Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
-Markers (2 will be fine. Sharpie is suggested.)
-tape (I suggest painter's tape, since marker doesn't wipe off of it. Will be used to put the flags on the posts.)
-index cards (used to make the flags)
-20 small paperclips (To make flag posts)

Step 2: Step 1: Flag posts

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straighten out the paperclips, and then break them in half using pliers (Grip one part with pliers and just wiggle the other side till it breaks.

Step 4: Step 3: Color in flag

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Color the flag in with the desireed color (in this case black)

Step 6: Step 5: Bend bottom of post and add to the game piece

using your pliers, bend the bottom of the flag post to make a "L" shape. Then, Take a bit of tape and tape the flag into the back of your game piece.
Jestersage4 years ago
As good as this is written and design, I will have to say I am against it, except for the king piece - because not only can you use captured shogi piece as your own, but you can flip it aroudn to "promote" the piece. Therefore, these flag will hinder the game.

That beign said, if somehow you are playing the ruleset with no reuse of capture piece and no promotion, this is a good instructable.
lunius (author)  Jestersage4 years ago
I actually have the flags only taped on, that way you can remove the flags and flip the pieces over. I also figured you could make a separate set for the captured pieces, to represent a "mercenary" army. I personally use only red and black, leaving captured pieces without flags.
lunius (author) 4 years ago
on the last step, you could also tape the "L" portion to the top of the piece, as long as you can still read the pieces..