[Artemisia] Winning or Just Not Losing?

Jeanine Schlauch jeanines at cableone.net
Thu Oct 1 15:08:21 CDT 2015

You are correct - this is a game and it has certain rules.  One of those rules is the way Crowns are chosen.  That is the way this game has been played for 50 years.


I'm not clumsy. 
It is just that the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and 
the wall gets in the way. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "danoman1000 ." <danoman1000 at gmail.com>
To: "Kingdom of Artemisia mailing list" <artemisia at lists.gallowglass.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:56:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Artemisia] Winning or Just Not Losing?

I think you're missing my point.  This is neither a democracy nor a
monarchy.  This is a game in which we strive for the ideals of the middle
ages.  If this were a monarchy, reigns would not last six months and the
crown would not be won by civilized tournament.  It's a game.  And since it
is a game, I think that players should all be able to have influence.


On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:06 PM, Illora <illoraofthewestlea at hotmail.com>

> My take on that is.... this is NOT a democracy. We signed on for a monarchy
> and that is what we have. If it becomes a democracy where everybody is the
> same and it is not like the middles ages anymore.... why not stay home and
> be modern?
> Illora
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> .
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> When people grumble about a tournament not being won cleanly, I think that
> it is a symptom of a bigger issue.  The SCA has many varied activities that
> each person can pick and chose from.   Heavy combat is one of the oldest of
> these activities.  It's very visible, and it draws in a lot of our new
> membership.  But it is not the only activity we do.  Yet the fact remains
> that it is the only way to win the crown.  And the crown makes the rules
> for
> all of our activities.  I can't speak for anyone else, but that seems
> unfair
> to me.  It doesn't make sense to me that a person who is good at combat is
> necessarily a good ruler.  And it doesn't make sense to me to quibble about
> the fairness of combat, when it's already unfair that only the combatants
> have the opportunity to rule.
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Dan Lind
praeco sum, ergo insanus sum

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