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For your entertainment, some pics of our Wargamer Recruitment Station at a local shopping mall.



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Should warn the sensitive: "May contain death, explicit and/or implicit. It it bothers you, stick to chess!"
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Well done sir. Well done indeed.
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Outstanding Mark! Curious about the results there, what were people's reactions?
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Great stuff! We should do the same in our society.
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kphenninger wrote:
Outstanding Mark! Curious about the results there, what were people's reactions?


Many were curious, some were bewildered, and a few were keenly interested.

The most promising prospects fell into four categories:

- Younger, not knowledgeable about military history but very interested in the subject matter

- History buffs who were unaware the hobby existed

- Computer wargame/FPS players curious about 'unplugged' wargames

- Older, played wargames as a youth, didn't realize the hobby is still around

P.S. What I find interesting is that we get more interest from history buffs and computer gamers than we do from people who are already into other boardgame hobbies.
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That's fantastic Mark. What a simple and elegant way of bringing wargames to the masses.
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I would recommend some booth babes to increase your recruitment modifier.
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Very cool! Who decided to set that booth up (a group or something I mean, obviously you were involved!)? Was there a special occasion? Is this a regular thing?

There are more people interested in history than war(board)gamers so I'm not surprised those were some of the passers-by most interested.
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wifwendell wrote:
Very cool! Who decided to set that booth up (a group or something I mean, obviously you were involved!)? Was there a special occasion? Is this a regular thing?


This was a special two-day event held last weekend with the purpose of educating the community about the various boardgaming hobbies. The event was spearheaded by a local online boardgame retailer (Gaming Library) and the space was provided by the mall free of charge.

Volunteers representing the various boardgaming genres displayed and demoed games, gave talks and tutorials, and answered questions. The club I belong to (Philippine Historical Boardgamers Club) represented the board wargaming hobby.

This was a one-time thing, although it would be great to hold it annually.

We also have regular Open Gaming Meets at the same mall and smaller Wargame Meets at various venues.
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Oh, heck, now I am inspired....that cannot be good!
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Excellent.
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Outstanding!!! Here's some GG for your worthy efforts!!!
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Great idea! Here's hoping a few of those new recruits stick with it.
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OOOOOOOHHHHH. So, THAT's what paradise looks like.
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