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by Fishbreath
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Surrounding victory plus corner escape
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Surrounding victory plus corner escape

I'm playing an alea evangelii game with a friend of mine, and found an interesting edge case in the rules: I had fully surrounded him, but some of his pieces were at the edge of the board, so OpenTafl's surrounding-detection code did not rule it a victory. Play is ongoing, and it seems likely he'll ...
by Fishbreath
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12131

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Something I would like to test some day is alea evangelii with some Berserk-style pieces—though jump-captures are blatantly ahistorical, the layout in alea evangelii so heavily favors the attackers that they may be necessary to balance the game.
by Fishbreath
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

v0.3.2.0b is released! This is the stable release for v0.3.x, so it should be around for a good long while. (Future updates will likely not touch the user-facing mechanics much, in favor of speed and accuracy improvements for the AI.)
by Fishbreath
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

v0.3.0.0b has been released here, and the server is running. The second prerelease remains compatible with the 0.3.0.0b server.
by Fishbreath
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

There's a new prerelease posted (the link in the post above has been updated). This one improves the server lobby experience, alerting players when other players connect/disconnect and providing a list of currently-connected players.
by Fishbreath
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

I've posted a prerelease version of OpenTafl v0.3.0.0b, which has network play enabled. (The default server setting, intersect.manywords.press, is my personal webserver; there should be a server running there most of the time, except when it crashes.) There isn't really a way to tell if anyone else ...
by Fishbreath
Tue May 24, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

Shorter isn't necessarily the goal, so much as 'eventually decisive'. Threefold repetition, fatal surrounding, and no draw forts make for a game which is much more likely to end than a Fetlar game. They may in some cases take a long time, but threefold repetition catches all but the most elaborate d...
by Fishbreath
Tue May 24, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

Re: A human representative against the machines

Unfortunately, it's a little late for a change now—I'm not a huge fan of the Fetlar rules myself, but along with Copenhagen, they're a widely-accepted tournament standard, and relatively simple to implement. Beyond that, Fetlar and other 11x11 games more accurately capture the mathematical complexit...
by Fishbreath
Tue May 24, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A human representative against the machines
Replies: 12
Views: 2715

A human representative against the machines

As some of you may know, I'm running a tournament for computer tafl players . It's traditional, in tournaments like this, for the winning computer to face off against a strong human player, and now that I have five confirmed participants, I figured I would put the word out and see if anyone is inter...