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by Sigurd
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Approaching Festivals and Teaching Tafl Games
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Approaching Festivals and Teaching Tafl Games

I've done workshops & tournaments over the last 2-3 years at Asatru community events that were typically 3-5 days in length (Asatru - Reconstruction of Viking era religion). The workshops I've done were 60-90 minutes in length. When I started, I taught & used Copenhagen rules, as some people there w...
by Sigurd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 7010

Re: Gaming activity

Is the Nielsen layout the one used in old hnefatafl 13x13? For the white pieces, yes. the black pieces in the Nielsen layout are as in Hist. Hnef. 13x13 I was kind of interested in trying out the 11x11 T cross with tablut rules. The Tablut T cross 11x11 has been tried, it's listed on the measured b...
by Sigurd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 67
Views: 11927

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

On the Championship Format: I think the mixed format is a good idea. With the various milestones reached and Historical Hnefatafl formulated, something had to done with it. As for it’s results so far, looking at each division: Tunsberg - 2 of the top 3 rated players will be moving on, could include ...
by Sigurd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 7010

Re: Gaming activity

Until now, most of the time, exploring the tafl universe and researching and studying details of variants have been a high priority. The test tournament is a powerful tool for that. There are now only a few variants left, which are little known and need examining. Here are avenues I think are worth...
by Sigurd
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 4031

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

2016-07-15 14:23:34 fairland: How young were the children? I may be able to use a similar strategy with 15-16 year olds or do you think I would be over-simplifying? 2016-07-15 22:35:50 altti: @Fairland: 7 to 15yrs. the older kids were interested in additional variants very quickly. I'll try that te...
by Sigurd
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 67
Views: 11927

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I think either Tablut 9x9 or Tawlbwrdd 11x11 would work well to shorten the overall length of the tournament. The Tablut 9x9 is also more likely to get more players in the first round, due to it being a shorter game. Though, as Hagbard says, it may be too short.
by Sigurd
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22887

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Has T cross ever been tried for Copenhagen?
by Sigurd
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 7010

Re: Gaming activity

Seems good overall. 10 minute buffer, 15 minute expiry, 5 min discover & accept all seem good. My concern is that the invite issuer would end up with an 80 minute or more time commitment. (60+15+5), or if the game ran 100 moves, would be (70+15+5) for max. Granted, those aren't the most likely outco...
by Sigurd
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 7010

Re: Gaming activity

Proposal for 'Short' Tafl Games The current 'Quick' game format is a bit clunky. The main concern I have with it is that if something were to happen where the game couldn't be finished in one sitting, the players are locked-in to figuring out how to finish it in the next 3 days. To put it another w...
by Sigurd
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22887

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

In connection with Rule 7, something I've been wondering about...
Is this:
http://www.tim-millar.co.uk/section509308_182391.html
a valid white win exit fort?