You can find more information on how to join the us in the Current Middle Ages at There you can connect with your local group and find publications to help you get started, such as:

The Known World Handbook: A compendium of information, traditions and crafts practiced in these Current Middle Ages in the SCA. Perfect Bound edition.(1992)

A New Members’ Guide: A “how-to” pamphlet book on the who, what and where of getting involved in the SCA, especially for new members.

Costuming to a T – Basic SCA Sewing: Introduction to sewing, Frankish, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Greek and Byzantine costume, pouches, pants and a Renaissance shirt.

Don’t overlook the many subjects explored by the SCA’s monograph series, The Compleat Anachronist. Each issue focuses on a topic relating to pre-17th century culture, society, or other items of interest to SCA members. Most issues not only discuss period examples, but how you can try it too! You may also request the Marketplace Order Forms from the SCA Stock Clerk by writing to:

Stock Clerk – Society for Creative Anachronism
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789
(800) 789-7486 or (408) 263-9305.

The 10 Commandments of the SCA

As published in the Known World Handbook:

  1. Treat your inferiors in rank, knowledge or experience in the society as if they were your equals; treat your equals as if they were your superiors; treat officers as representatives of the King, and treat the King & Queen with the reverence due your Sovereigns.
  2. Use medieval forms of address
  3. Be faithful to your lord and your word.
  4. Gentlemen, honour all ladies.
  5. Ladies, be worthy of that honor.
  6. Touch no man’s goods unasked; give and receive with grace.
  7. Be gentle to the stranger.
  8. Raise your sword, not your voice.
  9. Let the slain man tell if he be slain.
  10. Reverence the King & Queen