Saturday, January 31, 2009

Amtgard News #3

Since our group is looking for new people, I have came up with an interesting way to try to recruit new people. I am walking around the campus in garb and chainmail. carrying around flyers and handing them out to people who ask me about my outfit. Some of the rest of the group members didn't think that that would work, but they were wrong. Over a period of two days I distributed about 80 flyers, including those I handed out to people and those I put up on bulletin boards.

Today, a new guy came who said he had participated in LARP before and was interested in joining us. He found my flyer in the math department lounge. Also, a photographer from a journalism class came up and asked to take some pictures for a project because he had seen my flyer. Finally, while I was in the dining hall dressed in garb a reporter from the Diamondback approached me and asked what was going on. I told him about the game and he said he wanted to come out and see us fight and do a story on us.

2 comments:

Talkative in Toronto said...

Hmmm. Sounds like you heed the advice, "Speak softly but carry a big chainmail".

Dan Mont said...

I bet you are causing quite a stir. If they write an article about you or Amtgard be sure to send it to us....or post it on your blog.

Too bad you can't cast a "Recruitment Enchantment" postion