If some turns are confusing always feel free to ask for help or refer to the glossary of terms.
Understandably there are a few differences between the rules on War game days and on Roleplay game days. For each Style's specific rules please use the following links.
|War Rules||Roleplay Rules|
A copy of all up to date Rules can be found on the Facebook page under Files.
General Battle RulesEdit
- Do not aim for the head or groin.
- If someone has been found to purposely aiming for the head or neck they will be asked to leave the field.
- Pommel Strikes and body contact is prohibited.
- Excessive force is not permitted as we are not really trying to hurt each other and people of all health levels should be able to play.
- Do not grab an opponent's weapon or shield with your hands, and only pick up another player's equipment with permission.
- If a marshal or spectator says that you were tagged you must take the hit.
- If all hp is lost and you are defeated please drop to the ground or kneel/sit to show you have been knocked out of battle. If you are in a high traffic area you may move to another area without interfering with the battle.
- Shield bashing, or attacking with your shield is not allowed.
- For safety do not try to deflect an arrow with a weapon, you may dodge or use a shield to block. Thrown weapons and spell markers can be deflected but some spell markers may still take effect.
- If a weapon does not have a declared safe tip it can not be used for thrusting.
- Thrown weapons can be used in melee battle.
- Bows may have a maximum draw weight of 28lbs at 71cm.
- Bows can not be used for blocking, parrying or tagging.
- You may only have 1 spell marker in a hand at any time.
- Calls of Hold must be followed and combat can not resume till a call of Lay On.
Hold and Lay OnEdit
- When you hear “HOLD” if it’s safe, stop what you’re doing immediately and shout “HOLD”.
- “HOLD” may be called out by any combatant or spectator for any safety concern reasons.
- “HOLD” may be called if equipment such as arrows are in danger of being stepped on.
- Try to avoid confusing sentences like “Hold the line!” as this can cause accidental safety calls.
- When you hear “LAY ON” you may start or resume combat engagements.
- ”LAY ON” may only be called by an admin or marshal after a “HOLD” call has been resolved.
Weapon and Armour RulesEdit
- Arrows must be IDV brand and if they are made at home they will be deemed unsafe unless identical.
- Thrown weapons must be coreless. Foam and tape are allowed in their construction.
- Armour and shield must not have sharp edges and shields must be adequately padded.
- Weapons must be inspected by an authorised personnel and home-made weapons will be categorised on a case by case basis.
- Modified pre-built weapons are qualified as home-made.
- Spell markers must be checked and declared safe by an admin or marshal.
- Functionality of a weapon is determined by it's appearance. Example; a hit can not be made with the false side of a blade and a spear with only a tip can only be used to thrust not hit.