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A GeekList of live action role-playing games that originated in Britain. Essentially this GeekList provides a history of British LARP (with the exception of excluding LARPs run in Britain that have their origins in other countries).

I have attempted to list the games in chronological order. If you add to this list, it would be helpful to know where to place your entry (in case it's not obvious). I expect to need to edit this list in various ways as I discover more information or people point out corrections I need to make.

Those games that were actively run but for which I could not find sufficient system information in order to add them to the database are listed as: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures.

Those games that appear not to have actively run and for which I could not find sufficient system information in order to add them to the database are listed as: Unpublished Prototypes.

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I have marked the respective genres as appropriate in the top left of each of the entries. To a large extent, the game genres correlate with the system mechanics. Broadly speaking there are three main types of LARP that are regularly active in the UK (convention LARPs may be a fourth type, but I don't know how significant they are in this country): combat LARPs (which are mainly Fantasy), tabletop conversions (which are mainly Modern Horror), and freeforms (which are mainly Historic).


Combat LARPs

By far the most common genre for British LARP systems is Fantasy. These are nearly all descendants of the original Treasure Trap game in some form. The typical structure for these systems is as follows:

Games are usually run outdoors, with groups hiring places such as scout camps to play their games. The cost of hiring and the need for insurance mean the costs of attending are not insignificant; hence most games run for long wekends in order to maximise value for money. Often there will only be a few events a year due to site availability and costs.

Characters are determined by variable-cost skills bought with points at character creation and may learn more skills with experience points gained by attending events.

Characters can usually be categorised by race and sometimes class. Often skills are restricted by class (or equivalently, by guild). There may be various advantages (and disadvantages) by race, which must also be clearly indicated through appropriate make-up.

Combat is relatively common and full contact, using foam/latex weapons (latex weapons were first created in 1986) and real armour. Characters have a number of hits per body location, and weapons may cause a variable amount of damage per hit. Various different damage calls have additional system effects.

Older systems (from the 1980s) use a method called "battleboarding" whereby each player remembers what hits they have suffered during a fight, and consults a referee afterwards to determine what the lasting effect was (at the extreme end they may discover they are now dead). Newer systems let players track their own health.

There is no randomisation. If the character has the appropriate skill then they can perform related actions successfully so long as the player can physically accomplish it. In particular success in combat is greatly determined by a ''player's'' skill.


Tabletop conversions

In the 1990s Modern Horror had a surge of popularity due to the rise of White Wolf's World of Darkness. Nearly all of these games are based on Vampire: The Masquerade, but some other games have been successfully run as well. The ready availability of the Mind's Eye Theatre rules did not prevent many groups from creating their own rules, but these were typically all of a similar style:

Games are usually run indoors, with groups hiring places such as function rooms in pubs to play their games. Often these can be secured at no cost so long as the bookings are made for quiet times during the week and players spend enough money at the bar. Games sessions last a few hours in an evening, and usually run every week on the same day.

Characters are determined by a number of attributes, skills, and various other additional stats (including supernatural powers). At creation, players assign a number of points into each category. Experience points gained by attending events can be used to increase these.

Competence at an activity is rated by summing the values of the appropriate attribute and skill. This is compared against a target difficulty or (in the case of an opposed action) an opponent's value. Success is then determined using a randomisation mechanic, with various modifiers possible (including in some cases the chance of a re-test). The most common method (taken from MET) is to use a rock/paper/scissors challenge.

Combat is relatively rare and usually non-contact (so special LARP weapons are not required). When combat is initiated, game time is frozen, and characters take actions in turn depending on their relative speeds using skill challenges as appropriate. Combat cannot occur without a referee to moderate it.


Freeforms

From 2000 onwards, games have been developed for all sorts of genres. Whilst some of these have mechanics derived from other combat LARPs or live action tabletop conversions, the majority of these are freeforms. Typically a freeform game uses a Historic setting, with or without touches of fantasy (the Cthulhu mythos has a special popularity). A combination of low rules and high quality costumes has made them relatively more popular with female LARPers: you can expect a roughly equal mix of men and women at freeforms (other LARPs tend to be male-heavy).

The games themselves are often designed as one-off events. Some systems have run campaigns in which a series of events have a linked plot, but typically these are written as being chronologically separate (in game, years may have passed between two events). The same one-off event maybe run multiple times with different players.

Games are mostly run indoors and sometimes outdoors, depending on the specifics of the setting, with the cost of the site hire being a significant part of the event fee. Most historic campaigns will be indoor events, and players usually put a lot of effort into creating costumes that look authentic for the time.

Characters are defined by the background and personality. rather than by a set of attributes or skills. Additional system mechanics (for example to model the use of magic) are typically very simple to minimise the need for input from referees and reduce the risk of interruption to the flow of the game. There is no randomisation.

Accordingly combat is relatively rare, and if allowed will often be rather lethal (it is easier to remember if you are alive/wounded/dead than to track a set of numeric values). Modern era and futuristic games often use airsoft guns.

Characters and plot may be written in advance by the referees, with players being assigned to pre-written characters. This ensures that there are sufficient links between character backgrounds so that putting the players together will let the events of the story naturally unfold. Some few systems allow players to create their own characters, but still within the limitations of the game world's confines.
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1. RPG: Treasure Trap [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The fantasy LARP called Treasure Trap was the first of its kind in Britain, starting in April 1982. Although the original game at Peckforton Castle stopped running in 1985, various splinter groups formed at different times and many of these continue to play.

The first of these, Durham University Treasure Trap, is the longest continually running LARP game in Britain: it was formed in February 1983 and still meets twice a week to the present day. (As an aside, my wife went to Durham University and was part of this club.)

Treasure Trap appeared on the popular UK children's television show Blue Peter in 1984 which greatly increased the popularity of the game. The closure of the main Treasure Trap game in 1985 led to many people setting up their own spin-off LARPS at that time.
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2. RPG Item: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Battle Board

Formed in 1985 as a spin-off from Treasure Trap, this game grew in popularity in its locality of Colchester in Essex. The club split in 1992 and became Mists of Avalon and ran events in association with a Basildon club called Shadows of Sorcery. The game eventually stopped running in 1994 but was resurrected in 2001 and again (briefly) in 2004.
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3. RPG Item: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Spirit of Adventure

Formed in 1985 as a spin-off from Treasure Trap, by Steve and Pam Turnbull, Steve Gibson and Rob Donaldson (of Treasure Trap). They ran outdoor events and indoor banquets, and used the same dye weapons and battleboard mechanics as Treasure Trap.

Interestingly, it was Steve Turnbull that inspired Mike Stringer and Andi Coulton to try making latex masks. Whilst making some masks, Mike Stringer tried using the latex on a dagger (rather than using gaffer tape, which was the standard method at the time). He thus invented latex weapons that are now ubiquitous in UK combat LARPs. Mike and Andi went on to form the company Second Skin, selling masks, latex weapons and LARP-safe arrows.
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4. RPG: Labyrinthe [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Formed in 1985 as a spin-off from Treasure Trap, by Pete Garner under the name of Garner Adventure Tours. The game found a unique site in the form of Chislehurst Caves in London, where it still runs events today. The organisers have developed the natural structures of the caves with various walls and crawl-throughs, for example.
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Realm

Another of the 1985 spin-offs that were set up when the original Treasure Trap game closed. Sadly I have little information about it beyond that.
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6. RPG: Fools and Heroes [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This rules-light fantasy LARP started in 1985. Character abilities are determined by their guild rank, with certain guilds restricting their membership by race. F&H is still ongoing across the UK, with its largest annual event being the Summerfest. Part of its success is due to the branch structure that it innovated: various groups play Fools and Heroes around the country in their own locales, rather than all events being centralised.

The first Summerfest was held in 1987 by Fools and Heroes and, from the start, was all-inclusive with other systems running adventure there too (effectively a LARP convention).
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7. RPG: Forever's Destiny [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Formed in early 1986 as a spin-off from Treasure Trap, initially under the name Flight of Fancy founded by Ian Green. This name was changed to Nothing Gained. In 1999, when Ian Green left the game, the name changed again to Forever's Destiny under which name it still runs today.
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8. RPG: Heroquest (LARP) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This fantasy LARP started in 1986. It was created by Mark Roberts, a well-known figure in the UK LARP community (also known by the nickname Shitfer). This was the first system to run week-long events. The game is still active to this day.

Heroquest events are reknowned for being proactively family friendly. The quality of plot is high, and is designed to be colaborative with players. Summer events are held at the famous Candleston site, and winter events are held at sites around the country.
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9. RPG: Seaxe and Sorcery [Average Rating:10.00 Unranked]
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Formed in 1986 as a local club in the Thurrock/Tilbury area of Essex, playing both tabletop RPGs and LARPs. This club sit somewhere between fantasy LARP and historical re-enactment, putting on free displays locally for historic periods ranging from dark ages to renaissance. But they also have their own LARP system that they use in their events.

Aside from the Historical Mythological Society (their main fantasy game), they have also run various other games including a Mutant Chronicles LARP and a post-apocalyptic game called Fallout: New Albion set around 250 years in the future.
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After three years of Summerfest, the organisers decided not to run a 1990 event. As a response, the Lorien Trust (originally a charitable trust, hence its name) was first formed in 1990 and created the rules and concept for the Gathering: an annual event at which organisers could showcase their games and traders could sell their wares.

By 1992 Andy King took over the Lorien Trust, formed a company called Merlinroute, and ran the LT games as a commercial enterprise (no longer with any other systems in attendance). This high fantasy system is still going to this day, and runs the largest LARP events in the UK.
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11. RPG: Shadow Realms (UK) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Set up in 1991, this is a fantasy LARP with a relatively free-form system. It began in Exmouth in Devon, and spread to other places including Northampton and Cardiff.
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12. RPG: Nemesis LRP [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Formed in 1992 as a spin-off from Spirit of Adventure. It was a fantasy LARP based in the Manchester / Stockport area, with a sister club in Jersey. It appears to have stopped running in 1999.
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13. RPG: Curious Pastimes [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Formed in 1995 as a spin-off from the Lorien Trust. This is a fantasy LARP with fest style events. Their biggest annual event is Renewal held each August; this is the third largest LARP event in the UK after The Gathering (Lorien Trust) and Maelstrom.
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14. RPG: Twilight Gothic [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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15. RPG: UK Masquerade [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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16. RPG: Adventure Calls [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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17. RPG: Omega LRP [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Omega LRP started up in 1998. It was designed to focus on players, sacrificing mass appeal in order to create the bext possible experience for its existing customers. The majority of the plot was therefore driven by player actions.

A second edition of the game was released in 2001, primarily with the aim of reblanacing the powers of mages (who had grown to achieve the most power within the system). Other changes were made in order to simplify the rules. Omega LRP eventually stopped running events in 2003.
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Knife Edge (dead link)

There is insufficient system information on this LARP to add it to the database. Their website discussed the game but not its rules. What I can say is that they ran from 1999 to 2003 using Creech Wooods as their site (part of the Forest of Bere in Hampshire). They would run small events throughout the year, culminating in an annual 24-hour game at the end of the summer.
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19. RPG: Werewolf: The Lament of Gaia [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Modern Horror
This was created by one of the Twilight Gothic players in 2000 I believe, and presents a version of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, streamlined for LARP use. This system nicely took an original tack in determining the outcome of challenges by simplifying the comparison of attribute and ability versus a difficulty into a single test that could be checked with one draw of a card or roll of a die.
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20. RPG: Forsaken Realms [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Post-Apocalyptic
Started in 2000, this is a post-apocalyptic version of the fantasy LARP Shadow Realms. The campaign setting is the same, though separated greatly by time, so there are still various fantasy races. But this initial background has been expanded with technological advances including guns.
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21. RPG: Heartlands [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Fantasy
Lyoness was formed in 2000 as a spin-off from Curious Pastimes and Heresiarch. Over time it has changed its name to Heartlands. This is a free local system that runs events in Stanford Woods, Bedfordshire. The plot is generally players versus monsters/NPCs, with the entire player party acting together rather than forming antagonistic groups.
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22. RPG Item: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Fantasy
New World Order Games

Formed in 2000, this was designed as a LARP version of Ars Magica, intending to capture the same feel as the tabletop RPG. The games were low-combat and high-politics, with nearly all players being mages. The rules were fairly freeform so that the flow of gameplay would not get disrupted by complicated system mechanics.

The games were invitiation only, closed to the general public, so that the quality of player could be vetted by the organisers and they could ensure that the plot was tailored to the specific characters attending. Their last event was scheduled for 2006.
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23. RPG: Freebooter [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Pirate
This system for running low-fantasy mid-tech swashbuckling games was designed for the Freebooters Alliance group of pirate LARPers. They have been active from at least May 2001 and to at least 2008, but it seems that in that time they switched to using the Shards system at some point.
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24. RPG Item: Home Made / Homebrew Rules + Adventures [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Fantasy
Fury-FLRP (dead link)

There is very little information available on this 2001 LARP. I can say that they were a live role play system based in Portsmouth and that they used a Napoleonic fort as their site which must have made for a great atmosphere.
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25. RPG: Faded Glory LRP [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Fantasy
A fantasy LARP that has been running since 2002. They run events near Northampton and at Cosgrove near Milton Keynes. The system was created in reponse to perceived negative aspects of other games running at the time.
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