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by Hagbard
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 17112

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

its obvious to me it needs something to shake it up now and again to avoid stagnations. Berserk taking and jumping knights could be a direct way to get things moving along, given enough of these special pieces on the board. The Adam Bartley setup of Alea 19x19 was tried out in a couple of test game...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10283

Re: Gaming activity

Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years? Board size 7x7. Brandubh 946 games Ard Ri 122 Magpie 213 Total 1281 Board size 9x9. Saami 610 Sea battle 72 Total 682 Board size 11x11. Copenhagen 3047 Fetlar 133 Berserk 182 Tawlbwrdd 692 Sea battle 85 Total...
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Icelandic Sagas
Replies: 0
Views: 937

Icelandic Sagas

January 16th I attended in the Historical Association a most fascinating lecture about the early medieval Icelandic Manuscripts with the Viking sagas, given by an associate professor from the Iceland University institute in Reykjavik responsible for the manuscripts. The manuscripts are on UNESCO's l...
by Hagbard
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 14
Views: 5547

Re: Brandubh 7x7

Summary on the Irish Brandubh:
http://aagenielsen.dk/brandubh_summary.php
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 17112

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

The religious tafl game Alea Evangelii is still a mystery. We've tried everything and anything and nothing worked. On the occasion of Christmas time I'll make another attempt at giving this game some thoughts. Having seen how impossible this game is with conventional rules, perhaps we should travel ...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 18655

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2016: My bid will be very similar to last year. What worked well. A month of signing in before the tournament. An Are-You-Sure step in the sign in. That everybody can join. We had again new names, who turned out to be strong players, o...
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 6942

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

After this year's World Championship tournament ten players relaxed with a Berserk tournament, and Adam confirmed his position as the number one berserker! The scores are: Adam: 17 pt., Kratzer: 13 pt., Xerxes: 12 pt., Hagbard: 11 pt., Vonraider and Thanir: 10 pt., Fraech: 9 pt., Tuireann and Kaagee...
by Hagbard
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 18655

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Championship Tournament 2016 Round 1: RBerenguel and Chalhub did not move at all, never showed up, and were removed from the tournament tables. Teondrae did one move in some games and zero moves in the rest, before timing out in all games, and was also removed from the tournament tables. TheBloodyJ...
by Hagbard
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 18655

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

A very accurate, alternative calculation of Round 2 groups. Accurate method for distributing the players to Round 2 groups: One or more "ghostplayers" are added to smaller Round 1 groups, so that all groups will have the same number of players. The "ghostplayers" are given ratings so that all group...
by Hagbard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10283

Re: Gaming activity

Having completed 3 of my 4 T cross games I see there are a severe lack of viable openings for white to exploit. Or at least none that I can see. Black seems to have an epic advantage blocking anything white tries to do to get out and create a gap. Yes the game balance was measured -1.60, 160 black ...