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by Adam
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21221

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Great to see new enthusiasm and such thoughtful analysis of the rules SqAree. I need to find more time to read and respond fully, but one point that jumps out for me is your point about what black and whites respective goals are. I agree that this is fundamental to refining the rules and resolving o...
by Adam
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

I see my proposal has been viewed many times, I would love to hear if people think berserk alea is worth a try. Of course many of us are tied up in the Copenhagen tournament just now. Hopefully this thread will reignite after the tournament. I had a think about Plantagenets ogres or kjemper, with a ...
by Adam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Alea Evangelii 19x19

Here, as I promised a long time ago, are some images where Ive overlayed tafl boards onto a viking trelleborg. I think its rather compelling. On the 11x11 it lends weight to the corner escape rule. With Alea I find the match almost perfect with the groupings of longhouses in the centre. Here the boa...
by Adam
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

SO after a long break from this, and much thought, here is my suggestion for an Alea game that might be 1) playable and 2)really good fun in spite of a potentially long playing time. Put simply, its Aage's Berserk Hnefatafl applied to the Alea manuscript. Originally I tried with the variegated men a...
by Adam
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21221

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

In my last six copenhagen games with Crust white won all but one game, where black didn't spot the three sides+throne takes king rule. So at least for me and Crust, black is harder just now. As Nath said, an individual players likelihood to win or lose as black tends to swing with improvements in sk...
by Adam
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21221

Re: I dont know

This would only be a problem if one was required to capture all pieces to win. That's why I was initially hesitant about the shield wall rule, as I felt it was superfluous. However, incorporated into Copenhagen with the edge fort, it has taken the game to new heights making end games far more complex.
by Adam
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

This looks great! I've been away from the forum for a long while, glad to be back. I was going to suggest a new alea board set up using berserk rules and pieces, it looks like you guys have headed in a similar direction. I would tentatively suggest trying Copenhagen rules, if pieces can't jump, and ...
by Adam
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21221

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Ultimately it's the long term stats that decide. Hopefully lots of players, old and new will join this years tournament, which will strengthen or weaken the case for Copenhagen accordingly. For the record, my money is still on Copenhagen.
by Adam
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

Thanks Marc0, that clarified things for me. So, my main angle for looking again at Alea, is that the presently accepted proposed set up for the game leads to a dull game where white is hopelessly surrounded from the start. My idea is that the variagated men can be thought of as squares with special ...
by Adam
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12325

Re: Alea Evangelii

Thats exactly right. And by a remarkable coincidence I came to the same conclusion some weeks ago! I finally read carefully through translation Damien Walker had posted. So the primary man, who is singled out for special attention may be a special piece, or the one who makes the first move, but is c...