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Ed wrote on 2012-03-29 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

Thank you for the alternate playing set for hiashatar in your ZRF, which
plays quite well.  The hia in this ZRF creates all manner of delicious
positional paradoxes that allow him to shepherd a passed pawn rather
effectively to promotion, I notice.  Your ZRF carries it off much more
convincingly than I have over the board.

I see that you used images that look like R. Pozzi's hiashatar set, a
truly appealing group that adds another level of aesthetic appeal to the
ZRF.  My own set, different from that one, presents the hia as an armed
warrior standing with hand to the ready on the hilt of his sword -- one
side, the aggressors, sneering at the opponents.  I rather prefer the
wizened features of the advisers of Pozzi's set, so thanks again.

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