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Re: Empire of Chivalry & Steel - some observations
Poster: "David H Ritterskamp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lady Lawles [Emma] has (in her SUB-tul and gracious way) pointed out
that perhaps there are some people out there who have no idea what the
heck I was talking about.
In addition to the Merry Rose, I keep tabs on Trimaris' mailing list,
and this came up. Genius that I am, I didn't pay attn. to which list
it came from.
Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure it came from there.
ANYWAY, I got ahold of some blurb on the Empire of Chivalry & Steel
and thought that it might hold some interest/amusement/whatever.
The web page, in case anyone's interested, is
David H Ritterskamp wrote:
> Poster: "David H Ritterskamp" <email@example.com>
> 1. They use live steel. This means that you had better be
> armored. They don't use thrusting at all. Their armor
> are a little more stringent, i.e., forearms are required and
> need to have some sort of armor covering them. They use combat
> archery in melees, and shields are handled differently; if the
> involves combat archery, shields will be allowed; otherwise,
> don't use shields. Finally, somebody who realizes that weapons
> block arrows!
> 2. They're mostly out west.
> 3. They have a maximum shield size (22" x 28") and their
> only used for tourneys, no melee.
> 4. They're not very large.
> Other than that, they're a carbon copy of the SCA, near as I
> Oh, there are (I'm sure) a few other differences, but nothing
> makes them significantly different. A few rules that I
> seeing incorporated at some point.
> Ld. Jonathan Blackbow
> House O'Shannon
Emma, Lady Lawles
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