Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-09 15:45
Do you remember the good old days of Turmstadt's golden harvests, when you were sent through thickets and underbrush to match your wits with mud puddles and manic marshals? These days are back...with a vengeance!
Turmstadt proudly announces the R³ - Rothenburg Riddle Rampage. We have regrouped and relocated to a campground right next to the beautiful medieval town of "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" in northwestern Bavaria , one of the biggest tourist attractions for the historically inclined (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber) . From there, we will hand you a haversack with provisions for the day and send you on a scavenger hunt to complete various cunning puzzles and obscure tasks to win the ultimate prize - namely, to decide what is supposed to happen to Nebelwald's precious banner, which is currently in Turmstadt's possession!
Shire of Turmstadt (Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-03 20:06
Since the birth of the honorable Barony of Twin Moons, our Noble Barons have been linked to the legend of the Grail. These Noble Barons have joined in the quest for the grail but have been unsuccessful. Our current Baron, Baron Thomas, has been privy of new information and clues linking the Grail to the lands of the Middle East. Baron Thomas has picked up his sword to become one of the Crusaders and, as this missive is being penned, is marching off to join the King in this noble battle and to follow up on his newly found information concerning the elusive Grail.
Barony of Twin Moons (Fountain Hills, Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-06-29 16:10
THL Eirik Andersen has posted two albums of photos from events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-12 16:15
On behalf of meself an' me crew from the Shire of Owl's Nest, I be invitin' ye seaworthy populace to set sail with us Pirates of the Mediterranean. We be weighin' anchor from familiar waters sheltered by the forests of Pickett's Mill in Dallas, GA at the time of the third bell of the forenoon watch on the 21st day of June, bein' a Saturday. We be stoppin' at various ports in the Med to take on provisions, fresh water, trade goods with local merchants, an' soak up some of the local colour.
Shire of Owl's Nest (Dallas, Georgia)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-12 15:51
Twenty years ago, on the fields of Pennsic XVII, the shires of Myrkwood and Airendale were formally united into the Barony of Lochmere by their august Atlantian Majesties, Dafydd and Elizabeth. In celebration of that glorious day, we invite you to attend our baronial birthday where the Eighth Baron and Baroness will be invested and take on the responsibilities of leadership.
The weekend's activities will have something for just about
Barony of Lochmere (Annapolis, Maryland)
Submitted by TristantheTroubadour on Thu, 2008-06-12 12:06
Lord Tristan d'Avignon provides an online copy of his teaching document for medieval games, based on Alfonso X's Book of Games from the thirteenth century.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 19:32
Join us for a resurrection of Valhalla Day on the Greenwith some of the old
games and some new ones! Fighting: ship to ship team list, holmgang, axe and
shield list, spear list.
Games: bear pit wrestling, spear throwing,
tug-of-war, ship races, oar dancing.
Arts: Viking haiku, riddles,
storytelling, period style clothing contest, Hollywood style clothing
The park is tree shaded and grassy and runs along the river, nice
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 15:39
Join with Their Excellencies Otto and Lizbetta as they celebrate the
anniversary of Barony of Atenveldt. In addition it is time consider the
courtly graces and choose a couple who are the personification of these
things as your new Lord and Lady of Love.
Saturday, June 28th 2008; 12-6pm
Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85253
(west side of Scottsdale Rd, next to Renaissance Resort, before Lincoln
Barony of Atenveldt (Scottsdale Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 13:15
Castle Fever '08: A day at Sterling Castle. A relxaing day of fun & games June 6-8, 2008.
Oronoco State Park
310 3rd Ave NW
Oronoco, MN 55960
Children: $7 (Ages 5 and under free
(No pre-Reg Please )
$3 Non-member Surcharge
please bring your own target blanks
Fighters & Archers, please bring already made coat of Arms/Device (Size 8x11)
Shire of Silfren Mere (Oronoco, Minnesota)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-26 14:17
The great Baroness of Caerthe, Mary of Blackthorn has spent this long, cold winter dreaming of the great fighters of her realm. She sent a missive to the beautiful Baroness of Dragonsspine, Lydia of the Pines, to challenge her to a chess match at the first thaw. At the behest of their Excellencies, fighters will meet on the chessboard of battle to support their most excellent Baronesses. Each move on the chessboard by the baronesses will be fought on the tourney field by their fighters.
Barony of Caerthe (Franktown,
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 16:18
O hearken, most glorious Kingdom of the Outlands! The sweet siren call of Spring is upon us, and the Barony of Caer Galen requires the assistance of the Kingdom's budding lords and ladies to come to her aid in locating again the fabled Unicorn Horn. It has come to the attention of the Horn's current guardian that this marvelous and magical device has been whisked away to an otherworldly and fey castle in the sky. We need children of all ages to come and fetch it back for us. The stoutest of heart and mien will be granted the noble task of guarding our Horn for the coming year.
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 15:55
Yes it’s that time of year again! The Barony March of Mons Tonitrus is hosting its annual Barmaids event at the Lower Garden Canyon site on Ft. Huachuca. Trees, shade, babbling brooks (maybe) and competitions with prizes are available for all!
Saturday morning will see Opening Court at 9:00 followed by armor inspection. Prizes will be contested in both Armored and Rapier scenarios "in the tavern" as well as weird weapons (Rapier and Armored) and of course The Barmaid competition! Following the conclusion of the tavern tourneys we will begin the "Boar Hunt" in the forest for those armored fighters who just can’t get enough stick time. Saturday late afternoon will also see a Siege Engine accuracy demonstration. Come fire a bolt high into the sky for a small donation to the American Cancer Society.
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Ft. Huachuca, Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 16:58
His Excellency Baron Wulfric sends his greetings, and invites one and all to
join the Barony of Gyldenholt on Sunday, April 20, 2008 for a day of
feasting, revelry, gaming, feasting, dancing, good fellowship and, of
course, feasting. As this will be Their Excellencies last Baron's Feast, Her
Excellency is promising a memorable repast.
Once again we will gather at Irvine Regional Park (1 Irvine Park Road,
Barony of Gyldenholt (Orange, California)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 16:39
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!!
The menu for Bacchanal will continue in the grand Brymstonne tradition of a truelly stellar feast created by Lady Kateryn Treningham!!
Feast Steward: Lady Kateryn Treningham
College of Brymstonne (Tempe, Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 16:12
If you're looking for a fun way to spend Saturday, April 26, come over to the Barony of Marinus and visit our annual below-the-salt tavern event, Barnacled Bullfrog. We promise a day of food, fun, flirting, fighting, and games that you won't soon forget.
Rapier Fighting: Rapier fighters will team up to participate in a
Treasure Chest Tourney which will be followed by tavern brawl pickups.
Barony of Marinus (Suffolk, Virginia)
Submitted by meli1380 on Sat, 2008-04-12 07:57
The Sports Council in England has agreed that Stoolball, a medieval game mostly localized to southeastern England, meets its criteria to be recognized as a sport. Approximately 4,000 people in the vicinity of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire play Stoolball.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-10 14:44
Once again good gentles do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carrousel and to give aide to the good gentles of the Herschell Carousel Museum.
Brass Ring Thing VIII: aka the Carrousel Museum Event
Barony of Rhydderich Hael & The Canton of Beau Fleuve
Saturday June 7, 2008
Barony of Rhydderich Hael & The Canton of Beau Fleuve
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-05 15:57
Come join us in celebrating a Baronial Investiture & the 32nd Anniversary of the Silver Torque Tourney at St. Columba Episcopal Conference Center – Gates Pavilion 4577 Billy Maher Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38135
In days of olde, it was a warrior’s duty to defend the honor of the one who’s token he bore. It was the consort’s duty to support and inspire her champion. That was especially true in the Grand Tournaments of the 14th century. Come join us for a day of competitions and tournaments leading up to the final battle to determine the best of the best and the Queen of Love and Beauty.
Barony of Grey Niche (Memphis, Tennessee)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 20:36
Come ye of keen eye and strong arm! The Barony of Skraeling Althing is in search of its next Baronial Archery Champion. Join us for a day of skill and amusement. For those not of archer stock, why not come to the country and enjoy a day in the fresh air to celebrate the melting of the ice and snow. Watch the archers on the archery range. Bring a blanket or chairs, your lunch, some A&S projects and games. Some activities (like bocce, chess, and backgammon) will be supplied -- as well as some silly games.
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Mountain, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 19:19
Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.
- Oar dancing
- Norse riddles
- "Pig" Spearing
- Viking themed Soteltie competition
- Siege cooking competition
There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These
events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our
Narony of Vinhold (Napa, California)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 15:28
The Baron and Baroness of Selviergard, Sir Georg of Glacier's Edge and Katarzina Porajski invite all to join them at this momentous event in the life of Selviergard! Journey to Stephen de la Bere's holding in Willow where we shall honor our forebears in true Viking spirit with games and contests of yore – Sheep Stealing, Bear Pit heavy tourney, Rock, Beer Maid of Valhalla, an Archery contest, a Ballista competition, the most Offensive Garb Fashion Show and flying chickens!
Barony of Selviergard (Willow, Alaska)
Submitted by Miriam on Wed, 2008-03-26 16:04
The website Dwarven Forge offers a variety of building sets, perfect for creating that realm your mind has always lived in!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-26 15:00
Innilgard Baronial Changeover (Adelaide, South Australia) Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of April 2008.
Friday - Explore Adelaide, possible fighter training, finish with Evening
Saturday - Divestiture Revel (daytime), Investiture Feast (evening)
Sunday - Baronial Championship Tournament
Bookings are required for the Feast and if requiring the catered lunch on
Saturday. Please book with Dawn Jones. If you require
Barony of Innilgard
(Adelaide, South Australia)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 08:21
Experts are speculating on whether the illustrations in a newly-discovered manuscript on chess were drawn by Leonardo da Vinci. De ludo scacchorum was discovered last year in a private collection.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-05 17:45
Snowed Inn is back, and better than ever! We just decided to combine the resources of 3 cantons! We are providing our usual combination of Fighting, Gaming and Feasting!
Saturday, March 15th, 2008
Site opens at 10am and closes 10pm.
St Peter's Anglican Church
240 College Street
PO BOX 113
Site opens at 10am and closes 10pm.
Cantons of Ardchreag, Petrea Thule, and the Incipient Canton of Bastia Du Lac (Cobourg Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-05 17:38
The first of May marks the anniversary of the SCA, it is the beginning of a new year of the Society. This Year the Shire of Granite Mountain will be starting a new beginning as well with a brand "NEW" May event. The populace of the Shire welcomes one and all to join us in the cool mountains of Prescott Arizona for the "Champions in the Pines" event, a weekend of tournaments, feasting, and friendship. We will gather to celebrate the many talents we have here in the Shire as well as the glorious Kingdom of Atenveldt in the spirit of competition.
Shire of Granite Mountain (Prescott, Arizona)
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-03-04 16:37
For many in the SCA and other Middle Ages living history organizations, the first introduction to acting the part of someone from a medieval culture was a game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of D&D more than 30 years ago, died today after several years of declining health.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-25 16:46
The Shire of Ravensweir in An Tir has posted a brilliant "advertisement" for SCA Barbie, a doll who comes with a variety of accessories, friends and equipment.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-02 13:14
The Canton of Gryphonwald (in the Barony of Settmour Swamp) is hosting a wonderful event April 19, 2008: Black Griffin Inn
The Log Cabin at Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
I have heard rumor that there is going to be (weather permiting) Heavy Fighting, Fencing, Hurley, Brewing contest, A&S Display, Games, Great Food, and lots of FUN!!
Canton of Gryphonwald (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-31 12:28
Only on NPR could the Bard, in the guise of Morning Edition's Frank Deford, comment on the upcoming Super Bowl football game.