Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by TristantheTroubadour on Thu, 2008-06-12 11:06
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 18:32
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 contest.
The park is tree shaded and grassy and runs along the river, nice
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 14:39
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
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-06-05 12:15
Castle Fever '08: A day at Sterling Castle. A relxaing day of fun & games June 6-8, 2008.
Oronoco State Park
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-26 13:17
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. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Franktown, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 15:18
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. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-24 14:55
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 15:58
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,
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 15:39
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
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-04-16 15:12
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.
Submitted by meli1380 on Sat, 2008-04-12 06:57
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 13:44
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
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-04-05 14:57
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 19:36
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. Location:
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Mountain, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 18:19
Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.
Events to include:
There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These
events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 14:28
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! Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Willow, Alaska)
Submitted by Miriam on Wed, 2008-03-26 15:04
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 14:00
Innilgard Baronial Changeover (Adelaide, South Australia) Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of April 2008.
Friday - Explore Adelaide, possible fighter training, finish with Evening
Bookings are required for the Feast and if requiring the catered lunch on
Saturday. Please book with Dawn Jones. If you require
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 07:21
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 16:45
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
St Peter's Anglican Church
Site opens at 10am and closes 10pm.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-05 16:38
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. Location:
Shire of Granite Mountain (Prescott, Arizona)
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2008-03-04 15:37
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 15:46
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 12:14
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
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!!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-31 11:28
Only on NPR could the Bard, in the guise of Morning Edition's Frank Deford, comment on the upcoming Super Bowl football game.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-30 09:24
Come help the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands celebrate the festival of Carnivale in the high Venetian style. The day will feature quests, games, music, merriment and dance culminating in a grand masked ball in the evening.
All this for our guest of honor Signora Tomasia da Collivento as she sits vigil to contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel. This revelry will be held at the Lodge at North Park of Allegheny County, (no street #) North Ridge Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. The site will open at 9 am and close at 10 pm.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 08:40
Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-18 14:14
Greetings to the gentle folk throughout the great and mighty Kingdom of Artemisia. The populace of the Shire of Silver Keep is eagerly anticipating the Shire's upcoming birthday. We invite all to throw off the doldrums of winter and come celebrate our Shire's birthday at Birthday Bash XXII.
A traditional Bearpit tournament will be held to decide both our tournament and Shire's champions. A rapier tournament will also be held.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 18:06
Winter is upon us, cold winds blow from the north, the sea is grey, the forests are bare, and the creatures of the wild sleep in their burrows. Gentles huddle in their homes and dream of warmer times.
It is in this darkest of seasons that warmth and friendship are most needed.
To lighten your hearts and fill your bellies the
Barony of Carillion is once again proud to
present our annual Baronial gathering known as Bellringers.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 14:55
A new year brings new growth, and this year brings new growth in a number of areas. A new Festival site and an early Festival this year needs new faces to impress with our unique style of fun, education and sport.
Newcomers Feast is a great opportunity to bring along friends and family and show them the fun that is the SCA in Rowany.
This year's Newcomers is shaping up to be a showcase of all that makes the