Shogun can take awhile to setup. Setting up in advance is impossible unless you know the number of people who are ACTUALLY going to play. On the other hand, new players watching YOU set it up may lose interest or feel it's too complicated.
This file has 15 cards (on 2 pages, with cut-lines) that each player can use to set up HIS OWN starting provinces/armies (rather than everyone sharing the 1 sheet that came with the rules.) This gets the actual game going sooner.
Includes cards for the 3-player, 4-player, and 5-player setups, plus cards for the Neutral provinces. These cards are all based on the "Predetermined Starting Setup" & apply to the sun side of the gameboard. This will help everyone figure out the general location of provinces on the gameboard, which provinces are in-use/unused, which are theirs, and how many armies each province gets (without having to use the back side of their player boards.)