Thursday, May 03, 2018

My contribution; For Honor; Playing Hard

The radio was on in my bedroom and it was playing Q, a morning arts and music show on CBC 1.  The speaker said "...the SCA and re-enactors..." and very soon thereafter talked about his love for "German longsword."  Just like these words and phrases were normal parts of the English language  that many people would have no trouble understanding.


I said to my wife, "If this guy, a Canadian,  can use 'SCA' and 're-enactors' like this, it's largely because of you and me."

Other long-time participants in the SCA in Canada and especially in Ontario may think this unwarranted braggadocio, but I don't.

Fortunately the radio program had nothing to do with Nazis.  The person  being interviewed was Jason VandenBerghe, a Montrealer who designed the Ubisoft video game For Honor, which was released a couple of years ago. 
VandenBerge was on the air discussing "For Honor" because it is currently the subject of a documentary film,"Playing Hard." It sounds very good. The CBC interview is of interest to people who care about modern ideas of chivalry.

1 comment:

  1. "Other long-time participants in the SCA in Canada and especially in Ontario may think this unwarranted braggadocio, but I don't."
    Could anyone seriously say that? *I* was there, almost at the very, very beginning. That was 1976? Before even Ruta. There were like, what, all of *six* in that initial group in Toronto. An idea transported by these two people, new to Canada, from Michigan. One, and certainly the leader, was you Steve. Who could possibly deny your continued influence on everything that has happened since - and still continues!
    "Those who do not remember history..."

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