An Experiential Medieval Fantasy Adventure
January 12 - 14, 2018
Grey Towers, Arcadia University PA
An Experiential Medieval Fantasy Adventure
January 12 - 14, 2018
Grey Towers, Arcadia University PA
Tickets can be purchased directly for $595 and are all inclusive of room, meals, and features for 3 days. Of course, you can Contact Us to process installment payment plans.
Dragon Thrones is an immersive medieval fantasy weekend by The Game Theatre. 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).
Date: January 12 - 14, 2018
Location: Arcadia University, Grey Towers, 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038. See the Castle below!
Lodging: the new (and well reviewed) Holiday Inn, Ft. Washington - Philadelphia, PA. Shuttle between the hotel and Castle will be provided. The hotel will provide high quality accommodations.
The hotel is near Philadelphia and a reasonable commute from all points northeast. It's a 34 minute drive from the Philadelphia Int'l Airport, an 80 minute train ride from the airport, and a 30 minute train ride from Philadelphia's 30th Street train station. Also, it's a reasonable drive from New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Baltimore metro areas.
The weekend is "all inclusive": you receive a custom character and will be cast into a unique team fitting your personality. The experience also includes room, catered meals, drinks, live entertainment, and all features.
Enjoy 3 days at one of the most thematic historical landmarks in the nation.
2 nights at a state of the art hotel (private Wifi in every room, gaming lounge, breakfast buffet, shuttle to and from the castle). Rooms are double occupancy (you can be paired with a partner, friend, or team member), plus single King bed room upgrades are available.
All meals delivered to the castle, plus snack room with beverages/water and our signature Saturday night catered dinner in a glorious hall of magical mirrors.
This is an "opt in" experience, pick and choose what features you enjoy and watch your choices effect the world of Dragon Thrones!
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 social game, quests around the castle, team-building storied missions, puzzles and secrets to uncover, player run scenes and events and more!
What would be a medieval weekend without mead! Our sponsor Stonekeep Meadery is Pennsylvania's first dedicated meadery. They produce handcrafted meads using traditional medieval recipes only. Stonekeep continues to be a key partner (and their Dragon Thrones Hibiscus Elixir is always in high demand). It just would not be Dragon Thrones without their mead!
Grey Towers is, simply put, one of the most beautiful and well preserved 19th century castle inspired mansions outside of Europe. The below galley only hints at how magical this historical landmark looks and feels when you enter. The first set of photographs are mostly professional shots taken during warmer months (so you get a clearer picture of what the castle looks like), but we've included some amateur winter photographs to display how thematic the Castle can be in the winter months.
Also included are photographs of the grand stairway, a few shots of the common rooms and ballrooms -- a true citadel of mirrors! Plus, there are a few photographs of the stables (which has a courtyard, not shown here), and of course the many gargoyles that adorn the intricate exterior of Grey Towers. Welcome to the Iron Citadel of the north!
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.
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.
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, especially for a first run. My only complaint is the duration. I wanted another day of spying, intrigue, and building contracts!
I love this game.
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!
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.
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 had such an amazing experience at Dragon Thrones. As a GM, I learned so much. The different houses bonded so closely and it was rewarding to be a real part of that. The hired entertainers were also briefed on what was going on; they were really part of the event in an integral way. My team greatly appreciated that and we enjoyed interacting with one of the bards and of course our heroic champion.
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!)
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.