampunk makes it even better!
 I like it 
  August 8, 2013
Very creative way of explaining "en passant", I am an avid chess player myself.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
A brilliant board, and excellent tutorial. I could never remember how En Passant worked either. XD
 I made it 
  April 13, 2013
Thanks all, especially you judges. My first perfect score!
 I like it 
  April 13, 2013
5 points. ~Thoy
 I like it 
  April 12, 2013
5 points
 I like it 
  April 9, 2013
I love it to bits. 5 points
  April 8, 2013
Score = 5 (I love chess!)
 I like it 
  April 6, 2013
Awesome detail for this late in the contest. 5 points.
 I like it 
  April 5, 2013
Awesome! The build is really awesome! Nice presentation! The hovering platforms for the teachers are great!
 I like it 
  April 5, 2013
Brilliant, all I can say :)
 I like it 
  April 4, 2013
Steampunk Chess?!? I love it!
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
I always forget that one too, great presentation and fantastic build.
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
A very interesting presentation for that subject matter. 5 points ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2013
Awesome MOC idea and well executed! Nicely done.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2013
Steampunk Chess... cool concept and design!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Brilliant concept and execution!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
MAD? Finn? Do I sense a Cartoon Network theme here?
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Great explanation with a super cool set!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Cool stuff, Dude! The clouds look great!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Nice idea! Clouds look great!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Lovely floating clouds.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
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!
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
This IS steamin'! :)
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
Brilliant! My chess set isn't nearly as cool
 
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