Friday 23rd August, 1302

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.

Latest News

Easter Term OGM 2019

We are in the process of booking a room for this term's OGM at some point after exams. While the date and time have yet to be confirmed, please begin to send in motions to Treasure.Trap at gmail: motions must be received more than 1 week before the meeting to allow publication of the agenda, so the earlier the better. Motion discussion in various forums is always welcome but does not count as an official submission: only motions received by the TT email will be added to the agenda, and only in the form in which they were received (linked googledocs will be frozen upon receipt unless an explicit email instruction is later sent to the contrary). Anyone may propose a motion and speak at the meeting, but only current student members may vote.

In addition, there will be elections for the positions of Head Ref and 3YGB Head Ref next year. Candidates should ideally submit a statement of intent to stand to the Treasure.Trap email as per the submission of motions. The order of business will be

- Elections

- Constitutional Motions (if any)

- Non-Constitutional Motions (the real meat of any TT meating. See what I did there? *shot*)

- entered by the Secretary's Minion, 2019-05-20 12:53:45

Interactive Timing Update!

DSU have offered to let us revert to our usual start time of 7pm for all upcoming interactives/events save the 10th of June! Naturally we jumped at the chance, so all future dates save the 10th of June now begin at 19:00. More larp for all!!

- entered by Vicky, 2019-05-20 12:39:02

OGM - Michaelmas Term 2018

This term's OGM is planned provisionally for Wednesday 5th December. We are awaiting confirmation of which room we will be in.

Motions changing the Constitution or Game Rules (including ref rulings) should be submitted to

Officers will also submit reports and can be questioned at the GM.

- entered by Panda, on behalf of the Secretary, 2018-11-20 00:42:15

Arsenic and Lies

DUGL (our sister society) have asked us to advertise a one-shot game of theirs called Arsenic and Lies. The following information is from Hazel:

"It is 31 December 1919 and the party at Weatherby Manor is in full swing. The guests exchange furtive whispers of intrigue, blackmail and forbidden love. At midnight, a glass of poisoned champagne shatters, dropped from a dying hand. The family has to find or frame the killer before the police start looking too closely into their secrets."

Arsenic and Lies is a 3-hour LARP that will be running on Tuesday 13th November at 7PM in EH201/202. It is written by Karollina Soltys ( It focuses on the emotions, relationships and secrets of the characters involved: solving the murder might be less important to the characters than pursuing their clandestine affairs, arranging marriages of convenience or blackmailing their enemies. Characters will be generated by workshop on the day so all you need to do is turn up as yourselves going to a party. It runs for up to 10 players so all you need to do is express interest to me and I will put you on the list.

If there is more interest than spaces, I will first separate people based on whether they've done a one-shot this year and will then pick by lottery. However, there are about 5 more spaces so this seems unlikely.

DUGL can be contacted at

- entered by Panda on behalf of DUGL, 2018-11-11 17:01:26

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