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d6 Ways To Conscript Soldiers
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Prophecy: A group of seers are consulted to predict which men will be the most successful in battle. Only those who draw auspicious omens are to be conscripted.
Lucky Coins: A large pile of coins is placed in the town square, and all able-bodied men are allowed to take as many as they desire. The coins are of varied value; the higher-valued ones are more likely to be marked. If someone draws a marked coin, they’re conscripted.
Chicken Run: All able-bodied men are lined up on one side of a field, and a batch of chickens is released on the other side. Any who catches a chicken is exempt from conscription, while the rest are conscripted into the army.
Dance-Off: All able-bodied men must compete in a dance competition judged by the village’s most prestigious dance experts. The best dancers are exempt from conscription, while those with two left feet are conscripted into the army.
Wheel of Misfortune: A giant wheel is set up in the town square with the names of all able-bodied men written on it. The wheel is spun, and whoever the wheel lands on is immediately conscripted.
Beauty Pageant: All able-bodied men are lined up in the town square. Those that the town’s women rate the most eligible are exempt from conscription; the less fortunate contestants are conscripted.
I have spent all week researching history for army recruitment & management. I’m not sorry.