Few happenings fit the geek lifestyle as well as live action role-playing games, a sort of real-life, costumed version of Dungeons & Dragons. A major LARP event known as "Blood Games" is set for Aug. 21-23 at Ye Olde Commons camping ground in Charlton, Mass., but live action role play events are common throughout the United States and happen all summer long. The main idea, as explained by the LARP Alliance, is to play a character in a story-driven game. Play as human, dwarf or elf in live combat featuring safe weaponry such as foam swords and Nerf guns, or theatrical games that use "rock, paper, scissors" and cards to determine combat outcomes.
List of LARP groups and events.
Also check out The Geek Atlas: Terrific tech shrinesAnd don't forget Your tech T-shirt
See related stories
The Geek Chic Checklist -- 22 Sure Signs You're a Geek
Tech Togs: Nine Geek Chic Outfits
'How to Build a PC,' the Interactive Geek Tech Video