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(CBS News)   Master Terafan Greydragon rolls critical miss, inflicts lance damage on self, doubled for mounted charge   ( cbsnews.com) divider line
    More: Repeat, 53-year-old Peter Barclay, Louisville, Kentucky, Medieval knight re-enactor, Facebook post, Master Terafan Greydragon, Marshal Alan Gravesend, event holder Society, Hamilton County coroner  
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2018-10-10 03:07:36 PM  
Someone rolled a 1...

\RIP nerdy dude
 
2018-10-10 04:54:39 PM  
Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest.

That's how he would've wanted to go...losing a fight with a paper plate.

*pours non-alcoholic mead-substitute onto ground for nerd homie*
 
2018-10-10 05:07:17 PM  
This is why we can't have Lawn Darts.
 
2018-10-10 05:10:33 PM  

OkieDookie: This is why we can't have Lawn Darts.


...on horseback .
 
2018-10-10 05:11:51 PM  
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2018-10-10 05:11:51 PM  
..then I took a lance in a chest
 
2018-10-10 05:11:53 PM  
Did he win the princess?
 
2018-10-10 05:13:21 PM  
This is why people switched from 3.5 to 5e.
 
2018-10-10 05:14:05 PM  
Wonder if anyone thought it was part of the act and applauded.
 
2018-10-10 05:16:20 PM  

SBinRR: Wonder if anyone thought it was part of the act and applauded.


He'd have to drive into the wall at Daytona for that.
 
2018-10-10 05:17:09 PM  
I'm a member of the medieval reenactment community. I did not know this guy, but many of my friends did. When this news broke, they spoke openly and honestly about his mentorship, his compassion, and his love for the people around him. I wish I could have known him.

Until Valhalla, brother.
 
2018-10-10 05:18:32 PM  
These charges are baseless! I demand a trial by combat, whereby the Gods will determine my justice. And choose as my champion Master Terafan Greydragon. And as President of the United States I remind you that I legally have the power to choose his opponent...this paper plate.
 
2018-10-10 05:20:15 PM  
It's always a bad sign to wake up with stabbing pain in the middle of the knight.
 
2018-10-10 05:26:38 PM  

toraque: It's always a bad sign to wake up with stabbing pain in the middle of the knight.


Boo this man!!
 
2018-10-10 05:29:53 PM  

guestguy: Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest.

That's how he would've wanted to go...losing a fight with a paper plate.

*pours non-alcoholic mead-substitute onto ground for nerd homie*


Nothing in the SCA is non-alcoholic
 
2018-10-10 05:33:52 PM  
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2018-10-10 05:36:08 PM  
For some reason, I read the headline and thought it was about a dog show in which one of the participants got a little too friendly with another.
 
2018-10-10 05:36:35 PM  
This never would have happened if they still used THAC0.
 
2018-10-10 05:38:04 PM  

leeksfromchichis: guestguy: Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest.

That's how he would've wanted to go...losing a fight with a paper plate.

*pours non-alcoholic mead-substitute onto ground for nerd homie*

Nothing in the SCA is non-alcoholic


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2018-10-10 05:39:38 PM  
He did everything right (at least, according to all accounts), so he's ineligible for the Darwin Award.  I suggest we institute the Wile E. Coyote Award for when you do everything by the book and still have a comically absurd death.

In all seriousness though, I hope they don't totally revamp or ban jousting.  This was a freak accident.  There's no way you could do this by trying.
 
2018-10-10 05:46:20 PM  
I knew a Peter Barclay (check)
From Las Cruces (check)
Same Age (check)
Used to Play DnD with him (check)
He was retired Army .....
HOLY S&#%T, DAMN... Sad news ... Fark headlines are funny until it gets real.
 
2018-10-10 05:48:02 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: He did everything right (at least, according to all accounts), so he's ineligible for the Darwin Award.  I suggest we institute the Wile E. Coyote Award for when you do everything by the book and still have a comically absurd death.

In all seriousness though, I hope they don't totally revamp or ban jousting.  This was a freak accident.  There's no way you could do this by trying.


People still die every few years to a splintering lance going through their helm's eye slit, this wont be what gets it banned.
 
2018-10-10 05:48:22 PM  
Natural 1s are a biatch, man.  :(
 
2018-10-10 05:48:31 PM  

OkieDookie: SBinRR: Wonder if anyone thought it was part of the act and applauded.

He'd have to drive into the wall at Daytona for that.


Dude......wow.

/you owe me a new keyboard
 
2018-10-10 05:51:51 PM  

Parthenogenetic: This never would have happened if they still used THAC0.


Hahaha ahhh, good ole' AD&D.

Seriously though, THAC0 was a terrible system, people need to stop with the rose-colored reminiscing about it.
 
2018-10-10 05:52:17 PM  
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2018-10-10 05:57:59 PM  

SBinRR: Wonder if anyone thought it was part of the act and applauded.


I was at a Ren Faire joust where that happened. A lance was supposed to break, but didn't, and the guy got picked up and carried off the back of the horse, then slammed into the ground. Audience thought it was part of the act until every faire worker in the vicinity sprinted out. When they took his helmet off he had blood pouring out of nose and mouth. He left by helicopter and made it, happily, but that is some genuinely dangerous shiat.
 
2018-10-10 06:02:24 PM  
Well he won't make that mistake again. . .  o.O
 
2018-10-10 06:04:30 PM  

Gawdzila: Parthenogenetic: This never would have happened if they still used THAC0.

Hahaha ahhh, good ole' AD&D.

Seriously though, THAC0 was a terrible system, people need to stop with the rose-colored reminiscing about it.


*rolls saving throw to disbelieve*

It's still real to me, dammit!

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2018-10-10 06:08:04 PM  

Gawdzila: Parthenogenetic: This never would have happened if they still used THAC0.

Hahaha ahhh, good ole' AD&D.

Seriously though, THAC0 was a terrible system, people need to stop with the rose-colored reminiscing about it.


People today need to understand how revolutionary THAC0 was at the time.  1e had different hit-charts for each class.
 
2018-10-10 06:12:01 PM  
Master Terafan Greydragon

Since when were ahistorical D&D names allowed in SCA? I know it's been decades since I've played but I remember standards on names being fairly consistently applied
 
2018-10-10 06:14:34 PM  
Damn the post on his Facebook page by his family just said he had a critical injury in a mishap. The words fatal weren't used at the time. I didn't know him personally but he was in my circle and I know some people that know him very well; he was by all accounts a very good person
 
2018-10-10 06:16:14 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: He did everything right (at least, according to all accounts), so he's ineligible for the Darwin Award.  I suggest we institute the Wile E. Coyote Award for when you do everything by the book and still have a comically absurd death.

In all seriousness though, I hope they don't totally revamp or ban jousting.  This was a freak accident.  There's no way you could do this by trying.


You must admit, having "died in a jousting accident" is a lot better to have in your obituary than "accident due to drunk driving" or a lot of other possible deaths that we see here on FARK.

Jousting targets shouldn't be on the ground. It's too easy for something like this, or involuntary pole vaulting to happen.
 
2018-10-10 06:18:45 PM  
The article was written by an ignorant idiot, who didn't bother to actually try to find out anything.

1. "Hee didn't "like to be called", that was his registered name, and he earned the title of master.
2. A master is not a knight. There's a little difference of swearing fealty to the king (or queen).
3. This is the most serious accident I've ever heard of... and I've sort of paid attention, since I was in the SCA in the late seventies and early eighties.
4. "He wasn't "performing". The idiot reporter only knows how to be an audience, not how to actually be part of anything.

Condolences to his family, his friends, and his barony.
 
2018-10-10 06:19:05 PM  

Snapper Carr: Master Terafan Greydragon

Since when were ahistorical D&D names allowed in SCA? I know it's been decades since I've played but I remember standards on names being fairly consistently applied


He he was a Ren Faire guy not am SCA guy it was a stage name
 
2018-10-10 06:22:09 PM  

Snapper Carr: Master Terafan Greydragon

Since when were ahistorical D&D names allowed in SCA? I know it's been decades since I've played but I remember standards on names being fairly consistently applied


I bet you're fun at parties
 
2018-10-10 06:23:42 PM  

whitroth: The article was written by an ignorant idiot, who didn't bother to actually try to find out anything.

1. "Hee didn't "like to be called", that was his registered name, and he earned the title of master.
2. A master is not a knight. There's a little difference of swearing fealty to the king (or queen).
3. This is the most serious accident I've ever heard of... and I've sort of paid attention, since I was in the SCA in the late seventies and early eighties.
4. "He wasn't "performing". The idiot reporter only knows how to be an audience, not how to actually be part of anything.

Condolences to his family, his friends, and his barony.


You should go party with Snapper Carr
 
2018-10-10 06:28:58 PM  

Klom Dark: Snapper Carr: Master Terafan Greydragon

Since when were ahistorical D&D names allowed in SCA? I know it's been decades since I've played but I remember standards on names being fairly consistently applied

I bet you're fun at parties


Scadians are pretty serious when it comes to historical accuracy. You can't just show up with your robe and wizard hat.
 
2018-10-10 06:49:08 PM  

Snapper Carr: Klom Dark: Snapper Carr: Master Terafan Greydragon

Since when were ahistorical D&D names allowed in SCA? I know it's been decades since I've played but I remember standards on names being fairly consistently applied

I bet you're fun at parties

Scadians are pretty serious when it comes to historical accuracy. You can't just show up with your robe and wizard hat.


I have.

/Hagbarđr Leđrfotr before my transition
//Ælflæd now
///Actually a Marklander
 
2018-10-10 07:10:01 PM  
NotARocketScientist:  Jousting targets shouldn't be on the ground. It's too easy for something like this, or involuntary pole vaulting to happen.

A friend of mine had a serious accident.  He was riding his horse, running down someone on the ground who was running away, attempting to spear him in the shoulder.  The rider slid from his saddle and went down head-first.  His lance-arm was okay (as was the guy on the ground) but the tip of his shield dug into the ground.  His arm was strapped into the shield, so as he hit his head on the ground (wearing a helmet, so no damage) his shield-arm was twisted up and behind his back, dislocating his shoulder.

The EMTs were ready to saw off his armor, but there was an armorer in the crowd, so the EMTs sat and watched as the armorer unraveled chainmail faster than you've ever seen done.  I took photos of the whole operation.  (Just checked:  Photos are on film and never digitized, so I can't post them.)
 
2018-10-10 07:10:56 PM  
Hagbardr:  ///Actually a Marklander

I probably know you.
 
2018-10-10 07:13:04 PM  
LowbrowDeluxe:  People still die every few years to a splintering lance going through their helm's eye slit, this wont be what gets it banned.

I'd consider requiring shatterproof glass lenses then.
 
2018-10-10 07:13:11 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Hagbardr:  ///Actually a Marklander

I probably know you.


I'm in Pirates of the Lost Cause.  I'm not super active anymore but I made it to Pennsic this year.
 
2018-10-10 07:13:43 PM  
Rolemaster has some pretty nasty crits and is considered one of the harshest pencil and paper games for player characters, but even Rolemaster doesn't kill you on a fumble unless you go under hitpoints

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That said, maybe he rolled a 100 on the mounted fumble crit and then a 100 on the D crush crit.. img.fark.net Fits the description(granted he was pierced, but I don't make the tables)
 
2018-10-10 07:39:11 PM  
Hagbardr:I'm in Pirates of the Lost Cause.  I'm not super active anymore but I made it to Pennsic this year.

You do Pirate Feast, at Adelphi Mill?
 
2018-10-10 07:53:02 PM  

leeksfromchichis: guestguy: Barclay was trying to spear a paper plate on the ground. Fulton says in a Facebook post that the metal-tipped lance hit the ground and flipped, stabbing Barclay's chest.

That's how he would've wanted to go...losing a fight with a paper plate.

*pours non-alcoholic mead-substitute onto ground for nerd homie*

Nothing in the SCA is non-alcoholic


Yep.  Jubal and I used to brew mead.  We once sent a keg of 'Aelfheim Prime' to the SCA Pennsic War.

We were told that it got a very good exchange rate when it came to hiring mercenaries.

/Rest well, Warrior.  May you, you friends, and your family find peace.
 
Oak
2018-10-10 08:02:22 PM  

skyotter: Gawdzila: Parthenogenetic: This never would have happened if they still used THAC0.

Hahaha ahhh, good ole' AD&D.

Seriously though, THAC0 was a terrible system, people need to stop with the rose-colored reminiscing about it.

People today need to understand how revolutionary THAC0 was at the time.  1e had different hit-charts for each class.


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2018-10-10 08:04:30 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Hagbardr:I'm in Pirates of the Lost Cause.  I'm not super active anymore but I made it to Pennsic this year.

You do Pirate Feast, at Adelphi Mill?


I have not. I used to do the von Draken Feast of Plenty when I was more active. The past 2 years, I have been helping with the Regnesfolke Pennsic Fry Party.
 
2018-10-10 08:14:03 PM  
Barclay, who performed under the name "Master Terafan Greydragon," died while being flown to a hospital.

I would think someone named 'Greydragon' would fly themselves to the hospital. What? Too soon?
 
2018-10-10 08:15:41 PM  

bhcompy: Rolemaster has some pretty nasty crits and is considered one of the harshest pencil and paper games for player characters, but even Rolemaster doesn't kill you on a fumble unless you go under hitpoints

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That said, maybe he rolled a 100 on the mounted fumble crit and then a 100 on the D crush crit.. [img.fark.net image 198x80] Fits the description(granted he was pierced, but I don't make the tables)


This is true.  If you want full psychotic, no-holds-barred, crossbow bolt through both ears of your hero on a bad critical roll, go Rolemaster. Accept no substitutes.

Although you should bring a spatula for some of the crush crits.
 
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