Search found 38 matches

by nath
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 66
Views: 15128

Re: World Tafl Federation

I'm not entirely sure whether I should want more titles right now. What I am sure about however is that it's a bad idea to couple stuff with the fairly ambiguous rating. I think we should try to make a title mean something special, to show that a player archived something notable. I don#t even think...
by nath
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The State Of Play Tafl Online
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: The State Of Play Tafl Online

Well, while the complexity of Hnefatafl is bigger than the complexity of chess, your comparison isn't fair. We don't have the same amount of preordering and razoring a modern chess engine has. No modern chess engine could calculate anything interesting without cutting (more than 80 % of the variants...
by nath
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: Nath-project

I'm not a hardware guy. I hate hardware. Hardware mostly fails without decent debugging options and quite often because of time-races... That being said, I have at least some basic understanding how computers work. My movegen (written in C) isn't incredibly well optimized, but reasonable fast. Yes t...
by nath
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

Re: Advices?

The win on corner vs win on edge is the biggest change one can think of. The main variant we have explored and found relatively solid is Copenhagen Hnefatafl (which is an extension of Fetlar Hnefatafl, so you can try that first if you want to get started). The issue with the draws can be much easier...
by nath
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 35
Views: 17148

Re: General rules

Hello unhandyandy, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm not one to argue with the historical part, but I tend to disagree. Not only because the player who choose to end the game prematurely by repetition is basically a coward, which would have been unthinkable between vikings...I think the player w...
by nath
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41795

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Is there a real reason we want those draws anyways? 8/8b seem to strongly contradict rule 10. Why not simply declare this a black win? We did that in in various offline games, since that removes the dire need for an umpire all the time to decide with rule takes precedence (which is highly subjective...
by nath
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Neural networks artificial intelligence
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Re: Neural networks artificial intelligence

@Fishbreath: Do you think we can get the code nice and clean? I see that as the major issue. I actually say I'm very much interested in that route, and wouldn't mind contributing. Please don't compare everything to chess - that's a totally different game. Chess has much more complex representation b...
by nath
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 10
Views: 3335

Re: Advices?

In case anybody is interested I'd love to contribute my knowledge about the game. While I've slightly gotten out of shape (Casshern and Plantagenet would almost surely beat me right now) recent years, I feel like there are a few basic concepts that really help with understanding game positions (gamb...
by nath
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: Nath-project

If anybody thinks about revisiting this. Recent results of Leela Chess Zero show that a lot of this can be done with less resources. I think that these neronal stuff work much better with Hnefatafl than with chess, because we have an incredibly simple way of representing the features of the position...
by nath
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Nath-project
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: Nath-project

Brench - are you still in? I'd love to hear from you!