Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-30 10:24
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.
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Allison Park, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-23 09:40
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 15:14
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.
Shire of Silver Keep (Bozeman, Montana)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 19:06
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.
Barony of Carillion (Barnegat, New Jersey)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-17 15:55
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
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-04 12:32
Blaiddwyn College calls out for her Champions and supporters, Heralding a
call to gather nigh! The theme for this year's Winter Wolf is the Crusades.
Hail both the red and white colors of the College of
Blaiddwyn! Raise your voices and cheer your comrades as
they gather to learn, sing, fight and to vie for the positions only the most
talented, worthy, and valerous can earn. The
Defenders of Blaiddwyn hold illustrious titles. The Champion of Blaiddwyn
College of Blaiddwyn (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 21:34
The Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the fifth annual celebration of tales from all cultures!! Traditional games and contests from the previous events will include: the potluck dishes with the best fairytale pun/ connection to a traditional tale and best documentation; best bardic rendition of a traditional tale; and Rapunzel's hair braiding.
New activities this year will include the
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 21:28
As winter rushes away and spring comes forth with a symphony of color . . .
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Cast off the shackles of propriety and answer
the call of mischief, mayhem, merry making and madcap frivolity. Join in the
silliness and fun that is March Madness.
There will be a FOOL'S TOURNEY for both heavy and rapier and of course all
are expected to show an appropriate level of foolishness in the lists.
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-31 15:24
The History Channel online lets you create your own Dark Ages character - complete with your face! Have fun designing a noble, Viking, cleric or peasant.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 17:04
See sins, swashbuckling and spice at the Feast of The Seven Deadly Sins as the Barony of Delftwood celebrates the Silk Road on February 16, 2008! Come join us at a site not visited in many years, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Dewitt, NY, where we will offer you a variety of pleasures from the Near and Far East including a hoffla, a Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese dayboard, and a Feast starting in China and working westward to Europe through the removes.
Barony of Delftwood (Dewitt, New York)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 16:36
Join us for a day of pleasuring the mind through interesting and entertaining classes. This event will include topics so diverse that everyone will find something to love.
We will keep young ones (5+) busy with a Bocce' tournament while the parents feast their minds. For the body, a sumptuous Irish feast from the kitchen of Baron Sir Jean Claude of Adlerstaat. For the less intellectually interested, an area will be available for pickup fighting, weather permitting. Classes include: Blacksmithing, Embroidery, Medieval Games and much more! Fund-raiser lunch, silent auction, and merchants! Schedule and more information will be posted as it becomes available. If there are any dietary concerns, please contact the Feastcrat.
Canton Des Forges (Birmingham, Alabama)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 15:29
The Shire of Anglespur, the Jewel of the East, is pleased to host this year’s King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship! Bards, Singers, Musicians and Storytellers from all over the East Kingdom are invited to come and share their talents in this illustrious competition.
The Bardic Competition is to be divided into three rounds. Please note that the theme of the event is "Heroes of the Empire," and Their Majesties wish to hear songs, tales, and poems of the East Realm's greatest men and women. Also we would remind the bards that Their Majesties will be basing their decision on all three rounds.
Shire of Anglespur (Hoosick Falls, New York)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 15:22
Come journey to the fool's court of Myrkfaelinn for a day of pun and games. Are you up to the challenge? There will be something for both heavy and youth fighters, as well as games and youth activities.
Merchants welcome, but space is limited, contact autocrat. The event will be at
the magnificent Risley Hall at Cornell University
(515 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850.)
Doors open at 10am. We will be having a light lunch board in the afternoon.
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 15:15
The Shire of Plattefordham will be holding our 12th night (conveniently) on the 12th of January at St Stephan's Church, 4700 S. Poplar St, Casper WY 82601.
Site opens at 10AM and closes at 10PM and is very dry. Site fee for
adults is $7 and $7 for feast, as well. Child (10 and under) site is
free, $3 feast fee for children 5-10. A $3 NMS applies to all adult
Activities for the day include a Senet tournament, Barding, a number
Shire of Plattefordham (Casper Wyoming)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 15:08
Toward the end of the 16th century, England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth and a new playwright by the name of William Shakespeare was becoming quite well-known. Please join us for our annual Midwinter's Feast as we celebrate all the sumptuous bounty this era had to offer, both in food and entertainment! A dazzling display of gastronomic delights awaits you, including vegetarian options, and we are gathering the best performers from throughout the Summits to regale us with song, story, and dance! And, of course, there will be much dramatic performance, both taken from and inspired by the works of the Bard himself.
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-18 08:58
Bored? Want to have a real literary adventure? Try Hamlet: the Text Adventure, a text-based mystery game.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-12 21:08
Come enjoy the day as the Barony of Dreiburgen hosts this year’s 12th Night Celebration.
This year’s theme is Fun and Games.
Throughout the event there will be a number of activities to entertain you.
The day will include games, music, dancing and feasting.
The event will be held at the United Methodist Church in Hemet, California
530 S Buena Vista St. Hemet, California 92543
Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, California)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-28 15:48
Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.
Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a
peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata;
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-27 13:30
It's a dark time in the fantasy world of Darkon. Follow the adventures of a group of live-action role-players from Baltimore, Maryland as documented in the new film Darkon
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-11-22 20:01
Just in time for the holidays: "High quality, durable, foam latex weapons. They look real and can deliver a sweet beat down!" (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-13 16:15
Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a court held by the King of Fools and the wonders of a "backward feast". Foolishness you say? But of course!
Welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night. Fun and Merriment abound at our festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (sometimes painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits on the throne and dessert, of course is served first (life being short and uncertain) All those attending will vote for the silliest among our ranks. This lucky Fool then reigns as King or Queen of Fools, silly hat and all. There will be a Gluckhaus game running throughout the day. Whoever ends the day with the most baubles (whether hard earned, conned, or begged) will be declared the winner. Other contests and games of fun and merriment include the most foolish hat contest, best use of motley, best foolish subtlety
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston Salem, North Carolina)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-07 16:42
When winter has fallen upon the lands, the Shire of Harpelestane has its own merry way to remain warm and entertained: dancing.
Come join us on 26 January 2007 for a day of dancing
and gaming at the latest gathering of our Dance Moot.
Classes on music and dancing will be held, with
opportunities to practice both in the evening at a
small ball. All musicians are welcome to come along
and play. For the non-dancers, there will be a
Harpelestane (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Submitted by Isabeau dAquitaine on Thu, 2007-11-01 18:39
The "House of the Slippery Slope" household offers pictures from Calafia's Leif Ericson Tourney, including heavies, rapier, and youth combat.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 11:59
We invite all good gentles to join in the merriment and cheer at the Aethelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in the Barony of Endless Hills. The event will be held at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority/Saint Rose Academy, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield, PA, 18407.
We have procured a most marvelous hall for feasting, meetings, courts and dancing! Bring your best garb and revel in our sun-filled atrium! The hall opens at 9 am and closes at 9:30 pm. This is a discretely damp site (period containers please), and enclosed flame is allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible and there is adequate parking for all vehicles. A bounteous lunch is included with the site
Barony of Endless Hills (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-25 13:32
Greetings one and all! Please join the good people of Gryphon's Lair as the year turns and Twelfth Night celebrations commence. This will be a singularly joyous event as we invest a new Coronet on the thrones of Gryphon's Lair, Sir Math Halfdane, the Fish and the Honorable Lady Daria de Salamanca.
To honor the Premiere Baroness' contribution and support of the Arts and
Sciences over the past two years, there will be an Arts and Sciences
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Ogden, Utah)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-25 13:17
HAVOC!!! November 9 - 11, 2007 in the Shire of Loch Bais (Minden, Louisiana)
Caney Conference Centre
1163 Methodist Camp Road
site opens 5 pm Friday and closes 11 am Sunday
Weekend Cabin $22
Non-members add $3
Deduct $3 for Off Board
Early bird prices - Reservations received before October 15th, deduct $2
Shire of Loch Bais
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-16 15:41
In conjunction with the Shire of Arrows' Flight; the Shire of Crystal Crags will be hosting a Toys for Tots and Food Bank fund raiser.
You will have an opportunity to collect "gold" coins (a good thing) in Heavy Weapons and Rapier fighting scenarios. You can also receive "gold" coins for chivalrous behavior as non-fighters as well. Plus a surprise category!
Bring your items, finished or not for our Arts & Sciences display. There will be a populace vote for the favorite items. Youth activities will also be provided.
Shire of Crystal Crags
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-16 10:57
The Province of Southern Shores would like to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast.Come and enjoy a Spanish Renaissance feast prepared by Anna Serra. Games and classes will be offered from 11AM until the start of the feast. We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on.
We will have a number of competitions during the event. There will
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-15 13:56
By special arrangement with the gods, the Shire of Castelleone Nuovo invites you to attend Twilight in Valhalla. Brave warriors will participate in a variety of snow battle scenarios for both heavy and light fighters. After the battle, the Einherjr are escorted by the Valkyries to a Norse Style Feast in the halls of Valhalla.
Following feast the ice skating (site fee includes skate rental), garbed snowperson building, and other outdoor games for the hardy begin! For those bitten by the Frost Giants, warm drinks and cozy indoor games, including a chess tournament, are offered in the warming house. Prizes for heavy fighting (plus a booty pit), light fighting, ice skate race, and chess champion will be awarded at the end of the evening. Note: this is an evening event; site opens at 5PM and closes at midnight.
Shire of Castelleone Nuovo (Helena, Montana)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-15 09:35
The Shire of Polderslot likes to invite you all to our yearly Knick Knack event. But be aware! We've heard rumors that Knick Knack will be invaded by the Vikings this year! So, go fetch your bull's horn and your bead necklace and come in your best Viking outfit to our lovely Shire of Polderslot.
The vikings are best known for their battles, so a Viking event wouldn't be a Viking event whitout a fighting contest to find out who is the bravest, strongest and most resourcefull fighter in the kingdom! BUT, as we will build some mythical element into this contest, this will not be your ordinary everyday fighting contest.
Shire of Polderslot (Ommel, Netherlands)