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Minimum Weapon Length
Posted by: David R (IP Logged)
Date: September 5, 2018 11:50AM

In the current rulebook, the minimum length for a blade is 18". The new rulebook sets that to 12" instead. As most larp weapons have a handle of about 6", this means you'd only have 6" of striking surface. I think that makes the likelyhood of accidentally punching someone while using a 12" blade far too high, and recommend leaving minimum blade length at 18" for safety.

Re: Minimum Weapon Length
Posted by: Josh M (IP Logged)
Date: September 5, 2018 02:19PM

I am not an expert in this area, if others have thoughts please chime in.

Priority is safety, thank you for pointing this out.


-Josh Marcus
Cast, FI 2
Head of Plot, FI 3

Re: Minimum Weapon Length
Posted by: Andrew B (IP Logged)
Date: September 5, 2018 03:56PM

12'' blades in direct combat are butts, can confirm. Let's keep boxing matches to punch packets.

Re: Minimum Weapon Length
Posted by: Jason G (IP Logged)
Date: September 5, 2018 06:41PM

I feel confident saying I am an expert in this area and agree that 12" weapons are basically boxing.

18" is much much safer.

Re: Minimum Weapon Length
Posted by: Josh M (IP Logged)
Date: September 5, 2018 11:39PM

Known issues list updated, thank you all!

If you have other thoughts on boffer construction or design that you feel our current boffer construction guidelines don’t cover or should be updated for, please feel free to share.


-Josh Marcus
Cast, FI 2
Head of Plot, FI 3



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