Recruiting is one of the more common tasks of an Archmage. If you’re lucky, you don’t have to do a ton of it. If you’re not lucky… well, sometimes it seems like that is all you do. Recruiting can be as simple or as complex as you’d like to make it – at some point that is not now, I will talk about the etiquette of recruiting also.
First: when recruiting: Decide what you’re looking for. For example, you might be looking for a certain boost or boost. You might be looking for a certain size of city. You might be interested in cities that are super-active.
Second: Whatever it is you’re looking for, decide on and prioritize your criteria.
Third: Decide how flexible you are on those criteria, and indicate that as part of your language.
Fourth: Get the word out. Look around your maps. Get your players to look around their maps. Check on common sites and forums. Talk to other AMs.
Fifth: Be patient. Sometimes it takes a while to find a good fit. An empty slot is not the end of the world, and a player that is a poor fit for your fellowship will be painful for both fellowship and player.
Sample recruiting language for an fs overview page: **RECRUITING!** Looking for friendly, active players with a city of 35K+ in size for a friendly, supportive, ambitious fellowship. Tourney play a must. Desirable boosts include Dust and Planks. Please apply or contact Archmage Dr Calluna.