Showing posts with label A&S. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A&S. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Largess for Game Day #3 - Tablut

I am going for another strategy game this week, and a much more complicated one! Tablut is a two person game played with sides of unequal strength--sixteen brutal ATTACKERS and a small band of eight loyal DEFENDERS seeking to protect their KING. It sounds very exciting!

We need a board with a nine-square by nine-square grid. Once again I made mine in felt!

And then there are the necessary pieces and a six sided dice (just one).

I also made paper versions of the board and instructions slightly adapted from these which are kindly provided by Baron Modar Neznanich, OPel. The paper versions mean that everybody has a set of instructions handy during game night, and they can take a game home with them. (A good thing in my book.) BTW, there is a bit of method to my madness, I plan to put the games out on the tables during the day at the Three Saints and a Ruby event in May!

All in all Tablut was pretty easy and quick. Which is a very good thing since I kinda waited until the last minute. I get to play Tablut for the first time tonight! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Largesse for Game Day #2 - Gluckshaus

Another month, another game!

Some people like games of skill, some those of strategy, and some like games of luck. I'm trying to cover a little bit of each, and what better game to start with than one named for the Lady herself! This week's game was Glukshaus, or the House of Fortune.

Using the information kindly provided by Dragonell the Juggler at  I made up another felt game board. (I'm working on a full set of five, but these take a while to make And since the game can be played by any number of people, we only needed one.) I bought dice at the local party store--they had them in their 'poker night/casino party' section--and also made a pretty version to print on 8 1/2 x 11" paper. Having wised-up a bit, I printed the paper boards on card stock with the instructions on the reverse so everyone who attended could take away the game.

Which many did. Score!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Largesse for Game Day #1 - Alquerques

Part of my plans as A&S Minister for the Barony of Rivenstar have to do with teaching regular classes in skills that Medieval/Renaissance gentry would have had. Particularly those which would still be useful in a SCA/modern context. Period games figure high on my list of 'ought to know' so I started up monthly gaming sessions.

The plan is to teach a different game every month, and also to have all previously taught games available to play for those who want them. This means I need game boards. Lots of game boards!

I want something easy to pack and carry and clean that is also colorful, inexpensive and easy to work with...hmmmm....FELT!


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Classes at Christmas Court!

Today was Christmas Court in the Barony of Rivenstar and my first opportunity to perform my record keeping duties as Arts and Sciences Minister. I made sign-in sheets, taught a class on hair extensions and hair taping, and took a LOT of other classes. :) And I have the loot to prove it!

I learned needle felting!

I made a ball with my proposed personal badge on it. And discussed organizing a "make your own felted slippers" day.

I learned a new kumihimo braid!

I made about 8" in my proposed colors while I talked dying, and cooking, and heraldry. We all ate a great feast. And then we danced!

I'm still crazy busy with too many deadlines and too little time before classes end, but this was a great day. :)