Amtgard brings "limitless creativity" to Santa Fe park

Every Sunday members the Shire of Lost Souls bring their fantasy role play to Railyard Park in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The group is part of the fantasy world of Amtgard. Alexa Schirtzinger of the Santa Fe Reporter has the story. (photo)

A break-off in the 1980's from Society for Creative Anachronism, Amtgard emphasizes battleplay, complete with foam-covered swords, but integrates the use of magic and fantastic creatives. “Someone can play an elf or a fox spirit or a cat person—all those are appropriate,” said Jolie Bourgeois-Pearson. “They can be anything they want.”