"Bright Ideas" for SCAdians

In 1991, SCA author Sandra Dodd produced the book Bright Ideas and True Confessions: How and What to Do and Why, a sourcebook for all manner of topics SCAdian. The book is no longer in print, but Dodd has made it available online.


  • Preface (intro, acknowledgements, re-use)
  • Considerations
  • Etiquette
  • Royalty
  • Being an Officer
  • Seneschal
  • Heraldry and Heralding
  • Tournaments
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Chronicler
  • Treasurer
  • Chirurgeons
  • Autocrat
  • Welcoming Newcomers
  • Peerage
  • Language Use
  • Last-But-Not-Least Ideas

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I just read through all the articles in the "Considerations" chapter, one after another. This is some of the best-thought-out (and most gently expressed) advice I have ever seen on conduct in the SCA. I recommend it highly!