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Is the combat safe?
Safety is the single most important aspect of combat. Below are some general guidelines that should be observed:
Every weapon, shield or projectile (bolt or arrow) that you bring to a Heroquest event is subject to inspection and authorisation by a Heroquest Referee. Any weapon that is judged to be unsafe cannot be used and you must put the item in your car for the duration of the event. Listed below are examples of what sorts of weapons are acceptable at Heroquest events and what may cause a weapon to be deemed unsafe.
These are weapons that are used to physically hit other players and therefore they must adhere to a set of rigorous standards. For a sword or similar weapon there should be at least 6 mm of foam on a non-hitting surface, and at least 12 mm of foam on a hitting surface. For wood-effect staffs there should still be 6 mm of foam from the interior of a groove to the core. Axes, hammers and pole arms may use less dense foam to form the edge of the hitting surface. Please note that daggers are not permitted to be used as melee weapons on Heroquest events. They may be carried as a prop and used to slit throats (if you have the skill) but should not be used in an LRP combat. A melee weapon will be deemed unsafe if:
Heroquest does not allow Claws to be utilized as weapons.
These are weapons that are specifically designed to be thrown in LRP combat; you must not throw normal melee weapons. A throwing weapon will be deemed unsafe if:
These are bows or crossbows designed to fire an LRP arrow or bolt. Players using a bow or crossbow are required to adhere to the same standards of safety and control as players using melee weapons. A bow or crossbow will be deemed unsafe if:
Arrows and Bolts
As well as checking before the start of the event, we recommend that you check these after each use, as they may have become damaged. A arrow or bolt weapon will be deemed unsafe if:
Shields should only have rounded-head or countersunk bolts on the front. It is recommended that you hacksaw off the ends of the bolts on the reverse. Shields will be deemed unsafe if:
The following items cannot be used at Heroquest events.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 02 February 2014 19:36|
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