An Experiential Medieval Fantasy Adventure
July 6 - 8, 2018 Bryn Mawr College, PA
An Experiential Medieval Fantasy Adventure
July 6 - 8, 2018 Bryn Mawr College, PA
Roles are very limited!
Roles are very limited!
Dragon Thrones is an immersive medieval fantasy weekend by The Game Theatre hosted at America's signature castle campuses. 'Game Theatre' is a new form of entertainment combining role-play, social gaming, and interactive theatre to create fascinating adventures for everyone (no experience required). Weekends are always "all inclusive": you receive a custom character and will be cast into a team fitting your personality. The experience includes room, catered meals, drinks, and all interactive features. Adventure for 3 days around castle inspired landmarks!
Dragon Thrones is an "opt in" experience, pick and choose what features you enjoy and watch your choices affect the world around you! As your customized character you will strive to achieve your various Personal, Team, and Global Objectives over an amazing weekend adventure. There are many different interactive features to be involved in, including a giant war and diplomacy game, quests, team-building missions, puzzles and secrets to uncover, player run scenes and events and more! Plus, we have exclusive relationships with drink and other festive sponsors.
Dates: July 6 - 8, 2018
Location: Bryn Mawr College, 101 N. Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Map.
Lodging: the Bryn Mawr College, historic yet modernized campus dormitories offering a brief scenic walk to and from the gaming and theater locations.
The campus is a short car or train ride from the Philadelphia International airport and a reasonable commute from all points northeast and mid-Atlantic. Our cancellation policies are in our Question & Answer page.
When you play Dragon Thrones you enter a campaign adventure with rich team cultures that are developed, shared and engaged in year round. Dragon Thrones is not just a 'game' it's also a continuous alternative reality and an extended family.
If you want to explore a character and immerse yourself in Role Play, this is the event for you! From the outstanding locations, to the dynamic story-line, to the creative costumes (and did I mention the food?) it is a feast for the senses. The superb organization of the event gives each player freedom to discover who they are and where they may be headed in a diverse, friendly, safe environment. For gamers there is a MegaGame, for those who prefer to stick to role play there are objectives and personal interaction, and for everyone it is an all inclusive weekend where alliances will be forged, real friendships will form, and you'll look forward with great expectation to your next visit. Don't miss it!
Honor, Betrayal, Mystery... I found all these things & more at Dragon Thrones. I've been playing RPG's for well over 12 years and I felt that weekend was more immersive, dynamic, emotional and breathtaking than any I've been party to before. The atmosphere was welcoming to a new LARPer and many reassured me at the outset. Those seeds of goodwill cemented themselves as lasting friendships and I consider many of these ones family that will be with me wherever I roam. Dragon Thrones will hold a place in my heart forever... and I hope to return soon to Cambria.
I truly love how Evan and Chris made dragon thrones personal. The fact that Evan knew my name, my character, meant a lot. Also when he messaged me personally to say he hoped I had a good time made a great impression. Knowing that the creators care and it's not just a business to them means a lot.
Dragon Thrones may have ruined role-play for me! Nothing else will ever be as satisfying, immersive, and intense! I will be recommending this LARP to my RP groups!
- Chris (from DT1)
This is more than a game- this is an amazing community of players and GMs who all create a living world! An incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling roleplay experience. Thanks, Game Theatre!
- Chris (from DT2)
Dragon Thrones was one of the most magical experiences of my life and I will remember the stories told and the friends I made forever. It was my first LARP, and everyone was so inviting and accepting of new people. I met so many people who were in the same boat I was. Everyone jumped in and immersed themselves in the world of Cambria. The staff made it so easy! With characters written up for you to give you a jumping off point, and the beautiful campus of Bryn Mawr College which transports you directly in the realm of Cambria, there was no other choice! I just fell into character along with so many others. At the end of the last day, I felt as if I'd spent months with everyone and forged lasting bonds that I can't wait to renew next year!
Dragon Thrones was thrilling, enticing, surprising, exciting and every positive explicative I could use. Walking into an immersive land with fascinating characters, a realistic environment, and being surrounded by people committed to their roles wrapped around fascinating and challenging game playing at multiple levels exceeded all my expectations. As a fan of theater, a avid board gamer, and a curious LARPer (first timer for large event) this game theatre innovation is exactly like being in a reality adventure show without the cameras following me around. It is for first-timers and experienced role-players and board game devotees (strategy, cooperative, thematic, war, and many more). The challenge is how do you explain it to others without having a smile that won't go away. The best vacation I have had a long time!
My experience at Dragon Thrones was amazing, so much so that after the fact I was still reeling from the experience trying to remember and lock down every intimate detail like recording an epic movie in my mind. All of the story elements were intense and enthralling, the characters were fun to interact with an could switch from amusing to intense in a second. I was actually emotionally invested in every second of the game and acted like the stakes were real, the characters and their connections were real, this game was so insanely well written and in acted I could have sword I actually teleported to Cambria and became a new person. A fun game made by good people and full of good people all looking to have a great time in a fantasy world made of espionage, good entertainment, rad action scenes, the best wine and beer, amazing characters, and a great plot line! I'd recommend anyone interested in LARP go, new or old to the scene or just in general, there's no way you could regret it.
Dragon Thrones was my first LARP, and it was an experience I was simply unprepared for. I've gone to conventions for years, but this was something entirely new. Dragon Thrones' writers are extremely talented- as soon as I met the other Draconians of Ashbridge, there was a connection. As the game went on, guarding the door to our war room and standing around the war table, preforming moonlit rituals to gain knowledge, and overhearing others' plans to take down us and our allies- that connection deepened. We became like a family, and no other word can describe how I feel towards the people in my house, even people outside of my house. I love them all so much, even the ones who betrayed us, and I can't wait to see them again.
FIRE MUST BE CONTROLLED.
- Krystyna (from DT1)
Dragon Thrones continues to be a wonderful way to make new friends and connections with people who I otherwise would never have met. All of my DT friends are very precious to me, and the experiences I have gained from this game have been invaluable to me as a person. Dragon Thrones has been an important part of my life since the first event, and I look forward to all future events!
- Krystyna (from DT2)
Being new to larping or even dressing up for Renn Faires I was a bit nervous entering Dragon Thrones. The game style, game masters and other players quickly made me feel at ease and allow d me to get into character! Have become a fan of larping and will definitely be there next year... go house Wyndon!
As a person new to LARPing, I was extremely intimidated at first. I didn't even know where to begin to look for costuming or what to expect during the event. The Game Theater and The Dragon Thrones Facebook community did an amazing job to ease my mind. Thanks to all the hard work from the event coordinators, GMs, and writers, Dragon Thrones exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun pretending to be someone else for an entire weekend, so much so that I didn't even have a chance to think about the "real world". I made so many new friends, and know many of them will be lifelong!
Dragon Thrones was my first LARP so I was very nervous going into it but it turned out I had nothing to worry about because everyone that I met (unless their character was supposed to be mean) was so nice and helpful and everyone just helped my experience. The staff was so helpful and even though there were a few they still did a lot to help. I have no doubt that next year that it it will be even better then the first time.
Dragon Thrones was an amazing experience, especially for a first-time LARPer. I definitely recommend this and am excited to have a brand new community to talk to and seek advice from. I will definitely be attending next year and hopefully many more years to come.
The chance to be a king and have everyone call you 'Your majesty" isn't to be taken lightly. The weight of the realm lies on your shoulders, and your family looks to you for support. Live out a dream and move your armies, forge secret alliances with magic, and become the most revered house!
I loved dragon thrones. It's a great event for a first time LARPer. I liked how it was an opt-in event, so you could judge how much you wanted to do. I was little nervous on the first day, but by the second day, I was fully into my character and interacting with the world. that being said, the setting of Bryn Mawr was the perfect place for this event. The place bleed of history and made feel like you were in that time period. The dorms made this especially true. Would love nothing more than to be able to attend the next event.
Dragon Thrones was a blast! From the time I showed up to Bryn Mawr, to the time that I left, I had an amazing time. All of the players made the characters and the world come to life. I encountered tons of plot twists and exciting happenings around every corner. I was 100% fully immersed in the land of Cambria and the story that was created for us throughout the entire weekend, and surely didn't want to go home at the end. Can't wait to come back next year and see what Castle Bryn Mawr has in store for us!
As a fan of tabletop games, costuming, and lore of all kinds, Dragon Thrones offered the chance to dive into a MegaGame with a rich story, while playing a customized character with unique contributions to make. This was my first LARP experience, and I was lucky to have been placed with an incredibly enthusiastic and passionate team of people. Together, we expanded upon and strengthened our Clan Gulph culture, shared exciting in-game adventures, and created a wonderful team dynamic. It was thrilling to step inside a beautiful new world, brought to life through the efforts of the Game Theater Team, writers, and players alike. I left Cambria with many new friends, great memories (and a taste for Mead) - I hope to return!
(Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks!! You are all amazing!)
As a first time LARPer, I absolutely loved the experience of playing Dragon Thrones. People put so much time and effort into costumes and role playing their characters that it truly felt like walking into a fantasy world. My GM was phenomenal and worked hard to ensure everyone had a fantastic experience. I cannot wait to play again!
Dragon Thrones is a seriously intimate, highly immersive Larp. The storytelling is done with finesse and sensitivity to the nuances of the player/characters. The locations are stunning and your sense of reality is truly suspended for three days. A great event if you are looking for theatrical quality Larps.
Some small part of me will always be off traveling the world of Cambria with the friends I made this past weekend. It was a heartfelt pleasure to play this game with everyone and create an exciting story together
I had never LARPed before and it was one if the most accepting and amazing experienced I've ever had.
It was a spectacular experience unlike anything I've encountered before. I can't wait for the next event because you can bet I will be there.
Dragon Thrones was an amazing experience for a first-time LARPer such as myself. There was so much to do and so many opportunities to participate in different experiences, I only wish I had been able to do everything!
Dragon Thrones was most definitely one of the most intense and exciting events (LARPing or otherwise) that I have ever participated in.
You guys really put on an amazing event! Being a first timer, I had no idea what to expect and this was an amazing learning experience for me as an individual and in the LARP community. I had tons of fun and learned so much that I could apply to my character and overall experience for next time. Thanks for all the endless hard work you put in to making this a great experience!
Dragon Thrones was hands down one of the coolest experiences I've ever had in my life. It was worth traveling across the country for and I would do it again! The story tellers, GMs, and the community it attracted were all top notch. I was completely immersed in my character and the story but yet I knew others who had fun doing the various side activities or playing the war game. I also really enjoyed the classes-learning a medieval dance while whispering court secrets is not something you get to do everyday. The whole weekend was super "opt in" so you could either experience as much or as little intensity as you liked. The lodgings were comfortable and the setting (basically a castle) were beautiful. I also felt that everyone in production has a genuine desire and passion to make it even bigger and better next year (hopefully next year!). There isn't an option to leave a review but if I could 5/5! Can't wait to return to the Citadel of Mirrors.
I have so many things to say. This was my first LARP. I've been too busy with career for the past 6 years to seek one out, and so have been living vicariously through Youtube. When I saw this one at Bryn Mawr, it looked perfect: accessible, familiar, with a variety of gaming experiences and structure for first-timers. I also loved the board game strategy aspect.
Although I'm very familiar with Bryn Mawr's campus (I went to Haverford College and took 30% of my classes at BMC), seeing it as a Medieval setting gave me a newfound appreciation for its beauty. The campus is very accommodating, the staff enjoyed our costumes, and the new dorm is FANTASTIC. What a perfect location.
The writers did a brilliant job creating our characters. Each was so perfectly suited to its player, and I fell in love with the fictional Brotherhood (now Republic!) of Yarrow. I'm not giving up Helaine of the Endwalls for anything.
This was a stellar experience. My only complaint is the duration. I wanted another day of spying, intrigue, and building contracts! I love this game.