LARPers. We've all heard of them, most of us know some, and some of you might even BE one. Past dressing for fan events, or costume parties at gatherings, what is serious LARPing? What makes a person put on a second skin and wear it as their own? Coyote dons his ringmail, grabs an authentic Claymore, and explains what LARPing is and why people do it.
The only thing WORSE than running into a LARPer who is brandishing a giant foam sword and pair of cheap vampire fangs, is running into a LARPer who is brandishing a giant foam sword and a pair of cheap vampire fangs who is legitimately pissed that you refuse to acknowledge that he is Quaygarth, Demon Prince of the Underworld.
This leads to black eyes for the players, for geeks, and more often than not for Quaygarth who finds out that while rock may beat paper, angry trucker who is trying to eat his meal in peace, beats geek.
Learn more from our resident expert in It's All Geek to Me.