Nominations for the 2018 UK Larp Awards

Nominations for the 2018 UK Larp Awards

It’s almost time for the 2018 UK Larp awards. The nominations have been counted and here is the shortlist of nominees

Player Run/Sanctioned Event of the Year

  • Age of Aether – Consequences: The Cost of Pride
  • Empire – No Return
  • Greencloaks – 98th – King’s Keep
  • CP – Fir Cruthan – “IS FEARR DEARMADTA: The Mysteries of Ynys Moi”
  • Hidden Country – Beyond the Veil

Club System of the Year

(For Larp groups and clubs that meet regularly, rather than running 1-4 events a year)

  • Fools & Heroes
  • Forest Argent / Wyverntales
  • Cuckoos Nest LARP
  • Labyrinthe
  • Heroquest

Player of the Year

(to be awarded to someone who makes Larp better for everyone as a player, rather than as crew member/event organiser)

  • Mark Hulmes
  • Jeanette Ng – Yael 1st Empress reborn
  • Aaron Morrison
  • Stef Bow
  • Adam James Hurst

Bard of the Year

  • Iain Sewell – Vollsanger
  • Esmee Galea – Bessie the Bard
  • Jamie Wakefield
  • Gabrielle Falquero – Idwyn Splitroot
  • Golden Apple

Small Larp of the Year

(less than 30 players)

  • Faded Glory
  • Clans of Albion
  • Blood Red Roses
  • The World Went Dark
  • Hades

Medium Larp of the Year

(30-100 players)

  • Age of Aether
  • Heathen
  • Under the Stars
  • ReGenesis
  • Redwall

Large Larp of the Year

(over 100 players)

  • Empire
  • Curious Pastimes
  • Lorien Trust
  • Future’s End
  • Bothwell School of Witchcraft

Family Event of the Year

(involves under 16’s)

  • Empire
  • Curious Pastimes
  • Lorien Trust
  • Outcast
  • Fields of Illusion

Grassroots System of the Year

(bringing new players into the hobby)

  • Empire
  • Clans of Albion
  • Future’s End
  • Fools & Heroes
  • Blood Red Roses

New Larp of the Year

(debut event run after the 1st of February 2017)

  • Clans of Albion
  • Bothwell School of Witchcraft
  • Under the Stars – Class of ’87
  • Strange Larp
  • Tenement 67

Larp Producer of the Year – Foam/Latex

  • Light Armouries
  • Saxon Violence
  • Offa Studio
  • Medlock armouries
  • Foul Mouthed Fairy

Larp Producer of the Year – Leather

  • Darkblade
  • White Rose
  • Lamia Leathers
  • Locke and Lode
  • VeeLeather

Larp Producer of the Year – Costume

  • Chow’s Emporium
  • Dust monkey
  • Romany robes
  • Orton’s Originals
  • Mark Cordory

Larp Caterer of the Year

  • Caggles Catering Corps.
  • Mhorish Good Food
  • Right Wok Noodleman
  • Mandala LRP @ Curious Pastimes Lions banquet
  • The Rat Shakk

Creature Costume of the Year

  • Empire – War Rhino Mk 2
  • Lions Faction at Curious Pastimes – Mandala’s stone golem costume Logrin
  • Lorien Trust – Dragon
  • Irregular Props – Drake Costume
  • Age of Aether: Consequences – Power Armour

On-line Retailer of the Year

  • Larp Inn
  • Darkblade
  • Chow’s Emporium
  • Gem’s Trading Company
  • Clutter-buys

In-field Retailer of the Year

  • Having A Larp
  • Gems Trading
  • Chow’s Emporium
  • Skian Mhor
  • Das shoppe

Larp Site of the Year

(New for 2018)

  • Huntley Wood
  • Paccar
  • Locko park
  • Gunman Airsoft Eversley
  • Candleston camp

NPC of the Year

  • Mark Fitt – Isaac Hulce – Lorien Trust – Harts
  • Al Bevan – Twigg Spitter – Lorien Trust – Bards
  • Paul Taylor – Denathar – Clans of Albion
  • Darren Bartholomew – Great Khan & The Hierophant – The Vale
  • Emmy Allen – the Eternal Ylenrith – Empire

Event Crew Member of the Year

  • Clare Evans – Empire
  • Emmylou Laird – Curious Pastimes
  • Caroline Proctor
  • Lee Price – Vale, Age of Aether
  • Katie (Bug) Rodgers – Empire, Hades, Jurassica +

Mainstream Event of the Year

(For things that aren’t actually Larp but have a lot of Larp crossovers, like escape rooms, horror events or Secret Cinema’s)

  • Secret Cinema – Moulin Rouge
  • LarpCon
  • Trappd
  • Grange Live Gaming / Heroblast Acadamy / Bravo One
  • The Vaults – London

The image used in this post comes from the UK Larp Awards Facebook page.

LARPBook Show Episode 61: Tooth Out

LARPBook Show Episode 61: Tooth Out

In this episode I’m absent following a tooth extraction. Of course the team take some time out of the show to have plenty fun with the idea of a mouth numbed Rob unable to talk or drink. (the swines!).

The team take quite a bit of time talking about their findings and experiences at this years What’s Your Game Kit Fair. Luke is having his eyes opened to larp beyond fantasy. There is  a lot of reminiscing about the fair, and the main thrust is that it is incredible and very highly recommended.

A larping group in the US have bought some new property. Do you want to know more: The team love stories about larping groups gaining property. It’s a great sign of the hobby maturing and growing that many larpers are now buying and running their own.

We also learn that Luke allegedly thinks that Gary Gygax is an incarnation of pure evil (sounds legit).

Which allows for a neat little segue into the terrors that guys have faced at the hands of D&D DM’s over the years.

And then

We also take a look at an article in Wired which looks at some ‘Hardcore’ ie – very well equipped larpers. If you’d like to know more take a look at this gallery:

A special mention must go to the chat room who were just great for this episode. Thank you.



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What’s Your Game  – Interview with Myke Slater

What’s Your Game – Interview with Myke Slater

Myke Slater has been around UK larp for a very long time; there is a fair chance that if you have never me him in person that you know someone or know of someone who has known Mike for ages. He’s been around major larp systems and he’s also a cartoonist. When Luke noticed him at What’s Your Game then he just had to go for an interview.

One of Mykes trademarks is introducing images of goblins into pictures where you might not expect to find them.

Oh and that sword on his back. That’s not a katana – that’s just his umbrella.


Whats Your Game – Interview with Daniella and Steve

Whats Your Game – Interview with Daniella and Steve

Daniella and Steven thought that they were out for a quiet bit of shopping for larp gear in costume. That is until Luke spotted them and decided that it would be a great opportunity to talk to some larpers about how they were using What’s Your Game.

It turn out the both were players in Age of Aether. A steam punk larp set during a 2nd Martian invasion. We’ll put a link to it at the bottom of this page.

Interestingly they seemed to get that most British of accessories, a larp safe sausage roll.

Whats Your Game – Interview with Enys Coggles

Whats Your Game – Interview with Enys Coggles

Green Cloaks has burst onto the UK larp scene and expanded incredibly quickly. It’s rise has been swift so you may be wondering what it is. If so then look no further as we had a chance to talk to Enys Coggles the larps creator at the What’s Your Game kit fair.

Also expect to learn more this year as the larp book team will be going to Green Cloaks Events.

What’s Your Game 2018 – Interview with Samuel Z Jones

What’s Your Game 2018 – Interview with Samuel Z Jones

In amongst the props, costumes, weapons and other paraphernalia Luke and Stuart managed to find a fantasy author. Samual Z Jones has been a full author for about 15 years. He writes the Akurite Empire series. Also he wants to bring publishing to larp. Looking at things like turning larp stories into the source material for tabletop games, He also wants to bring publishing to larp. He’s working as a micro-press at the moment, but we hope to find out more in the future.

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