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by Adam
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9308

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

That sounds very sensible to me. A clear imbalance easily rectified.
by Adam
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

A good logical summary. Nice to see the data fitting the logic. Could we see the black vs white statistics gathered thus far from the website on these variants on this thread? Due to everything we've learned about draw threats and how powerfully they can influence the game with experienced players i...
by Adam
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I agree the genuine draw.
by Adam
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

There is stil a undeclared draw-position,m if black blocks all corners each with minimum of three peaces and without enough peaces to capture a lonely king. According Rule No 8, attackers win because they have more possiblilities to move, but who will count the repetitions? And who count the repeti...
by Adam
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

After 5 months' fruitful discussion in this thread on virtually every aspect and problem of the Hnefatafl game, I propose "the Copenhagen rules" to be: Rules of Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11. Lovely job, and well done everyone for putting in so much time and thought. I suggest we see how this finalise...
by Adam
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: About the draw concept

I'd say that in the capture-from-4-sides-games the king is captured alive for ransom - more worth alive than dead, not unusual of the times. This also supports the idea in the note above that the king in the 4-sides-game is captured when and only when he cannot in the next move run away from the en...
by Adam
Tue May 15, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Zombietafl
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Zombietafl

ZOMBIES !!! I have a suggestion for a new variant, zombietafl, using othello counters as pieces. Pieces are not removed from the board, but rather flipped over, or zombified into black, or 'cured' into healthy white pieces. The king is the scientist who can save the day, and can only be overcome by...
by Adam
Tue May 15, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: About the draw concept

On the edge rule - whether or not the king should be captured on the board edge. http://aagenielsen.dk/kongepaakant.png Under the Fetlar edge rule, the king in the diagram is not captured - even though he very much indeed looks captured. This a bit awkward situation is avoided when allowing the kin...
by Adam
Thu May 10, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4000

Re: 13x13 Tafl

I have my doubts about playing with 32 black pieces and 16+1 white pieces. As far as I know, no sets have been found that had more than 24 pieces of the same type. (32+16+1) That's why I still doubt that 48 (49) piece sets were ever in common use. As with Alea Evangelii, it's possible that the init...
by Adam
Sat May 05, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20899

Re: About the draw concept

Are the contours of the Copenhagen rules beginning to form? I think we should wait and see how the tournament pans out, and perhaps add in my and crusts results from our test games too. Much as I like the idea of the shield wall rule, I personally would like to see a further round of test games to ...