Search found 117 matches

by Adam
Thu May 10, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 6724

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: 151
Views: 41876

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 ...
by Adam
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Board edge king capture would be a good way of handicapping the king if we find it is needed. Though I hasten to add that if that includes corner capture with two men and a corner refuge, then I'd consider this a rather severe handicapping. Removed perpetual check is already giving the king a much h...
by Adam
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hi Evans and everyone, have had some thinking time about this now. in a balanced game, no player should have any leverage over the other than the goal, and Whit getting an extra goal is unfair. I would suggest that leverage can come from other places, for example threatening the queen in chess can g...
by Adam
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: About the draw concept

InterEsting post from Evans. I need to give it some more thought before a proper response, but one thing important to consider that you've not mentioned is compensating white for the loss of leverage when one removes perpetual check.
by Adam
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: About the draw concept

The repetition draw is no problem because it is hard to get and it is possible to avoid. Maybe it would be instructive with some crust-Adam test games on this, where white in the test (or black) must force a perpetual moves situation to win? Just like the earlier test of the Monstrous forts. Instru...
by Adam
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: About the draw concept

Thanks to Mac for highlighting that this thread is getting complex and tricky to follow. And thanks to crust for an excellent summary. This thread is a work in progress discussion that has been developing for some time, so new comers and latecomers will have some homework to do to get up to speed! T...
by Adam
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hagbard wrote:Image
Edge draw fort based on one edge square only!
Very nice! Though the king is not mobile, so its a draw draw fort. (if the king moves the fort can be destroyed I think)
by Adam
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

http://aagenielsen.dk/edgefort11_r.png In the end game, this situation could happen: both white and black lost 12 men, and left is the lone king and just enough blacks to block the corners. If the game ends as shown in the diagram, shouldn't this be a white win? The king did escape to the edge, can...
by Adam
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41876

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hello forum. Mind taxing time again. Following the fun science references, Crust and I have been referring to the rules now being tested on Aage's site as the 'weak' copenhagen interpretation, and a version forbidding perpetual check as the 'strong' copenhagen interpretation. Otherwise the rules are...