NE 08 - Rules FAQ

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NE 08 - Rules FAQ

Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Torstai, 10.07.2008 02:18

Before asking a rules question - READ THE RULES:

http://www.ancalagon.ee/rules/2008.eng.htm

If you are lazy or didn't understand then read the following:

What is not allowed at Nordic Equinox (compared to Sotahuuto)?
  • No strikes to the head and/or neck.
  • No strikes to the groin.
  • No grabbing of weapons (not even polearm shafts).
What are the main differences?
  • Hitting from behind doesn't kill automatically (it lowers HP's and AP's as normal).
  • There are 2 hit points. Also there are no "injured limbs" - you are in no way incapacitated when losing one of your hit points (you are dead if you lose both).
  • There are more armor points (up to 5). Also the armor points are not location-specific.
  • Weapon standards differ a LOT.
  • We use STOPP instead of HOLD. And you are considered dead after you stop the game (but if the trouble was real, it's better to be "dead" than to be _Dead_).
  • Ranged weapons can be reused in battle.
  • Whether or not a hit is valid, is decided by the one who was hit.
Can I use my Sotahuuto armor?

By all means. You will be pleasantly surprised on how many armor points you get for it (except the gambeson which unfortunately doesn't count as armor).

Can I use my Sotahuuto shield?

Yes.

Can I use my Sotahuuto ranged weapons?

Yes.

Can I use my Sotahuuto sword/short weapon?

Maybe - if it conforms with the weight restriction (check the rules and measure/weigh your weapon).

Can I use my Sotahuuto polearm?

No. It is too heavy.

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If you still haven't found your answer, check the last year's rules discussion:
http://forum.sotahuuto.fi/viewtopic.php?t=1503

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Viesti Kirjoittaja Gregorius » Torstai, 10.07.2008 18:41

Can I reinforce my weapon's 5cm thrusting tip with superlon ? Is fiberglass allowed only on thrusting weapons ?
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Perjantai, 11.07.2008 02:03

You can add superlon to the tip if you wish to. But you can not build the tip ONLY from superlon. The tubular insulation or sleeping-mattress-type padding has to be at least 5cm over the core - then you can add superlon if you want to.

Fiberglass core is allowed on any weapon (provided the weapon confirms with weight standards).
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Viesti Kirjoittaja ZamboNet » Perjantai, 11.07.2008 14:23

So the most common core material of sword in finland (32mm PVC pipe) is not allowed in NE even if the weapon made with it doesn't exceed the weight limit?
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Falcata » Perjantai, 11.07.2008 18:34

Do non-historical helmets (like an army helmet) provide AP?

I didn't quite fully understand the AP system. Does every piece of armor provide AP? I.e. if I have 1mm plate greaves and 2 AP chainmail, I get the total of 5 AP already (= I can take 6 hits on torso without dying?) : O

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Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Perjantai, 11.07.2008 23:29

Zambo - If it doesn't exceed the weight limit, we are willing to make an exception for Finnish participants.

Falcata - The armor system is quite simple actually. You get a _pool_ of armor points (so. if you lose all armor points due to leg hits, you won't have armor anywhere else anymore also).

The armor points are calculated as an arithmetical average:
3AP plate + 2AP chain would be 5/2 = 2.5 (rounded up) => 3 Armor points in the pool. (i.e. 3 hits anywhere on the armor and all the armor would be toast).

The allowed base materials for helmets are steel and leather. Plastic helmets won't give armor points.
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Viesti Kirjoittaja ZamboNet » Perjantai, 11.07.2008 23:42

Sorry to bother more, but what kind of padding does the cross-guard and pommel require? Same as the blade, less or none?
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Pahistonttu » Lauantai, 12.07.2008 00:05

If in the striking surface needs 10mm of padding, what the non-striking surfaces of the blade need, the same or something else (or even non padding at all!?)
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Beatific » Lauantai, 12.07.2008 08:43

In the Finnish discussions there has been speculation on whether the 10mm fibreglass core means a tube (hollow) or a stick (not hollow).

I'd believe a tube is meant... but since some people think otherwise, please clarify.
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Lauantai, 12.07.2008 13:11

When the weight limit is not exceeded a 10mm fiberglass stick (filled) can also be used as a core.

(A little explanation - Estonian LARP doesn't necessarily differ roleplaying (larpaus) and bofferfighting (bofferointi) so all larping weapons can be used on fighting events and vice versa. And since almost all latex weapons use some sort of carbon or fiberglass based core, those cores are allowed. Needless to say that for financial reasons very few or almost no latex weapons are used during Nordic Equinox - but they are allowed.)
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Accu » Maanantai, 21.07.2008 10:36

NORDIC EQUINOX - RULES kirjoitti:Ranged weapons must be wholly covered with padding and may not weigh more than 300 grams, even if the length of the weapon would allow more.
Does this include bows and crossbows (I don't mean arrows here) or only throwing javelins (or such)?
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Maanantai, 21.07.2008 19:10

No it doesn't - please read the rules. It is all sufficiently explained there.

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Viesti Kirjoittaja Accu » Tiistai, 22.07.2008 09:20

I did. The padding rules only cover the arrows, not the actual weapons. But nonetheless, this confirmed my thoughts so thank you :)
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Beatific » Keskiviikko, 13.08.2008 20:12

Regarding leather armor - I guess it does not matter whether it is hardened or not?

Planning my new set for NE... it'll consist of plate & leather :)
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Viesti Kirjoittaja Bernard » Torstai, 14.08.2008 05:03

No, not as such.

(But if there is a question about whether to give (more) armor points for a leather armor that doesn't quite meet the required thickness - hardened leather has more chances of getting a positive ruling.)
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