I love working with volunteers at events, and I love gaming. So it should not be terribly surprising that the two topics mixed in a discussion recently. After a long week in the field, some friends and I started talking about: how do our volunteers match up to on-line game archetypes?
What what? It's like this -- in games like World of Warcraft, you and a team of other heroes are fighting monsters. There are certain kinds of things different heroes on your team are good at. Those hero archetypes apply to a lot of online games -- and funny enough, they apply to volunteers as well.