Wednesday 17th October, 1301

A city stands strong amongst the chaos of the north, a bastion of civilisation and freedom. A city rebuilt, a city growing. Fast approaching is a time of new frontiers as the boundaries of might and knowledge are pushed like never before. And in search of these things come travellers, adventurers, scholars and pilgrims, each seeking their share of the power.

Welcome to Durholme.

Durham University Treasure Trap is the world's oldest continuously-running Live Roleplay group. We meet twice a week to play roles in a fantasy mediaeval world, either in the congenial atmosphere of a mediaeval inn for our Tavern Nights each Monday, or in the woods around Durham for Adventures each weekend. We also have regular weapons practices to develop combat skills which are useful in the game, run an annual banquet and a weekend-long end-of-year game, and send groups to larger live roleplay events around the country.

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Forthcoming Events

First Social of Term, 2:30pm, Wed 17 Oct
Adventure! What Lies Beneath?... Spennymoor..., 10:30am, Sat 20 Oct
Interactive!!!, 7:00pm, Mon 22 Oct

Latest News


We should have a permanent link for downtimes, and you can submit them here:

Downtime deadline is 6pm Thursday. While we will accept some late entries there will be a hard cutoff point after 6pm, so get them in by 6pm to be safe.

Characters get (7 - Your Level) exp from interactives, and you will be told how much exp you earn from charactering and monstering adventures. If you have any questions about downtimes then you can check the Downtime Guide on the rules page, or email

- entered by Tim Aumonier, Head Ref, 2018-10-15 23:07:57

DownTimes 2018-2019!

There is a NEW and up-to-date DownTime Guide for 2018-2019 can be found at Please read this document before submitting your Summer DownTime using

- entered by Panda, on behalf of the Ref Team, 2018-09-26 00:59:50

Rules Changes (by OGM 13th June 2018)!!

The following amendments to the rules were made by the General Meeting in Easter Term. They all took effect at the start of the Long Vacation 2018.

- entered by Panda, the Web Officer, Vicky, the apprentice and , 2018-09-26 00:59:27

Give It A Go 2018!

We are pleased to announce we are running a one-off LARP event based in the DUTT universe again for people to try out the Game in a way geared up for people who have never LARPed before.

We will be providing a number of pre-generated characters to choose from, and regular members of the society will be playing directed player characters (DPCs).

LARP-SAFE weapons will be provided and instruction given on their safe use. The costume will be provided from our extensive wardrobe, organised by Sean, our Wardrobe Officer.

The event will be on Tuesday 9th October in Vane Tempest Hall (Level D, DSU, Dunelm House) from 7pm til 10:30pm.

Any questions about the event can be sent to Vicky, the Social Secretary, using the e-mail address There's no need to contact us to say you want to take part, just turn up on the night!

- entered by Panda, the Web Officer, on behalf of the Social Secretary and the President., 2018-08-25 15:47:02

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