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by Xerxes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: New proposal variant for hnefatafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: New proposal variant for hnefatafl

Have played a few games of this, and it works quite well. It gives both players more options, and more to think about. It makes edge forts more difficult to make, giving Black an advantage, so perhaps take out both Shieldwall Capture and Edge Forts to equalise that. It would need a lot more games ag...
by Xerxes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9765

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

That sounds good. I like the idea of a 'fixed' calendar.
by Xerxes
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: New proposal variant for hnefatafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: New proposal variant for hnefatafl

Hi, I have played some games of this, but have some questions on the ‘rules’. 1) At what point is the force mechanic (‘FM’) played ? ie a. Is it used at the end of a turn (eg, move a piece to create an advantage, and then play the FM as part of that turn), or, b. The FM is the whole turn and a ‘norm...
by Xerxes
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 5721

Re: Gaming activity

Ref: "Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years?"

Does this include Tournament games ? If so it will be biased towards those game types for which you have run competitions !
by Xerxes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9765

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Tuireann - what is 'PTO' ?

Thanks
by Xerxes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9765

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Tuireann - Ref the Triathlon - we had an online tournament in spring 2015 where the entrants played each other in three variants (I think it was Sea Battle, Copenhagen, and Sami, though can't remember the detail and it has dropped off the Tournaments web page). Each variant was played as a separate ...
by Xerxes
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9765

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Your last "Could be done this way ...", ie 2 each from 4 groups going to the final, makes sense to me Hagbard.
by Xerxes
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 9765

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I realise that increasing the number of players proceeding from the first stage will increase the number of Copenhagen games in the final stage, but I think two players should proceed from each group to the final stage.
by Xerxes
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Member introductions
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Member introductions

I'm Steve Lonsdale, using the handle 'xerxes' on this site. Started playing Tafl in the autumn of 2014, after seeing something about it on a trip to Norway a couple of years before that. I have recently moved from Derby in the UK, to Maxey, near Peterborough, also in the UK, so am now closer to my b...