drachefly wrote:Do we have confirmation on this from somewhere? It's highly plausible that two dwagons could carry Parson in a net, but this is Erfworld we're talking about, here.
I wasn't so much suggesting that Parson could be carried by two dwagons as I was suggesting that one dwagon at Jetstone could ferry him out to one dwagon at the farthest away point towards GK, as the first leg in a relay.
But as others have reminded me, Parson is a heavy and cannot ride dwagons...
Beeskee wrote:Also, I think there's laws in the US and maybe other places where, if a person knows lethal combat techniques and uses them unnecessarily, it's the same kind of criminal charge as using a lethal weapon.
I've heard the same kind of stories. I imagine that it is rather difficult to prove in court that a person is a "lethal weapon" due to X years of martial arts training. If they are a televised extreme fighting personality, sure. But how do you even prove that a person has taken martial arts training without some serious background checks? I also believe that a person could train in martial arts for exercise for decades and still be a lousy in-fighter.
drachefly wrote:My instructor and his assistant held that until you know what you're dealing with, an iron guard is the key. That way you aren't going to get nailed by something crazy (also, and more importantly, it leaves time for talking things down, if that's still possible/appropriate).
I don't disagree, and I was taught the same way (in my entire 6 months of classes...). But the redneck with the flying tackle or the grappling attack is very hard to block. Once the fight is reduced to who can poke out whose eye first, martial arts training has its value greatly reduced.
Sieggy wrote:It was quite the buzz that an octogenarian took out three homies with a cane, and he wound up adding cane fighting classes for the seniors (of which we have more than our share here). And to look at him, you never in a million years would have thought he was more than just another old geezer with a cane.
That is the exact inverse of a local martial arts instructor. His name is Jhoon Rhee. He has been mugged multiple times. That is not so say that he isn't a consummate martial artist, I only point out that being ~150 lbs and outnumbered reduces martial arts training to the skill of being able to outrun people who may smoke or otherwise be in lousy shape, but who can handle the 30 seconds of exertion it takes to gang up on a smaller person and beat the crap out of them.