Urban Nightmare: London Calling by Jim Wallman

23rd November - Leytonstone School, London

£30 per player

A newly elected Government is in power. All would be well, but for the impact of recent political upheavals – meaning that London's streets are teeming with protesters of various flavours and opinions, and the police are doing their best with limited resources to keep order, and opposing factions apart.Not a completely unusual situation in London; BUT, the crowds have become an incubator for a horrific new infection - can this be same Virus-Z that brought the USA to its knees just a few short years ago?


Urban Nightmare : London Calling is a megagame of crisis management, political infighting and resource

management in the context of a major health and social order crisis.

Questions that may (or may not) be answered include:

  • Can Downing Street's defences hold against an encroaching horde - and should the Cabinet evacuate?

  • Should the Queen evacuate?

  • Can the government overcome factional infighting and personal agendas to manage the emerging crisis?

  • How will the hospitals cope?

  • Are those cosplayers, protestors, rioters, looters or actual zombies? And who can we shoot (legitimately)?

  • Can zombies swim?

  • Will my travel to work be affected?

  • Who will the Daily Mail blame?


This run of the game is also set to be part one of an exciting two part narrative. The story will begin with this game in London, dealing with the initial outbreak and crisis, then in January the story will be concluded with another run of the game in Reading, the initial state of that game influenced by the conclusion of the London game. 


Both games will work in isolation for those only able to play one, yet players can play both games to see the full narrative unfold, either from different angles with different roles in each game or even playing the same role for both games. More details for the Reading run can be found here.


Player Roles 

The following player roles are available in Urban Nightmare: London Calling:


  • Government Ministers and Senior Political Figures

  • Metropolitan and City of London Police Services

  • NHS and Hospital Managers

  • London Fire Brigade

  • The Mayor and the Greater London Authority

  • The British Army

  • Zombiemeisters

  • Scientific Advisors

Sign Up to Urban Nightmare: London Calling


The game is on the 23rd Leytonstone School in London and we are taking sign-ups now. Just complete the form below letting us know you are interested in playing and if you have any preference in team or role. We absolutely welcome team sign ups too - so if you want to play with a group of friends that let us know all their names and email addresses at the same time.


As with all our games a player role is priced at £30 for the whole day (those selected for Control will play for free) - you can sign up now and we'll ask for payment about two months before the event. This delay is included to ensure players are still able to play the game and avoid unnecessary cancellations. However it is still possible to cancel after payment and you can read our refund policy here.


​As with all our games we will be sending out the cast list a month before the game and handbooks two weeks before the game.