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by Adam
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 11691

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Interesting stuff! I need to reread the language analysis more carefully, but here are my initial thoughts on a quick read through. I think there are some fair points here, the evidence for Alea is full of holes, and it is only one source, seen in the context of a few other patchy tafl sources. Its ...
by Adam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 11691

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

So. Alea berserk. It made for a playable game. I am keen to hear any feedback regarding its playability. I must admit the black opening ring still feels a bit like a brick wall, but I think that's probably the point of the game, breaking the blockade. I suspect this to be a tactical problem and not ...
by Adam
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 11691

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

I like this conversion idea. I hadn't actually thought of all the pieces being reversible like Othello pieces, but that could be an interesting experiment. I meant just the four pieces marked as variable. I'd still like to try my version, just because I've loaded in as much fire power and special mo...
by Adam
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9823

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

All thanks to Hagbard for this exhaustive testing of methods. It looks like this is wrapped up now. Some final thoughts from me: The hypothetical question here is 'how does my (for example) fourth place in my group compare to the other fourth places from the other groups? Am I 1st 4th, 2nd 4th, or 4...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8040

Re: Press Release

Press Release about the World Hnefatafl Federation. October 21st 2014 Adam Bartley wrote this Press Release about the World Hnefatafl Federation on the occasion of the Hnefatafl Tournament 2014. The paper was sent to major newspapers and magazines in UK, USA, Germany, Norway and Denmark. http://aag...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: 15x15 tafl

8/2/2014 Adam wrote: On Feb 8, 2014, at 12:25 PM, Aage Nielsen wrote: > The outermost lines of the large board are unmarked, indicating the king's escape through any edge square. I just wanted to check one thing Aage, by this, did you mean that none of the edge squares are patterned (true) or were ...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: 15x15 tafl

8/2/2014 Adam wrote: I think that is the most reasonable interpretation of the Oslo board. I think I'm right in saying that the only evidence for corner escape is the Alea board, the carving you use on the homepage, and the small irish board with corners marked. Otherwise it is the players experien...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: 15x15 tafl

7/2/2014 Adam wrote: it just says middleages. Pretty vague. But in any case after the vikings. I can send an enquiry to a conservator I know there, but if we have any other questions, it would be good to collect them all first. link to the picture search that turned up this board: http://www.unimus...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: 15x15 tafl

6/2/2014 Adam wrote: I have made up a board with the ordering you suggested Aage, but will send it in another email where I am pursuing the ramparts idea. I think you and Damien are probably correct with this idea of the markings indicating smaller boards, but I am still pursuing the idea of semi b...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 3956

Re: 15x15 tafl

5/2/2014 Adam wrote: I think your idea about the multiple board use is compelling, and the trondheim board can also be interpreted such, as Damien Walker has done, I think Damien uses the trondheim markings to indicate the end pieces in the cross set up. To be frank the cross set up is so simple to...