Geek training almost complete!
Geek training almost complete!

Hey everybody! Just wanted to let you all know that this storyline is drawing to a close next week, and then we’ll be off to more cyberpunk mayhem with our Shadowrun storyline. I’ve heard some good feedback about the “Geek Training” story, and I’m quite glad to hear that people have been enjoying it. There will be more geeking out in future, and I *will* reveal more of the secrets of the Weregeeks… So, stay tuned!

Also, it appears that Mark hasn’t yet learned to mistrust anything Joel says when he smiles evilly like that. Poor, poor foolish Mark…

News: Posted September 8th, 2011 by Alina

^ 17 Comments to “Geek training almost complete!”

  1. Foxfier Says:

    *eyes Mark*
    Nice arms….

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:31 am
  2. LoneHowler Says:

    Isn’t exercise anathema to geeks? It’s also well known that the opisite of a geek is a jock.
    Put that aside there are geek sports out there now eg: geocaching. Who elce but a geek would think to hide Tupperware full of trinkets, get a GPS coordinate, put that coordinate on the Internet for other geeks with GPS units to find
    It’s a high tech treasure hunt. I’ve seen some really clever hides with the box being disguised as a switch box, to hides where I’m sweating and shaking after the difficult hike to get to it. It’s not uncommon to get a few scrapes or injuries hunting down some of the more difficult ones

    Hmm Mark seems to geek out best when introduced to a new geek subculture. I could see Joel handing him a gps with a cache’s coordinates loaded in. Mark would see it as something easily accomplished and go crashing into the woods only to emerge a hour later battered, bruised, and bleeding after having no luck locating the container. He learned the hard way that the GPS can only get you close and it’s accuracy drops in heavy brush. Joel leads him back to where the GPS said the general area is Mark grouches that he looked in every bush, under every log and rock but he couldn’t find it. Joel smirks then says “ah but did you look up?” he points to a pine tree and nestled in it’s branches, securly fastened and camouflaged is the cache only a neater from where Mark searched the hardest

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:24 am
  3. LoneHowler Says:

    Ok I decided to track down a video this is one of the more extreme caches but it explains the sport very well and shows why many love the sport do much, it will take you to places you never knew existed and are really cool

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:21 am
  4. When your GM is smiling that is when your group is suppose to be running.

    And there are Jock-Geeks in the world even though it seems to be an oxymoron. I regularly game and regularly hit the gym as well.

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 10:09 am
  5. oldgamergeek Says:

    Like Excalibur Blade I hit the Gym on a regular basis but I am still a Geek.

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 2:09 pm
  6. saskia Says:

    I feel kind of sad for Mark, I often feel myself in the same situation! Definitely not geeky enough to get many of the references some of my friends make.
    On the other hand, I do also regularly game, and also go to the gym multiple times a week!

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 2:17 pm
  7. Fool In Orange Says:

    I got some geeky exercise last weekend. Pushing the car from the Pink Panther cartoons title sequence into place at a car show. It’s very heavy (took eight of us to get it moving).

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  8. ArtsieBee Says:

    Poor Mark! I feel his pain, I’m the oblivious one in my group of friends. It’s a good thing that the evil one in my group isn’t… well… Joel. Heh.

    And since we’re talking about geeks and exercise, I walk in the park for about half an hour every day. (I also play on the swings. I’m silly like that!)

    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
  9. KenderBryant Says:

    Joel, you are an evil evil man….but that’s expected from the DM.

    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 1:45 am
  10. pfogg Says:

    I was hoping we’d get enough of the weregeek-training plot to clarify the whole ‘weregeek form’ thing — if geeks visibly change without realizing it, how come only hunters have noticed? Is it a subjective experience? It’s not as if ‘geeking out’ only happens in private…

    And if Mark’s not already in good physical shape, 20 push-ups are a bit much to ask (making 50 a wild fantasy, unless he gets to use special were-geek powers…or is that the point? :).

    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 2:52 am
  11. Fish Says:

    I’ve always thought of Mark as the jock-geek of the group. Many of the casual gamers I grew up with were also involved in sports.

    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 3:18 am
  12. Adam Says:

    So one thing I’ve been curious about, given that it’s been about 6+ months since I’ve seen anything about it… what’s in store for Mark & Sarah? It seems like Sarah would’ve made some type of move on him by now…

    Or is that… “To Be Continued… sometime in the future?” 🙂

    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 8:42 am
  13. Kat Says:

    I know many, many jock-geeks. I’m in the SCA… Mind you, I’m not a jock-geek myself (I’m a fair and delicate flower- neveryoumind those power tools in the shed), but I’ve sat around many a campfire geeking out about medieval-whatever with guys and gals who spent their day fighting in armor…

    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 9:22 pm
  14. KenderBryant Says:

    @Adam: I’m sure we’ll see more Mark/Sarah in the next chapter of the Vampire LARP. That’s where most of it takes place anyways. Personally, I’m wondering if Alina will take a leaf from ‘American Dragon Jake Long’ and make Jess a Hunter (Jake’s interest was a Hunter in the above-mentioned show; Huntsgirl).

    Posted September 10th, 2011 at 1:07 am
  15. whims Says:

    At my very first visit to a game store, years ago, I heard one of the part-time clerks talking about how exhausted he was after spending the previous day practicing a new sword-and-shield move he was anxious to try out in the next SCA tourney. My 7-person AP physics class had a member of the high school football team, and at a current local game store there’s a clerk who’s enthusiastic about boffers and serious about martial arts.

    These are all so commonplace, I’ve often wondered if the jock-geek divide was a regional thing, or perhaps just a story-telling trope.

    Posted September 10th, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  16. Baltin Says:

    I think it is more of a myth. Geeks are supposed to live in dark, damp cellars without ever going out. So no exercise.
    In my personal experience most of my gaming buddies and gals are physically fit and like to do sports.
    Not me of course 😉 though i like to go walking, swiming and riding bicicles. I just have not enough time, because i have to play all the time. 😀

    Posted September 10th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  17. A Raving Lunatic Says:

    SOOO looking forward to the shadowrun segment coming back!!! Cant wait to see what Abbey comes up with/blows up next hehehe!
    On the geek-jock note, I agree it’s becoming more common in some places. Sadly not in backwater hickville places (south-western NY…so stereotypical i almost felt like i was in a bad ’80s movie!). But i myself was captain of the football team and chess club president at the same time (amongst as much other geekiness as i could get <..> ) so it can be done! And earn you many funny looks XD

    Posted September 21st, 2011 at 4:02 am