PTM2792 at UTARLG.UTA.EDU
Wed Mar 22 16:58:48 PST 1995
Hello. Long time lurker but now I've got questions. Don't worry my mate
knows I'm using his account. I found Mikjal's note on tournaments
fascinating. I would like more info on the Barber and Barker book - btw.
I like the idea of emphasizing performance rather than winning. However,
you listed several different groups who could award prizes. Did you mean
all of those should be present at one tourney, or could just a few of these
be presented at a tourney? I guess a few could, but which ones would you
suggest? I also liked the idea of a group simply meeting a challenge they
had set for themselves, is that a 'period' thing to do? These questions stem
from a desire to run the most period tournament possible. I think it would
be fun to learn more about how they were actually put on and see how close we
could come to 'the truth'.
I had also wished to make a tourney more period by not having a 'schedule'.
We really don't follow one anyway and all it really seems to do is give
everyone a headache if it doesn't run on time. I thought it might be more
appropriate for the only 'time piece' to be a bell rung at Matins, Nones, and
Vespers (no Compline - everyone would kill me). There would be a list of
activities for the day, but no real schedule of 'when'. Everything would be
run 'at their Majesties pleasure'. All events would begin with trumpet
fanfare and heralds announcing that the event was to begin and then give
everyone 5 min (approx) to gather. If we have feast it would be when their
Majesties (or their kids) got hungry. The only problem is if we were running
other things like Peer Circles, or Arts and Science competitions. Well
actually, the Peer Circles would also be at their Majesties' pleasure and I
would get rid of Arts and Science Competitions, Displays never, Comps make my
skin crawl. What do you think? Any suggestions out there?
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