I am new, so am not part of a household, though I associate with people from
a household. I was given a piece of advice before I formally joined the SCA
and that was to avoid joining a household right away. As I am understanding
the political nature of the SCA and various households, I can appreciate
it. Part of of the advice I was given is to find out the expecations of the
household. From stories I've heard, sometimes the expectations of the
household towards a new person is too high of a price compared with what
they offer you. With that in mind, I would really make sure that I felt
what I got from being attached to a household meet my needs without asking
more from me in return than what felt fair.
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Stefan li Rous
> Raoul D'Aramitz asked:
> <<< My question is what benifits and or drawbacks are there in joining
> a household? I have done some research into each of the households and
> found a few I think my interests and skills fit into. I am not sure if
> I would be better off as an individual or as a member of a household.
> As others have mentioned, there are many different varieties of
> households, formed for many different purposes. Some parts of the
> Known World have lots of households and they can be politically
> powerful, other areas they are lessor known.
> They can also be an occasional thing. I'm part of a household, formed
> mainly to camp together at Pennsic. The members of the household are
> from multiple different kingdoms so we usually don't see each except
> at Pennsic.
> You might be interested in reading this file in the SCA-INC section of
> the Florilegium:
> households-msg (34K) 2/ 5/08 Comments on households in the SCA.
> <<< If it helps I am an avid fencer, a brewer and cook. I also have
> intrests in learning Heavy Weapons, Archery and a few more of the Arts
> and Sciences as well.>>>
> There also sections for each of these in the Florilegium, and you
> might enjoy browsing through those sections, as well.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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