GVLARP has a Discord server – it was originally set up so that we could continue to play over Covid lockdown, but it has survived as a place for players to use for character meetings, Annual General Meetings (AGMs), one-off events, and for a way for the Storytellers to communicate announcements to the game.

You can join the server through this link: https://discord.com/channels/672186759219511297/938527252868653066


We have a custom Discord bit in the server who does some useful things to support the game. Interact with Renfield through Discord’s slash commands.

Check if the bot is online before using these commands – he is often sent back to sleep to reduce costs – but contact Jane Houston or the Storytellers if you want to make use of any of his functions.

/signin <Full Player Name>

Renfield will note your attendance if you enter the command “/signin <Full Player Name>” in any of the text channels.  He’ll remember your name so, in subsequent games, you can just type “.signin”.

This command only works when there is an event currently in progress.


/speak <channel name> <text to say>

You can get Renfield to speak into a voice channel by providing him the name of the channel and what the words to say are. You don’t need to be in the channel mentioned so you can use him to send messages to characters in other channels.

Note that a copy of your text will get output to the channel you typed into. Please use the “renfields-cubby-hole” channel so that people who don’t want to get notifications of the activity in this channel can block it.


Use this command to get Renfield to say something nice to you.


Use this command to check that the bot is online and running properly

(Storytellers only) /list

Use this command to list scheduled events or the attendance at a specific event.

(Storytellers only) /new <eventname> <date>

Use this command to add a new scheduled event that players will be able to log into.

(Storytellers only) /addnice <compliment>

Add to the list of “nice” things Renfield will say to people when they sign in to an event.  Use “/listnice” to get a list of all the existing options and “/deletenice” to remove one.

The train

This is one of the IC locations on the Discord server. It was originally the court location during covid lockdown. It may not be visible, but if it is, here is the description.

Pullman trains were mainline luxury railway services that operated with first-class coaches and a steward service, provided by the British Pullman Car Company (PCC) from 1874 until 1962, and then by British Rail from 1962 until 1972. Many named mainline service trains have subsequently used the word ‘Pullman’ in their titles, but most of these have been normal trains with increased first-class accommodation. Since 1982 however, some railtours have been operated by companies using Pullman coaches dating from the 1920s to 1950s to recreate the ambience of the heyday of Pullman travel.

First Class Carriage: one entrance at one end, Prince’s table is at the other end, in front of the only other entrance, which would lead to the engine. This door is locked and bolted and two armed guards are in the engine room. The carriage is opulent, deco and glossy. Aside from the Prince’s chair, there are eight plush red velvet armchairs with antimacassars; four are grouped around the Prince’s table, one on either side as you enter the carriage, one on either side halfway up. A wooden captain’s chair is in front of the Prince’s table and is meant for guests. The chairs can be shifted as needed. The Lounge Car: one door leads to the Prince’s carriage, the other to the bar. This is the lounge car, a plush seating area for public meetings and chat. Seating is fixed- at the far side of the carriage, near the Prince’s door, are two sets of two chairs, facing each other, at either side of the door. Back to back with these are a further two pairs of chairs, so four facing pairs would fill these. At the bar entrance, there are four sofas against the carriage walls, two either side, facing each other. There are sundry small side tables throughout this carriage that can be moved about.

Please contact security staff [OOC: a storyteller] if you wish to use the locked booth in the second class carriage.

Railway Map from 1951