“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never would.”

Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

We are presently overhauling our website, please bear with us while this is in progress.

This is the home of Strange LRP on the web, a live roleplaying game set in an Austen-esque world of magic, intrigue and adventure. Strange LRP is not run for profit: ticket sales go directly on creating an event of high calibre; the Strange Ideas team consists of volunteers.

Some LRP games are designed with complex rules to make the game ‘fair’. Strange LRP, on the other hand, is founded on the concept of fundamental trust between all concerned, particularly with regards to the simple combat mechanics.

We particularly encourage players who are new to LARP (or LRP, if you will) to come and take part: the rules are especially designed with you in mind.

This is a ‘high-end’, fully-catered event, designed to be ‘coolthentic’, rather than exactingly ‘authentic’. Therefore,in general terms we are happy to accept costume from around 1810- 1830, but if you have a costume you would like to wear, send us an email and we’ll take a look!

Strange LRP is set in the luxurious Hawkesworth estate, represented by the beautifully historic Treowen Manor and grounds. It is a world full of mystery and conflict, both between the players and against the denizens of the Fairie realm, but also with potential for working together against a common enemy. All in all, it is a collaborative story for all to enjoy. However, the world of Fairie is only a misplaced step away…

Event Two: The Ascendancy of English Magic will be held on 12-14 October 2018

Please also see ‘The World‘ page for concept and background info, ‘The Game‘ and ‘Gallery‘ pages for the rules and costume expectations, and our ‘Policies‘ page for our Mission Statement, requirements around behaviour from crew and players attending our events and our Terms & Conditions.