[Ansteorra] Bards, brewers and cooks

Cisco Cividanes engtrktwo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 15:20:28 PST 2008

I agree with JP.

but more to the point, let us NOT turn this into a "10 reasons fighters 
are bad", or "10 reasons to hate fighting" talk.

Fighting has many good points, and it is one of the best recruiting 
aspects of the SCA IHMO.  I myself was a fighter before fatherhood and 
heath conspired to take my free time away from me.

However, fighting has a powerful and dominant presence in the SCA, and 
I, for one, would like to not have to compete with that at a Bardic 
centered event.
Thats all.

Ivo Blackhawk.

Jean Paul de Sens wrote:
> To be frank, I don't feel this characterization is very fair, and shows a
> pretty strong bias by the author.  I think if you look at most of the events
> there is a plethora of activities, and that fighting is very rarely the
> center stage.  Honestly, the only event I know where there is ONLY fighting
> would be crown tournament.
> JP
> On Jan 9, 2008 5:00 PM, lambdakennels1 at juno.com <lambdakennels1 at juno.com>
> wrote:
>> I personally feel too much attention is given to fighters and not enough
>> to other people.  If you look at most events, the artisians, bards, heralds,
>> and such are putting on the event, even if it is a fighter only event.  The
>> A&S competition, except for Steppes Artisian and Kingdom A&S, usually gets
>> short shift while the fighting takes center stage.  At many events, there is
>> nothing for a non-fighter to do if they are not part of the event crew.
>>  Wouldn't it be nice if just once the fighters put on an event for the
>> artisans, bards, and heralds?  No fighting allowed.  Any fighter who
>> complained of boredom could be given a job to do to keep them from being
>> bored.  (You are bored?  We will find you something to do!).
>> Lady Stephanie Lilburn
>> Stephanie Smith, Ph.D
>> Hunt County, Texas
>> Owned by a Poodle and an Australian Cattle Dog
>> K5AMK

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