So you want to play in the SCA?

The SCA is a great organization for those who are curious about history. It is also a wonderful place to make friends and have fun! As an organization, the SCA is focused on the study and recreation of life in Europe prior to the 17th century. As such, at events you will see people in funny clothes, doing odd things, and possibly donning armor and hitting each other with sticks wrapped in duct tape.

Members of the SCA love to talk to others about whatever they are doing and are willing to help you figure out where you fit in, so don’t be shy! While there are different ranks (higher ones being denoted by a crown) as long as you are polite people will understand if you don’t use the correct titles. Above all, have fun exploring the different activities that the SCA has to offer!

If you are curious to know more about the SCA, its origins and daily workings, take a look at these links below:
What is the SCA?
Details about becoming involved in the SCA
An introduction to Garb – What to wear at events
A general information resource
A dictionary of common Jargon
So this is your first event?