Last month, at a remote disused air-defense base outside of Leningrad, upwards of 300 Russian Fallout fans recreated post-apocalyptic California in a live-action role-playing game based on Fallout 2.

All of the information we have on the event is translated from Russian via Google, so it could be completely wrong. From we understand, a workshop group called Albion organized the event, securing the setting and providing technical, medical, and rescue support. Around 300 players participated, creating their own costumes and modifying fake weapons until they looked as if you just plucked them from a freshly-killed raider's hands. The game followed a basic plot, which the organizers would change on the fly according to how the players reacted.

Say what you will about live-action roleplaying, or LARPing, but this actually looks like a great deal of fun. Unfortunately it also looks like a lot of work, so you won't catch my lazy ass participating in something like this anytime soon. Hit up the link below for even more pictures.

Fallout 2009 «Ничто человеческое» [LiveJournal via Polygamia]

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Nothing says post-apocalyptic like Leningrad.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Slavery is serious business.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Looks like box art, doesn't it?

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Working headlights.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Just a pleasant stroll through the woods.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


They completely nailed the atmosphere.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Free agent.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Probably just a guy they saw on the way to the game.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Post-apocalycious!

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Please stand by.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Nice hair.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


The Brotherhood.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Over the shoulder view.

Fallout 2 As A Live-Action RPG


Ew. Ew. Ew.