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by Hagbard
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: About the draw concept

:D
by Hagbard
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

I think we all can agree that the tournament proved at least one thing: In "Scandinavian Museum 11x11 Edge" black is the stronger side (but by how much could still be discussed). This is interesting in itself, since previously white was assumed by some to be stronger. Yes the difficulties of the de...
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: About the draw concept

crust wrote:I wonder what they would make of our double perpetual check scenario
The Swedes are lucky - this particular position could not happen in the Fotevikens Tablut, because the king wins on edge.
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: About the draw concept

The only Swedish I know is "Smolltronn" "13. In certain situations the so-called perpetual moves may occur. This can happen both at exit and at encirclement. In order to break such a stalemate the aggressive party after a couple of repetitions has to make a different move. This rule can be explaine...
by Hagbard
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 13050

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Software updated : Perpetual repetition banned for all 9x9 edge tafls (plus Copenhagen and Berserk). Minimum-kill for all games: White can get only a draw if at least 2 black pieces are killed. Update, NB: Perpetual repetetion now banned in all variants except Fetlar. Minimum-kill (draw only if 2 b...
by Hagbard
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: News about Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl

The Scandinavian Museums have for at least twenty years (probably based on a book published 1992) sold a Hnefatafl game box with the rules set, which on this site is called "Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl 11x11": Board size 11x11, capture king from 2 sides, win in corner. All our experience shows t...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 13050

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 rating or not? I don't think Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 is balanced! I had the strong perception that in a high level game white has no chance. I think the results only suggest that it's balanced because the most players are very inexperienced in this variant. A...
by Hagbard
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 11428

Re: Poll: to decide on the name for our group.

altti wrote:

I like WTF (it's got grit) and when anyone looks for the world trade federation they'll find us. I like the logo.
by Hagbard
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 16
Views: 9468

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Since Scandinavian Museums Edge is the variant closest to known historical variants (which is of interest to me), it would be great if you could point me to these test games. To achieve more certain experience with the Scandinavian Museums Edge 11x11 variant, I suggest a test tournament as soon as ...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: About the draw concept

I think that "Scand. museums Hnefatafl edge 11x11", and indeed any edge Tafl version, should forbid repetitions and draws completely. Draws are probably needed in corner Tafl, to stop the attackers from blocking all corners too easily, but in edge Tafl there is no such reason for having them Intere...