[Ansteorra-rapier] Spears for heavy Rapier

Elizabeth Crouchet elizabeth at crouchet.com
Mon Apr 20 10:43:26 PDT 2009

So it sounds like lots of people would like to find a spear to play with.

The general consensus seems to be that some kind of metal blade on the
end won't work but some kind of padded end might.

The chiv community currently uses a padded end spear. But many do not
think crossing over this one as-is would be a good idea.

OK, so let's take the idea of the Chiv spear with the padded end, not
the low profile end. That one already has a lot of kinks worked out of
it. What might have to be different to make a spear workable for rapier?

If not that one, then do any of the LARP groups have one they play with
that we could copy from? They might have also worked out many kinks with
their designs.

I’d also suggest that while testing whatever we come up with that any
shot with a spear that touches you is "good" on whatever it hits, no
matter how light. Let's err on the side of caution.

And since this seems to be intended for Heavy Rapier melees, it might be
good to consider this an advanced form for Heavy Rapier (and leave C&T
out of it). If we can't make it work for the masses, even as a separate
authorization, then it will never be enough fun to play with.

Any construction techies out there want to try their hand again at
creating a possibly workable spear?

I'd be willing to play with them, I think.


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