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The Tavern

Post#1 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:28 am

I was at Gulf Wars two weeks ago, which is an SCA event held in Mississippi. I had a blast, but the weather was very cold.
A friend and I were walking home from a bardic gathering, and we were passing one of the few permanent structures on-site, which serves food and drinks, so she said: "'Let's go in there and warm up."
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I had no idea what to expect when I opened the door.
It was a tavern.
A straight-up D&D tavern.

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I returned to the place several times and every time I was in there I found myself staring at the door, waiting for an elf or dwarf to walk in.
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Post#2 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:27 am

8O Holy Holy, you aren't kidding about that place, right down to the torches on the walls! I am assuming they served mead, did they serve any food that would be appropriate for a D&D Tavern, like mutton?
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Post#3 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:54 pm

The menu included bread and cheese, mead, beer and wine. There's also a flat top for cooking meat, although there was nothing cooking when I was at that end of the room.

In the middle of the floor - you can just barely see it in the last photo - is a big iron fire pit which has a charcoal fire burning in it. I am still trying to figure out why the place wasn't smokey. It didn't look like a gas fire. I looked to be actual charcoal.

The loft over the bar is used as a stage for the live music they have every night.
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Post#4 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:56 pm

Hah, so they do serve something resembling mutton! Very cool, especially that they have live music every night.
I didn't see it on the photo of the place that you took outside, but did the tavern have a name?
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Post#5 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:17 pm

It's called The Green Dragon.
There are several videos of the place on youtube. Search "Gulf Wars Green Dragon"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiuuUqDqjBA

Here's some video of live music in the loft - the band is called Wolgemut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt47eqeLlS8
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Post#6 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:24 pm

Stik wrote:It's called The Green Dragon.
Here's some video of live music in the loft - the band is called Wolgemut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt47eqeLlS8


Ha, the Green Dragon?! If the tavern didn't have a name I was going to make a joke about calling it the Green Griffon; you know, after that drawing in the 1E DM's Guide?
Thanks for the upload of Wolgemut. If that's the house band the Green Dragon is doing pretty good. I think the band is probably better to see in person in order to have that heavy drum beat rattle a person's body, and also so a person can clap along. Great stuff.
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Post#7 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Wolgemut is a traveling band from Europe. I see them every year at the Pennsic War.

The Green Dragon is only a medieval tavern - which is to say a tavern catering to medieval folk - one week a year, plus whenever the site is used by the SCA. Other than that, it's used by whoever is using the campground. It even doubles for a church when church groups rent the site.
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Post#8 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:37 pm

Well those people with SCA really do a good job of getting the place decked out for your events.
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