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by Xerxes
Mon Jun 19, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Member introductions
Topic: Member introductions
Replies: 27
Views: 80334

Re: Member introductions

Welcome - you have come to the right place if you want to meet good players, there are plenty on here ! (I'm not one of them).

Are you part of the Formby Viking re-enactors ?
by Xerxes
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 52
Views: 131093

Re: Gaming activity

Crikey. I have completed about 715 games in the last two years, which is approx 8% of them, which proves that quantity does not always equal quality. Jrton80 must have played even more.
by Xerxes
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Game of the Throne...
Replies: 1
Views: 10807

Re: Game of the Throne...

I like this one
by Xerxes
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 138
Views: 291591

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: 80
Views: 196597

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: 85738

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: 52
Views: 131093

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: 49623

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: 49623

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: 39
Views: 119869

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).