About Renegade Heroes
The Heroes are a group of individuals who volunteer for Renegade Game Studios. Their purpose is to help spread the word of all of our amazing games and demo locally in stores, at your regional conventions and at conventions as large as Origins and GenCon.
In order to reward our Heroes for great deeds done, we have come up with the following program. Within this program Heroes can earn points for spreading the fun that Renegade Games can bring and in return, you can spend those points for Renegade swag or other items we collect throughout the year.
Heroes can collect points in three (3) different Tiers:
Mission Level 1 (1 point/event) – “Sanctioned" store demo session of at least 2 hours
Mission Level 2 (2 points/event) – Mini Con or Distributor Open House Volunteer
Mission Level 3 (3 points/event) – National Convention Volunteer
In order to get credit for these events they must go through Renegade Games and events must be pre-planned and advertised. Additionally, events must be set up as an event on Facebook in order to allow quick promotion through the Renegade Games Facebook page. The most your event can be promoted, you more wonderful people you get to meet throughout the demo event. J
For Mission Level 3 events, this isn’t as big of a concern but if a Hero is making an appearance at a local con or setting up a demo session at their local store, not only do we want to know about it but we want to help you advertise it on Renegade social media in order to maximize knowledge of your event and hopefully increase attendance.
During game release windows, there may be special requests made of each Hero to schedule release event demos to increase knowledge and exposure of our new games. These will be broadcast through the Renegade Heroes Facebook Group.
Why collect all these points? To get prizes! While, as Heroes, we know that your ultimate goal is to do good and spread board gaming fun, we want to reward your hard work.
Throughout the year, we will be posting items up for grabs along with their “point” purchase price. Items will be broadcast through the Renegade Heroes Facebook Group. Once you spend points, they go away and you must accrue more points to obtain additional items.
Current Reward options
Renegade Hat – 2 points
Renegade Playmat – 3 points
Renegade Polo Shirt – 5 points
Renegade Backpack – 10 points
Expectations of our Heroes
As a member of the Renegade Heroes, it is your sworn duty to help spread the word of our games, old and new. While not all actions may win you points, we do expect Heroes to share special events through their own social media networks, help post reviews of games and other random tasks. While these tasks may seem small, these actions can increase the visibility of our games exponential, especially when done by each member of our team.
One of the most important things you can do on the internet to help is to post reviews on BoardGameGeek.com (BGG) and on Amazon. It has been found that these two sites are the “go to” sites that people seek out when determining which new game to buy, whether it be online or at your local gaming store. If you need assistance in how to post reviews of games on either site, please let us know and we can walk you through the steps.
In order to remain an active Hero for Renegade, each Hero must accumulate at least 2 points a year through the above Operations.
Demo Copies of Games
Similar to Mission Level 1, in order to receive a demo copy of any of the Renegade Games for free, you will need to set up your first demo event. The event must be in a public area, and advertised with the same rules as Mission Level 1. It is requested that you give us as much as time as possible in scheduling these events so that there is not only enough time for you to coordinate but for us to get you the game for the demo. This is especially important for new games. Four (4) weeks is a great goal but the more time, the better.
As an incentive to grow the Hero Team, if a current Hero recommends/refers an individual to the program and that new Hero accumulates 2 points, you will receive a Renegade Pint Glass as a reward. The more successful Heroes you refer the more glasses you get!
Community and Questions
We are all here to help each other. If you have questions regarding how to work with stores, how to do a demo, what language to use or anything else that could assist you in becoming a better Renegade Hero, just ask. Our Facebook group is filled with both experienced and inexperienced volunteers and there is no pride in watching a fellow member of the team struggle. If you have questions, it’s likely that either someone else is struggling with that same issue or have had that issue before and can outline a way to overcome that hurdle.
How to Join
To join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you set up and on your way to being a part of our outstanding volunteer program!