111Re: Post-Pennsic 37 notes
- Sep 2, 2008And just a FYI..those ubiquitous glass gaming pieces are period
correct for many games. I've actually started making my own glass
gaming pieces and sets.
CLoth boards are period correct as well. I love being able to fold
up and slap into a bag 30 different games. Or multiple boards to
teach on. THey are also an inexpensive way to get people interested.
I give mine away if I see someone really enthused about a game they
just learned. (I buy linen and cloth napkins at the thrift store for
pennies apiece and use a sharpie for quick and dirty boards for
The only suggestion I have for future Pennsics - have a Gaming
Tourney. Challenge the Knights to a chess tourney. Challenge the
Norsemen to a Tafl tourney. We could go on and on with time periods
and personas. Women vs the Men and so on. Start talking to your
peerage and royalty at home. I know crafstmen in my household and
Barony would contribute prizes. Games as prizes are nice - but other
types of prizes may draw more people in.
My Barony is starting to get behind the idea of having more games at
their events (finally)
I'll volunteer to man the tent one night if we try it.
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