Tournaments Illuminated

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Tournaments Illuminated

Tournaments Illuminated is the Society for Creative Anachronism's quarterly magazine for its membership throughout the Known World.

TI features kingdom news, a humor column, war reports, museums exhibits of interest, medieval destinations, book reviews, and listings of major SCA events. Article topics cover how to thrive in the SCA, as well as works of research on pre-seventeenth-century Western culture.


Editor - Dar'C O'Neal | Magister Riordan MacGregor; tieditor@sca.org

Art Director: Joyce Morris | Mistress Gwendolyn of Amberwood ; tiart@sca.org



Contribute to our next Quest Article Now!

Our upcoming Quest Article is "Hints for the SCA Metal-Worker, Revisited" with Guest Editor Ron Holcomb | Ragenald de Holecumb.

TI's first metal-working Quest appeared in 2010. Knowledge from historical research and analysis continues to grow – and Society metal-workers have acquitted themselves well in a number of modern settings; it seems a good time to revisit the topic. In Society period, metal-working was a sought-after skill that produced arms and armor, implements and ornaments. No matter your skill level, no matter what subset of metal-work, ferrous or noble: If you have advice to share, or a go-to technique or tool that helps you obtain best results, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a simple-to-build portable forge or foundry? A clever adaptation of an existing tool? Or a field-expedient trick invented out of necessity but still in use because it works so well? If you teach, what is your favorite first project for new students?

Send an e-mail sharing your expertise (up to 300 words) to tieditor@sca.org by November 30, 2018, and it may be included in the First Quarter (2019) Issue of Tournaments Illuminated. If you'd like to send a photo of a current project, please write and ask for specs.

Submission of any work to TI constitutes permission to publish said work without compensation in any form, including, but not limited to, electronically on a publicly accessible webpage. The author retains all original copyrights to the submission.