A Game of Chess

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SPOILERS AHEAD! BE WARNED!

It's your move.

Unlocked with a redirect from accepting an invitation to a game of chess

Options:

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Rely on your intellect

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Consider the board from a more artistic angle

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Attempt a master's gambit

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    When Sent

    Stones against Amber

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Prisonwindowsmall.png [Your name] attempted a gambit they learned from an imprisoned chess master!

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [Loser] continues. You've come nearer to capturing their King, imprisoning them in a dark hole, and throwing away the key.

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [Winner] continues. Were the opposing chessmen considered Constables and Criminals, your King would be closer to imprisonment after this skirmish.

    ^
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Attempt to distract your opponent

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    When Sent

    Doesn't everyone want to know?

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [friend] continues. It is almost worthy of scandal how completely you best them!

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [friend] continues. It is scandalous in its own right how thoroughly they outperform you.

    ^
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Fight to recall the Game

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    When Sent

    What might have been

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Nadirlightsmall.png [Your name] almost remembers the best moves to make. Do they?

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [Loser] continues. While the specifics of a chess game are often forgotten, you'll fondly remember the look on your opponent's face when they realised how completely you'd compromised their position.

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [Winner] continues. The details of most games are forgotten; but given how damning your opponents last gambit was for your defences, you may remember it for some time. At the very least, you'll remember their smile.

    ^
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Taunt your opponent into making a foolish move

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    When Sent

    Where all the pieces go

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Deathsmall.png [Your name] told the story of their game against the Boatman. But how did it change the match?

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [Loser] continues. You are several moves closer to sending your opponent's King to a slow boat passing a dark beach.

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [Winner] continues. If the game continues like this badly for you, the Boatman may wind up using your dead King as his own.

    ^
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Mount a deranged offence

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    When Sent

    Your rook protests its sacrifice

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Chesspiecebutteredsmall.png [Friend] has done something rather strange these past few turns.

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [Loser] continues. You're not quite sure what just happened, but it looks like you've come out the better for it.

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [Winner] continues. It's hard to describe the last few moves in detail; but all that one needs to understand is that it went rather badly for you.

    ^
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Hum at your opponent

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    When Sent

    It goes something like this

    In Messages Tab

    Your friend will receive:

    Trebleclefsmall.png [Your name] has begun to hum a horribly catchy tune. Can you play through the music?

    Redirects to: A Game of Chess

    Challenge Results

    Winner will receive:

    Your chess match with [Loser] continues. It seems the music got the better of them. While they swayed to the tune, you methodically cleared their pieces from the board.

    Loser will receive:

    Your chess match with [Winner] continues. Unfortunately, you were overwhelmed by the tune. You're not quite sure how it happened, but your opponent has done well these past few turns.

    ^

Conclude the game

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Topple their king

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Concede defeat

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The game has been called off!

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    Success

    A clear board

    ^