Frequently Asked Questions
Is there some way I can try Labyrinthe out for free?
If you haven't played at Labyrinthe before, or if you haven't played here for many years, then you can take part in some of the regular introductory adventures we run.
For adult players (15 years old+) then the next free play adventure is on Saturday 19th of April, where you can play a one section adventure (either in the morning or the afternoon). All we ask is that you complete our membership form and fill in a questionnaire after the event.
For younger players (11 years old to 15 years old), we are holding an open day on Saturday 9th of August where you can some along and play on an hour long introduction while your parents enjoy a cuop of tea or coffee in the tavern. We'll have multiple sessions running throughout the day,so you can choose when to come along.
Its advisable to book for either of these adventures, and to book or find out more information please call the booking line on 0845 643 2660
What should I wear when I come to Labyrinthe
Well we strongly suggest a sturdy pair of shoes or walking boots. The cavern floors are uneven and a full day running around on them in soft shoes or trainers can leave you aching at the end of the day.
If you are playing a character, then for your first few times of playing we can lend out some basic costume from the Armoury, so you just need to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. For monsters you will always get costume from the armoury. After your first few times of playing then we would suggest either looking in local charity shops for costume ideas or taking a look through the various costumes we have for sale at the caves.
We also have a small number of weapons and shields that are available to hire for a small charge from the desk staff at the caves.
Do I need to bring a packed lunch or can I get food on-site
There are a number of options available for your lunchtime break. Just across the road from the caves there are a couple of convenience stores that stock a wide range of snack foods and drinks – although we do request that you don’t go over to the shops if you are wearing makeup. The caves site does have a café attached to it that serves a range of hot and cold snack from about 9am to 3pm, and they offer a discount to Labyrinthe customers ordering their food from the outside hatch.
The shops and the café are all open to the public and as such we would ask that all club members take additional care to ensure that they are considerate to any members of the public they may encounter.
What time to the adventures start and finish?
For adventures being run at the caves we aim for the following start and finish times (although the nature of the events mean that these times can tend to be flexible)
Morning start 10:30AM, break for lunch at 13:30
Afternoon start at 14:30 and finish at 18:00
Young Player Adventures
Morning start at 11:00 and break for lunch at 13:30
Afternoon start at 14:30 and finish at 17:00
- What time should I arrive at the caves for the morning start?
What should I do the first time I arrive at the caves?
The first thing to do is to come down into the caves site (its just down the steps to the right of the café – we’ve got a notice board and flags there so we’re difficult to miss!), and speak to the desk staff. Once you’re at the desk we’ll need to check that you’ve signed the membership forms (you can do this in advance by registering for level two membership on the website) and we will then direct you to the referee for your adventure. If at any time you need to find someone to ask questions then all of the Labyrinthe staff at the caves wear fleeces with the Labyrinthe logo, so please feel free to speak to them.
Your referee is responsible for ensuring that you receive a full safety brief and to take you through what will be happening throughout the day, but if in doubt at any time, then any of the Labyrinthe staff will be available to help you. The club members are generally a helpful lot as well and most are more than happy to answer questions and help out those that are getting to know the system and the events.
- Is there space for me to park my car at the caves?
What happens if we have an accident while at the caves?
We have very few accidents at Labyrinthe, and most of those that do occur are generally small cuts and bruises or twisted ankles (which is why we recommend a sturdy pair of shoes). We do, however, have a comprehensive first aid kit on-site and qualified first aiders are also available. As we’re an unusual site, we’ve made sure that the local ambulance service knows where we are and how to get to us in the case of emergency. Obviously mobile phones don’t tend to get reception in the caves, but we have multiple phone lines running to the caves desk to ensure that we can contact emergency services and your next of kin (from your membership form) should we need to do so.
Can I leave my bag at the caves while I’m playing or monstering?
Space at the desk in the caves is a premium, so we are only able to look after wallets, keys and handbags behind the desk (which is locked at all times when not attended). We have shelves available for club members to put their bags on when they are playing, or we have lockers available to hire on a daily, monthly or annual basis. Use of the bag shelves and/or lockers is done so at your own risk.
There seem to be a lot of rules in the Labyrinthe system. Do I need to know all of them to be able to play?
No, you don't. Its a good idea to have read the handbook, and to have an understanding of what your character can do (although your referee or the senior referee will spend some time at the start of the day going through everything with you as well).
One of the advantages of the Labyrinthe system is that you can develop your character as you see fit, but this does lead to a certain level of complexity. The adventures are arranged in such a way that you will learn the system as you progress, and I'm sure you will find the club members and staff helpful as you experience new parts of the system and gameworld.
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