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 Author: Adam  DeWitt. Tenjiku Shogi. Four hundred year old, large, historical variant of Shogi.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2012-06-07 UTC
I designed a set of 'western' (actually more accurate would be to speak of 'culture-neutral') set of piece symbols for the large Shogi variants for WinBoard. The design goals were:
  • High mnemonic content as to the way the piece moves
  • Pieces should be easily discriminated from each other (preferably 'at a glance')
  • Requiring low resolution (so it can be rendered quite small without loss of quality)
  • Important pieces should naturally jump out (by large size, or unique shape)
  • Most pieces should be easy to construct automatically by software, based on their moves

This gives the following for Tenjiku: