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cbogert

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Interesting sets to make?
« on: December 26, 2017, 09:09:07 pm »
I've been thinking about making a new set of wooden pieces, but can't quite decide what to make. 
I was pondering a Malaysian abstract style set (attached a picture).  They are simple, but something elegant about them.

I did start a set for Ko-Shogi (Wan-Xiangqi), but it is kinda on the sidelines right now. 
The pieces are about 3cm across, so the board will be rather large.  Right now I only have the back row for one side complete.
About the game on my website: http://chrisbogert.wixsite.com/chaturanga-family/blank-11

Also need to make a new Chu-Shogi set.. ended up selling all of my sets.. even my personal one, figured I could always make a new one.

Anyhow, if anyone has some ideas for my next project, feel free to make a suggestion.

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Re: Interesting sets to make?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 01:24:14 pm »
All three seem amazing, I would love to see a Ko Shogi set on an actual Go board with characters painted on Go stones! How much would a Chu Shogi set be? Those Malaysian pieces look fun as well, it's all up to your preference! (I would personally power through and get Ko Shogi out of the way first before starting a smaller project)
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Re: Interesting sets to make?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 10:31:29 am »
Thanks for the input. 
For ko-shogi I actually tried a set with igo stones and board... but it just didn't look very good. 
I think it could look cool with really nice stones, but they are so expensive to experiment on.
I had real slate and shell stones to work with, but they were quite old and a bit beat up....(second-hand shop).

With the wood pieces it also feels more like Xiangqi and looks impressive with the bigger pieces and board.
Maybe I'll take some pictures of the few I've done so far. 

A Chu-Shogi set I usually sell for $100.  I don't really make any money, but more for the love of the games.
By the time all the material costs and my hours of work put into them... I'm maybe breaking even... maybe.
But it makes the game a bit more affordable for anyone interested in it.
Really is a cool game.  Love the Lion (獅子) piece. 

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Re: Interesting sets to make?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 10:50:16 am »
I encourage you to make the Ko Shogi set on an igo board with stones, however feel free to do what you wish!

I would love a Chu Shogi set, save one for me please!   ;D

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Re: Interesting sets to make?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 10:07:50 am »
I really only do Chu-shogi sets to order.   If you want to order one let me know.