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Hipster Zombie Nerds vs D&D Nerds

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This makes us want to move to Montreal. [From The Scourge]

Right, so there are a colony of nerdy D&D-playing medeivalists who gather in Mount Royal Park every Sunday to run around screaming and slapping each with swords made of duct-taped iron bars and shields made out of the lids of recycling bins. Shit, there are even dudes with nerf arrows, flails, battle axes and big fuckin’ hammers. One guy had on an entire suit of chain mail armor.

Anyway, a cabal of local hipsters decided that this Sunday was going to be different. This Sunday, the hipsters were going to dress up like zombies and come marching out of the woods to engage the nerds in glorious battle. We were there to witness and record the hilarity that ensued:

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The post on Scourge has prompted some great comments. Here's our favorite:

the circle will be complete when the nerds dress as travelers from the future (twilight zone style) and warn the hipsters that their own collective fantasy is just as irrelevant to history as D&D combat club. the hipsters will react with indifference,and continue bolstering their egos, getting soon to go out of style tattoos and working on post-ironic record collections. the nerds, feeling vindicated, will return to the park to happily vent their own feelings of self loathing by beating up friends with nerf swords.

See the rest of the photos here.

Comments

There is no such things as "hipsters" who dress as zombies...we are just talking about shades of gai

As a fellow LARPer, I find some of these comments offensive. We typically don't look at your hobbies and likes and make fun of you. Just because we like dressing up in costumes and using silly accents while we beat the tar out of each other with foam covered PVC pipes doesn't mean we are bad people.

Hell, I don't think you have lived until you've gotten cracked in the face by accident with a boffer mace.

As a larper my self, this would have been compleatly epic. Looks like a blast...... now I just have to wonder, did the zombies take damage....

Way I look at it. Most of these people probably do have jobs and a life outside of this, just instead of going out and partying every night doing drugs and drinking and getting into trouble, instead they found a different activity where they have fun. So I wouldn't say the future is in trouble as Bones said, quiet the opposite, its people like Bones who make the future in trouble.

That second picture looks like a scene out of Role Models.

Whatever man, what I see is a bunch of people having fun. What's pathetic is sitting on your computer putting them down when really you wish you could have been there chasing some larper down going, "braaainnnsss"...

lol

How pathetic can you get? These people need to get a life. seriously? D & D and Zombie Nerds? the future is seriously in trouble!

im sorry i love d&d and tabletop rpgs with my life but larpers are disgusting and the pariah of the rpg world. they are the only people i hate more than hipsters. go zombies

I am getting to old. Obviously!

You sound kind of down on geeks... bofferlarp rocks!

that is o awsome

awesome as in kickass funny - idiot, ha

This blog entry is not nearly pro-nerd enough. It's obvious where your loyalty ultimately lies.

awesome!

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