An evolution of my previous thoughts about board games, rules, and information design where I asked these questions
I haven’t come to a conclusion about these, but they have informed the development of a new approach.
The output of the latest program is an HTML file rather than a PDF. After years in XSL-FO, and later XHTML purgatory, I can now use your HTML 5 browser’s native SVG support to draw the boards and pieces.
Here are some examples:
See the github repo for the source data. I will put up a “developer’s guide” at some point.