Where The Eff Do I Sign Up?!

6 Aug

I don’t know how I found this organization, but I’m surprised I haven’t found it sooner. Darkon is a live action event that takes Role Playing to an entirely new level. Darkon is a full-contact medieval fantasy wargaming group, active in the Baltimore/Washington area since 1985. Every other Sunday, between 150 and 300 members gather in costume and armor to fight unchoreographed mock battles with padded weaponry.

I think it’s time to initiate a DFW brotherhood of Darkon.


p.s. Pay attention. Let me know how many amputees you can see on the battle field.

One Response to “Where The Eff Do I Sign Up?!”

  1. Ryan August 7, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    Pbbbbbt…. we had this at my high school. It wasn’t “Darkon” though; we called it LAWG, or Live Action War Games. Laaaaaame. I was a tree archer for the Norgad nomadic clan.

    We were in Bear Creek park one day, and a cop pulls out in the field on his motorcycle, intending to break up the game. But when he sees us – and sees the padded weaponry – he’s surprised: the lady who called 911 told the dispatch that there were “minorities” in the park “stabbing each other with pitchforks”. After the officer observed that this was not the case (about the pitchforks), he let us go on with it.

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