[Ansteorra-archery] While were shaking things up ...
Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair
donnchadh at cornelius.norman.ok.us
Wed Feb 15 20:05:32 PST 2012
If we take it as a given that both sides of the archery community,
target and combat, are both of equal value, then it could be said that
combat archery has been given the shaft (buh dum bum) for a number of
years. In most other RH tourneys, there was use of CA equipment, but
the final round was target archery.
<restating Karl's argument from the other point of view>
And if you cant play TA, you are replaced by someone who you may have
just defeated. So it really wouldnt matter how hard you practiced would
it? You could hit every single faceshot, get a kill shot on Uber Duke
past his shield while he's running you down and were the greatest archer
since Ghengis Kahn, you still WILL NOT WIN unless you can shoot target
archery in the final rounds.
This one time, the roles are reversed. Personally, I love both aspects
of archery so I don't care much which format is in the final rounds. I
do like the idea that the archery champion of our Kingdom can represent
BOTH sides of the community. That doesn't mean there is anything
inherently wrong with people who do only target archery or only combat
archery, but if we are going to have one person to champion all of
archery, shouldn't it be someone who is at least familiar with both?
After all, this is not just a tourney to be won for personal glory, but
a job with responsibilities to the Crown and the rest of the community
(and yes those responsibilities change depending on the Crown).
Just my thoughts,
On 2/15/2012 12:16 PM, Chuck Kaun wrote:
> You should maybe read those tourney rules again. He didnt say final
> round, he said final round(s). As in everything after the drop out.
> And if you cant play CA, you are replaced by someone who you may have
> just defeated. So it really wouldnt matter how hard you practiced
> would it? You could hit every single bullseye, shoot the eye out of a
> swinging mouse and shoot twenty arrows in a speed round into the gold
> and were the greatest archer since Robin Hood, you still WILL NOT WIN
> unless you can shoot combat archery in the final rounds.
> Doesnt sound the same anymore,
> What I wanted is that we dont leave the target archers who dont wish
> to play CA out in the cold. I want for all to see their time in the sun.
> nuff said,
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