Period Heraldric Styles...

James Crouchet crouchet at
Thu Aug 17 08:20:18 PDT 1995

On Thu, 17 Aug 1995, Pug wrote:

> 1) Period Style
> 2) All others

I don't really see why we would bother protecting oop stuff. Did I miss
the part where the SCA's timeframe was expanded to infinity? I had assumed
that the tollerance the SCA had for oop was based on the idea that, "yes
these things don't really belong in our game, but we aren't gonna make a
stink 'cause we're nice guys". This looks more like, "Sure, we do
Victorian and Elvish and Toon and Vulcan and 20th C. too! Anything ya
like!" If this is our attitude let's just give up on this history thing 
and admit we're just the world's longest running SF con.

Also, anything in the 'All others' category would still have to be in 
heraldic style, or we could not use the heraldic language to describe it. 
If we can't describe it we can't check for conflicts. And if you don't 
care about conflicts, why register it?

This area of the game is the only one where periodness is actually
enforced, and you don't have to register arms or your name unless you want
to! You can display anything you want, so long as it is not already
registered, and you never have to say boo to a herald. So, what's the
deal? I really don't see why folks get so bent about the heralds enforcing
a little periodness in this OPTIONAL service. 


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