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by Hagbard
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 30
Views: 18726

Re: Fetlar Hnefatafl

Here are some snips copied from the internet on the background of the variant Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11, to preserve and remember in case they disappear from the net. From Fetlar home page, https://www.fetlar.org/hnefatafl The Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel. The Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel (FHP) was set up in 2007 ...
by Hagbard
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 45
Views: 31078

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Masterluke wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Can we see/play that Unst version somewhere on the internet?
It's activated here now.
by Hagbard
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 84
Views: 44798

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2019: The tournament setup this year was similar to last year. Changes from last year: The criterion for distributing the players into Round 1 and Round 2 was simply aiming for 7 players per Round 1 group and 6 players per Round 2 grou...
by Hagbard
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 45
Views: 31078

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

I've attempted to read the translation of the Alea Evangelii text, and the text seems to me to be complete rubbish. Perhaps the text describes not a game but only a religious illustration. But anyway we've found two variants for the 19x19 board which seem to work, and with setup of game pieces as sh...
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 40
Views: 21896

Re: Gaming activity

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest three years? Update. Board sizes. 7x7 1124 games 9x9 1160 11x11 5947 13x13 405 15x15 108 19x19 112 (Total 8856) Game types: Strong king 5371 games Historical hnefatafl 2982 Sea battle tafl 503 (Total 8856) Variants:...
by Hagbard
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 53
Views: 37268

Re: Saami Tablut

A big thank you to you 16 players for an exciting Tablut tournament!! I felt for some words in praise of this game: An exciting tournament of Saami Tablut 9x9 to find the Tablut Master of this year, has just completed (tourn. 147), a large tournament with 16 players and 240 games. The game Saami Tab...
by Hagbard
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 16515

Re: Brandubh 7x7

by Hagbard
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 37
Views: 28462

Re: General rules

About small boards. A large board functions as a continuum, the step from a square to its neighbouring square is very small compared to the distance from edge to edge. Whereas on a small board like the 7x7, a step from a square to its neighbouring square is a very big step. And so it may happen tha...
by Hagbard
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 16515

Re: Brandubh 7x7

branan wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Hagbard, did you compute king2nextthrone balance now tournament 146 ended?
Yes, just did: +1.11
So king2nextthrone stood its ground after a test tournament and 140 test games.
by Hagbard
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 26
Views: 16515

Re: Brandubh 7x7

We've done several games Hnefihunter and myself with [king2nextthrone + noreturn] and it shows it's too much in favour of attackers. We don't know king2nextthrone's current balance but it looks pretty good to us. Measured Brandubh game balances at the moment: Ordinary rules: +1.49 King cannot retur...