Since its inception, Plaid Hat Games has been as much about the community around its games as it has been about the games. Fan involvement and support has been part of the core of what Plaid Hat Games is. Between the faithful PHG.com community, the army of podcast Dougs, and the playtesting teams that bring our games to life, Plaid Hat Games is, like any successful venture, ultimately a collaborative effort.

Today we're announcing a new Plaid Hat Corps system in which we invite Plaid Hat Games fans to partner with us more than ever before.

All fans of Plaid Hat Games are now encouraged to sign up for the Plaid Hat Corps. (Click here to register.) There are no required actions once you're a member to stay a member, but once your registration has been processed, you'll have the opportunity to partner with us in the following ways:

  • Host Demo Events: Host a demo of a Plaid Hat Games game at an official PHG retailer (they can register if they're not one already) and receive a $10 credit to the PHG.com store.
  • Host a Tournament: Host a tournament of one of our games at an official PHG retailer (they can register if they're not one already) and receive a $10 credit to the PHG.com store, $20 if there are 8 participants or more.
  • Volunteer at a Convention: Work with us at an official convention, demoing games and being part of the Plaid Hat Games booth, receiving T-shirts, store credit, a pass to the convention, and more. Plaid Hat Corps members will automatically receive an e-mail when these opportunities are available, and there's already a few conventions we're accepting applications for.
  • Playtest: Playtest opportunities will be a part of this system in the future as well. Playtesting usually earns you a free copy of the game if you meet the minium responsibilities, as well as other benefits.

At Plaid Hat Games, we have a deep appreciation for how much fans mean to the company as supporters and as the ones who get our games into the hands of others. If you're out there telling people how great one of our games is, trying to get them to play it, or organizing events around it, we invite you to register for the Plaid Hat Corps today so you can earn benefits here on the Web site and increase your involvement. If you haven't been an active participant in the fan community here at PlaidHatGames.com, now is the best time to jump on board!

Those who were members of the Plaid Hat Corps before these changes will receive an e-mail soon with complete details on how it will all work.

Click here to register for the Plaid Hat Corps.

Click here to see current convention volunteer opportunities.

Click here to create a demo or tournament event as a Plaid Hat Games official retailer.


Comments


freezinpee commented:

Cool, need more help to get saskatoon canada on board

Posted on 2014-01-20.

Hilgendwarf commented:

I'm in! I'll also likely be volunteering to help run things at GrandCon here in Grand Rapids, should the guys make the trek up here again this September.

Posted on 2014-01-20.

Dignifiedb commented:

I'm also in Grand Rapids, MI (I actually live about a mile away from where GrandCon is being held). Would love to help in any way possible!!

Posted on 2014-01-21.

BlamedCat commented:

This is very awesome! :)
I do have a question though. Does this apply for demo events from this post on forward?

Posted on 2014-01-21.

tortugatron commented:

What about iOS!? ;)

Posted on 2014-01-21.

Hilgendwarf commented:

Dignified, I'd like to run a tournament at Out Of The Box in Zeeland sometime, they've got a great game room!

Posted on 2014-01-21.

Dignifiedb commented:

@Hilgendwarf Sounds like a great idea to me! Let me know if there is anything I could do to help. Would love to touch base if your in a gaming group, too. Looking to find another group, as current one only meets once a month.

Posted on 2014-01-21.

Silvious commented:

@Hilgendwarf @Dignifiedb - Another West Michigan resident here, love Out of the Box, we should definitely put some pressure on Jeff to become an official PHG retailer!

Posted on 2014-01-21.

BuckWilde commented:

This is such a great ida. My goal is to run a Summoner Wars tournament at my local game store by the end of the winter, but first, I need to get my FLGS to register. How hard could it be?

Posted on 2014-01-22.

ahath80 commented:

@Silvious @Hilgendwarf @Dignifiedb - Yet another one from West Michigan, go to Out of the Box at least once a week, would love to see more PHG stuff there.

Posted on 2014-01-22.

Hilgendwarf commented:

Alright, this needs to happen then! I'll try to make up a forum post about a tournament and I'll try to talk to Jeff in the next few days to work out some logistics!

Posted on 2014-01-22.

joepinion commented:

Hilgen, it's easy, if they just go to the web site, it's free advertising for them basically.

Posted on 2014-01-22.

brock commented:

Is there any intention of crediting demos for the past few months? I'm sure many of us have been demoing every month since BioShock came out, thinking we were keeping our status current in anticipation of getting Dead of Winter when it is released. It'd be nice to get a few past months' worth of credit for being consistent.

Posted on 2014-01-24.

mdowd commented:

I agree with Brock. I haven't received an email as if yet about the status of those of us who were existing corps members before this announcement was posted. I enjoy demoing your games and now running tournaments and plan on continuing to do so, but we would like to know about the ramifications of the changes for current corps members.

Posted on 2014-01-24.

Truth commented:

Current Plaid Hat Corp members, we have some sorting to do, but we will be reaching out to you. Moving forward please start operating under the new system.

Posted on 2014-01-24.

Agent Minivann commented:

Idea for a store item: Plaid Hat Corps logo that looks kind of Marine Corps-esque rub on tattoo.

Posted on 2014-01-30.

MarcJWaters commented:

Signed up... already running events in Indianapolis.

Posted on 2014-02-08.

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