Games and Gambling

Games of skill and chance as enjoyed throughout the Middle Ages

[EAL] Septentria 12th Night

Greetings unto to All who would brave the weather to enjoy merriment and food! What would the winter be without the boisterousness of Septentrian bears amidst the white snow?

[ATL] Meet Us Under the Bridge

The end of the year draws nigh as does the end of the term of our beloved Baron and Baroness, Baron James de Biblesworth and Baroness Katharine Devereaux.

Get "medieval" on your Sims!

SCA fans of the Sims video game will want to take a look at the preview of The Sims: Medieval, the newest version of the beloved series to be released Spring 2011 for the PC/Mac. (video)

California students compete in Red Bull Chariot Races

Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."

[NOR] Hadrian's Feld

Our new event has been busily in the works and we now have information available for the populace! We hope to see you all there!

Amtgard thrives near UC Davis campus

The action is hot and heavy on Sunday afternoons at Carmichael Park in Sacramento, California as members of the local Amtgard chapter battle each other with foam weapons. Jill Duman of the Sacramento Bee has the story. (photos)

Fairy tale playhouses for the kid in all of us

Every child - and some adults - dreams of having his own fairy tale playhouse, castle or pirate ship. Bespoke Play Areas specialises in children's play equipment designed to inspire creative play.

[OUT] Raven's Faire

Come to the Ravensfaire for laughing and singing
Everyone will be there, fighting and dancing
To the tap of the drum and the ching of the bell
Tell all your friends we're going to have a party
At the Ravensfaire!

Cider League Stoolball

Cú Allaidh Dona of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports that he is interested in forming a Stoolball team, and invites others to join him.

[OUT] Great Hunt

The Shire Gleann Medonach, Kingdom of the Outlands, invites our neighbors to participate in our Great Hunt, Oct 22-24, 2010 at Artesia, NM

[MID] Road to Canterbury

The Marche of Gwyntarian presents: Road to Canterbury: Pilgrims and Peasants Welcome

[DRA] Fortuna’s Champion VII

Is Fortuna, Lady of Luck and Fortune, smiling on you? Are you her favorite? Or will you be crushed under her constantly rolling wheel? Come and find out on a weekend of gaming and gambling!

Ancient chess pieces found in China

10 chess pieces dating to the 3rd century have been found in a tomb in Pingshan, China.

[AET] Hunter's Moon

In this, the time of first frosts and final harvests, this is a time of letting go and clearing away. This is a time of inner cleansing to make way for the justice of karma and a time for seeking shelter in friendship and community. In the calendar system, this moon is typically named the Blood Moon, or "HUNTERS MOON".

Gaius Appuleius Diocles best paid athlete ever

The astronomical sponsorship deals amassed by modern athletes are dwarfed by prize money earned by an illiterate Roman charioteer named Gaius Appuleius Diocles, according to University of Pennsylvania classical studies professor Peter Struck.

Middle Ages: "the default historical playground"

The great interest in medieval themes by the public has led academics to create a new educational organization: The Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages, which was formed during the International Congress on Medieval Studies to address how the general public views the historical period.

[CAL] The Feast of Saint Hedwig

The Canton of Aston Tor invites you to join the traveling bard at the Feast of Saint Hedwig on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Can YOU solve the mystery of who dunnit, and how? Was it the vessel with the pestle or the flagon with the dragon or the candlestick in the library?

[WES] Selviergard Samhein

Celebrate the last harvest of the season and the coming of the dark times…woooooo-hoo! The hobgoblins and little people will be about, and making merry with the traditions of the season. There will be a heavy weapons prize tourney, with an additional contest for the Most Realistic Death.  Additional fun will include a turnip lantern carving contest (Bring a turnip as only a limited few will be available).

[LOC] Saint Catherine's Feast

As is traditional in the lands of Ildhafn, we will be celebrating the feast of Saint Catherine. Although some years this is an extravagant affair, this year's celebrations will be a little more modest as we relax in the afterglow of July Coronation. Split over the two days of the weekend of November 27th and 28th 2010, this will still be an event not to miss!

[ATE] Dragon's Horde

The foul smell of brimstone is once again starting to upset the peace of the lands and unsettling rumblings can be heard in the distance. The whispered word is that the evil spawn that once ravished the land at their whim, are once again descending on this fair barony.

[WES] Newcomers' Feast

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Royal Feast in Germany."  Savor the simple yet sophisticated dishes of German cooks of the 15th and 16th centuries.

[ANS] Samhain Celebration

Their Excellencies Brom & Audrella of the Barony of Eldern Hills do cordially invite one and all to join in the SAMHAIN CELEBRATION

[MID] Royal Hunt

As the summer heat fades rapidly and the hard memories of the Pennsic campaign grow into boastful stories, Their Newly Crowned Majesties look to take a holiday in their country lands for a leisurely time of feasting, gaming, storytelling, and celebrating the great horsemanship of the Midrealm in the first annual Royal Hunt!

[OUT] Mountain Pas' and Highland Games IV

Join us for a full day of Friendship,  Fighting and Frivolous Fun. We will have a heavy weapons tourney to determine the defender of the Mountain Pas'.

[ANS] Triumphe of the Eclipse V

Join us at the Will Rogers Scout Reservation near Cleveland, OK, and experience our hospitality! Compete for our championships -- martial (chivalric, rapier, archery, thrown weapons), artsy (arts & sciences, bardic) or brainy (chess) -- or just sit back and relax.

[OUT] Saturnalia

Come all, far and wide, and join in al-Barran's celebration of Saturnalia. The poet Catullus describes Saturnalia as the best of days, a time of celebration, visits to friends and gift giving. Join us in our feasting and reveling, be you Roman, Byzantine, Gaul, Briton, German, or any other person of good cheer. Come all, from the four corners and far reaches of the Empire, to join in our festivities!

[MID] Mischief and Mayhem at the Falls

Join us October 2, 2010 from 9am to 11pm as the Marche of Norborough presents: Mischief and Mayhem at the Falls at Ludlow Falls Camp, just a sparrow's flight from Troy, Ohio; Interstate 75; and the Harvest Day site.

[ATL] Revenge of the Hawkwood Howl

The oppressive summer heat has finally given way to cool autumn nights. As you pull the warmth of your wrapping about you, you hear a howl pierce the darkness. It’s too late! You are caught in the grip of the Hawkwood Howl’s revenge!

[MID] Harvest Day

Join us for our Barony's 30-year Anniversary as we celebrate "Harvest Day's Greatest Hits", a collection of favorite activities from Harvest Days of yore:

[WES] Barony of Tarnmist Harvest Feast

The Barony of Tarnmist invites all good gentles and nobles to celebrate the beauty of the fall season at our annual Harvest Feast on October 23, 2010.