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16249RE: [SCA Newcomers] Persona?

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  • Kyla
    May 2, 2011
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      Welcome to the SCA, and to the SCA Newcomers Yahoo list!

      Persona play is a way for some people to focus their research - for
      instance, I am interested in far too many things to research all of them at
      the same time.
      While developing a persona can be fun, please remember that it is not
      required, and your level of persona play should be as much as you are
      interested in doing.

      While it is preferred that you play within the scope of the SCA's stated
      goals - see the corpora for clarity - it is not required for you to register
      either your name or your device.
      Corpora: http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf
      Which can be found on the Society website: http://www.sca.org/ under
      'Documents and Policies'.
      Some people enjoy registering their names as part of the game, while others
      don't want to go through the hassle of re-submitting a name or device which
      has been returned.

      If you haven't found the Society website before, take a minute to check out
      the box in the upper right titled 'New to the SCA? Start Here...' There is
      some excellent advice regarding developing a persona and choosing a name.

      Also keep in mind that there is no need to rush into anything - take your
      time and think things through.

      Tabitha Pennywarden - who is currently involved in Persian research, even
      though her name is European, and who is also starting to develop a Medieval
      Provencal persona.
      Ravenslake, Midlands
      Middle Kingdom

      -----Original Message-----
      From: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Johnston
      Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 9:00 AM
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Persona?

      This is absolutely inaccurate. I have heard the same assertion made time and
      time again, but there is no basis for it. You are also not restricted to a
      single persona. I know of a gentleman out in anTir who has an early period
      Scottish persona and a second late period Scottish persona that is the great
      great grandchild of his early persona period, its a clever way to have more
      than one era of garb and still have your persona fit. Many people have their
      main persona and a secondary so they can wear other garb, others don't
      really bother much with the persona at all and use the same persona name but
      use garb from any period they feel like representing. I would suggest using
      a fairly generic persona name that you can make fit in a number of periods
      and that you can possibly alter to fit other cultures as well.

      Registering a name has zero to do with any other aspect of the game. You can
      register a name from one period but play a completely different one whenever
      you feel like it.

      Lord CĂș Allaidh Dona
      mka Jeff Johnston
      Heavy Fighter, Sometimes Fencer, Occasional Archer, Minor Boffer Constable
      Founder of the Trinovantia Nova Merpegacorn stoolball team
      Mazer, working on being a Calligrapher, Maker of Torcs and Circlets
      Dabbler in the Textile Arts
      Member of the Bookbinders Guild of Ealdormere
      Crewmember of the Good Ship Crimson Star
      Seneschal of The Shire of Trinovantia Nova, in the great land of Ealdormere

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      On 2011-05-02, at 5:57 AM, amberalamode wrote:

      > Greetings and salutations!
      > I am a clumsy newcomer to the SCA and am debating on whether or not I
      should create a persona. I am under the impression that if I do indeed
      create a persona, that I must always wear garb that identifies with where
      and when my persona is from. Is this accurate? I wish to know because I am
      deeply fond of creating all different types of garb and do not wish to be
      restricted to one kind.
      > Kindest regards,
      > Amber

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