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by Hagbard
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 14097

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: 12191

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: 9923

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: 20957

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...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 35598

Re: About the draw concept

Could we hear the figure for draws as a percentage of tournament games in the exposed variants? There were 15 draws in 246 tournament games in the exposed variants. So, while the overall draw percentage is 2 %, the tournament draw percentage is 6 %. The minimum-kill rule could be made a tournament ...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7589

Re: Fetlar Hnefatafl

I think this rule would rescue the Fetlar version from the draw problem. I think this would be great for all versions of Hnefatafl. I just had the problem in a tournament game of Scand. museums Hnefatafl where the white player drew before a single piece got killed. I can see one problem. How would ...
by Hagbard
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7589

Re: About the draw concept

Hello, what do you think of this idea: White can get only a draw if at least 3 black pieces are killed. So in order to draw white has to do some kind of strong attack. This could be another way to avoid the Monstrous Draw Fort, simple and effective. I think it might even be enough to require one bl...
by Hagbard
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7259

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

The berserk multi-capture rule seems to work mostly in black's favour http://aagenielsen.dk/ridder1.png http://aagenielsen.dk/ridder2.png But favourably to white in these two examples from real games... Incidentally, I was wondering what you thought of calling the king's knight the Queen . Seems lo...
by Hagbard
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 2333

Colors

Has anyone got a clue where the colors come from? Here's one example: in the 1990's the Swedish company "Expo Media" created a Hnefatafl game for the PC with this board http://aagenielsen.dk/gif/start.jpg On the board the word "hnftafl" is carved in runes. I think the game was used for museums and ...
by Hagbard
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7259

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

Evaluation of the Berserk test tournament October-November 2012. Seven players did the tournament without timeouts and played with each other 42 games, the results being white (defenders) 18 wins, black (attackers) 23 wins, 1 draw. So the balance seems fine. I would say that the rules worked well, ...