Posts Tagged ‘SCA’

4 Jun
2019

Longswords vs Zweihanders

Recently I was asked what seems like a simple question. Do period sword techniques translate for swords around (48 inches) [&hellip

18 Apr
2019

All in harness are worthy

The list field should be a place where all fighters are welcome regardless of whatever background they come from. When [&hellip

28 Aug
2018

How Getting Peered Works Mechanically

There seems to be a number of questions and confusion about about how getting peered works. What roles do the [&hellip

16 Aug
2018

Nothing is so simple…

Recently social media sites have been filling up with memes, rumors, outrage and popcorn worthy levels of about some King [&hellip

27 Apr
2017

Learning to Let Go

When I was Kingdom Youth Officer, I once taught a class on new ways to make Youth Point fun and [&hellip

9 Sep
2015

Of Lozenges, Baronies and War

As a fighter, a large part of any event is going to be spent lumbering around a field. My theory [&hellip

21 Apr
2015

No Heroes

“No Heroes” was the sign on the wall of a company I interviewed at during a recent time of unemployment. [&hellip

25 Mar
2015

Is Armored Combat Dying Out?

There is a question that seems to come up fairly frequently. Are we dying out? Are the number of Armored [&hellip

17 Mar
2015

A Midrealmer’s Guide to Gulf Wars

Life has gotten very busy for me recently, and trying to keep up with the ever growing list of responsibilities [&hellip

2 Oct
2014

Year One

In digging around doing research for a different project, I ran into some old writings of mine. They are from [&hellip


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