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About this project

Imagine your favourite fantasy game, whether it’s computer, board, roleplaying or book, then imagine entering that world but for real. 

Created with theatrical props, actors ,stage illusions, with your help we want to build a portable adaptable live dungeon crawl gaming experience. Based in Bodiam but coming to London and touring the UK.

Using actors and film/ theatre props & costumes
Using actors and film/ theatre props & costumes

The "live" game is a unique team theatre experience, where as the curtains open on the show, any number of dungeon environments will have been created by the actors & crew. Members of the audience will be invited to enter the stage area and take part in encounter scenes, interacting with our actors. As the adventure unfolds, new scenes will be created in this versatile space for audience members to enter and enjoy. The audience are therefore the players in a thrilling, interactive 2 hour adventure. 

There are games designed for a small participating audience of 30, where everyone gets to have a go and see the journey to the end, or the Intense immersion game with just 10 players (costumes are provided for this version).

Using theatrical lighting, sets, illusions and sound effects, this will be an experience like no other.

Working with our team of magician friends, actors and prop makers, we will be offering adventures for all ages and genres. Horror, Science fiction and of course fantasy.

Tom Baker: The voice of the dungeon

Tom Baker, best known for his role in Doctor Who, is the Voice of the Dungeon. Once an adventuring wizard, he will guide through rooms, offer advice and help you to complete your quests. *Please note that Tom Baker will not personally be at the performances.

Tom Baker: The voice of the Dungeon
Tom Baker: The voice of the Dungeon

Ian Livingstone: Project Advisor 

Ian Livingstone is well know in the gaming industry, having created Games Workshop, The Fighting Fantasy Game books & bringing us Tomb Raider. He also is responsible, along with Steve Jackson for bringing Dungeons & Dragons to Europe.

Ian Livingstone: Project advisor
Ian Livingstone: Project advisor

Monster Props

Mark Cordory  www.markcordory.com is a master creature prop maker and puppet designer. Having worked on the original Knightmare TV series and more recently Doctor Who.

Mark Cordory: Monster maker
Mark Cordory: Monster maker

Illusion Designer

Dan Baines www.lebanoncircle.co.uk has created some amazing illusions for magicians globally. He will be in charge of the real wizardry that will make the experience so mystifying. His past clients include Guillermo del Toro and Reece Shearsmith.

Dan Baines: Illusion & prop maker
Dan Baines: Illusion & prop maker

Designing some of our rewards, we have the amazing talents of Russ Nicholson & Malcolm Barter. Both these artists worked as illustrators for the fighting fantasy game books, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain & The Forest of Doom & as well a shed load of other games and publications including Puffin, Pan, Collins, Hodder and Stoughton, TSR, Games Workshop, Hoggshead Publishing, DC Thomson, Le Grimoire Publications, Runequest, Goodman Games, Kobold Press, and many others. 

Russ Nicholson: Wizards Talisman
Russ Nicholson: Wizards Talisman
Close up of the "Wizards Talisman"
Close up of the "Wizards Talisman"
Malcolm Barter: The Pendant of Chaos
Malcolm Barter: The Pendant of Chaos
   
The Pendant of Chaos.. but closer
The Pendant of Chaos.. but closer
The Book of Doom reward
The Book of Doom reward
The Dungeon Treasure Pack
The Dungeon Treasure Pack

Writing talent

Along with the experienced writing team, we have contributions from Jonathan Green jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.co.uk (Fighting Fantasy, Doctor Who and many more) & Jamie Thomson  www.jamiethomson.com (Fabled Lands & Dark Lord). 

Jamie Thomson
Jamie Thomson
Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green

We are also delighted to have Dungeons & Dragons adventure writer Will Doyle, joining the project. His award winning adventures and experience in the games industry is a wonderful addition to our adventures. 

The Producer & Creative Director

The Legend Quests "Live' Dungeon is the brainchild of Oliver McNeil. A trained theatre designer, prop maker and scenic artist. He runs a very popular and respected portrait studio that also creates Fantasy images. www.legend-photography.com 

It has been his life long ambition to bring fantasy interactive theatre to a wider audience. He also runs and hosts the Fantasy Podcast.

Where is it going to be?

As well as coming to London, the dungeon is designed to tour and it will be traveling around the UK and can be set up in any space of approximately 100 square metres. 

It's home will be 10 mins walk from Bodiam Castle. It's just over an hour away from London and we can host adventures here where we also have an amazing camping & Glamping site just on the doorstep.

Bodiam
Bodiam

Q & A about the Dungeon

Q. What happens in the game/ show?

A. It's an interactive theatre game experience. Each of the “Legend Quests” Dungeon Adventures are created from a series of room encounters presented to the audience/players by the storyteller, joined together by a narrative. These rooms are presented using film quality props, scenery, illusion, costumes and professional actors. The storyteller can "freeze" the action at anytime to talk to the players about their next action through the dungeon.

The dungeon rooms are puzzles, problems, events or creatures, that must be dealt with by either all of the players or a selected few. In most games players start with two "lives", which can be lost when something unfortunate or unpleasant happens, creating an air of risk for the players.

Q. Does it involve fighting?

A. Being a Dungeon full of monsters there might be occasions where a fight might occur, however the main emphasis is on storytelling, puzzle/problem solving and immersion. When a fight happens it will be only one of the solutions of that particular encounters and will be conducted under supervision with ultra safe props.

Having said all that, we will be organising Event days where you will be able to be trained by a sword master and be able to fight in our Battle Arena. So if fighting is your thing, we can arrange that for you.

Q. Do I get to role play and be a character?

A. We will be taking the dungeon to all kind of places, from schools, festivals, corporate events and more. At the majority of these performances we do not expect people to role-play, just to get into the spirit of the adventure. However there will be some adventures when we will invite people to wear a costume and play a character, such as selected "Intense" dungeons.

Q. Who is this designed for?

Lovers of adventure! If you like reading, playing or watching fantasy, we know you will also enjoy this experience. We will be designing dungeon adventures for all ages and types, from families with children (over 8 years old), business people for team building days, gamers who would like the thrill of a live experience and anyone who just wants to try a totally unique type of entertainment. The benefit of our system it that it can be altered according to whatever the audience's preferences are.

The age level and type of adventures will be advertised before you book, so you can decide if it appeals to you.

Q. Will Tom Baker be appearing at the shows?

A. With the best will in the world, we can't expect to take an 81 year old living Legend on tour, performing 3 shows a day. We have designed wonderful voice system to make if feel as if Tom Baker is with you protecting and encouraging you along your adventures.

So why do you we need your help?

We need to pay for actors, props, pro grade outdoor housing & and scenery, storage, insurance etc. The goal is not massive, as we know how to work on a budget but if we reach that, our stretch goals are going to be spent on making more monsters, illusions, props, scenery and costumes.

We are dedicated to making this the best experience as we can.

Check out our rewards and lets make this a fantasy a reality.

If you can't back us please share this project with everyone you know.

 As part of the rewards you can feature on my Fantasy Podcast. Check out some our previous shows with guest such as Ian Livingstone, Tom Baker, Dan Baines, Knightmare Live, LARP, Marvel UK, Willow Management and coming soon "Hawk the Slayer" Director Terry Marcel.

The Fantasy Podcast
The Fantasy Podcast

Risks and challenges

We like to think that the risks are minimal. We already have a great team of actors, a stunning location for the dungeon to be housed and a the skills to build the dungeon.

Also on board is a fantastic costume company, who can provide us with ANY period costume we wish, from Medieval to 1920's.

The only risks are unforeseen but Insurance is of course one of the first things we will be getting.

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    A BIG THANK YOU AND SHOUT OUT!

    A really big thank you and a mention on one of our Fantasy Podcasts with previous interview guests such as Ian Livingstone, Tom Baker, Willow Management, Marvel UK, Joe Dever and Hawk the Slayer director Terry Marcel.

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    THE MAKING OF A DUNGEON "FILM"

    How to build a dungeon. Be the first to see how the Live dungeon is created. Behind the scenes film, with interviews with the people involved, how we make the props, build the scenery, rehearsals and lots more. Secret digital download link with password.

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    THE BOOK OF DOOM

    An A4 glossy 24 page souvenir programme of the show. With images from Tom Bakers recording session, behind the scenes photos, artwork by Russ Nicholson & Malcolm Barter, interviews with Ian Livingstone, Jonathan Green, Jamie Thomson and loads more from our contributors. Signed by as many people involved as possible.

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    "THE PENDANT OF CHAOS"

    "The Pendant of Chaos" a twisted magical item said to drive the owners mad with greed, debauchery and power . Own a special limited edition Legend Quests crafted Chaos pendant. Straight from the deepest parts of the dungeon. Includes artwork and leather thong (to wear it around your neck, if you dare!)

    Designed by Fantasy artist Malcolm Barter (Fighting Fantasy: The Forest of Doom).

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    "THE WIZARDS TALISMAN!"

    Dripping with magic from a forgotten time. Will it bring you luck, bring you love, ward of evil? Only you will know once it's in your sweaty palm. A special limited edition Legend Quests crafted talisman. Straight from the deepest parts of the dungeon.

    Designed by Fantasy artist Russ Nicholson (Fighting Fantasy Warlock of Firetop Mountain & Fabled Lands). As well as the talisman, we will also give you a print of the design and a lovely leather thong to wear it it pride.

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    BODIAM "LIVE" DUNGEON

    Come to us in East Sussex near Bodaim Castle to experience the dungeon. With an audience of just 30 people, this intimate experience will draw you into the murky chambers of the fantasy dungeon. Over the 2 hour game, some will live for rewards and some will perish with a grisly death.. Three different games will play during the day, some suitable for children, the others not!

    The show will consist of monsters, challenges, puzzles, traps, illusions and adventure which are designed to be worked through as a team game. Our actors and Tom Baker (as the voice of the Dungeon) will created an experience like no other.

    We will send you a list of available dates and the names of the quests for you to choose from.

    *Please note* Tom Baker will not be at the performances but the disembodied presence of Tom Baker in the Dungeon may induce fainting.

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    LONDON "LIVE" DUNGEON

    London "Live" Fantasy dungeon adventure.

    It's alive! Our London special, with just 30 players/audience members per adventure, this intimate experience will draw you into the murky chambers of the fantasy dungeon. Over the 2 hour game, some will live for rewards and some will perish with a grisly death.. Three different games will play during the day, some suitable for children, the others not!

    The show will consist of monsters, challenges, puzzles, traps, illusions and adventure which are designed to be worked through as a team game. Our actors and Tom Baker (as the voice of the Dungeon) will created an experience like no other.

    We will send you a list of available dates and the names of the quests for you to choose from.

    *Please note* the disembodied presence of Tom Baker in the Dungeon may induce fainting.

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    ADD ON "DUNGEON TREASURE" PACKAGE

    If you have already got either the "LIVE" Dungeon experience (Normal & Intense) in London or Bodiam, you can grab this package deal!

    It will include both the THE PENDANT OF CHAOS, THE WIZARDS TALISMAN, THE BOOK OF DOOM & and the Digital Film "THE MAKING OF THE DUNGEON"

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    INTENSE BODIAM LIVE FANTASY GAME

    It's alive! With but with just an audience of TEN people, this is an even more intimate experience and will draw you into deeper into the murky chambers of the fantasy dungeon. Over the 3 hour game, some will live for rewards and some will perish with a grisly death... Players over 14 years old & upwards.

    The show will consist of monsters, challenges, puzzles, traps, illusions and adventure which are designed to be worked through as a team game. Our actors and Tom Baker (as the voice of the Dungeon) will created an experience like no other.

    We will send you a list of available dates and the names of the quests for you to choose from.

    *Please note* the disembodied presence of Tom Baker in the Dungeon may induce fainting.

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    INTENSE LONDON LIVE FANTASY GAME

    It's alive! With but with just an audience of TEN people, this is an even more intimate experience and will draw you into deeper into the murky chambers of the fantasy dungeon. Over the 3 hour game, some will live for rewards and some will perish with a grisly death... Players over 14 years old & upwards.

    The show will consist of monsters, challenges, puzzles, traps, illusions and adventure which are designed to be worked through as a team game. Our actors and Tom Baker (as the voice of the Dungeon) will created an experience like no other.

    We will send you a list of available dates and the names of the quests for you to choose from.

    *Please note* the disembodied presence of Tom Baker in the Dungeon may induce fainting.

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    "DUNGEON TREASURE" PACKAGE

    If you would like the rewards but can't come to a dungeon, this pack is for you.

    It will include both the THE PENDANT OF CHAOS, THE WIZARDS TALISMAN, THE BOOK OF DOOM & and the Digital Film "THE MAKING OF THE DUNGEON"

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    THE VOICE OF THE DUNGEON

    A SIGNED AND FILMED MESSAGE FROM TOM BAKER ON A GALLERY PRINT.

    Own a beautiful 18 inch x12 inch art gallery print of the voice of the Dungeon himself, Tom Baker. The portrait created by fantasy portrait artist Oliver McNeil, will be dedicated to you and a personal "FILMED" message will be give by Tom from his home.

    This offer is limited to just twenty

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    Credit as Associative Producer.

    Mentioned and thanked in the programme & on the website. You will also be invited to a special vip event in London on the launch of the Live dungeon, where you will meet some of the talent behind this creation.

    You will also get TWO "INTENSE" Dungeons tickets & "The Add on Pack of Treasure".

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    DUNGEON IN YOUR TOWN/ COMPANY/ PARTY/ SCHOOL

    The Dungeon comes to you (as long as you live in the in the UK)
    We will bring our dungeon to your site (100 Square meters needed) and run thee different adventures (Morning & afternoon & evening) for up to 30 players per game.

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    OFFICIAL SPONSOR

    You or your company can be only one of four to be an official sponsor for 5 years! This means you will have your company logo on the Dungeon (on the outside), on the programme, tickets, posters, the website & any promo videos.

    We will also give two tickets to our VIP event in London.

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