ARN - Future Academy of the Rapier Booklet
mcdougal at abilene.com
Wed Oct 6 06:26:20 PDT 1999
I wish I knew enough to write an article, but wish you good luck and hope to
see the finished project.
Duncan MacDougall of Kererra
From: gptaylor <gtaylor at lonestar.jpl.utsa.edu>
To: ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG <ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 7:16 PM
Subject: ARN - Future Academy of the Rapier Booklet
>Greetings fellow Ansteorrans!
>I've been asked by my friend down in Seawinds, to help him put together
>an Academy of the Rapier booklet, for the Academy of the rapier that his
>group is bidding for. I've had a number of ideas, listed below. I'm
>soliciting additional ideas/articles, as well as folks who will would
>like to volunteer to write about any of these present ideas...
>1. Rapier-Associated Hats: Which are actually period to 1600...to
>1620? Felt Hats: How to block or reblock a felt hat. Making a nifty
>Elizabethan hat from a felt hat blank. Hat Accessories. How to make a
>cavalier hat. How to rescue wet feathers.
>2. Torso: Period patterns that will result in something that is legal
>under the new rules. How to make those nifty slashed/paned sleeves.
>How to be as beautiful as Robert on the field (hehe...). Judy's Linen
>can be used to make a heat-reducing 3-layer doublet/shirt combination.
>Making a period pouffy shirt. A quick and safe under-shirt shell.
>3. Gloves: Glove maintenance. Glove creation. Cuff
>addition/modification of mundane gloves, to create a period flair.
>4. Pants: Repeat Tivar's Quick and Dirty trunk hose? Pattern for the
>Big Pants with Canions (spelling and proper noun blockage) that many are
>5. Boots: Ways to make a period boot from somethign you buy at
>Walmart. Boot accessories. Spatting/slashing black tennies.
>6. Hoods: Pattern for a hood that's directly afixed to a fencing
>mask. Hoods/padding techniques used for fencing helms of various
>7. Helms: What's out there, when are they from, how to make various
>styles legal, pros and cons of use.
>8. Weapons: What's all this about daggers
>(discussion/description/source for the new dagger types)? Article about
>origin, etc, of Del Tin Blades and who is selling them. Period
>schlager/del tin specific techniques. 40+ inch blade strategies.
>Training an Epee right (so that it lasts as long as possible). Making a
>swept-hilt, epee-legal (even at Pennsic, Avery... ;) ). Making a
>9. Actual fighting: Cloak-guy's favorite Cloak techniques. Basic
>Buckler Strategies. Using a scabbard. Very-effective-killer's favorite
>drills. Warm up drills. Hand Sniping. How to focus for a tourney.
>Case is Fun...if you practice it correctly. Successful Ground
>Fighting. A short course on Tourney Styles. Fighting in defensive
>stance. Using your opponents sense of timing against him. A short
>fighters advice on killing tall people. Fighting in the Round.
>10. New Fighters- Becoming Authorized. What to expect at your first
>Tourney. Beyond Authorization. Etiquette on the field. How to gain
>infamy, quickly. Advice on Blow Calling. Good starter blade combo to
>buy. Good basic moves that will kill overconfident experienced
>opponents (or Isobel). A newby's first day out...what should you teach
>him/her? Hills and Canyons; don't get discouraged when you seem to be
>deproving! Effective teaching strategies. Goals for the new fighter.
>11. What is a Cadet. What misc. Dons look for in a cadet.
>12. Theory: Italian vs French dueling concepts. Were Rapiers used at
>War? The Roaring Girls; A reasonable English Rapier Persona for women.
>What are we doing out here, anyway? etc., etc. Women on the list
>field. Famous Rapier Duels. Great movies for Rapier fighters. Great
>documentaries/instructional videos for rapier fighters. Remember...this
>is supposed to be fun.
>13. Misc: Crossing over to Heavy Fighting...what can I expect? A
>rapierists guide to the HW Spear. Fighting rapier in other Kingdoms.
>Fighting Rapier at War.
>14. Youth Rapier. Introduction to Ansteorran Youth Rapier. Summary of
>Rules that are different from Adult rules. Advice when teaching kids.
>15. Summary of Society Rules changes.
>16. Marshaling: What makes a blade bad? Etc...
>Well...here are more topics than will every make it into one booklet.
>Pick one or two that strike your fancy and let me know that you want to
>write somethign. Or...again, feel free to write about anything else,
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