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A goal sought by some, and actively despised, feared and criticized by others.  The way it was ''actually'' done "back then".  People who try to pursue this goal are often referred to as [[Authenticity Mavins]] or [[Authenticity Nazis]], or [[Authenticity Police]], or some other such insulting terms.
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'''Authenticity''' is a goal sought by some [[recreation]]ists, and actively despised, feared and criticised by others.  The way it was ''actually'' done "back then".  People who try to pursue this goal are often referred to as "[[Authenticity Mavins]]" or "Authenticity Nazis", or "Authenticity Police", or some other such insulting terms.
  
In the SCA (as stated in ''[[Corpora]]''), you must make an ''attempt'' at pre-16th century garb, although it's always nice to see people making an effort beyond this. There are several ways the SCA encourage authenticity, although some of these (which are given the lables above) unfortunately can give the rest of their group a bad name. These groups are:
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In the [[SCA]] (as stated in ''[[Corpora]]''), you must make an ''attempt'' at pre-[[16th century]] [[garb]], although it's always nice to see people making an effort beyond this. There are several ways the SCA encourage authenticity, although the attitudes of some members (which are given the labels above) unfortunately can give the rest of the group a bad name.  
  
* [[College of Heralds]] - '''Full''' [[documentation]] is required to register your [[SCA name]] and [[device]].
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How is authenticity encouraged in the SCA?
* [[Arts & Sciences]] - '''Authenticity''' is a criteria when judging A&S competitions. Normally documentation is required]]
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* [[College of Heralds]] - Full [[documentation]] is required to register your [[SCA name]] and [[device]].
* [[Fighters]] - Well, although duct tape may still be used as strap substitutes, bike helmets are no longer permitted as legal [[armour]], and most people wear a tabard over their pickle barrel armour bits.
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* [[Arts & Sciences]] - Authenticity is a criteria when judging A&S competitions. Normally documentation is required.
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* [[Fighter]]s - Well, although [[duct tape]] may still be used as strap substitutes, bike helmets are no longer permitted as [[laws|legal]] [[armour]], and most people wear a [[tabard]] over their pickle barrel [[armour]] bits.
 
* [[Dancing]] - Most SCA dance practices mostly teach [[period]] dances these days.
 
* [[Dancing]] - Most SCA dance practices mostly teach [[period]] dances these days.
* [[Camping]] - More and more period pavillions are being seen at camping events.
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* [[Camping]] - More and more period [[pavilion]]s are being seen at [[camping event]]s.
* [[Feasts]] - Most [[feastocrat]]s serve period food at events, and avoid using [[new world]] foods. (Yes, it's true: not ''all'' SCA food has to involve [[sultanas]] or [[cloves]], and period food can taste good. Mmm.. what's better than a side of marinated roast [[lamb]]?!)
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* [[Feast]]s - Most [[feastocrat]]s serve [[period food]] at events, and avoid using [[new world foods]]. (Yes, it's true: not ''all'' SCA food has to involve [[sultana]]s or [[cloves]], and period food can taste good. Mmm.. what's better than a side of marinated roast [[lamb]]?!)

Revision as of 14:22, 9 September 2004

Authenticity is a goal sought by some recreationists, and actively despised, feared and criticised by others. The way it was actually done "back then". People who try to pursue this goal are often referred to as "Authenticity Mavins" or "Authenticity Nazis", or "Authenticity Police", or some other such insulting terms.

In the SCA (as stated in Corpora), you must make an attempt at pre-16th century garb, although it's always nice to see people making an effort beyond this. There are several ways the SCA encourage authenticity, although the attitudes of some members (which are given the labels above) unfortunately can give the rest of the group a bad name.

How is authenticity encouraged in the SCA?