Sunday 22nd October, 1300

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 weekly 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

Tavern Night (Interactive), 7:00pm, Mon 23 Oct
DownTime Deadline, 11:59pm, Wed 25 Oct
Halloween NightBash '17, 6:00pm, Fri 27 Oct
DUGL SFX Makeup Workshop, 12:00am, Tue 31 Oct
35th Anniversary Banquet, 6:00pm, Sat 3 Feb

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The society runs weekly adventures, which often link in to the plot run by the ref team in the interactives. These are written and run by society members - anyone can do it! The ref team and other experienced members are happy to help people write adventures, especially if it's your first time! And whatever adventure is being run, it will need plenty of monster crew for our player party to fight, bargain and trade with, so do come along - XP is awarded both for monstering and for playing.

The current schedule of adventures can be found at


- entered by The Web Officer, on behalf of the Ref Team, 2017-10-19 20:40:04

Armoury Online

The DUTT Armoury has been digitized.

It can be found at

If you want anything for a character or if you are running an adventure let Sean know at

- entered by Sean Patterson, 2017-10-14 19:29:27

DUGL SFX Workshop

Our sister-larp society (DUGL) is running an SFX workshop open to TT members also.

Interested in special effects makeup, but don't have the budget for fancy tools? Never fear! Tally's here with a 'cheapskate SFX' workshop!

On Tuesday the 31st of October, a member of DUGL will be running a special effects makeup workshop, where each participant will learn the basics of SFX and one 'big dramatic cool thing', using ridiculously low cost materials. Most likely programme of events is 'bruises, small and large injuries, introduction to latex work, demonstration of a bigger SFX project', but this is completely flexible.

If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, please fill in the form below! Faster responses are better, so I can buy materials for the right number of participants.

Time and Location to be confirmed!

- entered by DUGL, 2017-10-10 00:27:47

Membership 2017

If you are a new member, or your membership has expired, follow this link to sign up with the DSU. It only takes a minute, and membership is FREE!

The sign-up page is here:

- entered by Jack Singleton, President, 2017-10-04 00:10:54

Membership Fees 2017

We are pleased to announce after discussions with DSU that DSU members will get FREE membership from now on.

- entered by The Web Officer, on behalf of the Treasurer, 2017-09-23 16:53:08

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