BiggerJ The following is me guessing: Vulcan chess pieces have complex movement rules, and their traditional designs depict those rules. Look up 'Bauhaus chess' for Earth chess pieces designed the same way.
BiggerJ Actually, here - http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:L4JJxvOLIAEJ: www.chesshouse.com/bauhaus_chess_set_s/435.htm+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk
BiggerJ Dammit, I thought the site was down - http://www.chesshouse.com/bauhaus_chess_set_s/435.htm
betamaxed Damn, was worried this was a dupe but for some reason the search nor the dupe checker found anything relevant. :(