Dungeons & Dragons - The Grey Lady

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    Dungeons & Dragons - The Grey Lady

    A Horror Roleplaying Experience

    An immersive horror experience, set within the walls and grounds of Langley Castle Hotel, complete with overnight accommodation in a Castle View Room, and a meal in the 2 Rosette Restaurant.  Presented by local storyteller and gamemaster Chris Hately, this collaborative, tabletop, horror story promises to be a memorable, one-of-a-kind event.

    The Grey Lady is, at its heart, a tabletop roleplaying game [TTRPG] experience, utilising the spectacular backdrop of Langley Castle and its history to build a truly unique atmosphere. From that foundation, the gamemaster [GM] leads the players in collaborative storytelling, in which each player takes control of a different character. Their choices and actions will impact how their story plays out; who lives, who dies, and whether the mystery at the heart of the story is ever revealed. Designed for beginners and old-hands alike, this night is perfect for anyone who wants to tell scary stories in the dead of night.

    Residential guests are welcome to arrive from 1.00 pm, where Chris will be on hand to get to know the players, and answer any questions they may have. The night proper begins at 3.00 pm with a welcome from Chris, who will explain the intent and timings of the night, and answer any last minute queries or questions. From there they will be taken to dinner at Langley Castles fantastic restaurant, where they can get to know Chris and the other players better. Once dinner is finished, Chris will give the players a tour of the castle itself, familiarising them with the locales in which their story will take place. Finally, as the sun sets and darkness takes hold, the group will move towards the outdoor grave site of Cadwallader and Josephine Bates, where the game will take place. If weather conditions are not conducive to an outdoor game, the game will be moved to the chapel atop the battlements, which Josephine had built in memory of her late husband.

    The game itself is a modified version of Cavalry Games’ fantastic Ten Candles rules system. Relying on players’ telling their own story, with some GM input and occasional dice rolling, the party must survive the horrors they are presented, with each failed roll extinguishing on of ten candles in the centre of the table. As each candle dies, the GM gains more and more control of the story, until everything finally goes dark, and the players’ characters meet their demises.

    Note: This event contains adult, horror themes, such as murder, suicide, and hauntings. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 without parental accompaniment. If you have any concerns, contact Chris Hately or Langley Castle, and we will be happy to help.

    Event includes:

    • 1 night stay in a CastleView Room situated in the grounds of the nation’s only authentic 14th Century castle/hotel
    • A meal in the 2 Rosette restaurant
    • Tour of Langley Castle and grounds
    • Game of Ten Candles with Chris Hately


    A CastleView Room (Double Occupancy) - £195.00

    A CastleView Room (Single Occupnacy) - £165.00

    The cost includes: overnight accommodation, full Northumbrian breakfast, 3-Course Dinner and a Dungeons & Dragons Game hosted by gamesmaster Chris Hately.


    D&D, DM, and derivatives of those names, are registered trademarks, hence the more general terms GM, and TTRPG or RPG (especially since we’re not using D&D as the ruleset)

    Trigger warnings include, but are not limited to: suicide, self harm, death, murder, violence

    Not suitable for children. Recommend under 18s have parental permission, likely and accompanying adult.

    To book please call 01434 688888