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by Hagbard
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 12007

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: 6
Views: 2047

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: 1905

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 13834

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?
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 35078

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

The test tournament under the "Old" Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 rules has finished after four months, and a simple count of the games results gives 34 white wins, 21 black wins and 0 draws, a fairly balanced result and also a confirmation that the rules give few draws. Tournament page: http://aagenie...
by Hagbard
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8302

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Could we see the black vs white statistics gathered thus far from the website on these variants on this thread? Counting one year back and counting all full matches (for each game A against B there must be a game B against A). Timeout-games ignored. Hnefatafl 11x11 (40 games, 17 players) 19 white w...
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8302

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

From the rules elements: Board size 9x9 / 11x11 King wins on edge / corner King captured from 4 sides / 2 sides / unarmed (initial orderings of pieces are not changed) in how many ways can these elements be combined and give balanced game variants? We know from experience that the 9x9 board is easie...