The Arts and Sciences 50 Challenge
Welcome to the home of the A&S 50 Challenge!
Unto all good gentles of the Known World does Lady Albreda Aylese
The Society for Creative Anachronism celebrates its 50th year on May
1, 2015, and that will be cause for much celebration. I am starting
early, and I hereby invite you to join the party!
Challenges have long been a part of Scadian culture, and I thought
that a challenge of 50 things seemed appropriate for our 50th year.
Since years in the SCA are counted as Anno Societatis, (year of the
Society,) or AS, and Arts and Sciences (the lovely canopy under
which so many of my interests rest) is oft abbreviated A&S, the A&S
50 Challenge was born.
The A&S 50 Challenge can take one of two forms; either Depth or
Breadth. The Depth Challenge is to create/do 50 of any one thing -
make 50 pairs of shoes for your Shire, pen 50 scrolls for your
Kingdom signet, cast 50 coins blanks, make 50 pieces of garb, judge
50 competition entries, teach 50 classes, perform 50 songs, or even
write a 50 page research paper; if you want to take your current
work to a new level, doing 50 of it is bound to carry you a long way
towards that goal! The Breadth Challenge can be about either trying
new things, (either completely new to you, variations on things you
have done before, or even new to your household, local group, or
even Kingdom), or about creating a complete persona package (things
that your persona would know about, have, and know how to do). Both
individuals and groups may enter, and can choose to complete as many
Challenges of either type as they please!
The purpose of the Challenge is twofold; to learn and share of our
learning, and to create and share of our creation. While we are
edifying and beautifying our fair lands, we will also be serving
both our populace and The Dream, and helping to make the SCA the
very best it can be as it enters its 50th year.