The Black Hart of Camelot

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The Black Hart of Camelot

Number of players
How long it runs
3-4 hours
Date written
Ryan Paddy
Purchase at DriveThruRPG

The Black Hart of Camelot is a theatre-style larp. It was written by Ryan Paddy and first ran at Chimera in Auckland, New Zealand in 2009. Since then it has been played in the USA, Australia, and Canada.[1] It is notable for its innovative use of mechanics to encourage a 360 degree illusion style of play, with live-combat used to provide verismilitude and a "Verily" keyword-system used to handle magical effects without breaking immersion.


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.


  1. The Black Hart of Camelot, Larp Resume. Retreived 8 January 2015. Note that Larp Resume listings are usually incomplete.

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