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re:Pennsic letter

Poster: The Davidsons <paradox@gamewood.net>

Dear gentles: I think there is some distinction to be made by those who want
to play our game, and can be gently encouraged by example, loaner garb, and
inspiration to achieve a higher level of spiff and authenticity, vs those
who never had any intention of doing so. I spoke in a friendly manner 2
Pennsic ago with several of the elves, vampires, etc, and discovered that
they just want to use us as a backdrop to their game, because of our
non-mundane atmosphere. I feel this only works when the groups in question
play a similar enough game  that they could pass for SCA - ie, ACre,
Markland, the Roman troop. , because the scope of their game is WITHIN ours,
rather than outside our scope. Even within the SCA, there are areas like the
enchanted ground, or the monk group, that want to play a tighter game, and
courtesy would suggest that going in that area means to play that aspect for
a while. There are just Elizabethan parties at Pennsic. Those groups that
respect our overall rules have never been a problem, but then they are not
just using us, but are working in partnership, if you will. 
        In service, Rosalind

    Rosalind Jehanne 
    Paradox Keep in the Shire of Drachentor    
    Or, a Rose Gules, on a Chief Vert Three Suns Or 

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