Fratboy of the Week: The Nerd

Category: Archetype of the Week
Created on Thursday, 18 March 2010 Written by Steve

In order to avoid double-secret academic probation, every fraternity has to maintain a minimum grade point average. In order to keep the frat's GPA up to that minimum without cutting into time that could be spent getting wasted, some frats make sure there are at least a few nerds in every pledge class. In addition to maintaining high GPAs to offset all the below-average fratboys, nerds can often be convinced or threatened into doing homework and papers for, or at least tutoring, their less intellectually gifted brothers.
Major: Most nerds gravitate towards math and scientific majors: computer science, physics, chemistry, and the like.

Extracurricular Activities:
Chess Club, Quick Recall Team, RPGA

The Numbers:
Nerds always have a high Brain score, and usually have a below average Nerve to reflect their poorly-developed social skills. The classic nerd is a pencil-neck geek with a low Body Number, but some nerds have average or even slightly above-average Body Numbers.

Suggested Jobs:
Chemist, Computer Geek, Dungeon Master, Hacker, Lab Proctor, Pre-Med Student, Teacher's Pet, Tutor, Young Republican

Suggested Gimmicks:
Computer-Fu, Genius, Googled It, Hide In Plain Sight, Immune to Peer Pressure, Lightning Calculator, Photographic Memory, Pinball Wizard, Trivia Master, Well Read

Suggested Weaknesses:
Autistic, Big Dork, Clumsy, Coward, Delusional, Foot In Mouth Disease, Gullible, Involuntary Celibacy, Medical Condition, Pencil-Neck Geek, Punching Bag

Suggested Skills:
Biology, Brown-nosing, Comic Book Trivia, Chemistry, Computers, Electronics, Elvish, FORTRAN, Gaming, Klingon, Knows a Lot of Math Jokes, Math, Mythology, Physics, Star Wars Trivia, Tests Well, Toy Collector, Video Games, Web Design

Robert Carradine, Michael Cerra, John Cusack, John Cryer, Patrick Dempsey, Johnny Depp, Anthony Edwards, Crispin Glover, Seth Green, Pee Wee Herman, Anthony Michael Hall, Jonah Hill, Jamie Kennedy, Rick Moranis, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kal Penn, Jason Schwartzman, Weird Al Yankovick

Frat Nickname:

Prized Possession:
Autographed copy of Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner


Sample Character
Lewis Skolnick
Brain: 16
Nerve: 13
Job: Computer Geek (13)
Gimmick: Pencil-Neck Geek (13)
Weakness: Punching Bag (13)
Skills: Math +3; Surveillance +2; Disguise +1
WWPHITM? Robert Carradine
Dumb Fact: Favorite Star Wars character: Darth Vader
Tag Line: "Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex."
YY: 3

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