Re: [SCA-Archery] Archery guild. Was: Period, non-period, and crossbows.
- Gladius,Do you think it could be used in conjunction with a period archery guild as an achievement system? For example, total conjecture, but lets say the guild has 4 levels; novice, apprentice, journeyman, and master. How would we be able to use the GAT to distinguish them? If we could find a way, it would be perfect as it includes events and online scores.Also, and please correct me if I am wrong as I don't think we have an archery guild in Midrealm, but I think most archery guilds function sort of like households. A sort of regional thing that may or may not have requirements, but more often are invitation. But, like the proposed Grand Archery Fellowship, this guild would function SCA wide.-EoganOn Thu, May 23, 2013 at 9:58 PM, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
We already have a new SCA wide system of ranking archers based upon their placement in various competitions relative to other participants. It is new, so the existing scores are incomplete and inaccurate.
Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
>>At 08:24 PM 5/23/2013, you wrote:
As far as RR's to establish any kind of ranking system, take a look at some of the Kingdom Archery sites. They use different
scoring brackets, different titles, and a few even use an average based on top three scores of the season rather than the previous
twelve months. I would suggest development of a new type round with the intention from its inception to be used across the
SCA and would appeal to those that have become bored with RR's and IKAC's.
From: John Edgerton <sirjon1@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:57 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Archery guild. Was: Period, non-period, and crossbows.
This general subject was also discussed under the name "Grand Missile Fellowship" search the old messages for this topic.
From: Bai-Or <baiorofred@...>EÃ³gan
Sent: Thu, May 23, 2013 2:34:52 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Period, non-period, and crossbows. WAS: Re: Crossbows vs Others
The guild could include its own ranking system similar or directly related to royal rounds. With its own ranking system, there is something for archers to achieve within it. Also, within the guild we could have minor awards given away. There could also be a symbol or badge members could wear to events as a point of recognition. I would prefer it to be highly inclusive as well, so no high scoring requirement but only requiring the primary use of period gear at events and practices. So, say having a period royal round of 20 to enter the guild as a novice or something.
I am just throwing stuff out, but in response it would definitely be a period archery guild.
On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM, The Greys <cogworks@...> wrote:
- Some years back I was specifically asked to run archery at a small
event consisting of SCA types that were striving for a more period look.
I knew nothing about them before hand so I made up an all period kit to
include a leather satchel to hold my lunch which had a wooden trencher,
horn cup and cheese and bread wrapped in cloth. I arrived to find people
running around with cotton tunics over camo shorts and carpenter pants.
The head person was wearing Teva sandals!
- My point about a "total period look" is that while it is
great that some archers go the extra distance to use period equipment it
all gets negated for me if they are wearing sunglasses, jeans and Nikes.
I'm not into forcing people to do anything in their hobby. But I strongly
feel we can lead by example and/or become something others would strive
to emulate. Thus shoot with period equipment, have the "whole
look" about your kit.
- Surely I am not the only one who looks around an event and has
absolutely no clue what other people's personas are, and that's not due
to my lack of historical knowledge. But one is NOT a Viking just because
they have some trim with Celtic knotwork on it or are wearing Dear Foam
- I think the idea of an SCA wide guild is a great idea. It would be a
major first step towards "leading the way" to becoming more
period. If you don't know about it, and there are some on this list who
are current members, check out St. Huberts. They have reasonably strict
requirements for their members but they also look very period.
Archery Captain, Shire of Mynydd Seren
Archery Captain, Shire of Mynydd Seren
- Having read comments, and having almost been driven away by one obsessed with perfection, my concern is omission. I like the concept that was presented that included archers like myself. Limiting a guild to only those with period equipment is exclusionary and could end up fragmenting our community. I could, however, be misunderstanding your use of the term "period" and the inclusion of those with non-period equipment. IMHO, if this guild is to be proposed as a society-wide entity it can't exclude any portion of our community and be successful.
Moire Ayres, archer