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- Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:45 am
- Forum: Member introductions
- Topic: Member introductions
- Replies: 13
- Views: 4055
Hey folks, Tim Millar from UK here, I play under the name of "Crust" (long story, but let's just say it's a character in a cheesy videogame). I was introduced to hnefatafl by Adam Bartley (known here as "Adam") whom I met at art school way back in the last millennium; you can see his sculptural tafl...
- Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:39 am
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
- Replies: 66
- Views: 10059
Interesting discussion... I have 4 points to make (just my personal reactions): 1: I think introducing a fee or subscription would be ghastly; I'd strongly prefer to keep both the site and the championship free, and open to all. 2: I don't like the idea of having entry requirements; I think the impo...
09/10/2014 Adam wrote: We could perhaps have a closing line stating that historical accuracy is important to us, but that playability in modern tournament settings is paramount. Also that the rule sets are under constant review and subject to development should new historical evidence come to light...
That was a fascinating article, Hagbard, thanks so much for taking the time to write and post it. Test games and the internet. On this site (aagenielsen.dk) we have till now tried 83 tafl variants, with emphasis on variants described in historical sources, described in important books and articles, ...
Yesterday I brought with me the Hnefatafl game to a family birthday party... I invited three of the guests for a game of Hnefatafl and decided to use the Tawlbwrdd 11x11 variant (Tawlbwrdd Lewis cross, Welsh tafl). ... This is a very efficient game in company with beginners, the simplest tafl game ...
- Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:15 pm
- Forum: Announcements
- Topic: Planning WTF Convention 2016
- Replies: 9
- Views: 2944
I agree Copenhagen would be a good compromise regarding distance. I think he had in mind that there are quite a few tafl players coming directly from Berlin. It's a cool town also. And secondly, he'd be able to attend the convention himself, as he's not willing to travel, but I guess that's just a ...
I'd be happy to promote these instead of my own rules (as currently used on my site, leaflets and books, and played on Dragonheels' Lair). The balance is better than my old rules and the consistency with tablut is an advantage. Great! For what it's worth, my experience as a player who has played a ...
- Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:57 pm
- Forum: Other
- Topic: hnefatafl and the quest for balance
- Replies: 32
- Views: 4925
Hagbard, this will probably sound like a silly question, but in your figures for game balance, I believe "+1" represents perfect balance; my question is, does "-1" also represent perfect balance? If so, the system skips any numbers between +1 and -1, so that subtracting 0.1 from 1 would give -1.1, a...