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by Hagbard
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 11
Views: 3997

Re: Brandubh 7x7

More Brandubh balances. The Brandubh 7x7 game balance is at the moment measured to +1.34 (setup Brandubh cross 7x7). To ensure that there aren't other setups with a finer balance, two alternative setups were tested: Brandubh cross no throne and Brandubh circle no throne, both without a throne. Game...
by Hagbard
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Tuireann wrote:the Dutch word 'Gezellig'. 'Hyggeligt' I think.
Quite right.
by Hagbard
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Ik heb twee Nederlandse vrienden and zij me leerde een beetje Nederlands een jaar geleden dus ik spreek genoeg voor meest simpel dingetjes. :P I understood that. Netherlands is a strange place to a Dane, because the language is like some kind of Danish written and spoken in a very strange way. Afte...
by Hagbard
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Tuireann wrote:[About as close as I can get leveraging my Dutch gutterals :P
Very good! I'm sure not many Americans could've said this. The family name is correct, and the Dutch pronounciation perfect; I know Dutch from an exchange student job in Delft once, and you must have Dutch roots.
by Hagbard
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Tuireann wrote:Also, how the hell is your name pronounced, Aage :P???
The name does not exist in any other language. Pronounced as three vowels and no consonants.
Tuireann wrote:their stones(fish aquarium ornaments)
Good idea! Those look like fine board pieces.
by Hagbard
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival
Replies: 11
Views: 3573

Re: Brandubh at Dublin(Ohio) Irish Festival

Went to Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio. Thanks!!! A most interesting report. the teacher; Father Stephen Hayes. ... his rule set for Brandubh was a little different than what we play here in that it was lacking a few details and had a strong king. He played a throne that was not hostile and ...
by Hagbard
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10144

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Many Copenhagen players find Historical Hnefatafl difficult and vice versa. So as to not exclude too many skilled Copenhagen players from the final because they're having a hard time with the Hist.Hnef., it could be wise to widen the door a bit and allow 8 players to the final, 2 players from each o...
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6494

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

Two more test tournaments of the two Tawlbwrdd setups were done to find a best choice for the World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2016 round 1. Both setups were found to work all right, the game balances being -1.13 and -1.17, and both setups gave many good games. I went through all the ga...
by Hagbard
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8170

Re: General rules

When playing a pair of games white/black & black/white simultaneously, it's theoretically possible for a lower rated player to copy all the higher rated player's moves for his own moves. To avoid any risk or suspicion of that, when playing against higher rated players I usually as a common courtesy ...
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3667

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

The Historical Hnefatafl rules were used at an Estonian summercamp in USA a few days ago. Altti, New York, reported in the small forum: 2016-07-12 altti: went to Estonian summercamp this weekend to teach the children Tafl. I used Ard Ri and Tablut for demo and gave them printouts of other variant ru...