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by Hagbard
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 33089

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: 6847

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: 6847

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: 6867

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: 2240

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: 6867

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, ...
by Hagbard
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Hnefatafl poem

crust wrote:Hrafn riddle #1 ... ...........what is this riddle about?
A spider?
by Hagbard
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Hnefatafl poem

The must flee to fight again It is the second battle that will see who will win. And if the war is tied when done The number of fallen will declare who has won If still evenly matched are these foe The Hranfn's riddle is the one that will know Chuck Ward, did you write the verses? Looks like the ba...
by Hagbard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2456

Re: Hnefatafl poem

crust wrote:Anyway, you have inspired the following riddle
That's splendid! Did you write this one, crust?
by Hagbard
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 19706

Re: Saami Tablut

We know from experience that ... king captured from 2 sides is of course easier for white than an unarmed king, and captured from 4 sides is even easier. Could you elaborate on the first part of this statement? I lack experience, but my initial feeling was that 2 sided king capture was harder for t...