Re: [pennsicgames] Classes at Pennsic 40
- I will at least do Shogi (Japanese Chess) and Hurling then. Shogi at the Gaming tent, Celtic Hurling on the battlefield after the tent closes some day or days. Maybe also Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess) at the tent.Good news on the Shogi front - I think I'll have a decently priced Shogi set for sale this year, looks like one of my suppliers got a line on them. Don't even have a pic yet of them, but there's two different items, one with a wooden board and I think plastic punt-shaped pieces (I THINK it's much like the set I've been using to teach with for years that I couldn't get for less than 40.00 retail - you may have seen it at the tent, I prefered using it to the hand-made wood-burned ones from Baron Salaamallah that were all I could get at a decent price point for years) will be $35.00, one for $45.00 (board that has drawers for pieces). Not sure yet if they'll have the international symbols or the Japanese symbols - but I have labels to cut out and stick over them till you learn the symbols. Maybe I'll sell the labels separately now.Hmm....Anyone remember how many people took a Shogi class before, when it was offered? I recall teaching it once, I had 10 sets of handouts and more people than that there taking the class. I think someone else also taught the class other times?Also, I probably will have limited numbers of all Shogi sets for sale there this year, if anyone on this list wants to pre-order and reserve one (at a small discount off the retail price for ordering in advance) please let me know off-list. Otherwise I certainly won't have many in stock, and several of the people on this list (as well as other people) have asked me for such an item for years.GalenOn Apr 29, 2011, at 12:33 AM, James McAdams wrote:
On 4/27/2011 6:42 PM, Daniel Adler wrote:On Apr 10, 2011, at 6:02 PM, Pat Smith wrote:
We need to start getting classes registered , and have a good sized
selection of classes available if we want to keep the Pennsic gaming
tent, given the demands for resources on the Pennsic staff.Hmmm....I'd be tempted to argue the point, that we are very non-demanding on Pennsic staff's budget and human resources, compared to most other places.
I've never been involved in Pennsic staff, but I read the original comment from the opposite perspective. We need to keep showing that 600 square feet is better used as "Gaming Tent" than as "generic A&S tent #16".
To which - I've signed up to teach Go 3 times, and a class on El Mundo.
I just signed up to teach Poch a couple of times.
-- Meister Konrad Mailander, Hauptmann der Rotenkompanie Apprentice to Master Brusten de Bearsul OP, OL(Gaming) Squire to Sir Gunther von Brandenburg Si hoc obstat, dejectum sit - If it's in the way let it be knocked down
- BTW, I registered the following classes this afternoon:Sunday, Aug. 7th, 1 or 3 PM slot, Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess for Beginners) a 90 minute class (so gaming time included after the lecture/class)Monday Aug. 8th, 1 or 3 PM slot, Shogi (Japanese Chess) a 90 minute class (so gaming time included after the lecture/class)These two to be held at the Period Gaming TentTuesday Aug. 9th, 6 PM to 8 PM The Ancient Celtic Game of Hurling (class and scrimmage)This one to be held on the Battlefield as usual.GalenOn Apr 27, 2011, at 12:11 AM, James McAdams wrote:
On 4/10/2011 5:02 PM, Pat Smith wrote:
> Who is planning on teaching at Pennsic this year, and what are you
> planning on teaching?
Do we have an idea when the tent will be open for general gaming?
I'm considering teaching first week or middle weekend, but would rather
do it once we're "open".
- In general I would say our most popular classes have been:
anything with sex
anything with tarot
anything with cards
anything japanese or mainstream oriental
- I should be around both weeks, though my lady is only coming peace
week so I may be somewhat distracted. I think the sign and supplies
mostly went into A&S storage On my short list is to replace the
gaming tent boxes and sort through them to identify what additional
supplies we need.
- I also want to make a couple of strips of games for local use and for
the games tent. Naomi's list is good, I have several possible sets
prototyped in paper form the first Games tent years. But what do
people think would work?
- It would work as a meta class, like classes about autocratting, heraldry research, etc. It doesn't work as an active class because outside morris variants in roman influenced culture, tafl variants in viking influenced culture, & cetera, if you put two random medieval people together and expected them to have a contest a difficult time would be had settling on a game, especially if limited to those familiar enough to be documented to that place and time period.
I think perhaps if someone wanted to sit and research one on one with people (like the heralds do for names), it might be more successful and rewarding for the parties involved.
I should do more research on who played what when and where.
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