Removal of Quillion Requirements

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Lord Valfryn
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Removal of Quillion Requirements

Post by Lord Valfryn » 2015-04-16

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In order to line up our rules to better accommodate the "O.R.C.S." merger, and create a codified core rulebook: I suggest that we eliminate the requirement for quillions upon our swords. There are many reasons against them, some for them, but in general I feel they don't need to exist, and eliminating them will aid in bringing the two clubs closer together. I have submitted two solutions here, one of which allows for the existence of "Bars" the other does not. Senate can decide which one it likes best, and then vote upon passing that.

Solution A: (Remove quillions, alter Bar text)

Rulebook adjustments:
Remove the bold text under "Swords"
Add the italic text under "Bar"

Long Sword or Short Sword (White weapon)
Long or short swords must have a blade of at least 16" in length and less than 36" in length. With respect to game mechanics, there is no difference between a long sword and a short sword. Both types are commonly referred to as "white swords". The blade must have easily distinguishable, squared-off “flats” and edges, and its thickness (edge) must not be more than 2/3 of its width (flat). The handle of a long or short sword may not exceed the length of the striking surface, or 28", whichever is shorter. All long and short swords must have quillons, which is a crossbar of foam between the sword's blade and its handle.

Bar (Yellow weapon)
Bars fall under the same construction rules as Great swords and short swords. Bars may not have quillons.
All bars must be marked with yellow tape on a visible area of the weapon.


Solution B:(Remove quillions, remove Bars)

Remove the bold text

Long Sword or Short Sword (White weapon)
Long or short swords must have a blade of at least 16" in length and less than 36" in length. With respect to game mechanics, there is no difference between a long sword and a short sword. Both types are commonly referred to as "white swords". The blade must have easily distinguishable, squared-off “flats” and edges, and its thickness (edge) must not be more than 2/3 of its width (flat). The handle of a long or short sword may not exceed the length of the striking surface, or 28", whichever is shorter. All long and short swords must have quillons, which is a crossbar of foam between the sword's blade and its handle.

Bar (Yellow weapon)
Bars fall under the same construction rules as Great swords and short swords. Bars may not have quillons.

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