Welcome Freshers 2018!

What's Treasure Trap?

Durham University Treasure Trap is the world's oldest live roleplay group. We have run a medieval fantasy game in Durham since 1983 and it's still going strong!

What's live roleplay?

Live roleplay (LRP or LARP) is just what it sounds like - it's a roleplay game, but played live. There are no computers, dice or miniatures - if your character wants to talk to someone, you go and talk to them; if your character wants to fight, you fight (using safe weapons).

What does it cost?

Membership is FREE for DSU members.

The Give it a Go event and your first Interactive and your first Adventure are FREE - so come try us out before deciding whether to join the Society.

What regular events do you run?

Nights in the Citadel (Interactives)

Play your character in the seat of power, a mostly congenial atmosphere, of the citadel in medieval Durham (Durholme).

Every Monday night from 15th October, 7pm at Kingsgate, Level B, DSU.


Risk your character on an epic quest in Durham's woodland.

Every Saturday from 13th October, meet at DSU Carpark 10:30am before walking to some of the amazing woodland around Durham for the week's event.

Occasionally we run a nighttime adventure on a Friday or Saturday, these will be advertised nearer the time.

Weapons Practice

Improve your fighting skills, keep fit.

Run by our Armourer periodically throughout the year.

Out of Character Socials

Fortnightly throughout term-time we run quieter socials, where people play games, chat and generally enjoy each others company in a Cafe in Durham.

What special events are you running?

Freshers' Fair

We'll be there. Tuesday 2nd October.

Come and see us to find out more.

Freshers' Social

Wednesday 17th October 2:30pm at location to be confirmed.

Give It A Go!

A one-off event based in the Treasure Trap Game Setting for people interested or intrigued by Live-Action Roleplay (LARP) and want to try it out without committing to the main game.

Costume & LARP-SAFE weapons, and guidance on how to use them, will be provided. A wide variety of pre-generated characters will be available for you to choose from; and a number of our more seasoned members will be there to help out and play directed-player characters, crew or monsters.

The event will be run in Vane Tempest Hall, Level D, DSU from 7pm til 10:30pm on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

...and it's FREE to attend, as are all our Freshers' and Introductor events...

Chat & Stat

Meet the society, create a character, see the Society's wardrobe and weapons (LARP-SAFE) and try them out!

Monday 8th October 7pm - 9pm in Kingsgate, Level B, DSU, Dunelm House, DH1 3AN

Freshers' Adventure

Send you character on an adventure into Durham's woodland to take your character on an epic quest!

Meeting at DSU Car Park at 10:30am on Saturday 13th of October. FREE to attend.

Medieval Banquet

The highlight of TT's social year - an authentic catered medieval banquet and a weekend of other special events, including a one-off LARP game, ceilidh dancing and the annual tournament.

Last year's menu can be found here.

The Third Year - Goodbye! (3YGB)

A weekend long, catered LARP event set in the Treasure Trap system to celebrate and finish the year.

Contacting Us!

If you are interested in finding out more and cannot make any of these events then please contact us on treasure.trap@gmail.com or look around our website!

Our Society FaceBook group can be found, here.

Our Society Twitter feed is @DUTreasureTrap

We can also be found on Discord. https://discord.gg/wqv4b9m