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Symgi. A Shogi variant with back ranks filled with symmetric pieces. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-07-24 UTC
A solution to what, I wonder. There isn't an issue of having equal numbers of each piece left and right of the King, as there is only one aside of most. There only ARE two Fezbabas, and likewise two Tribunes, because they have different bindings. Making everything promotable is an idea, but would detract from being able to represent 7 back-rank array piece types using a standard Shogi set. A subvariant with more promotability and two of everything using two distinguishable Shogi sets is a possibility - but should that have a bigger board? It will be ironic if there is demand for a Dai Symgi after all!