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    The burning question of the day: Are the people in the picture LARPers or cosplayers? We must discover to which costumed tribe they belong, so that we may know whether to welcome them among us, or drive them hence with wailing and lamentations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dausuul View Post
    The burning question of the day: Are the people in the picture LARPers or cosplayers? We must discover to which costumed tribe they belong, so that we may know whether to welcome them among us, or drive them hence with wailing and lamentations.
    Honestly I think WotC should just offer jobs to all of them, regardless of what they play. It would be worth it just to see a certain sub-group of gamers turn an apoplectic shade of purple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dausuul View Post
    The burning question of the day: Are the people in the picture LARPers or cosplayers? We must discover to which costumed tribe they belong, so that we may know whether to welcome them among us, or drive them hence with wailing and lamentations.
    Have you clicked through to the article? Because the picture has a big old caption and stuff. Your answer is literally just a click away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowkey13 View Post
    So ... LARPing and dressing up was always that "bridge too far" for me. Kinda like the whole, "You've gone too far" brigade.

    Which is hypocritical as heck, because, well, it's not cool for one geek to say, "Hey, I'm cool playing D&D and debating Picard v. Kirk, but RenFaire? NERDS!"

    But with anime and videogames and whatnot, the whole Cosplay thing is pretty huge now. It's seriously mainstream, well, fairly mainstream.

    So ... joke's on me? "No thanks, I don't dress up, I just roll dice and play my archaic TTRPG."
    Pretty much exactly how I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Have you clicked through to the article? Because the picture has a big old caption and stuff. Your answer is literally just a click away.
    I did click through to the article, and read it, and it was quite good (thanks for posting, by the way). I did not process whether the people in the picture were LARPing or cosplaying because I don't actually care; I'm just poking some gentle fun at the peculiar tribalisms of the RPG world.
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    They are not LARPers. "Girls Guts Glory" are a D&D group who like to cosplay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.T. Black View Post
    They are not LARPers. "Girls Guts Glory" are a D&D group who like to cosplay.
    Well they are ok then. If they were cosplayers who also liked to D&D they would be nerds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Have you clicked through to the article? Because the picture has a big old caption and stuff. Your answer is literally just a click away.
    WHOOOSH!
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    More interesting to me is the estimate the article includes of the current number of D&D players worldwide - 40 million!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Laprade View Post
    Writes about D&D, shows LARPers. Color me unimpressed. The only reason they care is because they can lump all RPG related stuff together. Still, there's no such thing as bad publicity. (Or so they say.)
    They ARE D&D players. https://www.girlsgutsgloryrpg.com/ They're just cosplayers who like dressing up when they do it.
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