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by Draganov
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 109
Views: 184010

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

When the time buffer is -6 days, the minimum timout time becomes 2 hours, not less than 2 hours. Does it mean that if someone's time buffer is -6 days, he/she will be timed out if can't respond with a move in 2 hours after the opponent's move. If this is the true and a player A has to respond in 2 ...
by Draganov
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tafl on a 5x5 board?
Replies: 0
Views: 4285

Tafl on a 5x5 board?

I wonder if tafl can be played on a 5x5 board? Of course the move tree will be smaller even than the tree in Brandubh but it could be a good way to teach a newcomers on the tafl rules and strategy. The variant must include a weak but armed king and the whites must win by reaching the edge of the boa...
by Draganov
Fri May 27, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Working variants for different board sizes
Replies: 0
Views: 8369

Working variants for different board sizes

Hello tafl warriors, Let's discuss here the different tafl variants in order to find out the best working and well-balanced variants. In my opinion, the balance is not everything.Of course, the variant must be well-balanced but it also needs to be entertaining and nice to play. For example, the Sea...
by Draganov
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 49
Views: 92527

Re: Gaming activity

Hagbard, is there any tendency which part of the year is the busiest? When players are most active and least active?
by Draganov
Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 9x9 Corner Win
Replies: 9
Views: 7040

Re: 9x9 Corner Win

As I thought, this variant is in favour of the whites. If you make the king to be unarmed, it will be in huge favour of the blacks. If the king is unarmed, the whites should win by reaching the edge and not the corners like in the so called Sea Battle variants. In my opinion, we just need to get rid...
by Draganov
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 9x9 Corner Win
Replies: 9
Views: 7040

Re: 9x9 Corner Win

Let's play this variant correspondently. I would like to check it. I can play with the whites in the first game. We can start a new not rated game with time x 10 in any other variant, for example in the Copenhagen variant and just use this game to exchange moves in the chat. After the game is over, ...
by Draganov
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 9x9 Corner Win
Replies: 9
Views: 7040

Re: 9x9 Corner Win

Although I have never tried this variant, it seems for me unbalanced and strange. I think it will be almost imposible for the whites to lose the game. The strong king captured from 4 sides will be pratically immortal. The blacks will need to block the corners and they will need to involve 12 vikings...
by Draganov
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 9x9 Corner Win
Replies: 9
Views: 7040

Re: 9x9 Corner Win

Yes, there are some variants like Skalk Hnefatafl but they are not well-balanced. It is really difficult for the whites to reach the corner in 9x9 especially if the king is weak. If the king is strong and is captured from four sides, then it is little bit easier but the blacks still have advantage.
by Draganov
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Member introductions
Replies: 23
Views: 59521

Re: Member introductions

Welcome, Mark! Nice to see new players here! Feel free to join some of the tournaments and invite me or other players to some tafl battles.
by Draganov
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Move First, Kill First
Replies: 2
Views: 4400

Re: Move First, Kill First

I think this rule is more restrictive and will lessen the complexity of the game. Now, when the king or an ordinary piece can enter between two enemy pieces, the game is more complex and both sides have more tactical opportunities.