Created By: DragonQuestZ on September 28, 2009
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Even Nerds Have Standards

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Even more reviled than a typical roleplayer is a roleplayer who insists on roleplaying. When the dorks need to feel superior, this is the guy they denounce as a dork. Honestly. The only person worse than him is the DM himself.

Basically this is the notion that nerd interests can be tiered, and that what's on the lower tiers can make other nerds glad they aren't that nerdy.

Sometimes expressed in the form of "You're the kind of nerd that other nerds would beat up and steal your lunch money."

A Sub-Trope of Acceptable Targets.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • September 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Dork Tower has a running joke about furries be the absolute bottom rung of the gaming community.
  • September 25, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The canonical tier system is the Geek Hierarchy.
  • September 25, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In DM Of The Rings, it is mentioned that as low as they may be on the social hierarchy, gamers can always look down on the roleplaying gamer.
  • September 25, 2009
    Shellsh0cker
    And everyone looks down on the LARPers.
  • September 25, 2009
    random surfer
    The Simpsons visit Ikea:
    Lisa: picks up a pencil holder Ooh, I want to get the krunk.
    Marge: Mmmm, you don't want something that overshadows the pencils. holds up another pencil caddy How about this popli?
    Lisa: Mom, no! Everyone at school picks on the popli kids - even I do. under breath Just hate them so much.
  • September 27, 2009
    arekuru
  • September 27, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    Do you mean this is already covered by that, or something else? If the former, it's a subtrope. If something else, then what did you mean?
  • September 28, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    There is a flowchart depicting nerd heirarchy that should be the page image, if I can just find it.
  • September 28, 2009
    Chabal 2
    I have one here, another here, which one?
  • September 28, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    The first is about geek interests, which fit this better. I'll launch soon.
  • September 28, 2009
    DragonQuestZ
    Oh, and I'll just crop and upload the pic myself.
  • September 29, 2009
    Dick Richardson
    Truth In Television - I once referenced a shitload of video games in the space of a minute in a Shadowrun MUD, in reference to a Russian merchant of menace. Someone told me I should go outside more.
  • September 29, 2009
    Discar
    As the XKCD example above makes clear, furries count so very, very much in Real Life. Edit: No one put up the XKCD flowchart yet, my mistake. Someone should get on that.
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