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by arne64
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2145

Re: Opening Explorer

You should compare only games played by the strongest players or by equally rated players. There is no such player who always wins.
by arne64
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 31
Views: 2145

Re: Opening Explorer

Is it possible to organise the game database so players can see which moves where played the most and which lead to wins.
An example from chess would be: http://www.365chess.com/opening.php?m=5 ... 4.c5.c3.e5
by arne64
Fri May 24, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

A measure for game balance could be: (number of most winning color's wins) divided by (number of least winning color's wins), the number positive if white is more winning, negative if black is more winning. Draws are counted as half wins. Examples: White wins 20 times and black wins 10 times. Balan...
by arne64
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6203

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

This would give a starting position as: a b c d e f g h i j k 11 x x x 11 10 x x x 10 09 09 08 o 08 07 x x o o o x x 07 06 x x o o @ o o x x 06 05 x x o o o x x 05 04 o 04 03 03 02 x x x 02 01 x x x 01 a b c d e f g h i j k I tried this formations for unarmed king tafl edge a few times and it's to ...
by arne64
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6203

Tawlbwrdd 11x11

Perhaps a rule change could improve it? 'What's about changing the starting formation of black? I tried different formations and for edge games blacks formation makes a huge difference how the game is balanced (had some in favor for white, some for black and some which feel being balanced but becau...
by arne64
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6203

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

It seems that the Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 is after all fairly balanced, and future games can be rated? I don't think Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 is balanced! I had the strong perception that in a high level game white has no chance. I think the results only suggest that it's balanced be...
by arne64
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Best Set of Basic Rules?
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Teaching beginners Hnefatafl

I agree with the Hnefatafl 11x11 variant but I don't think doing this teaching stuff for beginners is necessary. Playing a unarmed king is totally different so in order to play the normal version he has to adjust to this very different variant. The only thing making sense for me would be having the ...
by arne64
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4120

Re: About the draw concept

Thank you! I think this would be great for all versions of Hnefatafl. I just had the problem in a tournament game of Scand. museums Hnefatafl where the white player drew before a single piece got killed. Also because in cand. museums Hnefatafl black is stronger it would be effective just to draw all...
by arne64
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4120

Re: About the draw concept

I think the problem with one black piece killed is that this can happen very early. So back can't do any sacrifices at the beginning playing a weaker player. Also this rule would legitimate draw forts at the beginning if possible. Now they are possible but not really legitimate or accepted.
by arne64
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9080

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

Hello everyone. I tried the following tafl version: -White starts in the 'plus formation" (has pieces on c6, k3, k9 and i6 instead on e5, e7, ...) -white has the initiative and makes the first move -everything else are the sea battle rules It seems to be almost balanced to me. If the players get mor...