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by unhandyandy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 57
Views: 35230

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Yes, you're right again Auskor. That means my original point still stands: There's one quirk about the new rules that bugs me a little. If the king moves from the throne to a neighboring square which is between two black pieces, then under the new rules immediately capturing the king is harder than ...
by unhandyandy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 57
Views: 35230

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Yes, that's how the rules sounded to me also, but I asked Branan about this specific point and he said In my mind, the new rule is only an addition to the old one. So a single move to surround the king on the 3 sides should work. Which would mean, at a minimum, the current rule set for Brandubh2 is ...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 57
Views: 35230

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Ah, thanks for pointing that out Auskor. But then the following statement by Branan isn't quite true. The king is captured by 4 attackers when on the throne, and by 2 attackers everywhere else, also on the squares next to the throne. This idea is straightforward and logical, the king is now treated ...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions
Replies: 15
Views: 10994

Re: Repetition of moves: some dubious positions

I agree with Ytreza I'm also more and more convinced that black should win whenever white cannot win anymore and nath, that the rules should be clear. I think White should be forbidden from repeating a position, but not Black. This would also be in line with the theme: White is trying to escape, tim...
by unhandyandy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 57
Views: 35230

Re: Brandubh 7x7

To be clear: in the Brandubh2 rules, a single piece can capture the King when it is adjacent to the throne? That would seem to follow from Blacks win if they manage to capture the king before he escapes. The king is captured like all other pieces, except when he is on the throne. To capture the king...
by unhandyandy
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 57
Views: 35230

king2nextthrone

There's one quirk about the new rules that bugs me a little. If the king moves from the throne to a neighboring square which is between two black pieces, then under the new rules immediately capturing the king is harder than under the old rules: previously the king could be captured by moving to sur...
by unhandyandy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ludii General Game System
Replies: 0
Views: 3575

Ludii General Game System

Has anyone noticed the Ludii General Game System at https://ludii.games? It's related to the Digital Ludeme Project, http://ludeme.eu/project/index.html, which seeks to reconstruct the rules of ancient games. At the Ludii Portal you can download the Ludii Player and instructions for coding the rules...
by unhandyandy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 21
Views: 12815

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

My javascript Brandubh web app is now open for business. http://unhandyandy.github.io/StrategyGames/games/Brandubh/ Not that it plays real well, I'm just tired of working on it. It plays at slightly above a beginner level, and uses a nonstandard rule set based on Damian Walker's. It is s l o w, taki...
by unhandyandy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 21991

Re: Nath-project

I studied mathematical logic, what's your field? It looks like neither of us are serious enough about programming tafl: if you were serious you;d start with brandubh, if I were serious I'd be using C. :) unhandyandy wrote: ↑ Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:15 pm Didn't the original AlphaGo program also do local ...
by unhandyandy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 32
Views: 21991

Re: Nath-project

I'm not smart and I never intended to give the impression. I just have the impression you are trying to taunt me. Sorry about that, I thought you were saying that solving brandubh was beneath you. Anyone, you certainly are smart - you're a former hnefatafl world champion! I never studied anything r...