šatranj was played on an uncheckered 8×8 board (board not pictured; the set below is from iran, 12th century). the king (شاه šâh), the pawns (سرباز sarbâz, 'soldier'), the knight (اسب asb, 'horse'), and the rook (رخ rox, 'chariot') moved as they do in european chess, but there was no castling, initial double move, or en passant capture. the bishop was the elephant (فِيل fil), which moved exactly two squares diagonally, and the queen the counsellor (فرزین farzîn), which moved a single square diagonally. this gave a much slower game where opening theory as such didn't exist, and the rook was overwhelmingly the strongest piece. pawns always promoted to counsellors and a bare king counted as a win
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i'm the guy that game developers call in to write the description text for food items in JRPGs. if you've ever scrolled through your inventory to see if you have something to buff up elemental resistances before a tough boss fight, and read a line of text like "this parfait is light and refreshing. a rejuvenating treat!"
i wrote that.
weed strains are named shit like "cock punch OG" and the description will be "combining cock suckers delight and purple punch alongside OG kush to create this insane indica dominant strain that will enlighten you, make you murder a police officer, invite new types of demons into your home, and make your balls fall clean off and roll into the nearest sewer grate. 3% say it helped with their anxiety" and i'll go "looks good it says indica"
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