I'm planning to work on a game plugin (kind of like board game) whose board is, rather than traditional rectangular coordinates like chess, triangular coordinates instead. What I mean is, the board is a plane filled with triangles, and pieces only move on the lines like how the castle in chess only moves along the drawn lines. Rendering them in a map would not be very difficult as only essential trigonometry is required. But I'd like to ask, what's the most effective coordinate system to record, and therefore measure, the things on the board? In rectangular geometry we use X-Y system to measure, and it is very effective to record (only two numbers needed) and measure (direct subtraction or some Pythagoras's theorem involved). What about triangles? (I only need integers in this case) My board is basically a hexagon. I was thinking of using two vectors, respectively 0, π/3 radians (anti-clockwise), to use as the vectors. Here I name them axes X and Ω. This means, from the origin, travel along the X-axis for x units, then along the Ω-axis for Ω units. Since the pieces only move along the triangular lines directly, they only move in these six motions: X+ (0 rad) X- (π rad) Ω+ (π/3 rad) Ω- (4π/3 rad) X-, Ω+ (2π/3 rad) X+, Ω- (5π/3 rad) Though, the 2π/3 and 5π/3 vector calculations seem to be a bit inconvenient. Can anyone think of or suggest a better system?