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by crust
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

@Hagbard: your suggestion makes sense for all three reasons you give; I support this change of rule. Yes, me too. thank you Hagbard for your very clear explanation. I'm very glad the figures so far look promising for Berserk's game balance. It is certainly a very enjoyable variant, with its combina...
by crust
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Hnefatafl poem

:D well done Hagbard.. there are no flies on you! :lol:
by crust
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Hnefatafl poem

Hrafn riddle #1

(by crust)

Fisherman, never a fish in his net,
Catches his supper without getting wet.
Harpist and hunter, his eyes never blink,
The larder is full, yet he may only drink.


...........what is this riddle about?
by crust
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14233

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

Yes, you are right, my statement was stronger than called for Forgive my nit-picking and hair-splitting :D I'm no scholar either, and my grasp of Old Norse is very tenuous, not to mention Latin. My feeling is that these cases [featuring corner markings] are mainly considered since they support the ...
by crust
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: History
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: archaeology

Argyll, Scotland. Just trawling the net looking for ancient hnefatafl boards, and found this: [attachment]dun-chonallaich-game-board.jpg[/attachment] This is from a hillfort site in Argyll, Scotland, called Dun Chonallaich, and was found in 2008. It looks like a six by six grid, but if you imagine ...
by crust
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14233

Re: Saami Tablut

Hello Conanlibrarian Thanks very much for your detailed answer! Very informative. There seem to be real problems in these translations. That Smith fellow has a lot to answer for, it seems! I wanted to question something you said: there is no historical support for either four-sided capture, corner e...
by crust
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 5995

Re: Hnefatafl Championship 2012 evaluation

Brilliant! You have invented the Nielsen Diagram. I expect a different diagram could eventually be drawn up for each tafl variant ... Copenhagen hnefatafl should offer later wins for white, at any rate. This could be a great advance in hnefatology. Fascinating work :!:
by crust
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Hnefatafl poem

Hagbard wrote:Did you write this one, crust?
guilty! ;) ... We should also ask Roderich to write one, he's a real poet
by crust
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14233

Re: Balanced 9x9 and 11x11 tafl variants

conanlibrarian wrote:Since Scandinavian Museums Edge is the variant closest to known historical variants
Hello Conanlibrarian. Do you mean Linnaeus' Tablut and Robert ap Ifan's Tawlbwrdd? Both are ambiguous enough for multiple interpretations. Or are there other sources?
by crust
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: History
Replies: 12
Views: 3111

Re: 13x13 Tafl

I know a number of people at my school who are pretty good at this game. I'd start a club for it if I were going to stay at this school.There's a chance I'll start a Tafl club after I transfer to a four-year college though. That would be fun. That's good news! we all know a few people who play - ma...