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Anatomy of a Piecepack


The suit of Arms is represented by the Fleur De Lis.
Aces are represented by the appropriate suit symbol.
Nulls are represented by the absence of a numeral or symbol.

Standard Color Associations

Arms are blue.
Crowns are green or yellow.
Moons are black.
Suns are red.


24 tiles (square):
  one tile per suit/value pair
  suits are Suns, Moons, Crowns, Arms
  values are null, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5
  faces are marked with value at center and a small suit symbol at top-left, both in color to match suit
  backs are marked with small black crosses to suggest a division into four square quarters

24 coins (round):
  one tile per suit/value pair
  suits are Suns, Moons, Crowns, Arms
  values are null, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5
  faces are marked with value in black (aces are spiral symbols)
  backs are marked with suit in appropriate color
  both fronts and backs are marked with a small mark near the edge to indicate direction

4 dice (cubic):
  one die per suit
  suits are Suns, Moons, Crowns, Arms
  values on each die are null, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5
  die sides are marked with value in color to match suit

4 pawns (non-specific shape):
  one pawn per color

Notes for Manufacturers

    The piecepack is public domain; anyone may manufacture and distribute (for profit) piecepacks without pay of royalty or license.
    Although piecepacks may certainly be stylized or personalized (eg for promotional purposes), it is important that piecepacks conform to the basics outlined in the Anatomy section above.
    Coin diameter should not exceed 1/2 tile width, so that a coin may fit on a tile quarter-section.
    As a point of reference, (not a requirement), the Mesomorph piecepack pieces are the following dimensions: tiles are 2" x 2" x 1/4", coins are 3/4" diameter x 1/8", dice are 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2", and pawns are 5/8" diameter x 1-1/8" tall.
    The word piecepack is not capitalized, as it is a compound word rather than a title.
    Though not required, you may include the name of the designer of the piecepack, James Kyle, as part of piecepack packaging.
    If you have any questions regarding the piecepack, please email us at support@piecepack.org.

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    Page content last modified on: 02/02/2002