[Ansteorra] Bards, Brewers, and Cooks (now with shopping!)
engtrktwo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 11:49:42 PST 2008
YES! I have seen fighter's hijack non-fighting activities. (though not
I have plenty of friends who openly dismiss non-fighting event as "no
fun" without even attending them. and some of those same friends are
EXACTLY the type to post to the list the weekend before the event and
say "hay, Im going to bring my armor and do some pickup fights by the
parking lot if anyone wants to come."
No, we are not trying to solve a non-existent problem. The fighting
culture in the SCA is such that fighting is assumed to be welcomed at
every event (and it is 99.9% of the time, with open arms). and most
fighters don't realize how much of a destructive drain even a pickup
fight off to the side would be at the type of event we are trying to have.
Yes, their are plenty of fighters who would come and not fight, but
their are plenty of people who would also come with armor, and would
armor up at the drop of a hat.
Also, I know some personalities who would not hesitate to use their rank
or prestige to try and get us to allow fighting, and ultimately,
depending on who the autocrat is, that is not a hard thing to do,
especially last minute.
This event goes against the prevailing culture of the kingdom. This is
not a bad thing, but that culture will push back, which is why we are
doing this the way we are.
Jay Rudin wrote:
> I'm a Don and Centurion. I'll come to the event, and I don't want fighting
> Gunthar's a knight and a Count. He'll come to the event, and he doesn't
> want fighting there.
> Has anybody yet documented any fighters who actually want fighting at this
> event? Or are we trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist, to help
> people who don't want the help?
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
> P.S. I'm tempted to suggest that if we add a Pas, and fencing brawls, and
> archery, and enough other fighting activities to this event, then maybe
> some other branch could put on a non-fighting event that same weekend to
> focus on non-fighting interests like bardcraft, brewing and cooking.
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