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Re: Galen's classes for Pennsic, and tourney and other info

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  • Daniel Adler
    Okay, here goes: Teacher info: Daniel Adler (SCA - Lord Galen MacByrne) 20 Quaker Ave, Cornwall, NY 12518 (845) 534-8187 dadler@hvc.rr.com Arriving Monday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 28 12:08 PM
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      Okay, here goes:

      Teacher info:

      Daniel Adler (SCA - Lord Galen MacByrne)
      20 Quaker Ave, Cornwall, NY 12518
      (845) 534-8187
      dadler@...
      Arriving Monday, 8/8; Leaving Sunday, 8/21
      Prefer 1:00 time slot for all classes, but could do others if needed,
      except not available Wed, Thu, or Fri. of War Week, after 3:00 PM, so
      1:00 class is okay.
      Not sure when the Thrown Weapons Champions Challenge tourney is, but
      I'd like to make that, too - either marshaling it or participating in
      it. I'll need to put in some hours at the TW range marshaling, but
      that is flexible enough to work around my classes.
      Some classes need to be offered before a tourney is scheduled in that
      particular game (see class descriptions)

      Classes info:

      Byzantine Chess (Must be before tourney on Sunday @ 1 PM; Sunday 10
      AM is good)

      A one-hour class in how to play Byzantine Chess, including some basic
      strategy and tactics. Basic knowledge of how to play any version of
      chess is needed. Boards, and limited sets supplied - bring a
      (preferably small) chess set, if you have one. No materials or handout
      fee. Board and possibly sets (with directions) may be purchased after
      class. Class limit 10, Age limits 13 and up, 18 and up. Some gaming
      time included; tourney to follow, either later in the day or the
      following day.

      Backgammon for Beginners (Must be before tourney on Monday at 1 PM; 10
      AM is good)

      A one-hour class in how to play Backgammon, including some history,
      basic strategy and tactics. No prior knowledge of how to play BG is
      needed. Limited sets supplied - bring a set, if you have one. No
      materials or handout fee, but handouts are limited. Sets (with
      directions) may be purchased after class. Class limit 10, Age limits
      13 and up, 18 and up. Some gaming time included; tourney to follow,
      either later in the day or the following day.

      Kugelach (Judaic Knucklebones for the Overly Dextrous) - (Wed., 8/17 @
      1 PM is good)

      A one-hour class in how to play Kugelach, including some history.
      Basic sets of brass cubes supplied. No materials or handout fee, but
      handouts are limited. Sets (with directions) may be purchased after
      class. Class limit 20, No age limit. Gaming time included. Class
      will move to a better playing area nearby if needed (probably in the
      Barn)

      Xiang-qi (Chinese Chess) for Beginners - (Thu., 8/18 @ 1 PM is good)

      A one-hour class in how to play Xiang-qi, including history, some basic
      strategy and tactics. Basic knowledge of how to play any version of
      chess is desired but not strictly needed. Boards and sets supplied.
      No materials or handout fee, but handouts are limited. Board and sets
      (with directions) may be purchased after class. Class limit 10, Age
      limits 13 and up, 18 and up. Gaming time not included in class.

      Other info:

      Game Tourneys (with Prize!)

      Tourney style (single elim, double elim, single or double round robin
      or Modern Swiss) to be determined at site, based on number of
      entrants/registrants and available time. Clock use enforced if
      necessary. Tie breaks by playoff or by tie break points if not enough
      time for a playoff.

      Chess (Byzantine) Tourney - Sunday, 8/14, 1 PM - 5 PM
      Probably elimination of some sort or 4- or 5-round Swiss, win by
      checkmate, stalemate or bare king advances to next round.

      Backgammon (Nard) Tourney - Monday, 8/15, 1 PM - 5 PM
      Probably Round Robin (whether single or double), first of two players
      to win 2 or to win 3 points wins round; Nard Rules = Modern initial
      setup, gammons allowed, no backgammons allowed, no doubling cube used,
      doubles rolled means player moves only 2 of that number, NOT 4 of that
      number.

      Totally Unofficial Pennsic Gaming War Point - Just that, unofficial.
      Record keeping is too complicated, and too much work if we don't have
      help. Put a sign and hash marks on a chalkboard up in the tent for
      laughs, maybe....or put a funny ad in the personals in the
      paper....they give us one for free, right? :+)

      Can you requisition us a larger dry-erase board from A&S, Michel? Or,
      put that on the budget, along with some games, the butcher paper,
      markers, etc.?

      Note to selves - bring an entrenching tool if it looks like heavy rain;
      last year the tent flooded out. Badly.

      Galen
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