The lost six months (Or: let’s NOT let this happen)

The events of November 1, 2014 in the SCA Kingdom of the East served as a rock dropped in the middle of a lake, whose surface appeared smooth until the rock pierced it.  If you are blissfully unaware of what I refer to, you can read my account here.  In the immediate aftermath, there wasContinue reading “The lost six months (Or: let’s NOT let this happen)”

Plan for improved fairness in martial activities

I wrote the core of this in an earlier post, but this summarizes it with a different slant: Scope Too many high stakes tournaments, in both chivalric and rapier combat, have of late left participants and even audience feel that unfairness transpired.  While we may never fully alleviate this issue, there are steps I believeContinue reading “Plan for improved fairness in martial activities”

Hooray we’ve all been talking, but let’s make sure we’re talking about the right thing….

On Saturday Nov 1 2014 the Crown Tournament happened.  The one with the eerie silence at its conclusion. By Wednesday Nov 5 it seemed like nearly everyone remotely involved was talking about it, except only in hushed whispers.  Having checked the usual hangouts, and finding no discussion remotely public about the topic, that’s when IContinue reading “Hooray we’ve all been talking, but let’s make sure we’re talking about the right thing….”

Field Battle, or “I love coming up with a good plan”

This is a post about the SCA Event Gulf Wars.  Feel free to see what that’s all about here: http://www.gulfwars.org/ On Wednesday there were two war points for rapier: the field battle (three scenarios) and the ravine battle (one scenario).  Earlier in the week I had been appointed the General of the Eastern Rapier Army (allContinue reading “Field Battle, or “I love coming up with a good plan””