59249Re: [Authentic_SCA] RE: Hello?
- Mar 4 1:27 PMHi Basil,
For something less daunting than an Enchanted Ground, one thing I've seen people do is to have a designated time (say, a particular hour or two) every day where everybody in a camp agrees to not talk about modern things. The success doesn't depend on having period equipment in the camp, just the willingness of the people gathered there to give it a try.
For some sources for Islamic personas, you may already have seen these articles from Cariadoc's Miscellany:
On Mon, 3/3/14, Basil <basild@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] RE: Hello?
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:55 PM
I would *love* to have Enchanted Ground at an event! (Yes,
I've read up on them, I know
what it involves). However, here in An Tir, there seems to
be zero interest in such a
thing, or in authentically *acting the part* or one's
persona. Talk about personas, sure;
*_BE_* one's persona, nope.
I'd try setting up an Enchanted Ground myself, except
for two things: first, my tent and
equipment is mostly screamingly modern, and two, I'm too
much the coward. I'm also just
not the "take the lead" type; I can be a good and
helpful follower, but if I try to lead I
second guess myself too much, as well as being to rigid and
thus driving people off.
What I'm looking for is hints and help on *me* staying
in character, and how to do so in
ways that encourage others to give it a try. IOW, something
less formal, less insistent,
than Enchanted Ground.
I hope to hear more from you all! :-)
Help out, please:
Ah, but I was so much older then; I'm younger than that,
now. -- Bob Dylan
Erō mītis cum sim mortuus.
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