Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

SCA Parlor Game

[Okay, this one falls into the category of "entertainingly informative memes", so let's do it before I forget]

From bunches of people (I got it from cellio, and it's clearly been via baron_steffan):
1. Post this list to your LJ.
2. Add three SCA-related things to the bottom that you've done.
3. Bold everything in the list that you've done.
4. Tag people, if you're so inclined [I'm not], and watch the list grow.

Taught a class at Pennsic  [Many of them]
Ran a court  [Two Royal Courts and a whole bunch of Baronial ones -- I'm developing a sideline as "drop-dead Court Herald"]
Fought or fenced at an event while drunk
Worked the "Puking Duke" shift at Chirurgeons Point at Pennsic
Been an Event Steward/Autocrat  [A few times]
Been an officer (Local, Regional, Kingdom, Society)  [Most of them have been quasi-official positions -- I don't deal well with the chain of command -- but a few realish ones at various levels]
Had a name and/or device accepted by the SCA College of Arms  [The device was designed by my senior-herald apprentices, so it flew on through, and the Brigantia at the time (Arval) went to bat for my name]
Had a name and/or device rejected by the SCA College of Arms  [My *original* device was rather different, but someone registered one almost identical to it a month before mine got to Laurel]
Worked in at least three different volunteer departments at Pennsic  [If you stretch the point a little: my volunteer time has tended to be arts-focused rather than service-focused]
Written a scroll text  [A bunch by now -- tpau seems to have taken me as her default writer.  I actually started at the top, writing Christian's Laurel scroll]
Ran a bardic circle  [Not unless you count post-revels]
Attend a foreign war [cellio said, "I'm going to count TFYC as functionally equivalent", and I'll go along with that]
Traveled more than 10 hours each way for a one-day event  [EKU in Ar-n'eilian-ne -- almost eight hours just in the airplane]
Had the privilege of begging a boon for a Peerage  [Begging the boon doesn't seem to happen that much any more]
Been involved on some level with a "gotcha" moment  [Certainly I've gotcha'ed a few awards, both giving and receiving]
Spent the night in a hotel room with more people than the bed space holds  [Don't know if this counts: I *have*, but probably only for cons, not events]
Slept in more than 1 tent at a camping event
Fought/fought for in a Crown/Coronet Tourney
Been to an SCA event/function in every Kingdom except Drachenwald and Lochac  [I've probably hit six or seven, but I'm nowhere near complete]
Lived in three Kingdoms  [Been in Carolingia my whole SCA life]
Been in the SCA more than half my life 
Won a tournament in five different kingdoms
Been authorized in a fighting style not legal in your home kingdom at the time
Met your future spouse at an SCA event  [It was a demo, but I count it as close enough]
Taught at a Collegium  [Many -- one of my more favorite things to do]
Ever had a Marshallate Complaint as a Heavy Weapons fighter or fencer
Perform at least one "stupid peer trick"  [Technically, anyway -- it's silly, but got assigned to me]
Ever have anyone request permission to conflict with your authorized device
Have at least one story that involves a camping event, alcohol, and a porta privy
Ever had both a suzerain and vassal at the same time  [I took my original two apprentices some time before getting my Laurel]
Ever been present at the formation of a Principality
Worked in at least three different volunteer departments at Great Western War
Ever been to an SCA event which was being covered by the press  [Indeed, have made very brief appearances on both local and national TV]
Ever been quoted by the press regarding the SCA  [Probably, but I'm not placing a specific instance]
Remember the Rattan shortages of a couple of decades ago
Ever participated in an experimental weapon program  [More or less -- I was doing rapier work with the Accademia della Scherma well before it became fashionable]
Attended An Tir / West War
Attended Lillies
Attended Gulf Wars
Provided garb to a television crew covering a big event  [No, although I have helped them find Gold Key]
Had a "Your Majesty, this is madness!" conversation with your Crown  [Several times with various Royalty, at various volumes and degrees of privacy.  Sometimes not quite so politely as that.]
Lent kitchen equipment to Duke Cariadoc
Re-written a portion of Corpora  [No, but have kibitzed heavily over the years]
"Zenned" an award scroll...in Welsh  [Not in Welsh, no]
Changed my persona  [Kinda-sorta, anyway.  More accurate to say that I changed my name once, and went from a generic to specific persona some ten years later.]
Been an ambassador to another Kingdom  [?? I seem to recall that I've done this, but honestly can't say for certain.]
Visited a Kingdom that's actually a mundane foreign country  [Since Canada counts, yes, several times.]
Written a (complimentary) song about royalty  [Not really -- none of my filks have really been about royalty]
Been responsible for someone else's Magic Medieval Moment(tm)  [I'd like to hope so, but not that I'm specifically aware of]
Juggled eggs in the rain at an event
Missed most of an event because I was holed up in the local university library
Entered every major category at an A&S pentathlon
Cooked a feast from a single time and place  [Our second Islamic event: *really* fun to cook for]
Been in a position to reduce the burdens of law/policy on others, and done so  [More or less, anyway -- I've mostly been in an advisory position rather than being the rule-maker itself, but I think I've made a difference several times]
Founded a guild or guild-like entity  [The Accademia della Danza and Low Company]
Been cited in someone's Ph.D thesis for SCA research  [Seven-sided backgammon gets several pages in Golladay's translation of the Alfonso MS]
Recruited someone who became an active participant into the SCA (for extra points, someone who went on to become a Peer)  [I suspect I've been at least a first point of contact for several hundred members by now, but I think one is good enough for the point]
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