Tabletop Game: Sittuyin
Sittuyin, or Burmese Chess, is clearly related to Makruk, as the pieces all have the same moves. However, the game starts with the pawns already in place (the four pawns on your left are on your third rank while those on your right are on your fourth rank). You and your opponent then take turns placing your other pieces. Also, Pawns promote on your opponent's side of the long diagonal; it takes a whole turn and can only be done if your General (=Medieval Queen) is slain.
This contains examples of:
- Gambit Pileup
- Glass Cannon/One-Hit-Point Wonder
- In Medias Res: Averted. You start while forces are still being mustered.
- Oh, Crap/Didn't See That Coming
- Replacement Goldfish: You can only promote a pawn on a a promotion square if the previous General has already been captured.
- The Sittuyin Master: You, if you're good enough.
- Took a Level in Badass: Pawns that promote.