Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[WES] Duchess' War and Mists Games

It is time once again to unleash the dogs of war and the puppies of play. Wolfscairn calls upon all Ladies of Estate to assemble their armies and take the field to win glory, honor and treasure. Wolfscairn also calls upon all those who love to play. This year we also are hosting Mists Games! A day of medieval fun and games.

[ATE] Pilgrim's Progress

Join us as we make the journey to more temperate lands for the Barony of Atenveldt’s May Event.

[OUT] May Day

As Spring blooms anew, the Barony of Caer Galen invites one and all to join us in the Children's Quest for the Unicorn's Horn. The Unicorn only answers the call of the young. All young lords and ladies can quest for the fabled horn with the guidance of an adult. One of noble and true heart will complete the quest and guard the Horn for the coming year.

Author looks at fantasy and role-playing underground

Author Ethan Gilsdorf has produced a new book entitled Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, which looks at the role-playing and fantasy culture, including the SCA. (video)

[OUT] Plague Picnic

The most “Period” event ever: The Plague Picnic. Join us for the Plague Picnic.  A fun filled day of Plague, Punishment, and Pleasure.

[ANT] Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament XXXII

Rumors rumble like footsteps (bunny hops?) throughout the land of "lepus vorpelus".  Yes! The Shire of Shittemwoode once again invites all to Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament.

[ANT] Boar's Hunt

Come one, come all!  Join the Barony of Aquaterra in our traditional event, Boar’s Hunt 2010!

Lewis Chessmen ad campaign angers Scottish politicians

An ad campaign by the British Museum in which the famous Lewis Chessmen are referred to as "Norwegian" has angered Scottish Members of Parliament.

[WES] Winter's Gate Fool Revel

The Fools are coming! The Fools are coming! Cabin fever is rampant and the call has gone out for PLAYTIME!  Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate on Saturday April 24, 2010, as we celebrate the return of warm sun and spring renewal in our own silly way.

Hoernersburg: mighty Lego castle

Learn about the Middle Ages - with a little help from Lego - at Hoernersburg, a "mighty make-believe Lego castle" complete with descriptions of life in medieval times.

[ATE] Wasteland War Games

Please join the Shire of Windale for Wasteland War Games, sure to be an enjoyable event for entire family.

Views on risk: past and present

In a recent lecture entitled "Risk and Humanities," Cambridge classicist Mary Beard explored "the images of gambling and associated brawls that appear on the walls of bars in Pompeii."

Build your own trebuchet

On the Instructables website, visitors can learn how to build a trebuchet capable of throwing a softball 50-60 feet from cardboard. (video)

[NOR] May Day Pie Snit

The Shire of Rokeclif will host the May Day Pie Snit (or Pie Snit III) on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at the Taylor Municipal Building in Taylor, WI. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

[ATE] Bacchanal

The College of Brymstonne once again cordially invites one and all to don their togas, find their fibulas, tie-on their chitons and join us for a day of revelry, games, food, and fun!

[DRA] Revel in the Midnight Sun V

Oyez, oyez! As the sun nears its zenith, the people of the northernmost isles gather to celebrate the endless day. We would be honored to have you join us in the land of fire, ice and geothermal pools for a day of games, competitions and martial activity, all to be rounded off with a grand feast in the evening sunlight.

[OUT] Coronation

The Shire of Plattefordham would like to invite everyone to the crowning of the Heirs to the Kingdom of the Outlands. Come join us for a day of fighting and general merriment, followed by a delectable feast. There will be a Bardic contest during feast. An Arts and Science contest on Banners. Board games to keep yourselves entertained.

Video showcases 16th century German cards

A video on YouTube exhibits and describes a deck of German playing cards from the 16th century CE.

Curling: Quirky, Cordial...and Period

To many Americans, the sport of curling is a mystery of complex scoring and opaque strategies. A deeper look reveals a sport that dates back to the later SCA period and whose participants have much in common with SCA martial competitors.

[EAS] Carolingia's Festa de Michelangelo

Carolingia's Festa de Michelangelo is the proud sponsor of the King's and Queen's Arts and Sciences Championship

[MID] Winter Dance & Game Revel

The Shire of Eastwatch proudly presents the Second Annual Winter Dance & Game Revel held on March 6, 2010 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. This gala event will feature all of your favorite dances, period games, food and fun! Bring cordials, mead and other brews to enjoy with friends during the festivities and games to play until the wee hours of the morning.

[LOC] Great Northern War XII

The might of the North, being the Baronies of St Florian de la Riviere & River Haven, and the Shires of Bacchus Woods and Willoughby Vale, issues this: we declare WAR on our Southern Enemies!

[OUT] Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools Hosted by the Barony of Dragonsspine March 27, 2010

The history of skiing

In an article for the physorg.com website, Traci Thomas looks at the origins of skiing, from the swift Norse god Ullr to its depiction in an 11th century Swedish rune stone.

[NOR] Fest i Nord

Come join Rockhaven as we celebrate winter with indoor and outdoor fun and games for people of all ages!

[ATE] Boar's Den II

Calling all Lords and Ladies ready to Revel! Please join us on January 23, 2010 from 6 pm to Midnight (after the Sable Knight Tourney) for an evening playing games of chance, court and country dancing, a bardic competition and a brewing competiton. The Boar's Den is a fine establishment where lords and ladies may relax and enjoy themselves in a tavern atmosphere; where music and merriment abound!

[AET] Shire of Heronter 12th Night

Join the Shire in its annual 12th Night celebration being held at the First Presbyterian Church. Don your best garb and raise your banner in the main hall.

[WES] 12th Night - POSTPONED

12th Night, Saturday January 9, 2010, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

[GLE] Lagerdamm A&S and Christmas Party

It is that time again! Lagerdamm's A&S and Christmas Party is Dec. 19, 2009. A&S begins at 2pm-5pm, and dinner starts at 6pm.

[DRA] Garden of Earthly Delights

Let it be known that from the sixteenth to the eighteenth of April, there shall be a Faire to celebrate the arts and artisanal crafts, and this faire shall be held in the lord baron's holding known as Castle Tannenberg. The lord Baron shall be there to welcome all and sundry to this demesne, but especially those who wish to share their and display their myriad workes.