Are you here because you received a flier at The Hobbit's premiere? All you need to do is find out where your local chapter meets. It was most likely printed on the flier, but you can also find a chapter via our kingdom's page on the ORK Atlas, or reach out to us on Facebook. You will also need a copy of the Rules of Play [PDF Download]. Your chapter may have paper copies of this. You don't need any weapons or an outfit at first, just show up and the players there will help you get started!
What is Amtgard you ask? Amtgard is a fantasy and medieval recreational group that
was started in El Paso, Texas, in the early eighties. Since then it has grown to
include more than a dozen Kingdoms spanning the United States and various other countries
such as Germany, Croatia, and Japan!
In Amtgard you carry your sword and shield, staff, bow, or whatever you desire onto the field of battle and fight against other people face to face. Now don't worry, the swords, axes or any of the other weapons are not real. They are recreation weapons safely padded with foam.
What sets Amtgard apart from other organizations is our emphasis on combat and the choice of classes that you may play. Assassin, Barbarian, Monk, and Warrior are to name a few. Each has it's own abilities and drawbacks that make them unique. Amtgard also has four magic using classes; Bard, Druid, Healer, and Wizard. Each class has it's own spells from which to choose.
Please explore the rest of the site and then come out and join us at an Amtgard group near you.