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Welcome to The Masquerade, Mark.


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"You, sir, may be a natural-born Munchkin."
Joel
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Mark once was just an ordinary guy with an office job and a blonde girlfriend. Except that every once in a while he had a strange urge to hang in front of a tabletop RPG store and stare at its wares pointlessly... Then one day, after a run in with the local vampire coven and The Hunters, he discovered a mind-blowing truth: there is a secret society out there, The Masquerade... OF GEEKS! And he is one of them, "a human by day and a geek by night"...

Weregeek is a Web Comic written and drawn by Alina Pete and Layne Myhre, first published in November 2006. It has its own site (administrated by Layne's brother Todd). Alina also writes the Journal Comic Moosehead Stew.


Weregeek provides examples of:

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 Abbie: Dude!! That's... That's nefarious!

Joel: Aww, thanks. You're making me blush!

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  Twitch's drone: hello. let's.play.a.game.

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  • The Masquerade: Geeks hide themselves within the society, acting as if they were ordinary students and office workers, to avoid the Hunters' attention.
  • Mysterious Watcher: The ominously lurking hunter.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: The geeks really, yeah they's turn into sinister looking shadowy figures if presented with a first edition Han Solo figure, but outside of an intense game of D&D they have yet to be seen attacking people or acting with any sort of malicious intent.
    • The only time you see them get violent is when they are being attacked by hunters.
    • Or when Joel forgets to tell Eric that the larpers weren't really vampires.
  • Not a Zombie: Mark's first encounter with the "zombies" IRL.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Actually, there are no vampires in the comic, just a few geeks who are very good at portraying them...?
  • Petite Pride: Right after Katie and Sarah are busy complaining about how exspensive it is having to buy custom bras so they fit they glare scathingly at Abby who says she can just pick up from the rack at Wallmart for a fraction of the cost.
  • Plot Parallel: Both Jess and Sarah get to be the odd one out in the social circle of the other (Gaming Night and Girls' Night, respectively). They are both mildly weirded out.
  • Private Eye Monologue: Mark gets to pull it off in the Shadowrun game.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Hunters. Well, the Delta Team, at least. It starts showing here when they start developing actual personalities and stop being regular old Mooks.
  • Reference Overdosed
  • Retcon: Originally, Mark's half-orc had STR 20 but has since been dwindled to more realistic (under Dungeons and Dragons rules) score of 19.
    • Under 3.5 and 4, a Half-Orc (+2 Strength mod) with 20 STR is perfectly realistic under the point-buy system. Munchkinny, sure, but legitimate.
  • Running Gag: "TEN POUNDS OF POCKY!"
  • Screw You, Elves: Abbie's Elven Rogue, having been raised by humans, thinks her own race a little haughty.
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 Twitch: (to Aeon) ...you're wearing body armor, right?

[...]

Author: At least she remembered to say sorry... Remember chummers -- when you "accidentally" blow up your teammates, always apologize afterwards. It's good Shadowrunning etiquette.

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