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

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Sep 22 12:20:59 PDT 2008

Yes, and many of us have our issues with some of the fringe personae  
and research: for example, have your met a single vampire at Pennsic  
(or other SCA venue) who actually bothered to learn anything about  
actual vampire or other revenant folklore of our period?

There may be some, but I haven't seen one.


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On Sep 22, 2008, at 3:07 PM, Samia al-Kaslaania <samia at idlelion.net>  

> 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. :)
> Samia
> 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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