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Chess

Designed by Graham A Robieson (Dunfermline) for use by all chess lovers. The colours are based on strategy: the black and white standard colours for two opposing sides; two equal lines for fairness and sportsmanship and dark green and dark blue for the concept of battle.

Jul 20
Chess Day

Rook

A tartan approximation of a symmetrical chessboard across the diagonal.

Jul 20
Chess Day

Praetorian

A video game tribute tartan originally named 'Predator' but changed to 'Praetorian' because the word predator comes from praetor. A companion tartan for the game Rome - Total War has colours based on the Roman factions and Senate.

Oct 18
Video Games Day

Sverker

A tartan created to honour the fourth anniversary of the founding of Clan Sverker, a gaming community that has long interwoven Celtic and Scandinavian history into the organisation.

Oct 18
Video Games Day

Black Knight

there is a sequence of moves called the "Scotch Game," or "Scotch Opening," a chess opening that was popular in the 19th century, by 1900 the Scotch had lost favour among top players because it was thought to release the central tension too early and allow Black to equalise without difficulty.

Jul 20
Chess Day

Rook

In the medieval game of shatranj, the rook symbolized a chariot. Persian war chariots were heavily armoured, carrying a driver and at least one ranged-weapon bearer, such as an archer. The sides of the chariot were built to resemble fortified stone work, giving the impression of small, mobile buildings, causing terror on the battlefield.

Jul 20
Chess Day

Praetorians Video Game

Praetorians is a 3D real-time tactics[1] game developed by Pyro Studios and published by Eidos Interactive, based on Julius Caesar's campaigns in Gaul, Britain, Crassus' battles in Parthia and the events of Caesar's Civil War the player controls either the Roman Republic, the Ptolemaic Kingdom (Inaccurately represented as the New Kingdom of Egypt) or a generic Barbarian tribe based on the Helvetii, Gauls and Celts.

Oct 18
Video Games Day

Clan Sverker Logo

Clan Sverker is a Massively Multiplay Online (MMO) gaming community with a special interest in role playing games and characters with Scandinavian and Celtic themes.

Oct 18
Video Games Day