Let's face it, it'll be a while before any real progress is made on the revamp. Stay tune for the prologue to the chessverse.

UPDATE TO THE REVAMP: The Species of the Universe page shall remained closed, I have finished sorting through the Monsterpedia page. I will soon be opening a new one with a few more guidelines for posting creatures and such. Expect to see it up and running by Saturday. Also I will be accepting submissions for new species again. I may be changing the format of the sheets though in the near future.

New Rules and Regulations!

I will be deleting any Old Man Henderson threads that pop up now with no more warnings. I've gotten complaints about them from members of the group. If you want to talk about character ideas there are threads for that. If you just want to be random there is a thread for that too. Use the proper ones.

New Rule:

No threads that say something would be cool if done. I.E. "It'd be cool of Old Man Henderson as in the Chessverse" "Someone should make a giant Zeta in Minecraft" "There should be a clop fic of Aoi x Griffin" Those are ideas that can be posted in one of the many other threads for discussions, and none of them need a thread on their own. Any threads like that will be deleted instantly.

Wiki Page for a bunch of information!

Here is the List of Regulators that you may send your story to if you have a story to get approved. Please remember to send it to 3 of them and inform the others who all received it.

7-4 [Head Regulator]






Anyone who would like to be a new Regulator, please PM Cloud_Surfer for more information.

Comments ( 497 )

#356216 · 1w, 3h ago · · ·

I know I'm really not supposed to do this but I feel I need to since the forum notifications are turned off. I just started a new forum topic about the rivers of Tartarus. Please take a look at it.

#354667 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

So it's nice to see the group is still somewhat alive. Keep it up guys.

#353227 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·


AND made it to the feature Box. Fcuking magic

#353168 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

It finally got in.

#349440 · 8w, 2d ago · · ·

Hooray!! The Chessverse Prequel is finally underway.

#348794 · 9w, 10h ago · · ·


"Minecraftian" would bee too human

Comment posted by Inclinedtoserve deleted at 8:50pm on the 14th of February, 2014
#347480 · 10w, 3d ago · · ·

>>346909 Fine, just wanted to get a bit scientific about it... still sounds like a cynical griffin tho... *snicker* :moustache:

#346909 · 11w, 22h ago · · ·


No, it is a cynogriffin, since that is an actual mythical creature that is a wolf/griffin hybrid. So there.

#346487 · 11w, 3d ago · · ·


We have so many species that we forget about species like goats.

#346461 · 11w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

"There should be a clop fic of Aoi x Griffin"

... Well? I'm waiting on that clop fic....

#344485 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·


Hem. Well, My apologies. That being said there won't be a thread. This is because there is already a large amount of lore in the canon chessverse. We are trying to prevent the world from becoming too big. As such we simply can't keep adding sapient species at will. If you are simply wanting to create a new, unique chess piece then, as Komodo said, A species sheet will need to be directed to Cloud_Surfer, who will approve, discuss or deny the new species. You can do this for a populous, in-world species as well, but you will find it MUCH harder to have it accepted for canon.

#344484 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·


Anyway, the rules are fairly simple. For any new Creature (i.e. something that is to be a WILD and Non-Intelligent being; so compared to a lion, deer, bear, beaver, etc. Not being able to talk EVER)

#344472 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·


Also, if you had checked, you might have noticed the thread. And yes, it's for ANY creature, sapient or not. Also, Komodo's post contains the proper rules for submitting a new species. One you're done with it, PM Cloud_Surfer to see if it's acceptable.

#344444 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·


Sapient creatures are to follow the "New Species" regulation of our Rules.

-If you wish to bring a new species in, you MUST write up a key for that species to be reviewed by the Admins. They will then make a decision as to whether or not it will be allowed with comments explaining our decision. This key will require the following

a) Be in a shared Google Document (or some other sharing online document) with the ability to add comments for the Admins.

b) Species name

c) Population (even if its just your single chesspiece)

d) Natural Attributes of the Species ( size, strength, magical talents, flight speed, land speed must be inlcuded when applicable. Size should be compared to average pony [i.e. Mane 6 size])

e) Any special skills or power you Piece will have NOT common amongst others in their race. (i.e. Komodo’s black shield’s, Griffin’s magic, Echo’s fire claws, etc. )

f) a brief history of the species (is it currently extinct, was it in monster stories for ponies, did they go to war at all)

g) Any other information you feel is needed.

So if you want to introduce a new species you must make a sheet like this. If, on the other hand, you need to find out informations about already existing species, there have been attempts to make threads about them but they never got much attention and died.

A really good source about Chessverse creatures is our Wiki, here the LINK LINK to the Races and Bestiary section.

Hope I've answered your request.


#344373 · 13w, 3d ago · · ·

Could one be so kind as to make a forum for adding creatures that are sapient?

#344282 · 13w, 3d ago · · ·


Or we could call it a cynogriffin because the story mentions that as his race.

Just saiyan

#344268 · 13w, 4d ago · · ·

>>342113 Oh... well maybe we should find a name for it that fits the whole 'flying wolf' description, like.... the latin wing (pteryga) + latin wolf (lykos) = pterylykos or maybe Terelykos is a little easier on the eyes. :moustache:

#343882 · 13w, 6d ago · · ·


The Chess Game of the Gods stories all share the same setting. Our setting was created by Rust with "The Ballad of Echo the Diamond Dog" and expanded Blackwing with "Griffin the Griffin". Then a bunch of stories joined the idea and a universe was created.

Our stories take place in a world darker than the one depicted in the show. Equestria seems to be an uthopy, but ponies live in their bubble, unaware that the countries that surround it are barbaric lands where might makes right. In this world, Discord decides to start a game with the gods: a game in which each one chooses a piece - a human turned into something else and (often) given a lot of power- and the last remaining piece will be the winner of the game. This is just scrapping the surface, we have a wiki with most of the information regarding our universe if you want to learn more.

We have the "canon" chessverse, in which all the authors share the same world, so the actions of one piece (such as kidnapping a character or building a city) must be taken into account by everyone else. Since the chessgame became huge in very little time when it was created stories must be approved by a group of authors in order to go from "unsorted" to "canon".

Then there's the deutrocanon, which is composed of stories that were canon until they decided to leave it so they could focus on developing their stories without having to ask everyone else if they can kill someone, break something or add something.

Lastly there's the non-canon, which is the same as deutrocanon but with stories that have never been canon.

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