[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

Pug Bainter pug at pug.net
Mon Oct 15 06:27:44 PDT 2012

As for needing something for "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", that is not
something the SCA has ever worked on. Otherwise we wouldn't have improved in
technique, weapons styles, etc. It worked just fine when it was first used,
just there are better options commonly available now to be used instead.


Dena, I hate to argue with the Marshal Secretary in front of everyone, but I
think that you and I aren't generating the numbers the same way. Maybe we
need to look into that. When I re-wrote the reporting script I added a
numbers report for participants and got the following counts with valid
expiration dates:


.         Light Rapier Combatants: 270 

.         Heavy Rapier Combatants: 293 

.         Rapier Marshals: 181 


Unfortunately I haven't had time to relook at the script to figure out to
generate how many light or heavy only combatants. I will see if I can get
that done in the next day or so.


I do agree that it is broke because the enforcement of the rules doesn't
appear to be happening with regards to authorizing rapier marshals and light
rapier combatants.


For everyone out there, "real soon now" we'll have some canned reports to
look up data from the database with a goal of eventually printing your own
authorization card.





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[mailto:ansteorra-rapier-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Katy
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 7:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules


I think the fact that people are authorized to marshal a blade they have no
clue about is a huge "broken" point. 


Speaking from a simple numbers perspective, there really aren't that many
fighters that fight F/E. Out of 500+ fencers, less than 20 of those are even
authorized and of those 20, I know of at least 10 personally that don't
fight F/E so I am not even sure why or how they got authorized.



On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 7:42 AM, Elisabeth B. Zakes <kitharis at gmail.com>

Working from the statement, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," what is
broken that we're trying to fix here? I've seen several solutions proposed,
but I still haven't seen what we're proposing solutions FOR.


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