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by conanlibrarian
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

Hello Conanlibrarian there is no historical support for either four-sided capture, corner escape, or weaponless king I thought there was some evidence for corner escape from at least one board found with marked corners known as the Balinderry board. Also, if the Ockelbo stone is hnefatafl, it has c...
by conanlibrarian
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

Since Scandinavian Museums Edge is the variant closest to known historical variants Hello Conanlibrarian. Do you mean Linnaeus' Tablut and Robert ap Ifan's Tawlbwrdd? Both are ambiguous enough for multiple interpretations. Or are there other sources? Hi crust! Yes, those are the two sources I meant...
by conanlibrarian
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

Hi everyone, Very interesting thread! I'll "re-animate" it since I have some questions on some things written: We know from experience that ... king captured from 2 sides is of course easier for white than an unarmed king, and captured from 4 sides is even easier. Could you elaborate on the first pa...
by conanlibrarian
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20863

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Evans: I think that the discussion above makes it clear the motivation for the proposed rules. In corner Talf perhaps you are right that perpetual threats are rare, but when playing to the edge it is quite common for such opportunities to arise, and there needs to be some rule to handle it. Also, I ...
by conanlibrarian
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4247

About the draw concept

Yes, from what I have read, draws are an accepted feature in the Fetlar rules (I guess a good enough reason for me not to play it ;)), so my suggestion was more for edge tafl. I suspect that 11x11 edge tafl is as "susceptible" as Fetlar to draw forts (any experience from 11x11 Rachunek?). It would b...
by conanlibrarian
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4247

About the draw concept

Ah, draws - my least favorite feature. I am no chess player (I prefer backgammon) so for me the concept is pretty alien, and I assume the same was true for historical players of Tafl games. A situation like perpetual threats, or a draw fort, would simply mean that the game has not yet ended, and an ...
by conanlibrarian
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

Well, in a way you could say that all modern tafl games are variants on the Linnaeus rules, and we have Murray to thank that we even know what kind of game Hnefatafl was. The only other known rules (Robert ap Ifan - please correct me if some other tafl rules source exist) are very terse, and not rea...
by conanlibrarian
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

To clarify my position - the problem with Ashton's article is that he mixes the translation with the interpretation of the rules. This is most clear in the paragraph labeled O, where you do not need to know any Latin to see that he inserted information - Just compare the word counts - but also in ca...
by conanlibrarian
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

I actually do not know much/any Latin either... :) As I said, I used Google translate (it works for Latin), plus occasional use of word lists, plus common sense. So my translation is not necessarily any better, and I hesitated to publish it completely - getting Nicolas Cartiers article in English wo...
by conanlibrarian
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14198

Re: Saami Tablut

Greetings everyone, I have long been somewhat fascinated by Tablut and Hnefatafl, and in the last days I started thinking about starting playing the game, which led to the question of which rules to learn to play by. And as a consequence I started reading about the documented rules of Tablut, as des...