Re: [SCA-Archery] Promoting SCA Period Equipment
But what if the recurve user is otherwise more properly period attired? Does he/she get a bonus for period clothing and accouterments?
--- On Sat, 5/25/13, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
From: James Koch <alchem@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Promoting SCA Period Equipment
To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:22 AM
Gentlemen & Ladiers,
I see this as being two separate issues. The first is the use of
non-modern (non post SCA period) bows, and arrows. The second is
wearing clothing that matches our tackle in terms of time and place.
The rapier community addresses the latter by requiring that fencers
dress to reflect the rapiers they are using in order to obtain
awards. This is why the fencers all look so good. It is also why
they usually wear late SCA period clothing.
The matter of bows and arrows can be addressed by simply giving
people a slight point advantage when shooting for score. This can
simply be a percentage. Sort of the opposite of a discount. If a
person shooting a recurve and a person shooting a wood self bow both
receive the highest score in a tournament, say 167 points, and a 5%
advantage is given to the person shooting the SCA period equipment,
then the latter's score is will have 5/100 * 167 = 8.35 points added
to it. It is a small advantage in a tournament or an IKAC or Royal
Round, but it will mean people who want to rise in the ranks based on
submitted scores will have a strong incentive to obtain SCA period
equipment. The real problem of course is where we draw the
line. What is SCA period equipment?
Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"