The Black Hart of Camelot is a larp set in the legendary age of King Arthur, bringing together the lords and ladies of Camelot for a gathering that will shape the fate of the Kingdom of Britain.
The scenario features 24 characters including Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgan le Fay, Tristan and Isolde, Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, the Fisher King and many more. The characters are all swept up in the intrigue, chivalry, and romance of the Arthurian era. The game takes about four hours to play. It wouldn't be an Arthurian story without honourable combats, which can be resolved with your choice of either foam weapon fighting or a simple rock-paper-scissors system. Included in the game are:
A nine page Player Guide to send to your players. This describes the setting and rules, and lists the characters to choose from. You can view the whole guide in the preview on this page.
A twenty-four page Game Master Guide with an explanation of all the plots, suggestions for how to arrange your venue, instructions on how to run the game, and an overview of the inspirations for the game.
Twenty-four character sheets as individual PDFs to give to your players.
Three colour documents in a medieval style for you to print, including an in-character map of Arthurian Britain.
Whether you're running this game for your role-playing group, for some friends or at a gaming convention it's sure to engage your players. There are no pre-plotted events in the scenario, it will reach a unique conclusion based on your players' choices.
Praise for The Black Hart of Camelot:
"Late in his reign, Arthur has summoned his court to discuss an ill omen - the black hart of the title. Meanwhile, his vassal kings are squabbling and on the verge of war, Lancelot's affair with Guinevere threatens to become public, and Morgan le Fey schemes to usurp her brother's throne for their son, Mordred. All of these key storylines are in play, but the outcomes are not predetermined. The kingdom could be saved (for now), and Arthur preserved to come again - or it could collapse into civil war and anarchy. The fate of Britain is in the player's hands."
"Allows the players to act out the great stories of the Arthurian cycle - the romance of Lancelot and Guinevere, the treason of Mordred, the intrigues of Mark, and the quest for the Holy Grail"
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