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    This "Harry Potter"-Inspired Live Action Role-Play In A Polish Castle Looks Magical

    Now THIS looks like a fun thing to do in winter.

    In November, the Polish castle of Czocha staged an incredible event.

    The Independent reported that around 190 participants from 11 countries journeyed to the castle.

    On their site, the organisers write:

    It is a collaborative experience in the Nordic larp [live action role-play] tradition, and is created by the players and organisers together, with everyone pitching in and helping make the magic come alive.

    Students are offered a choice of houses (rather than four), classes and career paths.

    The organisers state: “It's essentially the same as when kids use curtains as robes and sticks as wands and run around pretending to be witches and wizards – except we're grown-ups with nicer costumes and a lot of experience in designing interactive experiences for each other.”

    It costs €280 to attend.

    Here's a long documentary all about the experience.

    View this video on YouTube

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    You can find out more on the organisers' site – they're taking applications for the next one from today.