Our priority for Wing and a Prayer is to make an enjoyable and welcoming experience for everyone involved. However, WaaP contains some central themes which have the potential to cause upset if not approached carefully. We are also aware that the player base is likely to contain people from different nations, with widely varied experience from varied LARPing cultures, so we felt it important to lay out some ground rules to make our expectations clear.

Any player acting in violation of these rules, or causing distress or discomfort to other players, will be warned once and asked to leave the game if their behaviour continues. In serious cases, especially where the organisers are concerned with the wellbeing of others, players may be removed from the game immediately.


Central to the game. You are likely to see this within the game, and this is something players are welcome to explore.

While the green themes do encourage some forms of discrimination based on characteristics of characters (gender and nationality) - it remains unacceptable to discriminate on characteristics of players. If you wish to insult another character, find insults which do not reference characteristics the player did not choose (e.g. race or body shape.)

1. Sexism

The stories of women at war are also stories about sexism, and a struggle for equality. While we’re allowing our WAAF much more influence on events than they had at the time, there will still be plenty of times when they suffer the injustices of the era. All WAAF characters will be female and RAF characters will be male, but your character’s gender presentation does not have to match yours.

2. Xenophobia

This is a World War and, as such, there are allies from all over the world coming to England to join the services. This is naturally the source of much interest from many young Brits and, while most are simply curious about their new foreign friends, there are also culture clashes and outright xenophobic responses. Choosing to play someone from another country is fine but be aware you may come up against some negative reactions.

3. Violence (talking about it)

It is natural that characters who have seen extreme levels of violence and destruction will want to share this with their friends. There may also be simulated injuries during the game. ​


These topics are not excluded from the game but require sensitivity. Before playing on these themes with another player, you must check in with that player and make sure they are happy to.

1. Homophobia

We feel that there is potential for some interesting stories to be told about gay relationships during war, and players are welcome to explore these if they wish. Characters with homophobic views are perfectly in keeping with the historical setting, but you must check in with other characters before roleplaying around the subject.

2. Ableism

We recognise that, in a war setting, some players may wish to explore themes around both recent injuries and longer-term disabilities. However, we may have players with real-life conditions which require mobility aids, assistive technology etc. who do not wish disability to be a theme of their character’s game. Therefore, injured or disabled characters will be introduced at workshops during the game. Any other disabilities should pass without comment.

3. Physical combat

Violence between characters may be roleplayed as long as everybody involved has consented, both to the idea of fighting and to exactly what sort of contact that will involve. Remember that our players come from a variety of LARP traditions and may be used to assuming very different levels of physicality in combat. Combat should be acted out, with light contact at most. Combat is not to involve weapons of any kind.

4. Physical contact: romantic

Player consent must be explicitly obtained before initiating any sort of romantic physical contact with another character.


These themes are not acceptable within our game in any form.

1. Transphobia

Players of any gender may be playing as WAAF or RAF personnel. Please assume these characters are female or male respectively.

2. Racism

We do not consider than this is a topic we can approach faithfully and sensitively, whilst also making it enjoyable for everyone. Therefore, please do not bring up topics of race.

3. Sexual assault, non-consensual sex, sex with minors

These have no place in our game. Neither references to these topics, nor trying to play through scenes like rape or threats of sexual violence will be permitted.


If you wish to raise a concern, complain about the behaviour of another player or member of the event crew, or discuss any related issue, please contact Nick Bradbeer or Lauren Owen via There will also be a chance to raise concerns about other players during the booking process.

Players acting in violation of our policies, or causing distress or discomfort to other players, will be warned once and asked to leave the game if their behaviour continues. In serious cases, where the facts are beyond reasonable doubt, players may be removed from the game immediately.