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xXRinStarXx 2 years ago on 03/14/12
is anyone here involved in the SCA? Tell me! I wanna know what shire you're from and how you got to be involved. What's your favorite thing about it?
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Bad Wolf 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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Society for Creative Anarchism?

The Student Conservation Association?

Sexual Compulsives Annonymous?

...You know, I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about, but that last one I listed seems to be right up the alley of the majority of the members on this site.
 
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xXRinStarXx 2 years ago on 03/14/12
Society for Creative Anachronism. But the last one might fit too......
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Phaedra 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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SCA is, generally speaking, a structured gathering of Rennies (Renaissance Faire people) who get together to do various things, depending on the personalities of the people involved and if there are any sticks shoved up the butts of the people in charge.

I have yet to join any SCA chapter because the ones available in my home town are sadly of the stick-up-the-butt variety, and while I'm totally with a certain amount of 'that isn't historically accurate,' a great amount of 'why did you use a sewing machine, that isn't Historically Accurate' and other such nonsense is just grating.

I did, however, work street cast for my local Medieval Faire for 7 years or so before I moved out here to southern California, where it seems that there are no decent faires. I miss the camaraderie, and I miss my talented and funny cast members, but I believe I've mostly outgrown that portion of my life, anyways. Sad but true.
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tranoid no ki 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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Why are you posting about SCA on Otakubooty, on a computer? That isn't historically accurate.
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TheMaster 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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I'm a member of the SCA. Not a part of any barony or anything. My group is just my closest friends. No sticks-up-butts. And it's more than rennies. My first event was Pennsic war on my 19th birthday, and I never stopped going.
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Slade xTekno 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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FYI, usually when you start a thread like this, you start with yourself.

I played out of Wintermist, in the Kingdom of Caid. I'm on hiatus at the moment, but I plan to resume once I'm back in the states. I got into it when some friends and I were at a local gaming store and a couple in garb came in. After talking with them, I got some info on who they were and when they met. It turned out that they were members of a war-centric household - exactly what we were looking for.

Needless to say, I'm in it for the armored combat. I've been doing some sort of sword/stick fighting with those friends since high school, so SCA heavy fighting was a natural progression. My shire is infamous for its drama in a kingdom known for its... politics, but I'm lucky enough to be in a household that's willing to deal with it. We just want good fights, and we'll work with, around, or through whatever's keeping us from that.
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Captain Goldbeard 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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I'm not a part of the SCA though I was a Marklander for a long time.

What is all involved with the heavy combat in the SCA?
When I was a Marklander I loved the hell out of combat.
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Donitsu 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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Moderator fukkake Says:

 
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Spike-o 2 years ago on 03/14/12
Straight Baby Thighs said:
Why are you posting about SCA on Otakubooty, on a computer? That isn't historically accurate.


http://...youtube.com/...tailpage&v=WaOMq10GxrI#t=284s (4:30 for mobile people)
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(s)Aint Chimo 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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What happened to the SCA cat man who's wife found out he was trying to pick up chicks on here? Does anyone remember that?
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fukkake 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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Try to not go entirely off topic here, guys!
PS: I went to a few Marklander events with Bill (Mr. Goldbeard up there) and I have a feeling it is the same type of feel as SCA, maybe SCA is stricter... more organized? I remember specifically people having their own troops/houses/gangs...what not and the battles are REALLY what interested me. They had different events for different types of battle depending on what your skill was. I like the bow and arrow battles the best.

Does SCA used padded weaponry or non-padded? Do you have sections for both? Are you even allowed to use non-padded? Do they have a website for interested parties?
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Orin Sempton 2 years ago on 03/14/12
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Yep, SCAdian here.

I started in college in The Shire of The Northern Outpost. Found them one night when I went to get dinner and heard the sounds of battle. that I enjoyed the company of the people there and the Heavy armored fighting was quite cathartic. For me, it's a workout, stress reliever and anger management all in one.

I've since moved to another smaller shire in Kingston NY, Nordenhal, where I'm dealing with 50% people I can't stand and 50% people I've sat down around a fire, passed out libations and sang songs/joked with until the wee morning hours. Currently I've joined a household, House Serpentius, because the house leader is not only cool as shit, but his house emblem is the Cobra emblem from GI Joe.

I also hit the north east big event, Pennsic, every year. One week of fighting. Best. Vacation. Ever.

Incoming wall of PR text.

Captain Goldbeard said:
What is all involved with the heavy combat in the SCA?


Simply put, put on some armor that meets specified protection requirements (Head, neck, kidneys, floating ribs, groin, elbows, hands, wrists and knees), pick up your favorite weapon, maybe a shield, get authorized (means you can fight safely) meet new people, beat the shit out of them, laugh and have a beer with them later.

For those wondering what in Hell's name I'm talking about, watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hMOnSXDP8



fukkake said:

Does SCA used padded weaponry or non-padded? Do you have sections for both? Are you even allowed to use non-padded? Do they have a website for interested parties?


Depends on the weapon. We use a material called Rattan. Cousin of bamboo, people make furniture out of it. It's sold, hits with authority and if it breaks it doesn't send jagged pieces everywhere like wood. People can do a lot with it.

Most weapons are just rattan. Swords, Greatswords, polearms, etc. But then you get into the fancy things like axes, poleaxes, warhammers, etc. These have to be padded with foam to prevent injury. Some people though will pad weapons to look like their historical counterparts (guilty.)

http://...armourarchive.org/.../download/file.php?id=33674

http://...photobucket.com/...;current=2012-02-25225607.jpg

Yes the SCA has a website for interested people - http://sca.org/officers/chatelain/newcomers.html

Being in Philly you'd be part of the East Kingdom (Yes, it's broken into kingdoms with a king and queen) who have their own Newcommers guild here - http://www.eastkingdom.org/NewGuide.html

and you can find your local group here - http://www.eastkingdom.org/LocalGroups.html


Most places will have loaner gear for people who want to get started until they can get/buy/make their own.

You will meet people who are flat out assholes in this game. I will not deny this. But there are more of us out there that just want to have fun than there are of them.
 
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xXRinStarXx 2 years ago on 03/15/12
Sorry I didn't say more about what I do with the SCA. I'm just joining and when I get more involved I wanted people to talk to about it outside of Stormvale.
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TheMaster 2 years ago on 03/19/12
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xXRinStarXx said:
Sorry I didn't say more about what I do with the SCA. I'm just joining and when I get more involved I wanted people to talk to about it outside of Stormvale.


I'm friends with a group in Michigan. They're a great bunch of guys. Some of the best drinking buddies I've ever had.
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Creepy Stalker 2 years ago on 03/19/12
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John Booty 2 years ago on 03/19/12
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I like medieval stuff and costuming, so I went to a weekend event back in 1997 or so with friends and found the people really fucking douchebaggy in general.

I got the impression that 90% of the men were IT dudes. It seemed like they all had bad ponytails and were deeply, deeply enthralled with the idea of being a dark and mysterious bard for the weekend. By day, UNIX admin! By weekend... the wandering minstrel SIR TALOS DARKBLYD PUSSYMAGNYT IV or whatever. God, go die in a historically accurate fire.

Since that time, a lot of people have told me that was a really anomalous SCA experience and they've had really great times at SCA events.

In my case, I think it's because I was there with a few good friends but we didn't know too many other people. It's probably the coolest thing in the world if you go there and meet a zillion old pals you only see a few times a year.

 
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Spike-o 2 years ago on 03/19/12
Don't be ridiculous John. Magnets were not invented yet.
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Johnny Landmine 2 years ago on 03/19/12
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I kinda wonder if there's a single nerdy pursuit that doesn't come across that way, though.
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Orin Sempton 2 years ago on 03/20/12
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John Booty said:
I like medieval stuff and costuming, so I went to a weekend event back in 1997 or so with friends and found the people really fucking douchebaggy in general.

I got the impression that 90% of the men were IT dudes. It seemed like they ...


Yeah, there are a lot of jackholes in the group as a whole. They act like it's real, not as a hobby or a game like many of us think of it as. Thankfully they are not the majority.

If you ever feel like trying it again, check out a dinner and dance event. They have them every now and then and many of them have loner garb to put on. Basically, you get taught medieval dancing and games then later that night you can stuff yourself with a delicious feast.

And you're pretty spot on about most of them being IT. Most people I've met are.

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