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 By Charles  Gilman. Flatstar. A fusion of two Jewish-themed variants. (13x10) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2011-02-27 UTC
It occurs to me that as this is, apart from the Point funnelling, a Glinsky-orientation variant and has an unusual shape it is not particularly suited to ffen diagrams. The fact that the 60° turning of the board suits the funnelling of each player's left-hand Points is counterbalanced by how it obscures that of their right-hand ones. So given that I'm not going to create a custom image file, who thinks that the following Ascii Art diagram would suit the variant better?
____________ ___ ___________________ ___ ____________
___________ /Rb2\___ ___________ ___/Sg2\ ___________
___________ \___/Rb2\___ ___ ___/Sg2\___/ ___________
___________ /Rb2\___/Ch2\___/Ge2\___/Sg2\ ___________
___________ \___/Fh2\___/Rk2\___/Fh2\___/ ___________
___________ /Sn2\___/Pt2\___/Pt2\___/Sn2\ ___________
___________ \___/Pt2\___/Pt2\___/Pt2\___/ ___________
________ ___/Pt2\___/ . \___/ . \___/Pt2\___ ________
____ ___/Pt2\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/Pt2\___ ____
 ___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___
/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \
\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/
___ \___/Pt1\___/ . \___/ . \___/ . \___/Pt1\___/ ___
_______ \___/Pt1\___/ . \___/ . \___/Pt1\___/ _______
___________ \___/Pt1\___/Pt1\___/Pt1\___/ ___________
___________ /Sn1\___/Pt1\___/Pt1\___/Sn1\ ___________
___________ \___/Fh1\___/Rk1\___/Fh1\___/ ___________
___________ /Rb1\___/Ch1\___/Ge1\___/Sg1\ ___________
___________ \___/Rb1\___/ _ \___/Sg1\___/ ___________
___________ /Rb1\___/ _________ \___/Sg1\ ___________
___________ \___/ _________________ \___/ ___________
Note that this not a general question about hex variants as Wellisch-orientation ones (except for my recent Stelliform 6-player Chess) are not that suited to Ascii Art, which inflicts the same awkward turning on them that ffen does on Glinsky ones.

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