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Castleford Ladies Magic Circle Meets Tonight

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 12-14 players, Players who will have one character for the entire game: 5, Players who will be playing multiple characters over the course of the game: 7-9

Organized by

Peaky Games


✏️Philippa Dall
✏️Steve Hatherley
✏️Kevin Jacklin
✏️Sue Lee
✏️Christi Scarborough

Continuum (2022), John Foster Hall at the University of Leicester. Oadby, Leicester, United Kingdom

OrganizerKevin Jacklin
OrganizerSue Lee

Retford Moot A (2022), Retford Hotel, Retford, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

OrganizerSteve Hatherley
OrganizerKevin Jacklin
OrganizerSue Lee
OrganizerChristi Scarborough


Welcome to Digby-Pratt Hall, not far from the North Yorkshire coast.

The Castleford Ladies Magical Circle, complete with broomsticks (75p from Woolworths) and cat baskets (containing increasingly angry cats), have taken the country bus to Digby-Pratt Hall to meet the widow Ivy Armitage (from nearby Bridlington).

Tonight, 31 October 1978, they are conducting their annual hermetic rite of the summoning of the might of Beelzebub, which must be carried out during Samhain (tonight!) at the sacred stones in the grounds of Digby-Pratt Hall.

The hall was originally part of the nearby Convent of Our Lady of Perpetual Disappointment but is now owned by the National Trust. It is closed for winter, although the grounds are open all year round. (Dogs welcome.)

Unfortunately, not all of the Circle have made it to Digby-Pratt Hall tonight. While Germaine, Lizzie, Roger and Bill took the country bus, Ivy took her motorcycle and hasn’t arrived. So, with time ticking on and the threat of imminent rain, the four Circle members started the rite...

Based on the ribald lyrics of Yorkshire folk-singer Jake Thackray, this horde game contains mature themes (such as smut, innuendo and single-entendres). Parental guidance advised. Jake was an English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist, and his songs tell stories in the French chansonnier tradition. He used to appear on That's Life! on BBC TV in the 1970s with a funny topical song each week. A greatest hits album Jake In A Box Vol 1 & 2 includes many of the songs we used to write this game.

https://youtu.be/Z3T8lgRe6FQ here is Jake and The Castleford Ladies Magic Circle Meets Tonight

A horde larp is one in which the players are split into two groups. There is a small set of players called the "cast" who receive a character at the start of the game and play that character throughout. A second set of players, called the "horde," pick up tiny character sheets - usually one or two paragraphs - from a table, play that character for a short period of time, and then when they're done, go get another one repeatedly until the game is over.

Played at

Continuum (2022)
Retford Moot A (2022)

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