16249RE: [SCA Newcomers] Persona?
- May 2, 2011Welcome 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.
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
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Jeff Johnston
Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 9:00 AM
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 Cú 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
The Mead Hall - home to all things mead: http://mead.lilleypress.com
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,
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