The next run of On Location will take place on 25–27th January 2019. The location is YHA Blaxhall, about 100 miles (160 km) north-east of London, UK. The standard ticket price is £180. To keep up to date with the latest news please join our Facebook group or sign up to our mailing list below.
On Location previously ran successfully in December 2017.
It is a stand-alone event, for 32 players, and is not linked to any other event or to any campaign.
Characters are predesigned in skeleton, and players are encouraged and helped to personalize them by building on and adding to the character information that they will be given.
This is a larp about human drama and emotional exploration – there will be little action, there are no secret plots, and the rules and system are pretty much nonexistent.
On Location is aimed at people who enjoy internal and interpersonal tension, who like to develop and express their characters’ emotions through play, and who are interested in using a low-key open-ended approach to find and build engaging story and satisfying resolution.
We are an international group of designers and organizers, and we are expecting a mix of players from the UK and from other countries: so the larp will have a fully international flavour.
(photo: Oliver Facey)
On Location will be played and organized in English, and you will need to have a conversational level of English to take part.
The characters can come from the UK, or elsewhere in Europe, or further afield, as you wish – you will decide your own character’s origins. So the use of bits of non-English languages for character colour is perfectly OK, as long as you make sure that all significant interactions take place in English.
You will mostly be sleeping in single bunks in comfortable shared rooms, on the ground floor. There are a small number of rooms with conventional beds, which will be assigned to participants on the basis of physical needs. Showers and bathrooms are communal and plentiful.
Delicious cooked meals, prepared by dedicated and experienced caterers, will be provided throughout On Location. We will meet your dietary requirements/exclusions.
The ticket price for participating in On Location 2019 has not yet been set. It will definitely be less than last time, though, when it cost £220. This covered accommodation for the three nights, and all food and drink during the larp. People could if they wished pay £275 instead – this helped to subsidize a place for a larper who was on a low income, or who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford the ticket. These subsidized tickets cost £110, but their numbers were limited according to the amount of £275 tickets that were bought.
We will require you to bring your own costume, as appropriate to your character.
You are welcome to bring any props that you like, for your character. We will supply any props that are necessary for the larp.
(photo © YHA)
On Location is a ’boutique larp’ – a small-scale one-off event, with a vision of glamour, drama, and comfort. We reckon that your character will be better able to be tormented by emotional and existential angst, if you as a player are warm, well-fed, and sleeping comfortably. Our intention is to provide you with the optimum space for you to stretch yourself as you please.
(photo: Oliver Facey)