UKLTA Firefight

Modern and science fiction LARP in the UK.

Who we are

UKLTA runs a wide variety of LARP events with numerous different settings in the UK. Most of the games we run are modern day or science fiction but we do stray into other genres from time to time.

What is LARP?

Live Action Roleplaying is a type of game where a group of players each take on a role and must deal with challenges and situations that they will be confronted with. It could be compared to improvisational theatre, but there is no audience. In some ways it is like a tabletop game such as Dungeons & Dragons, but rather then taking place solely in the players’ imaginations or on a map, it uses a real place. Activities that are dangerous or which require specialist skills are abstracted (for example, we shoot people with lasertag and use puzzles to represent hacking past a computer’s security system) but in general if you want to do something in the game: You just try to do it.

Events

We run something on the order of a dozen events each year. About half of them take place on a Saturday and the rest over a full weekend.

You can see our upcoming events on Facebook and Google Calendar as well as below.

You can subscribe to our events feed in iCal format.

LARP: Operation Spatchcock / Skirmish: August 2018

Sat, 25th August 2018

The regular one-day LARP and lasertag skirmish event in Wickham.

Jasper Hedger & David Harvey present a semi-historical World War Two (or even Weird War Two) game loosely (very loosely) based upon the Operation Spatchcock referred to in ‘The Rivers of London’ urban-fantasy series by Ben Aaronovitch.

Our website has more details of what you can expect from our one-day events, and more information for this specific day can be found on its Facebook page.

LARP / Skirmish: Sep 2018

Sat, 29th September 2018

The regular one-day LARP and lasertag skirmish event in Wickham.

Currently looking for a volunteer to write and GM the LARP. If we don't get one, then we have previously had a lot of fun with writing something on the day based on assorted random props we have with us.

Our website has more details of what you can expect from our one-day events, and more information for this specific day can be found on its Facebook page.

LARP / Skirmish: Oct 2018

Sat, 27th October 2018

The regular one-day LARP and lasertag skirmish event in Wickham.

Currently looking for a volunteer to write and GM the LARP. If we don't get one, then we have previously had a lot of fun with writing something on the day based on assorted random props we have with us.

Our website has more details of what you can expect from our one-day events, and more information for this specific day can be found on its Facebook page.

High Frontier: Corporate Bodies

Fri, 2nd November 2018 – Sun, 4th November 2018

A LARP set in the High Frontier Universe. 

Full details available on the event page. Discuss this event on Facebook.

The Destiny Games 1: Glory or Oblivion

Sat, 23rd March 2019

A day of skirmish games for teams of 4 in various scenarios. 

Game to be played include "Pieces of 5", "Fun with Flags", "Riddle me this" and "The Eliminator".

More details can be found on the Facebook Event page.

UKLTA Membership Due

Mon, 1st July 2019

Annual UKLTA memberships expire at the start of July. You cannot participate in an event without a membership. (£10/year or £5/event).

Taking Part

The specifics vary from game to game, but usually you’ll need to contact the individual game organiser to let them know you are coming. You may have to pay a booking fee. Ensure you have suitable clothing for the event (this may be specific costuming or simply something sturdy and suitable for spending time outdoors in). Our games use a lasertag system for combat resolution and some special effects, if you don’t have your own compatible equipment then contact the game organiser who can arrange loan equipment.

Rules systems

We don’t believe that one size fits all when it comes to rule systems and games. We have a set of rules modules that GMs can pick and choose from when designing their games. They may also introduce their own systems.

Contact us

You can contact game organisers if you any questions about their games. General enquiries should be addressed to our Facebook group. We have a friendly bunch of regulars who are happy to help people new to our hobby.