En Garde is a turn based fencing inspired card game in Second Life. It was built by Rifkin Habsburg based on the table top card game of the same name created by Reiner Knizia. The game is very popular in Caledon, with at least eight pistes and four teams based there.
The game features networking of all strips throughout Second Life. Worldwide individual and team standings are maintained in a nearly real-time manner. At least three Caledonians - Gerami Fizz, Exrex Somme, and Valentine Janus - have at some point held the #1 rank on the World Champions board.
On 17 May 2008 Caledon was the ninth host site for the United EnGarde tournament series. Gerami Fizz was the host, the Vannevar Bush memorial garden on Caledon I was the venue, and Tiffany Dragonash emerged victorious from a record 27 fencers entered.
En Garde teams based in Caledon
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- Caledon Foiled Again, founded by Hotspur O'Toole
- Caledon Sabres, founded by Ordinal Malaprop
- Caledon Dragonflies, founded by ZenMondo Wormser
- RCAF Lightning, founded by Zoe Connolly
En Garde pistes in Caledon
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- Ordinal Malaprop's Water Garden in Caledon I, home piste of the Caledon Sabres.
- At the Connolly Aerodrome in Caledon Penzance, home piste of the RCAF Lightning.
- Polymath Rock * in Caledon Cape Wrath (formerly at Polymath Upstairs in Caledon Middlesea), home piste of Caledon Foiled Again.
- In the "Fencing Loft" inside the FreeFlow Academy of CodePoetry *, Aether Isle, Caledon Steam Sky City, home piste of the Caledon Dragonflies. (2 Pistes)
- Behind Mr. Gerami Fizz's shop in Caledon I.
- At Fogwoman Gray's The Green Fairy in Caledon Steam Sky City, on the roof level.
Partial list of En Garde pistes outside Caledon
- Procyon Games HQ *, Malrif, home piste of Team Rifkin
- Black Kat Studios, San Placido, home piste of Black Kat Fencing
- Antiquity Forest *, home piste of Kilt by Antiquity
- Edward Partridge Stadium *, Zarahemla, home piste of Green Jello Power
- Isla Clairvaux, home piste of Team Vaux
Buikmunt, Wyre, home piste of Clan MacInnes of Wyre
Starred * locations host multiple strips.
- United EnGarde, a group of piste owners organising a regular rotation of open tournaments.
- A Second Life Miscellany includes pages on the United En Garde classification and points system.
- En Garde! Champions League, journal for the En Garde! Champions League in SL. Check for schedules and results.