Today, We go to my bathroom to see my friend Jim, He's been stuck in my toilet for 69 years... Heck before a lot of us were born...
A. Yoshi: Hey Jim...
Jim: Get me a stick or something, I've been stuck in this toilet since I was 3, I got sucked in by the toilet monster...
AY: FOR THE 6 MILLIONTH TIME, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS THE TOILET MONSTER!!!!! What are you? 2 and a half?
Jim: I CAN SEE THE FUTURE, YOU'RE GOING TO MEET YOUR FIRST REAL GIRLFRIEND AT YOUR NEXT YEAR AT SCHOOL, BUT WILL STOP IT ONCE SHE FINDS OUT YOU'RE...
AY: Here, I've got toilet paper, Write a blog idea... I'm running out!!!!!
*One Idea Later*
AY: Why thank yo.... OH MY GOD, IS THIS WRITEN IN... Nevermind. Sh... O... 9... i, Never heard of it.
Jim: It's Shogi, Write...
AY: Thanks again Joe... *Flushes Toilet*
Jim: My name's not... JJJJJJJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEE!!!!!!!
Shogi is a chess variant that spans all the way to at least the Heian period. It's a japanese game where the goal is to catch the king, So his generals and soldiers have to go through his line of defense to get to the other king. It's a very different animal than western chess. It has some elements like Kings (王 or 玉) move in any direction one space, Pawns (歩) can move one space at a time forward, Rooks (飛) move Orthogonally, Bishops move Diagonally (角), but there's a lot of differences, for example The Pieces are pentgonal prisms rather than 3 dimensional, Knights (桂) can only move at either of the 2 points of a forward V shape. and there's only one Bishop and Rook per side, 9 Pawns per side. and there's 3 new classes, 2 Gold Generals (金) (who can move in like a king, but not diagonally backwards), 2 Silver Generals (銀) (who can move diagonally or forward one space), and 2 Lances (香) (who can move any number of spaces forward), and the biggest feature of all, you can promote pieces who move to the enemy side. For example. Rooks/Dragons can now move one space diagonally, Bishops/Horses can now move one space orthagonally, Knights can now move like Gold Generals, Lances can also now move like gold generals, and Silver Generals and Pawns/Tokin's same basic idea. King's and Gold Generals can't upgrade... As always, the first player to catch the king wins.
Here's what the board looks like...