[Ansteorra-rapier] BOD ruling

David Hughes davidjhughes.tx at netzero.net
Thu Jul 31 19:23:05 PDT 2003

IagoAH at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/31/03 2:10:04 PM Central Daylight Time, 
> jdingler4 at comcast.net writes:
>> I can understand the part about attempting to injure a person, but what
>> is the logic behind disallowing parries using bodily contact?
>> Sounds like a solution in search of a problem.
>> Has someone recently been injured due to a parry of this type? Or are we
>> trying to avoid all attempts at historical accuracy?
>> Perhaps there should be a ruling that prohibits rapier fighters from
>> coming within ten feet of each other, to be completely safe?
>> Jack Dingler
> It was originally done in the rules rewrite in the late 90's. The 
> society marshal, when the rules were being discussed said it was out, an 
> insurance thing apparently, and was non-negotiable.  Dylan recently 
> noticed that it was not reflected int he current rules, and being a part 
> of that discussion remembered the society marshal forbidding it, and 
> brought the rules up to date, with the approval of the current society 
> marshal and the BOD.
> Iago

If it is an insurance thing, then I am sure that the same rule will be 
added to the chiv rules.
Otherwise, this is a vile and abhorrent encroachment on the practice 
of the Art.

David Gallowglass

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