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by Adam
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4975

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

Ah, the pitfalls of 'confirmation bias'. Beware one and all. I had always hoped that our rigorous testing of variants would help us to zero in on the ultimate tafl rule set to make tournaments and clubs easier to arrange. However I now think that that hope while laudable, was rather ill informed. We...
by Adam
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21137

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Excellent idea! That's is going to lead to some crazy corner situations. It will add another tool to whites toolkit for unlocking the corners. Lets see how it plays :)
by Adam
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: Poll: to decide on the name for our group.

here here! Once the name is confirmed I look forward to the first draft of our constitution!
by Adam
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

World Tafl Federation

I think that World Tafl Federation has a better impression to what this is intended to be, not just a forum where we talk from time to time but a federation of people and nations dedicated to the advancement of Tafl in all it's incarnations, styles and rules.
by Adam
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21137

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I agree with keeping the throne open in copenhagen, providing one is forbidding board repetitions its not a problem. And yes, the edge fort exit would be trickier with a blocking square in the centre. I'm not sure i agree with the logic of compulsory moves meaning white would lose in the zombie situ...
by Adam
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: Poll: to decide on the name for our group.

Thanks Roderich. Glad you like it! Glad to hear other opinions if people have them. Here is a suggestion for how it might look with typography. While working and choosing a font (News Gothic, a real classic, I thought it lends some gravitas to counter the levity of the initials, and worthy of the wo...
by Adam
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: World Tafl Federation

a group of groups is exactly what we are starting here. Lets say wtf is world tafl federation. Here is the logo I made some time ago when we started talking about this in another thread. The idea is fairly simple, its a globe, and also a viking shield, whose markings happen to remind us of a tafl bo...
by Adam
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: To get things started

I meant to post a reply long ago but have not had the time until now. Sorry! However, since then Crust has got things moving again with the official international group name, and my suggestion was going to be to see what that turns out to be, and then all international branches simply take that name...
by Adam
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: Poll: to decide on the name for our group.

I do like the informal, open nature of the word 'Forum'. However one might consider 'federation' if we mean business. Like the chess federation. Just a thought.
by Adam
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8282

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

I'm in! And I second Crust as chairman without hesitation. I think the 'WTF' initial is excellent as it reflects the good humour that runs through our games and discussions, something which not all tafl forums can boast! We take the game seriously, and are all interested to some extent in the histor...