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Secure Facility Seven

Posted: September 16, 2015 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, New Roleplayers, Pitch

For many years, the Secure Facilities programme was classified “above top secret”. Only those directly involved in its administration were even aware of its existence; some say even the Prime Minister and the Royal Family didn’t know about it.

You didn’t know about it until a few hours ago. A soldier arrived – you may have been at home, at work, on holiday… even if you were off grid, they assured you, they would have found you. You were briefly informed that the nuclear situation which the press have been attempting to downplay is, in fact, serious. Deadly serious. To the point of imminent catastrophe. However, the Secure Facilities programme has established a network of secure and completely secret bunkers across the country; places where the great and the good can shelter throughout the worst disasters. And you, lucky you, are important enough to have an invitation.

You weren’t allowed to tell anybody about it. Not even your family members; if they’ve got a place, they’ll be with you. If they don’t, they mustn’t know, and they won’t be in a position to worry for much longer. Complete secrecy is vital, the soldier told you, to prevent riots amongest the uninvited populace. You were escorted home, if you weren’t there at the time, and given twenty minutes to pack a bag before the soldier took you away to the boarding zone.

From there, he tells you, you’ll join the other important people and you’ll be taken to Secure Facility Seven. There, you will be able to survive when the missiles hit, and wait until the world is safe once more before coming out to rebuild our great and wonderful nation.

And so, you join the other VIPs on the bus, and make your way to safety.

This game is suitable for both beginners and experienced LARPers. There will be a brief before we begin on how to play the game, the setting and the system. Bookings will open at 6pm on Saturday 10th October, you will be able to book online via this blog or in person in Bowland Bar on the Lancaster University Campus.

Venue: Bowland College, Lancaster University Campus
Time: 12:30pm – approx 9pm
Date: 6th December 2015
Cost: £5

Games In 2015

Posted: December 23, 2014 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, New Roleplayers, Pitch

We will be running three afternoon and evening games in 2015. The first of these is open for booking places as of today.

21st March 2015 – A Brave New World

‘In this valley of dying stars, In this hollow valley…’

It is 1938 and Howard Auseil, a well-known collector of objets d’art and wines has invited you to join him at his home for a weekend of wine tasting. Once an asylum housing the criminally insane, the Auseil Manor now contains the largest collection of esoteric art and artifacts in the north. A recluse of no small repute and wealth, an invitation from Howard Auseil is not easily turned down. The question is; what does he want with you?

You will play a variety of Howard’s friends, colleagues and acquaintences on Saturday 21st March at The Storey Gallery, Lancaster which will serve to represent Howard’s home. The game will take place over the course of Saturday afternoon and evening as events unfold. Will you be able to work out what is going on in time and more importantly, can you survive it?

This game is appropriate for beginners and experienced LARPers although it is aimed more for the former. You will be thoroughly briefed on how to play the game, it’s setting and system. There will be wine and a buffet though we reccomend eating lunch beforehand.

Venue: The Music Room, The Storey, Lancaster
Time: 12:30pm – approx 9pm
Date: 21st March 2015
Cost: £20

This game is now full.

The second event of the year will be modern day horror;

4th July 2015 – The Fate

All Welcome To The Village Summer Fete on the 4th July 2015!

Tombola!   Dominoes Tournament with Great Prizes!  W.I. Cake Stall!  Summer Bonnet Competition!  Bring and Buy Stall!   Second Hand Book Stall!   Refreshments by W.I.!  Splat the Rat!  Art Exhibition by Kindergarteners!  And Many More Exciting Stalls and Games!

We will be opening sign-ups for this game in February. It will be around £10

Venue: The Chapel, The White Cross, Lancaster
Time: 12:30pm – approx 9pm
Date: 4th July 2015
Cost: TBC

The third event of the year will be near-future horror;

December 2015Secure Facility Seven

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and you feel fine. You are, after all, important. Important enough to have a ticket to one of the secret facilities set up by the government to ensure ongoing civilisation. You will be able to relax in comfort as the world outside falls apart, ready to come out later and put it back together.

Welcome to Secure Facility Seven.

We will be giving more details for this event in August and opening for sign-ups in October.

Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015

Posted: September 21, 2014 by luvlymish in Game, New Roleplayers

So that’s it for this year as far as events go. The British Haunts cast and crew escaped the terrifying ghost and your ref team are having a bit of a break… sort of. As ever, we welcome your feedback if you played in the event so do email us at roomthirteenrefs@gmail.com if you’d like to get back to us about any aspect of the event.

If you want to relive the event then www.british-haunts.co.uk will be up until mid-October. Or read how it happened on Twitter at britishhaunts13tv.wordpress.com/

Expect exciting updates over the next few months as we announce a different year next year – single day events designed for new players, involvement in a weekend event set between the world wars and a super secret project.

It’s going to be a greatly horrific year.

Space On British Haunts

Posted: June 30, 2014 by luvlymish in Game, New Roleplayers

A Player has dropped out of the British Haunts event running on the 12th-14th September. If you are interested then get in touch, we will be asking for a deposit of £20.

Here’s the previous description of the event, you will be playing one of the technical crew.

THIS SPACE HAS NOW BEEN FILLED.

How To Get Involved

Posted: June 6, 2014 by luvlymish in Game, New Roleplayers

So…exciting news! Usually Room Thirteen run one weekend event per year. However, a number of people have been asking us how they get involved with this Live Action Horror Roleplay malarkey if they’ve never done it before. No experience of Live Action Roleplay at all, no experience of tabletop roleplay or even video game roleplay, if you’re intrigued but with little experience shelling out for a whole weekend that you’re not sure you’re going to enjoy seems a bit much.

We agree.

Next year, all being well, we intend to run three one-off one day/afternoon events aimed at people who haven’t roleplayed before. We’d still like some of our experienced players to come along (the events should still be enjoyable even if you’re not new) as the best way to figure out if you like roleplaying (we think!) is to play with others who know what they’re doing!

Expect details of the events we’re organising to come in the autumn, after this year’s British Haunts event.