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by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

15x15 tafl

30/1/2014 Adam wrote: My suspicion is that when the boards get bigger, extra kings squares, perhaps impassable, will be important in generating new dynamics and strategies. Which brings me to my other attached pics. I've trawled the norwegian musuems photo archives, and found this nice 15x15 board ...
by Adam
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12323

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

29/1/2014 Adam wrote: I'll have a think about the number of officers. It seemed natural to up the numbers as Alea has 25 white pieces and 48 black, double the 11x11 berserk. Also, I think white needs strong forces on the outside of the black inner ring, and as those are limited to just 8 men, I thi...
by Adam
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Unarmed tafl
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Re: Unarmed tafl

There is also something to be said for the smaller boards. The games tend to be quicker which can be good.
by Adam
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Unarmed tafl
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Re: Unarmed tafl

Might be interesting, but it may just confuse people. I've taught 11x11 hnefatafl to classes of six and seven year olds in five minutes, and they play the game with little further supervision. After two supervised games they are already figuring out strategies like the three man corner cover.
by Adam
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Planning WTF Convention 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

Re: Planning WTF Convention 2016

Copenhagen sounds ideal for our first convention. With or without a Viking festival. Most important would be a pub friendly to board game playing.
by Adam
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12323

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

If it works, we could even call it Alea Evangelii, being that no other version of it seems to make for a playable or satisfying game, or takes account of the indication in the text of a variety of board pieces (counts, dukes etc). But probably berserk Alea would stick as a name. Here I'm uploading t...
by Adam
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12323

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Is the black piece in e13 a black knight? There's also some special piece in j13? The two special pieces could be reverse pieces? Knights are usually white, but there's one black knight? And commanders are usually black, but there's one white commander? e13 and j13, both knights. Marked by a double...
by Adam
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12323

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

In a bid to get this thread moving again, I am posting my outlandish suggestion for an Alea game. I find all the 'ordinary' versions of it unplayable, and feel sure that making it work will involve new pieces, with their own special moves. Therefore, using the alea text as my starting point for the ...
by Adam
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21202

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Regarding Q2, the threatening player is defined as the player who is the first to create a repeat in board position in an exchange of repeat moves. Put simply, the one who started it.
by Adam
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10212

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I like the idea of a four game final 'clash of the titans'. Though it could result in a draw, so there should be a play off in such an event. One thing I wonder about: if the reigning world champion plays in the mass tournament, and is thrashed by superior players, what advantage is there to that pl...