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by Adam
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 20120

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...
by Adam
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 20120

Re: Alea Evangelii

Hi Marco, really exciting stuff. I have been looking hard at this too just recently. I will have a good read of both your posts and then post my thoughts. I too have spent some time trying to decode and colourcode the manuscript. I'll post my work in progress ideas when I have a bit more time!
by Adam
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 16
Views: 10705

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

Tawlbwrdd i feel sure will prove to have the same problem as linneus, which turned out to be a translation issue. I think the translation needs to be redone in light of our much deeper gaming knowledge. I have been in contact before with the welsh national library who hold the original. They can off...
by Adam
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: archaeology
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

Re: Saaremaa, the Salme ships, and the Kaali meteor crater.

Wow!
by Adam
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 46
Views: 14247

Re: World Tafl Federation

Hello all, I've noticed that the name 'world tafl forum' seems to have gotten lodged into our consciousnesses, though we had in fact moved on from that in the poll to decide on a name, for good reasons discussed in the poll thread, and settled for World Tafl Federation. It sounds stronger, more offi...
by Adam
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Other
Topic: archaeology
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

Re: Hnefatafl Review - the Journal of the World Tafl Forum

All good suggestions. Perhaps we can agree on a maximum/ideal word count for articles? A side of A5 can mean various things ; ) Serialising longer articles is a nice idea, though perhaps not if it is an annual publication. I think it would need to be monthly for serialisation to work well. One could...
by Adam
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: archaeology
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

Re: Hnefatafl Review - the Journal of the World Tafl Forum

What a great idea :) I'm in. I'd happily contribute with article writing and illustrations. I also have some good links with norwegian museums who hold a good number of the important tafl remains. So I would probably be able to get access to images or even rephotograph artefacts easier than most. I ...
by Adam
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 40830

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I agree that the Copenhagen rules performed very well once again. I was originally somewhat resistant to the shield wall rule, but it has turned out to be a very important facet of the game, especially in combination with the exit fort, and corner exits. The threat of the shield wall is often used a...
by Adam
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 46
Views: 14247

Re: Tromsø Tafl Laug

Adam: I live in Horten, Do you know if theres Hnefatafl tournaments at the "viking marked" (Viking festival") at Borre? Perhaps we could try to start a club in Tønsberg? Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. Finally a local player! There is no hnefatafl at the viking market at Borre that I've seen. ...
by Adam
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 20120

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Thanks for the link to the English alea text! It really doesn't throw much light alas, but its great to finally have a grasp of what it's all saying.