[Sca-cooks] What's period, was: Vikings in Minnesota

Samia al-Kaslaania samia at idlelion.net
Mon Sep 22 12:07:43 PDT 2008

Exactly. The SCA is very open about who can play-- a wonderful advantage 
at the same time as it's a source of frustration: It's hard to tell 
people that "Middle Earth" is oop. :)


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> No offense taken, certainly! It's been my understanding, though, that 
> the SCA's governing Corpora documents don't give any specific early 
> cut-off date, and while some kingdoms do impose one for things like 
> A&S competition rules, there's a very broad scope for interpretation 
> of what is and is not "early period". One could argue that, for 
> example, the Roman republic is well out of our scope, but it gets into 
> a distinctly grey area if we argue the same for something like the 
> Carolingian era, which pretty closely overlaps the Viking Era. For 
> practical purposes the Dark Ages, the Islamic expansion, etc., have 
> been fair game for "period" pretty much since Day One.
> Adamantius
> \\

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