[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 13:50:21 PDT 2012

At 12:24 PM 10/10/2012, you wrote:

>The main issue for this change, from what I can see (remember, I am 
>not the one proposing this, this is my personal take on it) has less 
>to do with the fighters using it.  It is the lack of marshals that 
>have ever seen one and would know what to look for to see if the 
>blade in question is safe.  I will use Don Lorenzo as an example, my 
>apologies if anyone is offended. :-)
>Don Lorenzo has been playing for around 5 years now.  He is now a 
>WS, he is the southern regional marshal, he is an authorizing 
>marshal...and I don't know if he has ever seen an epee or a foil, 
>let alone if he would know how to inspect one.  That is just one 
>example....how many marshals out there would look and an epee or 
>foil and have no idea what they were supposed to do?  This is not a 
>training issue, it is just that the newer marshals have never had a 
>chance to see one as they show up so very rarely.

I'm reminded of an armor inspection about ten years ago, when I 
brought a foil, a schlager and a Del Tin (I dislike epees, and don't 
carry one.) The marshal looked at my foil for a moment, then said 
"Tivar, what kind of an epee is that?"

         -Tivar Moondragon

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