Nerds Get Medieval On Each Other!
When you have played fantasy role-playing games for hours and hours on end, sometimes it's just good to go outside with a few hundred other like-minded folk and wail on each other with foam swords and rubber spears for an afternoon. The Darkon Warngaming Club held just such a cathartic event over the weekend and it is chronicled in all its joyous, cheesy splendor in this ArsTechnica article.
Nearly 500 participants were set to gather in a Maryland field for a weekend festival of virtual carnage. Darkon's officers hope that Bellum Aeternus will grow into an annual gaming event that draws fantasy and combat enthusiasts of all kinds from across the country—or at least from across the Mid-Atlantic, the cradle of padded weapon combat gaming.