Lyonesse was Re: principalities...border
gunnora at bga.com
Mon Oct 7 09:19:30 PDT 1996
>According to most of the (admittedly limited) research that I've done,
>you are mostly correct - there would usually be several "winners" or
>"champions" for a given tournament. Thus, by insisting on a single
>winner, aren't we imposing a 20th century "ideal" in a (theoretically)
>medieval re-creation? Wouldn't having multiple winners give a better
>feeling for what a medieval tournament was like?
Not to mention that it means several people get really neat prizes (at least
at Lyonnesse) and we don't make you bring them back & hand them over to next
year's champion, either... they are your to keep! Plus everyone has the
chance to win ransoms.
Hmm... a chance to show off my chivalry and honor all day long, instead of
being eliminated and having to sit out if I happen to rack up two defeats?
What a concept! All the fighting I could ever want, melees and individual
combat, with the opportunity for a lot of people to notice me? Again, what
Give me the medieval-style tourneys any day!
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