Nard board

Setup:

Nard is the same as the modern game of backgammon but without the use of the doubling cube or extra moves when rolling doubles. Each player starts with 15 pieces placed on the points as shown. Players will be moving their pieces around the board in the directions indicated heading towards their inner table (the last six points, marked by the double circles on the diagram.)

Play:

Each player rolls two dice in turn and moves his pieces toward his inner table. Pieces may only be moved onto points that are empty, occupied by the same colored piece, or occupied by only one of the opponent's pieces. In the later case, the opponent's piece is removed from the board and returns to play when the opponent rolls a number that corresponds to an open point on the other player's inner table. The opponent cannot move any pieces until this piece is returned to play.

No pieces may be removed from the board until all of a player's pieces are in the inner table. Pieces are then removed from the points corresponding to the numbers rolled on the dice. If a point is empty and there are pieces on higher numbered points, the player may use the roll to move pieces to lower-numbered points, otherwise the pieces are removed from the highest numbered occupied point less than the roll. The first person to remove all their pieces from the board wins.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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