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by Xerxes
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 89
Views: 57052

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I'm with Squaree on this. I've no objection to a separate Masters Tournament for those who wish to play one. However, the World Championship should be open to all, and while there may be some seeding of higher-ranked players into the second round there should be reasonable opportunity for lower rank...
by Xerxes
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 71
Views: 50334

Re: World Tafl Federation

Aage, thankyou for mentioning me, but I have no wish to be Chairman. I'm happy to support anybody else on your list who would like to take it on, and I think you should add yourself to the list of those would would make good a good chair/vice-chair. Perhaps we should define the parameters of the rol...
by Xerxes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 30
Views: 24872

Re: Fetlar Hnefatafl

Makes sense to me, and brings consistency too.
by Xerxes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 40
Views: 28373

Re: Gaming activity

Interesting. Even if you take out the Copenhagen games (which may be high due to World Championship etc), the 11x11 board is the clear favourite size. I think perhaps because a bigger board in general makes for a longer game with more strategy options, but too big a board becomes unamanagable, and g...
by Xerxes
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 13520

Re: Tafl in Russia

That seems to be true of the western part of Russia - but what of the far east, eg Siberia, Kamchatka, Chukokta ? I assume that was too far for them ?
by Xerxes
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 13520

Re: Tafl in Russia

How far into Russia did the Vikings penetrate ?
by Xerxes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 37
Views: 36704

Re: General rules

I think allowing King capture against the edge in Copenhagen would make a big difference to the game, and so would need some extensive testing (one of the problems with short testing (eg a one-off tournament with a few players) is that it does not allow strategies to develop against a new rule).
by Xerxes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: New proposal variant for hnefatafl
Replies: 19
Views: 14523

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: 89
Views: 57052

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: 14523

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...