The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s King by placing it under threat of capture which cannot be avoided.
#NOTHING MAKES ME HAPPIER THAN PEOPLE GETTING CHESS METAPHORS RIGHT #the pawn; least powerful piece on the board— but with one wild move and if you get it to the end it can become the most powerful #the bishop; amazing range but can only move on it’s color— a piece that will surprise you #the knight; the irrational piece— hardest to predict #the rook; who guards the king— a long range piece #the king; the ultimate goal— but can’t do the work itself #the queen; the most powerful piece on the board— the only piece that doesn’t emulate it in some way is the knight
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if rickon is the game changer, i will kiss GRRM on the mouth. idek. rickon is my favourite even if he’s in the books like three times (gross under-exaggeration OR IS IT) but yes. rickon, my boy rickon and his shaggydog.