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by Hagbard
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Best Set of Basic Rules?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Best Set of Basic Rules?

Mike_and_Ike wrote: What would be a balanced rule set for 11x11? Having a set of handicap rules is nice, but I would like to be able to play a more balanced game when my opponent gets up to speed. I'm not too experienced of a player (maybe ~100-150 games under my belt) so it shouldn't take long for...
by Hagbard
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Best Set of Basic Rules?
Replies: 4
Views: 1482

Re: Best Set of Basic Rules?

Mike_and_Ike wrote: Hello, everyone. I've played Hnefatafl for a while, and recently constructed my own board. My only problem is I'm not sure which set of rules to tell people when I teach them the game! I constructed my board so that it can alternate between 11x11 and 9x9, because I've found that...
by Hagbard
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 9728

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

barba wrote:

Hi fellow (Hnefa)tafl enthusiasts, I'd love to be an active member for WTF. I also like it being international, since the vikings were pretty international for their time. At the moment there aren't that many Tafl playing vikings left on the entire globe. ;-)
by Hagbard
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 9728

Re: World Tafl Forum - call for members

Mjølnir wrote: Hello! I agree with crust, let's make it official! Just watching the rating list for the last weeks showed a growing interest in the game and this site, but to keep new players involved, we have to build an official association! Count me in, although I have my problems with the initi...
by Hagbard
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Advices?

Chuck Ward wrote:

Crust has some great advice http://www.tim-millar.co.uk/section509308.html
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Tromsø Tafl Laug
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Mjølnir wrote:

Hello everybody! I am completely new to the game, but enjoy it very much, and would like to help you in starting up a "norwegian branch" of your new association... how long you've come in the process so far?

Hope to hear from all of you soon! ;)
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Foteviken tablut

Foucault's Pendulum, true. I've a feeling we were there before, but each swing from a new direction, and by each swing we learnt more.
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Foteviken tablut

the Foteviken description is to be found nowhere else on the internet than with Foteviken. Well, as the Lappish Tablut was found in Sweden by a Swede it seemed natural to search the Swedish internet in Swedish, and this gives as mentioned one result, Foteviken. Broadening the search, however, to Sw...
by Hagbard
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2675

Re: Foteviken tablut

The rules set of the tafl variant "Swedish tablut" diverges much from other tafl variants in that it has forbidden "base camps" and thus 17 forbidden squares instead of the usual 5, and that on a rather small 9x9 board. I searched on the Swedish internet for more about the background for these rules...
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 11100

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

The game balance statistics for the Sea Battle tafl 9x9 is presently
all players: 22 white wins, 12 black wins, 4 draws,
"strong players": 20 white wins, 10 black wins, 4 draws.

There seems to be room for a ban against perpetual repetitions, which would probably turn the draws into black wins?