[Ansteorra-rapier] Pros and Cons of change

Chris Zakes dontivar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 08:33:48 PDT 2012

At 09:24 AM 10/15/2012, you wrote:
>To a certain extent it's a marshal issue, but that's not the failing 
>of the marshallate, it's a symptom of the reality of our game. We 
>simply don't use Epee or foil anymore in any real way. Every now and 
>again it happens, but it's statistically insignificant. Which means 
>we have a generation of marshals who just don't inspect epee or foil 
>at all, and are probably not up to speed on what to look for.
>We can approach this in one of two ways. We can see the reality on 
>the ground - that the epee and foil have died in the SCA, and change 
>our rules to reflect that reality. Or, we can go through a huge 
>process of retraining, recertification, etc, to make sure everyone 
>who might inspect an epee or foil knows how to do so despite the 
>fact that they will almost never have to do so at an event or practice.
>I like the former, obviously. I don't see any good reason to 
>maintain the infrastructure that supports foil an epee use when 
>almost no one uses foils or epee.
>- Mateo

Let's turn this around for a moment. There aren't all that many Cut & 
Thrust-authorized fighters, so maybe we shoud drop C&T, too. After 
all, If I'm not interested in it, nobody else should be either.

         -Tivar Moondragon

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