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by Adam
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Under my suggested rule #3 (if either player makes the same checking move three times in a row, that player immediately loses the game), then whichever player had created check first, would lose. I like crusts suggestion for a perpetual checking rule that allows for black to be the offender. I doub...
by Adam
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

when two pieces start their perpetual step dance this simulation breaks down: the whole board except the two step dancers freezes like a broken film. In "real battle" everybody else would not freeze just because two men step dance, but movements would continue on rest of the field. The board could ...
by Adam
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 4037

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Definitely worth testing! If 13x13 is to 11x11, as 11x11 is to 9x9, then it would be amazing! I suspect though that the game dynamic will be very similar to 11x11, just a bit more drawn out. But who knows, 11x11 has thrown so many surprises and complexities at us over the years. I'm not sure how man...
by Adam
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Exactly. And if perpetual check gets the chop, then we would need a third rule explaining stalemate possibilities. Edge forts with an immobile, uncaptureable king being the only stalemate position allowed, and perpetual check disallowed, forcing the checking player to make an alternative move in pla...
by Adam
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: About the draw concept

In my opinion the edge fort however is for advanced players. Very difficult. The details can seem a bit academic, as the test games so far still suggest that the edge fort end game is rare. I quite agree Hagbard. Though the devil is often in the details. It may well be that the ultimate rule set wi...
by Adam
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

That's brilliant - we may (occasionally) have our concerns over draws etc, but on the subject of balance , I think Fetlar has passed the test with flying colours. Yes indeed, and in case other readers are not aware, this point is being explored in depth under the topic of 'About the draw concept', ...
by Adam
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

The edge fort is so rare, found in only 1 out of 383 games in the games archive, that it doesn't make much difference whether this is counted as a white win or a draw. So in that sense a win-rule is superfluous. disagree with that, once its a win, its going to form a part of whites arsenal. And whi...
by Adam
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Very interesting stuff Hagbard. Thanks for taking the time to write all that up. I feel like i've used edge fort bunkers a lot, maybe i've tried to use them lots, to little avail! I'm liking the new stats very much. 47% vs 47%. And if we made perpetual check into a forced play away move for those fo...
by Adam
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21199

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Well done gentlemen. Lots of hard thinking going on here. I am up for testing the copenhagen interpretation, where the king can appear to both win and draw simultaneously. It sounds like a lot of fun. Before we know it we'll have sappers quantum tunneling through the draw fort walls. (berserk does t...
by Adam
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4317

About the draw concept

Well done to conanlibrarian for figuring out a situation where the attackers are forcing a draw. I've been turning that one over in my head for some time without luck, but feeling sure it was possible! My conclusion though was that such situations would be so absurdly unlikely as not to be worth con...