Hello Esteemed Smogonites! This is avdc90, I go to Penn State University and I am in the Penn State Pokemon Society. Once a semester, we hold a Live Action Role Play weekend where we station gym leaders around our campus and challengers have a full day to run around and collect 8 badges. Battles are on Black and White on the DS. Whoever beats all 8 gyms, goes onto the Elite 4 the next day. It's a lot of fun, it's challenging, and it is definitely a growing interest. This will take place on the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus (main campus). At 10:00 am on Saturday, February 11 we will meet in 267 Willard Building for a brief orientation then we will start our journeys. Here is a link to the event facebook page which contains an address with Google Maps. Last semester we had an outstanding LARP, and a film crew captured the proceedings on camera and made an awesome video about it. It is definitely worth your while to check it out. This event is very very cool, we have badges, prizes, costumes, and lots of competitive battling. Some trainers are new, some are experienced, and some are in it just for fun. Even though we focus on competitive battling in our club, our goal with LARP was to make it match the real life game as much as possible. For this reason, there are no item/freeze/sleep/evasion/self-KO clauses and no Legendary pokemon can be used. But some Ubers like Garchomp, Excadrill, and Wobbuffett may be used. The general rule is that anything breed-able is fair game. I strongly encourage anyone who is willing and interested to come join us on Feb. 11 at the PSU main campus. You will meet a lot of interesting people and have a lot of pokemon fun. Thanks everyone.