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Poster: "Erica Stark" <email@example.com>
Brenda <adendra@Charleston.Net> wrote:
>RPG'ing paralleled the SCA for a while, and I think I got more into the
>role-playing because of it. I even won a couple of awards in D&D
>tournaments for it. But, somehow the SCA was better, because we were
>recreating the REAL thing (TM)! After moving here to Atlantia, I didn't
>have any RPG contacts, but I sure had SCA contacts. Needless to say,
>rest is history!
Weeeel, yes, it's more real than AD&D (or D&D, for that matter), but
just how real it really is is a matter of argument.
Let me tell you a little story- way back when, when I was still living
in Georgia, in the Shire of Border Vale Keep, as a matter of fact, one
of our members sashayed off to the Atlanta Fantasy Fair one fine
weekend. That was Robert Grey, mka Bob Hainey.
There was a fad at that time for self-published 8-page comics, and Bob
was putting one out. He amused himself by dressing as one of his
characters in the evening (hall costumes are an old tradition at
S.F./Fantasy conventions). While making the rounds of the parties, Bob
encountered a sturdy looking individual rather into his cups. Said
individual looked Bob up and down, and asked "and what the h*ll are you
supposed to be?" Bob replied "I'm dressed as one of my characters- Duke
X" <oops- forgot name -Erica> The fellow drew himself up to his full
height, and said "Well, I'm in the SCA, and I'm a REAL duke."
The moral of this fractured fairy tale is- even Peers can fail to make
their rolls sometimes, or- be careful not to bounce your realty check.
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