Defy the King – Dare to Dream


Defy the King – Dare to Dream


Who We Are and What We Do

Carcosa Freelance has been around in one form or another for over two decades as an event experience design and delivery team, but has only formally been in business since 2013.

The team provided event support services to Profound Decisions Ltd. for their acclaimed Odyssey events – a narrative series of 13 biannual events based in a mythical version of the classical Mediterranean – from 2007 to 2016. You can see some of Charlie Moss’ astounding photography from the last few Odyssey events here.

Prior to that were operating as New World Order Games from 1998 to 2005, and Machiavelli Games from 1991 to 1998, delivering hosted and catered weekend UK freeform events for audiences of 100 to 150 people.

In addition to providing support to other organisations in the live event space, Carcosa Freelance are moving into delivering independent events under their own banner as of 2017.


Telling Stories is Big and Clever

There are many ways to approach live roleplay event design and delivery nowadays. Carcosa Freelance seeks to design and deliver events that focus on what we do best – creating narrative environments in which participants can discover, and tell, their own stories.

The events we seek to deliver have a strong focus on exploring a story told in collaboration with, and reacting to, the participants.


The Carcosa Freelance Team


Antony Andrews

Antony is a skilled communicator, event floor manager and designer. He has an extensive background in learning and development, fashion and costume design, creative arts, and the public sector.

Antony manages the historical research, stage management and artistic direction for Carcosa Freelance’s events as well as taking an active role in experience design, story design and performance.

Antony is a certified pole fitness instructor and a roller derby referee.

Ian Andrews

Ian has a background in public and private sector project and programme management with a string of successful healthcare IT projects under his belt, most recently for the North of England regional NHS procurement hub.

He was also lead designer and creative director for Profound Decisions’ Odyssey project, and design lead on NWO Games’ two cycles of Ars Magica events.

You can see his LinkedIn page here.


Carcosa Freelance has also partnered extensively with Istic Networks, Netcentrics Ltd, Broken Dreams LRP, Avalon Larp Studio, Cthimon and others in a variety of capacities in the event delivery field.