Daemon (UK)

I played the Danish run with the fabulous Linnea as my character’s snake daemon.

I’m extremely happy to say that I’m producing Katrine Wind’s larp “Daemon” in the UK. I played a run in Denmark earlier this year, and had a glorious time. It leans heavily on Kant and Pullman, and I heartily recommend the experience you get simply by playing alongside your “daemon”. A booking form will be up on the 11th of September along with additional practical information. It’ll be a not-for-profit run, with open books, and any surplus going to charity.

Here’s the announcement from Katrine.

Daemon is coming to Belgium and the UK in May 2023!

Daemon is a collaborative larp that focuses on the connection between a human and their manifested inner self or soul in the form of an animal – the Daemon.

The core vision for this larp is to experience this connection. You sign up in pairs but not as family, lovers or anything of the sort – you are two parts of the same being. The plot focuses on the aftermath of the War described in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials books, though you don’t have to know details about the universe to participate. None of the characters named in the books are playable or mentioned.

The War is over, the player’s characters have to move on, and deciding what that means to them is the meat of the play. 

After successful runs in Denmark, and two scheduled in the US, we are excited to announce that we will now be bringing this larp to Belgium and the UK! The game’s creator Katrine Wind will be present as facilitator of each run.

🇬🇧 Practical info for the UK run:

Dates: 05-07 May 2023

Sign-up period: 11-28 September 2022

Location: Sheriff House and the wherry Olive, on the River Bure, Norfolk, UK.

Number of participants: 28

Language: English

Produced by: larpx

Price: £350 in the house/£250 on the boat/£80 sleeping off-site

Accessibility: Parts of the site are not physically accessible – there’s no lift access in the main building some players will sleep aboard a wherry – but there are two ground floor bedrooms, and none of the few planned events during the game will happen on the boat.

🇧🇪 Practical info for the Belgian run:

Dates: 27-29 May 2023

Sign-up period: 11-28 September 2022

Location: Chateau de Dalhem, Visé, Belgium

Number of participants: 28

Language: English

Produced by: narrators.inc

Price: 350,- EUR (with a possibility for payment in installments)

More practical details will be communicated when the sign-up periods open. No payments will be due until casting is complete.

If you want to hear some thoughts about the design after the playtest, you can watch Katrine’s talk from Knutepunkt 2021 – it starts at minute 31:10: https://www.facebook.com/nordiclarp.org/videos/404238984603157 

For more information on these or future runs of the larp, you can join the general interest page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/421093358781802 

The players of the Danish run in 2022. (Photo credit: Bjørn-Morten Vang Gundersen.)

3 thoughts on “Daemon (UK)

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  1. Is it possible to submit a slightly late aplication? My partner and I had issues we had to sort before we could apply and the conformation for them have only just arived. We understand if not but it would mean a great deal if we could.

  2. I’m afraid not – I am sure there will be more runs of this larp in the future though, so you’ve not missed out yet.

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