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Copper Sulphate
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2007, 12:02:49 am »

Single shot paintball gun?  I've got one around here somewhere.  Good excuse to wear your goggles...  Now I just need to find paintballs filled with motor-oil colored paint.

I would prefer a super soaker 'light' model type of gun, shooting a stream of liquid oil. A paintball is a bit too ... modern for my liking.  Wink I had already been considering the drip catcher below the muzzle, which a liquid shooting pistol probably would require, and there may be a need for other lovely complications as well.  Rotary centrifugal steam pressure regulator anyone?  Huh  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2007, 12:05:51 am »

on dueling with oil guns:

perhaps both parties should be required to wear their finest steampunk outfit, that way, if tainted with oil, although not death would certainly sting and one would think twice before defiling another's honor.
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2007, 01:46:25 am »

What, no Punk in steampunk? I challenge you to a duel! Five steps back:5...4...3..BANG! I win!!!!!!!! What? I didn't cheat! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2007, 02:00:29 am »

What, no Punk in steampunk? I challenge you to a duel! Five steps back:5...4...3..BANG! I win!!!!!!!! What? I didn't cheat! I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!


Here gents, have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_duello

As for you Mr. Kiskolou, If your party had any honor your second would have shot you for cheating. -_Q
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« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2007, 02:19:31 am »

You dare defy the honor of my party? I challenge you to a DUEL! This is fun!
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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2007, 03:33:04 am »

This thread reminds me of the topic of Teutonic Dueling Scars.
Just the thing for the Teutonic steampunk villain.
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« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2007, 03:52:45 am »

Or, according to the article, the dashing hero.

Hmm...I have no reason to challenge you honkytonk. What the hell, I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!
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« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2007, 11:47:00 am »

In the Northshield, we duel with bated Schlager, and the mask instead of mensur goggles.  Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your outlook, most folks around here don't want dueling scars, thus the added equipment.  Also unfortunate or fortunate, anyone who wants to duel with me will have to travel an awfully long way...

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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2007, 05:20:41 pm »


. . . reaches for the taser with the 10 gauge leads and the car battery . . .

Well I can see that this is going to get a tad warm considering the resistances involved. 0.Q
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« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2007, 05:25:46 pm »


Well I can see that this is going to get a tad warm considering the resistances involved. 0.Q


Resistance is futile.
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« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2007, 05:34:17 pm »

Or, according to the article, the dashing hero.

Hmm...I have no reason to challenge you honkytonk. What the hell, I CHALLENGE YOU TO A DUEL!

kiskolou, if you think such a scar will improve your appearance, that is your perogative. I can envision it myself. Yet, be assured, I have no desire to bestow such badge upon you, nor to receive one myself.
That being said, if you will not be dissuaded from your challenge, an surely such action would surely not deminish either of ours' honor, but only enrich it, still if you must persist in your challenge, I will accept.

I believe that custom would therefore grant me choice of weapons. I recently saw sabers fashioned from a sort of foamed rubber at a local curio shop, and select those out of my reluctance to draw blood.

Alas, as Mssr. Tinker has pointed out, I fear distance may create a significant obstacle to this endeavor.
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« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2007, 05:40:08 pm »


I believe that custom would therefore grant me choice of weapons. I recently saw sabers fashioned from a sort of foamed rubber at a local curio shop, and select those out of my reluctance to draw blood


Latex weapons are becoming fairly standard for certain LARPs
Here's a nice saber:
http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=oknight&product=name:Captain's+Saber&exact_match=exact/return_page=http:%252f%252fwww.latex-weaponry.com%252fgpage1.html
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« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2007, 06:00:10 pm »

Did anyone else read this piece on the last duel in Scotland?
Perhaps some of our members across the pond actually saw the program on BBC ?

I sure got a kick out of it. (the article, haven't seen the broadcast.)
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« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2007, 06:30:01 pm »


Well I can see that this is going to get a tad warm considering the resistances involved. 0.Q


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« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2007, 06:45:55 pm »

I heard that the best duel - was a famous one faught by a frenchman and a german in the late 1800's. It involved two basketed balloons, and two blunderbusses.

The frenchman won.
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« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2007, 06:48:20 pm »

I heard that the best duel - was a famous one faught by a frenchman and a german in the late 1800's. It involved two basketed balloons, and two blunderbusses.

The frenchman won.

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That would have been something to see... Were I to ever make a steampunk film, I think I'd have to include something like that.
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« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2007, 07:00:54 pm »

Did anyone else read this piece on the last duel in Scotland?


"he was tried for murder in Perth but acquitted "with character unsullied"." Haha! Ever the Gentleman Cheesy
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2007, 09:25:47 pm »

You dare defy the honor of my party? I challenge you to a DUEL! This is fun!

It's all fun and games till someone gets vegitable oil in their eye
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2007, 11:23:31 pm »

You dare defy the honor of my party? I challenge you to a DUEL! This is fun!

It's all fun and games till someone gets vegitable oil in their eye

One word: Goggles!

Goggles are compulsory in a proper steampunk duel, and for more than one reason. I believe I mentioned the goggles already in a previous reply in this thread. Grin
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« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2007, 12:25:38 am »

so they have, perhaps I should read more closely.

correction: "it's all fun and games until someone gets oil in their mouth."
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« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2007, 01:18:22 am »

so they have, perhaps I should read more closely.

correction: "it's all fun and games until someone gets oil in their mouth."

Erm, sorry again, not a problem either. Wink That is why I also suggested using cooking oil dyed with food coloring (does that even mix with oils?). Modern engine oils are toxic to some degree, but we already ruled them out.

Apart from the mess then I believe oil duels could be made socially perfectly tolerable.  Grin
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« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2007, 01:30:30 am »

Very well then sir. It truly is ALL fun and games...  and now my honnor has been violated. You sir have a duel from me. Mr. Adams, care to be my second?
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« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2007, 01:57:31 am »

Actually, oil filled or otherwise paintballs would not be that far out, since rifled and ball type ammunition was widely available due to enterprising Americans during the American Civil [sp] War on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line.  So long as the dye in question was non-toxic and the duelers wore 'disposable' clothing...or if the dye was non-permanent and easily cleaned.  Of course the other question is PSI, since I recently saw a female acquaintance who had been paintballing, and had a rather large broken-skin bruise on her leg from a paintball, through two layers of thick cloth.  Low PSI, just enough to break the skin of the paintball, but not the skin of the duelers.

Goggles go without question, as they are verily de rigeur.
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« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2007, 02:10:21 am »

I prefer the oil and would rather want the stain to last as a mark of shame, it would probably last as long as a good wound would at any rate.  Perhaps instead of physicians we could have clothing cleaners at the ready to try, possibly in vein, to remove the oil stain?

"Hurry up sir, the coat is fading fast!"
"excuse me sir, but the cleaning agent is CAUSING the fading!!"
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« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2007, 02:30:06 am »

  and now my honnor has been violated. You sir have a duel from me.

Oh my. Is there no way for me to provide restitution? Or will I have to spend my energy on designing an oil gun instead of a mechanical/nixie clock?

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