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by Hagbard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

More on forts. http://aagenielsen.dk/centerfort2_r.png This draw fort is easy to do against the computer; just move two white pieces to the edge, keep the rest in center and arrange them as a fort. White can go for the draw from start, so this could be another source of abuse . http://aagenielsen.d...
by Hagbard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Evans wrote: Sorry conanlibrarian! Yes, I think in edge Tafl it is certainly needed for a rule forbidding perpetual check. The most convincing argument (and again the simplest) is probably that if a perpetual checking move is repeated, then the offensive side must find an alternate move, and that p...
by Hagbard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Evans wrote: On the perpetual moves rule, I personally find that it would be a lot easier to call all of them a draw. I draw this simple conclusion off two things. The first is that the situation is so rare. Generally, it is unsatisfactory because both players have not had the power to control a ce...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: About the draw concept

More on perpetual checks. And with the addition that any repeat move that involves a checking move may not be repeated more than 3 times, at which point the checking player must make a different move. In all these cases, one of the parties ("the attacking party") is trying to accomplish something w...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Notation

Evans wrote: Your last note, crust, is rather interesting. That Black plays first may be a little confusing for players who have come to the game right off chess, but that brings up an intriguing point. For all that we complain about our lack of knowledge of Tafl from the Old Norse Sagas, we have i...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 4
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

Evans wrote: Greetings all. What a way to enter into this forum, with an incredibly difficult and complex puzzle. There are many continuations coming off of every move, and it should also be noted that I use the term Hn before notation to show whether the Hnefi (or King if you want) has been moved....
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Is the copenhagen tournament being played allowing perpetual check? The idea being we test just the edge fort and surrounding rules? Also, how are we tackling the stalemate fort (edge fort with immobilised or garbo'ed king)? What about adding the Rule+3) If a series of moves is repeated three times...
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

MaC wrote: Hi, after 6 month I am back on aagenielsen and I was suprised on the rules you are playing know. I hate draw forts, because I learned 20 years ago, the king have to escape otherwise he is starving to death during the rampart. But draw forts are an interesting turnarround of the game. Giv...
by Hagbard
Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

About the perpetual check. So, my suggested rules to avoid most draws would be: ... 3a. If a series of moves is repeated three times, the offensive player (i.e. the one performing a threat) must find an alternative move. (from Cartier) 3b. If no offensive player can be determined (due to mutual sym...
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 36424

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

We also thought the best way of testing this would be to hold a copenhagen rules test tournament, being that the rule adjustments came about as a direct result of experienced players competing in tournament situations. No reprogramming necessary as long as the players are all agreed when they sign ...