Arkham Asylum is a Conspiratorial Horror/Survival LARP game created by Mykal Lakim and published by Dark Phoenix Publishing. Arkham uses the L.I.F.E System and is a part of the Wastelands of Damnation roleplayings series. This Sourcebook introduces you, the player, to the Arkham Asylum, located in the fictional town of Arkham, Massechusettes. For all intensive purposes the asylum is a normal hospital for the mentally insane. Within the asylum something much more tragic is taking place -and it waits for you.
Arkham Asylum is a game designed to take you into the inner workings of a mental health hospital, one with nightmarish activities going on within its' walls. As you learn the rules and play with your friends you will be tested both morally and mentally as you begin your journey on The Lonely Road . Play with a few friends or play with dozens, we're sure Arkham Asylum will entertain and inspire you and your friends for endless nights of fun.
Arkham Asylum is played using the L.I.F.E. System (Live-Action In Fantasy Environment). In addition to the games' rules the most important thing to memorize are the mechanics, based on the numerical value of four. The game can be played with a 12 sided dice or the traditional method of Throwing Chops (Rock, Paper, Scissors) making gameplay simple and easy to understand. In December 2012, Dark Phoenix Publishing announced the release of a Tabletop variant as well as another LARP varant known as Infinity which would simplify the mechanics of the game to appease gamers who felt number crunching was too difficult.
Arkham Asylum in DamnationEdit
In the world of Damnation, Arkham Asylum is just like any other mental health hospital. In fact, Arkham has always been a groundbreaking hospital. The doctors always get patients to calm down and things always run smooth. No one speaks about the patient in the basement, Seraphina or the nightmarish things that happen at night. In Arkham Asylum, you are introduced to mental health hospitals and mortals who are considered too "problematic" to be in normal society. Arkham Asylum is the first book which belongs to the Arkham roleplaying series which explores the Influences of Damnation and helps broaden the Influences for players and Directors alike.