Sometimes asking is the easy way to find yourself doing some very cool things. Spiel is a big event. They estimate nearly 150,000 people over the four days. It is really all about board games, but there is another portion of the event that is pretty cool and very popular, that is LARP, Live Action Role Playing. LARP is not my thing. I'm too busy playing work to go off and play LARP, but with that said, there is something extremely compelling about getting dressed up in a suit of armor and going off to bash someone else who is wearing a suit of armor.
Mytholon is a company that creates honest to goodness armor. They do standard medieval stuff as well as custom armor for people who like to play World of Warcraft and want to have a real set of armor like their character online. It is expensive but it is a pretty cool idea.
I took a few minutes to interview Axel Phillip from Mytholon to ask him about the company and the changes they have seen over the past 10 years.
Here is the interview - I had fun doing it.