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Barchess Set
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Kouga Vs Amon in Barchess

Barchess (バルチャス, Baruchasu) is a board game which is popular in the Makai Community, played by Makai Knights and Makai Priests alike.


Barchess is a game similar to regular chess but played with Makai magical skills. The pieces represent a type of warrior in the form of a colored block decorated with a black ink illustration of a warrior. When the pieces encounter each other, the player puts the uncolored sides together and put the pieces on their sides. The players then charge energy to the pieces, and the ink-illustrated pieces come to "life" and fight. The pieces respond to players' reactions and if the piece is slain, the defeated pieces fly off the board and disintegrate.

Much like mundane counterpart of the game, warrior pieces utilized in Barchess are divided into a number of types each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and move set (though only one type, Knight, that had been identified so far). Such traits apparently determine the outcome of two battling warrior pieces in addition of the player's spiritual might; it's possible for an inferior warrior piece to overcome its superior counterpart if its player channeled sufficient power to achieve that despite the chance of it is relatively low.

An old Makai tradition has a Makai Knight give a Barchess piece to a good friend going on a dangerous journey for luck.

Like other board games, the players are able to halt the progress of the game should they decide to stop playing or have others continue in their place, as when Kouga Saejima who continued the match against Amon in his late father's place. 

Lastly, the game can be played without the need of channeling one's spiritual power into utilized pieces, though it stressed the use of strategy more as weaker warrior pieces will be instantly dismissed upon encountering stronger pieces.





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