recreates London and Windsor of the British Empire at its zenith. Join us
more than a century later and experience first-hand the world of
1897: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
This weekend-long, live-action, theatre-style game consists of a cast of
historical characters, drawn from real people who were alive in the year
1897, and fictional characters from books written around that time.
is a Live Action Role-Playing Game. The
players donít sit around a table with a referee, or watch a group of
actors play out a murder scene. Instead, each of the players takes on a
character role, interacting with the other players: negotiating,
persuading, romancing and - when all else fails - demanding satisfaction!
Players remain in character all weekend long and are encouraged to dress
in costume. There is no script: players make up the story as they go,
trying to achieve their goals, with occasional reference to a Director.
Was first run in the US in 1992 and has been
played before in the UK, in 1997, to widespread acclaim. Now, for 2008, it
is being expanded and partially re-written. The game will build on the
success of the original UK and US runs, but contain new and revised
characters, plotlines, and a variety of new twists and turns. Immerse
yourself in negotiations surrounding Europe's fragile Balance of Power;
walk the seedy and sometime perilous back-streets and alleys of London -
where famous detectives hunt desperate criminals; explore the exciting
scientific world of invention; or simply revel in the social event of the
century! Come, slip into the world of 1897, and help us celebrate the 19th
Century's great going-away party for itself.