Xorix Shogi Pieces
by Fergus Duniho
Here is a full set of pieces for A. Black's Xorix Shogi. The Kings are handmade. The remaining 128 pieces are all computer-generated from a template by a PHP script. Here is a key for interpreting the pieces. Each piece is represented by a hexadecimal number and is illustrated with a movement diagram. Each bit represents a different power of movement. The first four bits, which are all contained in the first hexadecimal digit, are for leaping moves. The last three bits, which are all contained in the second hexadecimal digit, are for riding moves. Bits are identified in this table by the power of two associated with the bit and by the hexadecimal number associated with the bit. Since all pieces can move one space forward, this power of movement does not get a bit, and it is shown on every piece.
|Maroon||1 Wedge at top||none||0||Forward Vertical Leap|
|Maroon||2 Wedges in V formation||1||1||Forward Diagonal Leaps|
|Maroon||3 Wedges in T formation||2||2||Horizontal Leap or Backward Vertical Leap|
|Maroon||2 Wedges in /\ formation||3||4||Backward Diagonal Leaps|
|Blue||2 Circles at top||4||8||Knight Leaps|
|Green||1 Arrow pointing up||5||10||Forward Vertical Ride of 2+ Spaces|
|Green||3 Arrows in T formation||6||20||Horizontal Ride or Backward Vertical Ride of 2+ Spaces|
|Green||4 Arrows in X formation||7||40||Diagonal Ride of 2+ Spaces|
Written by Fergus Duniho
WWW Page Created: Saturday, January 21, 2006.