Amtgard starts with the defense (guard, or "gard" in French) of your shire (amt, shire in German). It is an immersive, multi-verse of fantasy, science fiction game that combines elements of a foam fighting sport with crafting, camping and community service. There are several classes to choose from, e.g. warrior, wizard, or wanderer. There are several chapters worldwide. It is based on Aratari-Dagorhir (TM of Dagorhir Wargaming Inc.). Foam cross gamers from Dagorhir, Darkon (TM of Darkon Wargaming Inc.), and other foam (boffer) Collectives (Belagarth, Legend, Avalon, etc.) are welcome to cross game using the common rule-set (CRS).