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by Hagbard
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

This email came about AI-participants: Hello, I registered for the World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017. I would like to know if people can enter with an AI or it is really restricted to human ? Regards Arnaud It's important that our World Champion is a human. But also it's i...
by Hagbard
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8521

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

The "Nielsen"-setups of tawlbwrdd 13x13 and 15x15 were tournament tested. They did not work so well as do the "David Parlett" 13x13 and "Damian Walker" 15x15 setups, but I think there is a lesson to be learnt from the experiment. The "Nielsen"-setups are nothing ingenious, they are just the simplest...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
Replies: 32
Views: 8521

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

On game balance in favour of attackers or defenders. If a game setup favours the attackers and another setup equally favours the defenders, are the two setups then to be considered equally well working, or is one to be preferred over the other? Playing attackers or defenders are two very different ...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

If we run out of Round 1 group names, here are some Eastern European Old Norse locations:
Gàrtharíki = the Kievan Rus' state
Kønugarthr = Kiev
Hólmgarthr = Novgorod
Miklagarthr = Konstantinopel (close to Bulgaria)
Jomsborg in Poland
Aldeigjuborg = Staraya Ladoga
Eysysla = Øsel, Saaremaa
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Hagbard wrote:Berserk.
One round of Berserk.
The tournament could run every year around January 1st.
Winner is Tafl Berserker 2018 etc.
The Berserk tournament could also be right after the World Championship Tournament like last year.
After the tough World Championship, running berserk is good relaxation.
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Copied from the small forum: Great rule proposition. With these conditions I would join the tournament this year if I have time. I think it is a pity that we are reverting to two rounds of Copenhagen for the World Championship - which should perhaps be renamed the World Copenhagen Championship. If i...
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Or 3 rounds could be necessary to limit the number of games! Example with 27 players: Round 1 nine groups of each three players. Round 2 and 3 the same. In a triathlon a strong player will then have 36 games, those are 24 "easy games" and 12 tough games. (Number of groups = QRT(Number of players))....
by Hagbard
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Copied from the small forum: I think it is a pity that we are reverting to two rounds of Copenhagen for the World Championship - which should perhaps be renamed the World Copenhagen Championship. If it is going to continue as a purely Copenhagen format, perhaps we could also have an annual triathlon...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Time to prepare for the World Championship 2017! Here's my proposition for the tournament rules this year. Notice that Copenhagen rules are proposed for both Round 1 and Round 2. This is to avoid that potential finalists don't make it to the final just because of different rules for Round 1. Round 1...
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Home-made tafl games
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Re: Home-made tafl games

Thomas Jacquin, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, made a fine Hnefatafl game, described here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Hnefatafl-Board-Game/ and also made a Youtube video about the Copenhagen rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrvd7HQ5GM Also here, the board is decorated wit...