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by Hagbard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: Tafl in Russia

Ded Fomich and Steiger sent this mail about a tafl evening in Moscow: Answered: First to answer your questions. About the modern Russian Tavlei which you describe. We know and have tested this variant, we used the working title "Skalk Hnefatafl 9x9 (Expomedia)". Like you, we found that the game is ...
by Hagbard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 3123

Re: Tafl in Russia

Ded Fomich and Steiger sent this mail about a tafl evening in Moscow: Last Saturday I kept Steiger company and visited so called “hobby centre” named “Geek Wars”, where a hnefatafl (in Russian «тавлеи» - “tavlei” as you well know) training was provided by Dmitriy Pashkov who produces figures of viki...
by Hagbard
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Neural networks artificial intelligence
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Neural networks artificial intelligence

"cc dark" sent this mail: Greetings! You should totally use neural net to make this game complete. I suggest to stay close with one version of the game as much as possible. Keep a single set of rules and call it just simple Tafl. Put aside all historical threads, who cares how they played it? All gr...
by Hagbard
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 13705

Re: General rules

Regarding Copenhagen, I'm pretty sure we have been over the edge capture idea various times before. The geography of the board allows for the deadzones, creating opportunities to immobilise but not capture the king, forcing black to immobilise, surround or destroy all white soldiers. This makes the...
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 34718

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Small adjustment of Copenhagen rule 10. I suggest that the 50 moves limit in Copenhagen rule 10 be changed into 100 moves. Sometimes at the annual Hnefatafl Championship Tournament, a player explores the edges of some or other rule. It happened this year when "epm180" as white against "xerxes" clev...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 13705

Re: General rules

"Dead squares". In some variants it is possible to place a piece on a square, where it cannot be captured; a "dead square". Somehow this feels not right. Enemies can be packed all around the piece and it is still not captured, just stuck on its sqare and immobile. http://aagenielsen.dk/kongepaakant...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10648

Re: Gaming activity

This is a very interesting statistic. I would prefer this method of tiebreaker (opponents playing two additional games), opposed to tiebreakers like game length or pieces captured. ... If players split games in two consecutive rounds (the round robin round and the addition tiebreaker round, no prev...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19609

Re: Championship

Splitting the triathlon. The triathlon tournament 2015 took 148 dage = 5 months to finish. And 5 long months it was with the same group of 14 players where others could not join in after the combined tournament had started. The internet seems not a very suitable place for a complex event like this,...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX in Copenhagen 2017

At the colloquium Dr. Jorge Nuno Silva, Portugal, gave an interesting lecture, and he cited from a book of his, how to tell if an abstract game is a good game. The authors of the book are: Dr. João Pedro Neto. B.Sc. in Computer Science; M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning); Ph.D. in N...
by Hagbard
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10648

Re: Gaming activity

Corey Hart ("Brench") says in an educational video (time 6.00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cr2fZXKoW8 That's not as balanced as chess. But real game balance is very diffucult in an asymmetric game, and given that the asymmetry is part of the charm of this particular game ... that kind of game ...