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by Adam
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9379

Re: Imperial Contest - Tablut in 1855

Very interesting and amusing. I've been a visitor to your site for some years, an excellent tafl resource. I hope you will be playing here on Aage's site and will join in the tournaments as they pop up :)
by Adam
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21127

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Hi,I'm quite new to this game. I know this since one and a half month. But on the other hand, I'm a little bit experienced with game balancing and not the weakest player. Welcome on board! Copenhagen Hnefatafl: ... "8. Perpetual repetitions are forbidden. If the overall board position is repeated t...
by Adam
Mon May 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4974

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Interesting. If one takes a look at page one of this topic, the overall statistics, with a much bigger number of games, do seem to say the same thing. A general rule seems to be that white tends to be favoured on average to a greater or lesser degree in all variants between all levels of players, bu...
by Adam
Sat May 25, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4974

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

My suggestion would be having a balance number for different experience levels. I think that is a very good idea. Aage has made some comments on the site and forum based on the research tournaments suggesting which variants are best for beginners, and which are best for experienced players. A stati...
by Adam
Thu May 02, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

1) Due to the beliefs of the Norse people, throughout the time this game was played and found in their literature, the king would have been killed with being attacked on 2 sides not 4. It was the belief, at the time, that the king (or tribal leader) was just the best man for the job and not a deity...
by Adam
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12296

Re: Ludus latrunculorum

Hi Sybil, if you or any of your latin students are interested, there is a lovely manuscript depicting a poorly understood version of hnefatafl called alea evangelii. I have been unable to find a complete translation of all the annotations on and around the very enigmatic diagram of the board, and I ...
by Adam
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: Is there an app for this?

I mostly play this site in my iphone through the safari web browser. Works pretty well. I keep my logged in page open as a web browser tab, and make the logged in page into an app icon. The interface is a bit clunky as an iphone app, but you get used to it. I tend to double tap the board between all...
by Adam
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8195

Re: To draw of not to draw...where is the option?

I for one enjoy carefully levering kings off the board edge in order to safely execute them. Conversely it's something of a thrill when black gets it wrong and the king suddenly escapes. I think that if black is careless enough to allow the stalemate position then they should be punished with a draw...
by Adam
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8195

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

So, for a future update? : Ban perpetual repetition for all 9x9 edge tafls. Minimum-kill for all games: White can get only a draw if at least 2 black pieces are killed. An interesting suggestion. I would like to propose that we keep Copenhagen as it is, simply because it is a rule set designed spec...
by Adam
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21127

Re: About the draw concept

The past two years 1800 tafl games were played on this site. Counting the draws in the exposed variants gives 42 draws: 22 center forts 7 edge forts 1 corner fort 9 perpetual checks 2 cases of too few pieces left on both sides 1 case of white not able to move I wonder how many of these draws were i...