Help For TerraceIntroductionWelcome to the network Terrace server. The rules of Terrace are below. The Terrace "challenge" and "move" commands are described here. Other commands are the same for all pbmserv games.
Two player (Long) Two player (Short) H+++++++L H+++++++L 8  D  D  C  C  B  B  A  T  8   T  B  B  C  C  D   ++ + + + + + ++ ++ + + + + + ++ 7  A A  B  B  C  C  D D  7        +++ + + + +++ +++ + + + +++ 6      6      ++++ + ++++ ++++ + ++++ 5    5    +++++++++ +++++++++ 4    4    ++++ + ++++ ++++ + ++++ 3      3      +++ + + + +++ +++ + + + +++ 2  d d  c  c  b  b  a a  2        ++ + + + + + ++ ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b  c  c  d  d  1   d  c  c  b  b  t   L+++++++H L+++++++H a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h Two player (Medium) Two Player (Master) H+++++++L H+++++++L 8   D  C  C  B  B  T   8  D  D  C  C  B  B  A  T  ++ + + + + + ++ ++ + + + + + ++ 7        7  A A  B  B  C  C  D D  +++ + + + +++ +++ + + + +++ 6      6      ++++ + ++++ ++++ + ++++ 5    5    +++++++++ +++++++++ 4    4    ++++ + ++++ ++++ + ++++ 3      3      +++ + + + +++ +++ + + + +++ 2        2        ++ + + + + + ++ ++ + + + + + ++ 1   t  b  b  c  c  d   1   d  c  c  b  b  t   L+++++++H L+++++++H a b c d e f g h a b c d e f g h Three/Four player H+++++++L 8   d' c' c' b' b' t'  8 ++ + + + + + ++ 7  D'      T  7 +++ + + + +++ 6  C'    B  6 ++++ + ++++ 5  C'  B  5 +++++++++ 4  B'  C  4 ++++ + ++++ 3  B'    C  3 +++ + + + +++ 2  T'      D  2 ++ + + + + + ++ 1   t  b  b  c  c  d   1 L+++++++H a b c d e f g h
Terrace Rules(Copyright (c) 1995 by Siler/Siler Ventures. All Rights Reserved) Terrace is played on an 8x8 board consisting of 16 'L' shaped terraces. Two corners of the board are "High" and the other corners are "Low". A normal 2 player game begins as shown below. Each player has pieces of 4 sizes ('A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'). 'A' pieces are the smallest, 'D' pieces are the largest. 'T' pieces are the same size as 'A' pieces and are each player's "key" piece. The object of the game is to capture your opponent's "T" or move your "T" to the lowest square on your opponent's side of the board. H+++++++L 8  D  D  C  C  B  B  A  T  ++ + + + + + ++ 7  A A  B  B  C  C  D D  +++ + + + +++ 6      ++++ + ++++ 5    +++++++++ 4    ++++ + ++++ 3      +++ + + + +++ 2  d d  c  c  b  b  a a  ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b  c  c  d  d  L+++++++H a b c d e f g h
Movement ExamplesMoving on the same Level +++++++++ 4  C . .   ++++ + ++++ 3   .    +++ + + + +++ 2  d d  c  c     ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b      L+++++++H a b c d e f g h The pieces at d2 and d1 can move to any of the spaces marked with a '.', but can not move to a1 due to the opponent's piece at location b4. Moving up +++++++++ 4  C   ++++ + ++++ 3    .   +++ + + + +++ 2  d d  c  c  .    ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b  .     L+++++++H a b c d e f g h The piece at d2 can move up to any of the spaces marked with a '.' Moving down +++++++++ 4  C   ++++ + ++++ 3  .     +++ + + + +++ 2  d d  c  c     ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b      L+++++++H a b c d e f g h The piece at b4 can move down only to b3. Capturing +++++++++ 4  C   ++++ + ++++ 3  d c     +++ + + + +++ 2  d   c     ++ + + + + + ++ 1  t  a  b  b      L+++++++H a b c d e f g h The piece at b4 can capture the piece at c3, but not the piece at a3. Why? The piece at a3 is larger than the piece at b4.

