[Ansteorra] Bards, Brewers, and Cooks (now with shopping!)

Cisco Cividanes engtrktwo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 09:47:21 PST 2008

SI speak for myself only on this. Others may support or denounce my 
opinion as they wish.

I believe one of the thoughts of this "event" was to specifically NOT 
have fighting. Fighting has such a huge overlap with the bardic arts 
that when you include fighting, a lot of bards are now asked to choose 
between activity, and soon the bards that stay are competing with the 
fighting for attention. . Part of the reason "bards, brewers and Cooks" 
was spoken of was because their is so little overlap between the 
three.More to the point, none of the activities require someone to put 
on armor...a process that effectively commits them to fighting and keeps 
them from dodging in and out of other classes throughout the day.

I love fighting and fighters, but I have to say that if an event is to 
be centered around bardic, under the current circumstances, Fighting 
should not be part of the event, it too easily overshadows everything 
else going on.

Ivo Blackhawk

Michael Gunter wrote:
>> I was originally going to send this to the Bardic List, but this is more> than just them. It was mentioned that this sounds more like a Gather.> Is there a group willing to host such an event? Could it get the status> of "Kingdom Event" so it would not count against a group's event limit?> Or "Multi-Group"?
> My lady Elizabeth and I have been discussing holding such an event.
> Then this weekend Master Ihon was talking to me about it. At first
> our event was thought to be a teaching event of a Medieval Tavern.
> During the day bards and brewers would hold classes, tables and
> practices while I'd toil in the kitchen putting on a workshop for cooks
> on period tavern foods I'd been researching. 
> That evening everyone would get together in a hall decorated as
> much like a tavern or inn as possible (ah, if there were only a way
> to teleport the Green Dragon Inn from Gulf Wars to Ansteorra....)
> and we'd drink the donations of the brewers, listen to the bards and
> dine on period tavern fare.
> Speaking with Ihon he wanted MORE interest from the fighting community.
> Well, thinks I, when you think tavern you think brawls and when you think
> tavern brawls you think Three Musketeers! So there could be a fun
> torchlight tourney or tavern fight that night for the duellists.
> "But", sez Ihon, "what about the armored fighters?"
> "Dude", repliez I, "booze, food, bards and rapier folk beating each other up!
> What more could a stickjock want?"
> "Fighting", replied The Baron.
> "Sigh....", avers I.
> So.....how about a tres groovy Pas d'Armes during the day? 
> That way we get all kinds of authentic periodish doings all day and
> everbody's happy.
>> Is there enough hard interest to merit holding such an event?
> I dunno. 
> But everyone has to pay-2-play in it and nobody can come from
> the Western Region!  (or I could be wrong about that...)
>> Master Ulf
> ANYway....howzzat sound?
> Gunthar
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