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Hope Springs Eternal

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 10 players, Male characters: 6, Female characters: 4, Characters that are not strictly defined as male or female: 0

Organized by

Peaky Games


✏️Nickey Barnard
✏️Sue Jolly
✏️Helen Jones
✏️Tym Norris
✏️Traci Whitehead

Intercon S: Smoke and Mirrors (2019), Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

OrganizerNickey Barnard

Retford Moot B (2023), Retford Hotel, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

OrganizerNickey Barnard


It's December 1952, and the United Kingdom is celebrating the start of a brand new era. The young Queen Elizabeth is to be crowned next year and Hope Brothers, Brighton's premier department store, is celebrating its Centenary! Originally founded as a curio shop by George and Reginald Hope, after they brought back many exotic artefacts from their travels in South America, Hope Brothers has grown into the impressive establishment seen today. To mark the Centenary, an extra special Staff Christmas Party is being held in the brand new Daisy Fresh Milk Bar and the prize for Employee of the Year is a fabulous World Cruise!

Rumours abound of new developments and old feuds. Is the store expanding or on the verge of financial ruin? Will Young Mr. Hope be taking the store's helm this year, in line with family tradition, or will Old Mr. Hope hang on even longer? Will traditional values triumph over new-fangled fads and fashions? Have the staff all done very well, or have some of them been slacking?

The store has closed its doors for the Christmas break, and the party is about to begin...

This is a light-hearted game, originally inspired by British sitcom 'Are You Being Served', but it grew beyond its origins, see if you can still see the DNA amongst the milkshakes, muffins and mistletoe.

Played at

Intercon S: Smoke and Mirrors (2019)
Retford Moot B (2023)

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