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Dai-Ryu Shogi. Large Shogi variant with new pieces. (9x16, Cells: 144) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-10-30 UTC
A hyperlink to Ryu Shogi itself would be useful, to allow viewing of the
rules of zones, promotion, demotion, and drops (I assume that demotion
applies as well).
	I am certainly warming to the Gold and Silver dragons, and will mention
them when I get round to an article on more complex asymmetric radial
pieces, along with a sample of 3d extrapolations.
	The idea of pieces which are rotations of each other -
Centre/Left/Right/Reverse Warrior - is interesting. I am considered the
idea of rotated generals, replacing that suffix with coward (completely
reversed), dexter, sinister, and in 3d chief and base as well.
	Am I right in thinking that the Leaping Dragon moves as a Knight in the
usual sense? If so it would be less confusing to use the name Knight for
that and some other name for the piece that gets promoted to it. I do not
know of any previous variant with both pieces, although I have been
planning to add some as 12-rank versions when I next update Mitregi.