SCA: A game of flashing weaponry, handmade crafts and occasional camping under the stars

"Every time I come, it's like the highlight of my life. It's addictive. Especially if you're an adrenaline junkie,"  said fencer Susan Woodard about a recent fighter practice held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colorado. Woodard spoke with Scott Rochat of the Times-Call about the SCA and the Barony of Caer Galen. (photos and video)

Rochat also learned about SCA armored combat and A&S activities within the group as well as the Kingdom of the Outlands. He writes: "For the unfamiliar, Caer Galen is a barony in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international group dedicated to recreating 'the Middle Ages as they should have been.' Well, and a bit of the Renaissance, too. Don't think Black Plague and short-lived peasantry — this is a game of flashing weaponry, handmade crafts and occasional camping under the stars."