Games and Gambling
Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 15:59
Recent research has suggested that the Chinese played a form of golf in the 10th century. Now archaeologists claim that paganica, a Roman version of golf, existed as early as 30 B.C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-24 12:03
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced the addition of two more special events to the schedule: the Atenveldt Brewers' Competition and an Open Games class sponsored by the Artemisian Low Company.
Submitted by ColyneStewart on Thu, 2006-01-19 09:23
Ealdormerean correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart goes under cover as a page at the Barony of Septentria's 12th Night celebration to report on the humorous goings-on.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-11 11:44
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come celebrate our 26th year with us! We've come a long way baby! Witness the first court of our new Baron and Baroness. Find out who our new A&S Champion will be. Kids, make sure your stead is in good form for the Equestrian games! View the display of Stromgard's history. Sharpen your mind to keep up with the many table games. Grab a partner and join in the dance! Oh! And don't forget your feast gear! There will be plenty of great food!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-11 11:11
Come and put a spring in your step before the snows melt! On February 11th, 2006, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands will be hosting the Dance and Romance Ball at the Pitt Student Union Ballroom (3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260) from 2pm to 10pm.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-09 11:34
Ice grips the land and Kievan Rus' is blanketed in snow, but here you will find the warmth of friendship! Join us as we celebrate hospitality and brotherhood at the Festival of Khleb-sol' and Bratchina (Festival of Hospitality and Feast of Brothers)!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-06 11:50
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-01-04 13:23
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-01-03 17:45
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 15:55
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-05 10:08
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-11-25 11:33
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-17 14:28
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!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-12 09:50
Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 12:42
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-10-29 14:55
An updated version of the old chestnut that uses a quiz to deterine which Dungeons and Dragons™ character you would be.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-10-27 13:19
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-10-07 15:35
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-04 13:37
Are you up for a day of fun and games? Well join us here in the Village of Wynandremer on Oct 22, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-29 15:02
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-29 14:59
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-20 09:36
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-09-12 13:29
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 13:17
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!!!!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-08 05:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-31 09:21
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 10:59
SCAdians are known for their scholarship. Those wishing to showcase their skills might be up for a game of Scrabble — in Latin!
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-23 10:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-07-13 12:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-06-21 09:43
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.