Name of LARP Group

Heathen LRP



LARP Genre

Historically based fantasy

Who Creates The Characters?

The Player

On Average how tailored is the plot to characters

A lot

What Makes Your Events Friendly to New Players?

Very simple rules and very basic character classes mean it’s quick and easy to pick up

How Frequently do you run events

Once a year, with about 50 players and 50 odd crew. We aim to try and make sure that we keep a kit standard up, but as this is the Dark Ages there’s really not a lot to it!

What are the facilities like?

Excellent! Hot showers, clean bogs, plenty of water and a massive site. All praise to Huntley Wood!

Tell us anything else you would like to about Your Game World, and How Your Events Work

Heathen LRP is set in Anglo-Saxon Britain, at the time of the great Heathen Army. This was, for those who haven’t read/seen Bernard Cornwell’s excellent Last Kingdom series, when a huge organised raid swept through the Kingdoms of East Anglia, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex, forcing King Alfred to flee to Somerset.

But it’s also a world in which religion and magic are real – we’ve taken the scribes at their word so when they claim they saw a dragon, there really was a dragon. The Pagan beliefs haven’t died out, so there’s tension between God, the Saxon Gods under Woden and the Viking’s alien gods under Odin.

New players don’t need to know anything about the period at all, and kit is pretty easy – a tunic and trousers will get you 90% of the way there

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