Thralls: A Story of Vampiric Devotion is a Conspiratorial Horror/Survival LARP game created by Mykal Lakim and published by Dark Phoenix Publishing. Thralls uses the L.I.F.E System and is a part of the Wastelands of Damnation roleplayings series. Thralls welcomes the player to the world of vampires through the eyes of a human servant, explaining the world and the servitude a Thrall is trapped by as it expands on the mythos of Damnation.
Thralls is a game designed to take you into the shoes of a human servant. As you learn the rules and play with your friends you will learn what it takes to be the eyes and ears for a vampire in the daylight hours. Play with a few friends or play with dozens, we're sure vampire will entertain and inspire you and your friends for endless nights of fun.
Thralls 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.
Thralls in DamnationEdit
In the world of Damnation, a Thrall is a human servant who serves a vampire as their eyes and ears. Thralls may also allow vampires to feed off of them from time to time as needed. One aspect which sets Thralls apart is that a vampire may grant the Thrall the opportunity to feed from them, gifting the Thrall with certain abilities. One such advantage is the ability to regenerate lost blood more quickly, faster healing, increased stats (intelligence, perception, wits, strength, dexterity, constitution, appearance, charisma and manipulation).
Most notable drawbacks include servitude, the risk of addiction and losing oneself to their addiction. Thralls do not typically inherit powers from their vampiric master but instead have stats raised slowly placing them firmly between the world of mortals and the supernatural world. If a Thrall ingests more than the recomended amount of blood from their patron, they run the risk of becoming a Ghul.