An Over-Attention to Oddity

I’ve been thinking a lot about learning lately. Reviewing the training program and working with Shay to study her style at a high level put my brain on high alert for ideas floating around related to learning. In this case, it was an idea of Exception Bias that come up in one of the RPG … Read More

Stretch Your Mind Towards New Opportunities

Two experiences this week prompted this train of thought and something that I wanted to share. The first was in Shay’s Thoughts for our upcoming practice (March 19, 2020) and the other was a video Sigmar posted to BAND. Here was Shay’s Thought: “We are going to work on intentional movement. There is so much … Read More

A Guide To Making A Cloak

I’ve decided to try my hand at making digital instructions to help you make your cloaks so you can make them anytime you want (like in the off-season). If you have any questions, please contact me or any of the Broderers. We would love to help you!

Torchlight Tourney 2021 Stream

The Universe was on our side this year and we were able to hold the end of season Torchlight Tourney for Order of the Rose. As the previous victor, Renald ran everyone through a 5-Round Swiss Tournament* and everyone was limited to a single short sword. *A Swiss Tournament is a non-elimination tournament where the … Read More

Training Program Revamp Idea

After a discussion with Evanlyn and Veron, I brain-dumped an idea of how to revamp the training program. The goal is to separate the “ranking” and the “learning” aspects of fencing within Order of the Rose, to have an experience similar to what it takes to become a Master Swordsman, and to bring back some … Read More