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by Hagbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This is not good, because I can create somewhere and then play both players in a one tournament at home and I will actually have a spy. Sometimes such a loophole comes useful, when man & wife or father & son need two user names for one computer. Before the tournament all names are evaluated for pos...
by Hagbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

edmond_dantes wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:56 am
Does the site have a mechanism to monitor this?
Yes for the creation. Can you make moves from the same IP on two different accounts. Does this control? I do not care about me, rather for security reasons I ask
Yes, but it can be monitored for check.
by Hagbard
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

edmond_dantes wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:35 pm
Is it allowed to play two accounts from the same IP address? ... Does the site have a mechanism to monitor this?
No, only one user name is allowed from the same IP address. Not only for the tournament but also generally.
It's automatically not possible to create a second user name.
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Learning & practice Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Learning & practice Tools

I would like to know what is the most used way to learn and practice the game. - With friends - Online - Local Against an AI Is there any good program you use to test or look for strategy ? Since noone else has answered yet, I'll try and give my bid on this one. This is just my personal experience ...
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Copied from small forum: I prefer the Knock-out system. It's better to play a single game against one person until the final round. In 2016 we were 33 players. Two rounds and the winner was found after 80 days. This year the timing is tightened a bit, and the winner is expected after 70 days, that i...
by Hagbard
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This email came about AI-participants: Hello, I registered for the World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017. I would like to know if people can enter with an AI or it is really restricted to human ? Regards Arnaud It's important that our World Champion is a human. But also it's i...
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4898

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

The "Nielsen"-setups of tawlbwrdd 13x13 and 15x15 were tournament tested. They did not work so well as do the "David Parlett" 13x13 and "Damian Walker" 15x15 setups, but I think there is a lesson to be learnt from the experiment. The "Nielsen"-setups are nothing ingenious, they are just the simplest...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 4898

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

On game balance in favour of attackers or defenders. If a game setup favours the attackers and another setup equally favours the defenders, are the two setups then to be considered equally well working, or is one to be preferred over the other? Playing attackers or defenders are two very different ...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

If we run out of Round 1 group names, here are some Eastern European Old Norse locations:
Gàrtharíki = the Kievan Rus' state
Kønugarthr = Kiev
Hólmgarthr = Novgorod
Miklagarthr = Konstantinopel (close to Bulgaria)
Jomsborg in Poland
Aldeigjuborg = Staraya Ladoga
Eysysla = Øsel, Saaremaa
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10029

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Hagbard wrote:Berserk.
One round of Berserk.
The tournament could run every year around January 1st.
Winner is Tafl Berserker 2018 etc.
The Berserk tournament could also be right after the World Championship Tournament like last year.
After the tough World Championship, running berserk is good relaxation.