Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Windhaven's 30th Birthday Celebration

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The Barony of Windhaven invites you to celebrate 30 years of friendship and hospitality. Join us for a relaxing day of fighting, gaming, feasting and dancing at the beautiful lodge in Pamperin Park.

Pamperin Park
2477 Shawano Ave
Green Bay, WI 54303

Site Open 10am to 9pm - Site is discretely damp and handicap accessible.

Activities:
Prize tourney in heavy and rapier fighting, hosted by the Baron and Baroness (weather permitting) Location:
Barony of Windhaven (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Take the Librarian's Challenge

"Do you know someone named Cooper, or Fletcher, or Chapman, or Wainwright? Do you know how those surnames originated? Have you, at some point in your Society career, acted as a gonfalonier, a cordwainer, or an arkwright?"

Florentine Masquerade

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Two great Doges and their allies match wits in 15th-century Florentine style, plotting with their Councillors of Sword, Rapier, Archery, Dance and Chess to win the day and be hailed as "The Most Mighty, Cultured and Cunning City-State."

This is a combined Tournaments and Dance event. There will be heavy, rapier, archery and chess tournaments as well as dance classes all day, and Masquerade dancing starting at 5:30pm, through the evening. Everyone is encouraged to bring masks to add to the ambiance. We planned this event right after Halloween for a reason! We will have a mask-making table and supplies available during the day for anyone who wants to make their own. There will be prizes for Coolest Mask, Funniest mask and Scariest Mask. Location:
Canton of Petrea Thule (Aylmer, Ontario)

Hallowmas of Harrowgate Heath

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It began with the Celtics, who called it Samhain. In 43 A.D. the Romans conquered the Celts, and incorporated their traditions with Samhain into a two-day celebration known as Feralia and Pomona. In the 8th century, the Christian Church replaced the Roman celebrations for their own, All Saint’s Day... however, two centuries later, the celebration was called All-Hallows Eve, and the day afterwards, All Souls Day. Location:
Canton of Harrowgate Heath (Winchester, Ontario)

Games Tourney

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As the oppressive summer heat slowly takes its leave, Atlantia looks back on great battles won and contemplates the upcoming crusade. Yet everyone, soldier and citizen alike, needs time to rest and recover from war, time to enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life. So before heading off on the next campaign, come join us for a day of relaxation and recreation at Games Tourney, Atlantia’s premier gaming event. Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Weyer's Cave, Virginia)

Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III

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Ahoy thare matey, set sail to the fair Shire of Port Oasis to join us for the Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III, Being held November 16th thru 18th, 2007, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Huntington WV 25705. The site opens 6:00 p.m. Friday, and closes 12 Noon on Sunday. Fighting, fencing, archery, A&S, gaming, treasure hunt, children’s activities and merchants are all planned. This year the Tavern will have a different theme, Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Huntington, West Virginia)

Ered Sulabration

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Come enjoy a day in the cool, grassy Pine trees of Flagstaff!

When: Saturday, September 15th. 10 am – 5 pm.
Where: Thorpe Park, 191 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ
Why: Highlands War Fundraiser
How much: $6 (plus $3 non-membership fee). Youth 6-17 $4.

Hardsuit and rapier fighters, come for the crazy fun one-person and two-person mixed weapons tourneys. Barrier battles, battle circle, Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Bi-annual Masked Revel

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The March of Wealhhnutu is having our Bi-annual Masked Revel. This year we are doing something new! We are having a Scavenger Hunt, BUT the hunt will take place BEFORE our event!

The items to be found are:
Silverware set, Plate and Bowl, Tankard, Pillow with Kingdom Heraldry, Belt, Tapestry, 101 Buttons, 5 Plumes or Quills, Snood, A piece of Traditional Chainmaile, Authentic Sewing Kit, Beeswax Candle, Leather Pouch, A Mace, Flask, Torque, Rune Set or Tarot Cards, A Hand Flower, 10 Pieces of Parchment, A Hip Scarf with Coins, Byzantine Necklace, A Boar, A Pirates Hat, and A Cloak of Kingdom Colors. Location:
March of Wealhhnutu (Sonoita, Arizona)

Brot, Wurst und Spiele II photos online

Vrank reports that the photos and a short movie of the recent Brot, Wurst und Spiele II event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (22nd-24th June 2007) have been published.

Harvest Festival

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Please join us for a day of fun and celebration. The day will start out with a small court. Then we proceed to the fun with a bells and pillows tourney and a bottle jousting tourney, both of which are open to all ages. There will also be table games available to use. We will also be hosting a Deed of Arms, where Sir Cadfarch will take on all challengers for glory and honor. Throughout the day we will have bardic performances, showing the talents of our barony. Location:
Incipient Canton of Ravenhyrst (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Woodland Romp V

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The Shire of Skerjastrond cordially invites its neighbors, cousins, and friends (past, present, and future) to come visit the northeast frontier of Northshield August 17-19, 2007.

WR 5 will be a small, relaxed event focusing on various period games. We will have a thrown weapons marshal available, so if you want to throw sharp things, come on up.

We would like to have more fighting, but here is where we Location:
Shire of Skerjastrond (Escanaba, Michigan)

Build a centurian!

DK Eyewitness publishers allows visitors to "join the Roman Army" and create a Roman centurian to do their fighting for them.

Jousting by radio

Love jousting but can't afford a horse? Maybe the answer is Think Geek's R/C Jousting Knights, a pair of little guys on wheels whose goal is to knock each other off their horses.

Fluffy Duck Tavern

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The Fluffy Duck Tavern is once again offering an easy evening of relaxed company. Wander in after the day is done and sample the talents of Politarchopolis' Brewers and good wholesome food. Stay a while and pit our wits and your purse against others in the Tavern or just sit in the corner and enjoy the entertainment.

Prizes for the evening are best Brew as judged by all, and best entertainment/game. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Charnwood, ACT)

Raven Faire

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Midsummer is a time to celebrate the bounty of the warm season and all of its pleasures. The Shire of Crystal Crags invites you to our inaugural summer event, RAVEN'S FAIRE! Come play with us as we enjoy a weekend of lighthearted games and competition. Keep cool in the summer sun with our water balloon melee and the soothing Wall O' Mist. Camping sites are available for the weekend.

COMPETITIONS: Location:
Crystal Crags

Caution: D&D and SCA may lead to medieval scholarship

In an article for The Chronicle, John Gravois discusses his recent attendance at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, and looks at the connection between medieval scholars, reenactors and gamers.

A Lamas Day Tribute

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Come join us for fun and frolic in our Lamas Day tribute. Lamas Day was held on August 1st and was a day for silliness and fun!

A Lamas Day Tribute
August 17th -19th
Mustang Park
3600 Winscott Plover Rd
Benbrook Lake, Ft Worth TX

Activities:

  • Bread tasting contest & foot races (traditional entertainment for Lamas day)
  • Hobby horse races
  • Fun Noodle Joust Location:
    Barony of Elfsea (Ft Worth Texas)

Daggers and Hemlock (An Assassin's Gathering)

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Come and enjoy a day of heavy weapon's fighting, arts and sciences, concluded by a grand feast all in AIR-CONDITIONED comfort. Showers and tent camping will be available at the site. The day will be highlighted by an assassins' tournament, which will be restricted to the tools of the trade.

We also encourage all participants to enter our game of progressive assassination – awards to be presented for Location:
Shire of Phoenix Glade (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)

Pachyderm Pandemonium

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Rumor has it that the shire lovingly known as DBA may be fading into the sunset. But wait…why fade away when you can go out with a bang! Free food, Free Site, Free Fun, Free Prizes…you get the drift. Join us in lovely Laramie, Wyoming for a send off of all sendoffs.

Site Opens at noon and closes at 9 p.m.

Sponsoring group: Duthaich Beinne Aird

Site: Undine Park, Laramie, Wyoming, 82070 Location:
Shire of Duthaich Beinne Aird (Laramie, Wyoming)

Beggars Rebellion 2007

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The Shire of An Dun Theine (who else?) presents - Beggars Rebellion 2007: Another Totally Silly Event based loosely on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and their stage production Spamalot.

Games, weapons scenarios, stuff for the kids AND the over-35 "I'm not dead yet" fighters!

At The Cumberland Centre: 3407 Gillespie Lane Columbia, Tennessee 38401

See our webpage at: http://www.anduntheine.org/beggars.html Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Columbia, Tennessee)

Vikings and Legos and chess, oh my!

A dream gift for some SCAdians would be a game that combines Vikings, Legos and chess. The dream has come true with the Lego Vikings Chess set.

Legends XVI: The Borgias

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Come and join us for Legends XVI: The Borgias, for lot of Fighting -- two Heavy Tourneys and two Rapier Tourneys -- Live Weapons and Archery and Performing Arts Competitions

Woodmen of the World Camp, 6045 Grant Ford Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

The time is the early 16th century. Pope Alexander VI has bribed his way into the Papacy, and has lavished titles and wealth upon his children. In the decadent spirit of this era, we are pleased to offer a lavish feast as well as many other decadent activities. Location:
Shire of Sol Haven (Gainesville, Georgia)

Fortuna's Champion Photos

Lady Eyda has posted photos from the recent Fortuna's Champion event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (4th - 6th May 2007).

Brot, Wurst und Spiele II

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Welcome back to a weekend with good bread, crispy sausages and even more thrilling games! The Shire of Aventiure invites you again to our summer event in Luebeck-Koecknitz. Come and take part in a weekend full of tricky riddles, challenging contests and funny play!

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Bau- und Geschichtsspielplatz Roter Hahn, Pommernring 58, 23569 Luebeck-Koecknitz.

Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00. Location:
Shire of Aventiure (Lubeck, Germany)

Bal D'Argent

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Come join us in the moonlit forests of Cairnfell for Bal d'argent 2007 Dance classes with light lunch provided during the day on Saturday followed by the Bal in the evening. Dress in your best, and come and impress. Then join us Sunday morning in the Park for a leisurely late breakfast and games.

September 29-30th 2007, Bal D'Argent, Canton of Cairnfell

Eureka Hall and Park
Corner Eureka Street and Stawell Street, Ballarat Location:
Canton of Cairnfell (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia)

Farewell to Dungeons and Dragons designer Tom Moldvay

Tom Moldvay, one of the designers of the popular Dungeons and Dragons™ role-playing game, passed away earlier this week. Many people have been led to the SCA by previous experience in D&D.

Fortuna's Champion

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Once again, the Shire of Isengau holds the quest for Fortuna's Champion. This event deals with the subject of medieval games, practicing competitive gaming and playing. As before the winner will hold the honorary title of Fortunas Champion until the next quest. If you want to bring games just contact the event or reservations steward. The quest will start on Saturday at 10AM and will end at 6PM.

Location:
Shire of Isengau (Ambach, Germany)

May Revel

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Dust off your pavilions and air out your bedclothes, the camping season is once again upon us. And what better way to start the year off than with Highland Games! So Lads and Lassies, gather around the field and watch as those who are brave enough compete in Scottish wrestling, tug o'war, the axe hold, the weight walk and our own version of caber tossing!

For those who choose not to compete in the more physical part of the Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Court bingo!

Amalie zu dem Blumen reminds us of an "oldie but goodie" from The Quarter: Court Bingo!

Feast of St. Bogdacious

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Come join the Barony of Axemoor for the Feast of St. Bogdacious. We will be having our traditional great sword tourney, a rapier tourney, Youth tourney, archery, and perhaps even cart races. Beware of the Heretics Dungeon. Join us for our many classes and excellent feast. We will be holding competition in calligraphy and illumination and an entertainer's competition. There will be a Fool's Parade and a Gaming Hall. Take part in the Pilgrimage to St. Bogdacious or spend the day accumulating tokens to use in our auction. With so much to do, you can't miss out on this fabulous event! Location:
Barony of Axemoor (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)