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by Tuireann
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Also, the test games showed that the corners being friendly and thus allowing attackers to block easily by occupying the squares neighbouring the corners, that this was not a problem for the game. I think that black having only the exact number of pieces to block all the exits make it difficult sin...
by Tuireann
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hull Hnefatafl Tournament 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Hull Hnefatafl Tournament 2017

I'm giving some early publicity for a hnefatafl event next year, so if anyone here is interested it gives you time to make some travel plans. I am already planning on attending; having a fair few mates along that latitude in England they have volunteered their spare room/couches to me in case of a ...
by Tuireann
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Funny you should say that, one of my Dutch friends has family living in Denmark and he understands a lot of Danish and has no idea where he learned it. I believe Danish is also the only language with a direct translation of the Dutch word 'Gezellig'. 'Hyggeligt' I think.
by Tuireann
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Ik heb twee Nederlandse vrienden and zij me leerde een beetje Nederlands een jaar geleden dus ik spreek genoeg voor meest simpel dingetjes. :P
by Tuireann
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/830 ... mdansk.mp3

About as close as I can get leveraging my Dutch gutterals :P
by Tuireann
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

The rules he posited were very interesting though I don't know how well they would work in serious play. In the students games White won almost every game(which quite frankly could be due to the way new players play) except where we helped to teach strategy with a bit more depth. I am curious how th...
by Tuireann
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Went to Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio. Saw they were teaching Brandubh through a couple reenactment groups so when I arrived I got in touch with the teacher; Father Stephen Hayes. He is an avid archaeology/history fanatic so we got to talking about the origin of the game and it was very inte...
by Tuireann
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10100

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Personally I'm more inclined to join if the first round is HHTawlbwrdd or HHTablut. I feel more excluded by a championship where it's purely Copenhagen since I am not a fan of any of the strong king variants I have played.
by Tuireann
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

Oooooooooooh I thought you meant that as an alternate interpretation! :P my bad. :lol: I've never seen a variant rule set with it recently however the old Hnefatafl java applet had a version of this where you could set the 'Hostile' to 'King' And anyone, even an ally to the King, could be captured a...
by Tuireann
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2728

Re: A human representative against the machines

I see that you've implemented the time control. Anyone interested in testing the game with Fishbreath's style of time control? More generally, I propose this mutation from a single main-time chess clock: for a given chess clock length in minutes (say, 60), divide by six to get the tafl main time (10...