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05-25-2006, 12:18 PM
Would you count that as outdoor recreation?
I'd just like to know if that would be good-to-go to be discussed here.
05-29-2006, 05:36 AM
I have been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism since 1971. Met my husband in the SCA (he has been a member since 1968) who has been making period weaponry for nearly 50 years now. We have both participated in other "Living History" reenacting here in the USA.
So, as an "outdoor recreation" I would most certainly say YES!
Are you a member of this group? Good to see such dedication and fine work.
05-29-2006, 05:51 AM
Oh, THAT John Howe! Well no wonder.
05-31-2006, 04:15 AM
Not exactly that one, but similar. We're generally oriented somewhat earlier... also we try to support different time brackets: mid/late-15th like they do, mid-14th and early 13th, but we try not to be to strict about ist. We're also thinking about a mid-11th bracket, but many think there is not enough possible variety there. There is also some kind of general trend towards 16th century, but we do not follow this so far.
The 13th is currently quite en vogue with us: the necessary clothes are very easy to make, and the armour relatively inexpensive, whereas the 14th has the most extravagant clothes (and thus is also liked by many) and the transitional armour, which is somewhat uncommon here. We're also try to incorporate more role-acting, and more practical solutions to combat than is common with classical historical reenactment, similar to what the SCA does (which is very very uncommon here). So it's basically a mixture of Reenactment and SCA with some LRP elements dropped in for good measure.