50526[Authentic_SCA] Re: For all you authentic junky-fighters out there...
- Jun 9, 2005At 1:16 PM +0000 6/9/05, Marc Lauterbach wrote:
>However, it seems to me thatSomehow I don't think that you're likely to get many people saying,
>instead of attemping to recreate and reenact/copy medieval
>tournaments in order to emulate what was done in the past, medieval
>combat as we know it in the SCA has found it own little niche in the
>recreation world and as such people go out of their way to violate
>the spirit of original medieval tournaments/combat in order to give
>themselves an advantage in the spots-like world of sca combat.
"Yes, I do something totally inauthentic because it gives me an
advantage in fighting over someone wearing authentic armor" on an
authenticity-based list. <g>
I actually don't have any idea whether modern equipment _would_ give
an advantage, since I don't fight. Does it?
On the whole, I would suspect that people's rationale for using
modern stuff is probably one or more of the usual reasons: it's what
I could find, it's what I could afford, it's the only thing that fits
me, I don't have the knowledge to make my own, I need it because of a
special vulnerability or past injury, I don't know where to look for
something more authentic, or of course the classic "Hey duuuuuuude,
isn't this s'posed to be 'bout havin' FUN??!?"
O (Lady) Christian de Holacombe , Shire of Windy Meads
+ Chris Laning <claning@...>
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