Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

Skraeling 12th Night

Let it be knowne that the Skraeling Althing 12th Night shall be held on January 21st 2006. Come to the Royal Canadian Legion Westboro Hall, at 389 Richmond Rd, in this the Canton of Caldrithig for fun and frolic.

Barnacled Bullfrog

Come celebrate, good Queen Bess has gone to her reward and it seems to be the end of an era. The Barnacled Bullfrog will make its next appearance in the seaport town of Cork, Ireland.

Dragonspine Candlemas

Gather ye gentles for an afternoon of the Winter Delights. Besides a Feast of Great Renown, the Baronial Arts & Sciences Competition will take place. The activities for the day will consist of competitions in many areas. This is the time to trounce your opponents on the game board, to display your bardic talents, or to spend a quiet hour with friends over a mug of cider. Have we mentioned that this is a WET SITE?? Dancing, dancing and more dancing is on the schedule.

Warbands XII

The Shire of Harpelstane is pleased to announce that Warbands will again take place at Edzell Castle. So please make a place in your diaries for Insulae Draconis' Greatest Event.

Granite Mountain Yule

The season of the sun is at an end and gentle white blanket of winter prepares to claim its place in the cool pines surrounding the Shire of Granite Mountain. All are invited to draw nigh and sit by the warm hearth of friendship and witness the challenges of the day.

Hansa Challenge

Good people of Drachenwald! After a long period of neglect, the Incipient Shire of Heiligdreikönige has decided to reassert its control of the Rhein - North Sea trading routes. As a result, we are reinstating the Rhennish third. Come compete in games, both peaceful and marshal, and win your group exclusive trading privileges! Bargain for trade deals! Get your group the best customs and tax rates! Secure a job on one of our illustrious caravels! Obtain 'protection' for your ships!

Winter's Gate Yule

Come one, Come all and join together in the spirit of merriment at the annual celebration of the Yule Season. Come dressed to have fun and be silly. This is a time to relax and have a great deal of fun!

Avenging Unicorn Action Figure

Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.

An Evening at the Piedpowder Alehouse

Come rest your weary feet after a long day in the shop, join the warm fellowship of friends after traveling the dusty (snowy) road. We welcome you to the Piedpowder Alehouse for an evening with the wonderful foods prepared by Cook, the challenge of skill at games and after resting a while a chance to socialize with your friends. We are honored that the Baron and Baroness of Eskalya will be visiting our humble tavern during the Yule tide season.

Which D&D Character are You? v2.10

An updated version of the old chestnut that uses a quiz to deterine which Dungeons and Dragons™ character you would be.

A Time for Tudor

Have you ever wanted to wear late period garb? Is your fancy court garb collecting dust in your closet? Now you have a chance to make new late period garb or get that court garb out of the closet. Bring your best Tudor court garb and join the Barony of Eskalya as we celebrate a day in the court of King Henry VIII Tudor and Queen Anne Boleyn.

Need practice in Welsh language? Try playing Scrabble™

So, how many points is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch" worth, anyway? The Welsh language, native tongue of half a million people, now has its own version of the popular Scrabble™ board game.

It's All Fun and Games

Are you up for a day of fun and games? Well join us here in the Village of Wynandremer on Oct 22, 2005.

Octoberfest

The Barony of Wealdsmere invites you to a day of Tournaments and Feasting. We will be holding our annual Toys for Tots Championships. These include a heavy and fencing tourney, as well as an A&S, Bardic and Games competition. The cost to enter any of the tourneys or contests is a new, unwrapped toy. Also, anyone who is not entering a contest may feel free to donate!

Harvest Celebration IV

Unto the populace of An Tir, greetings from Ambergard Shire. Again the harvest has been found to be plentiful, and we now find that we long for friends old and new to gather to share our bounty.

Feast Upon the Day of Saint Hedwig VII

Come join with the populace of the Shire of Herons Reach in celebrating yet another year's moss harvest. Though the summer drought has slowed the amount of harvest, the quality is superb. Saturday, October 22nd, a potluck feast will be held to commemorate the Day of St. Hedwig, the patron saint of moss gatherers.

Troll Hunt

As the long, dark nights come creeping across our rocky land, we must remain vigilant against the Trolls who descend from the peaks and the crater, Hel, to raid our sparse pasture and threaten our livestock.

Champions of al-Barran

The Barony of al-Barran invites you to join them for one of the most exciting and different events of the year - Champions (16 - 18 September 2005). What makes this even so different - PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!!!!

Die große Turney

Lord William of Llanwarneof, who lives in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, shares a friend's photos from the German LARP (Live Action Role Playing) convention which re-creates a medieval world.

Snowed Inn V

As the world slumbers beneath a blanket of snow, the people of Ardchreag still toil. On a winter day, they invite you to sit back and relax, share an ale or tale over a game, and revel in the pleasures of days that once were.

Latin Scrabble

SCAdians are known for their scholarship. Those wishing to showcase their skills might be up for a game of Scrabble — in Latin!

30th Anniversary & Games Tourney

The Shire of Isenfir would like to invite you to our 30th Anniversary and Games Tourney to be held on October 22, 2005 in Crozet, Virginia.

Riding the Carousel

Lady Miriam von Schwarzwald of the Barony of Forgotten Sea, reports on her visit to Calontir's recent Carousel event. In addition, Annalies Grossmund adds some thoughts on the same event.

Games Day

Come one, come all to Games Day, an event for games and gamers of all sorts. We will have a wide assortment of games and game related competitions. Games will include chess, cribbage, backgammon, Ur and various other period games. We encourage you to bring any period games that you have so that there will be a lot of boards to go around.

Gaming Exhibit at Sackler Gallery

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will host an exhibit on Asian Games through May 15, 2005.

Paper Trebuchet

If you're one of those people who has always hankered to own your own siege engine but don't have a large enough garage to store it, your prayers may be answered in the form of a paper trebuchet.

How Good of a Viking Are You?

Would you have been a good Viking? Test your skills in an online game from the BBC.

Sale of imaginary sword leads to murder in the real world

File this in the category of the strange and unusual: An Internet gamer from Shanghai, China, has allegedly murdered a competitor for selling a sword that existed only in the game to someone else for real money.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!

The Baronial College of Tor Aerie presents Beowulf: Dude, Where's my Arm?!