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  Arkham Asylum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane is a mental hospital that appears in the fictional DC Universe.
Originally, Arkham Asylum was used only to house genuinely insane characters - the Joker and Two-Face were inmates from its very first appearance - but over the course of the 1980s a trend was established of having the majority of Batman's supervillain opponents end up at Arkham, whether or not they were actually insane.
Even a former Arkham employee is now an inmate; psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel went insane and turned to crime, as the loony Harley Quinn, after the Joker, then her patient, seduced her and enlisted her as his sidekick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arkham_Asylum   (2101 words)

 Arkham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arkham’s most notable characteristics are its gambrel roofs and the dark legends surrounding the city for centuries.
Arkham is one of the antagonists in the third installment of the popular video game series Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, which is a prequel to the first game.
Arkham is the name of the lunatic asylum mentioned in Carrie 2, which is about certain characters who survived the events in Carrie.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arkham   (1097 words)

 Arkham House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arkham House is a weird fiction specialty publishing house founded in Sauk City, Wisconsin in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei.
Arkham House editions are noted for the quality of their printing and binding.
Arkham House also published fiction from several of Lovecraft's contemporaries, including Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, and Derleth himself; classic genre fiction by authors such as William Hope Hodgson, Algernon Blackwood, H.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arkham_House   (233 words)

 Arkham Asylum
Arkham Asylum was founded in 1921 by Amedeus Arkham as a place where the mentally ill could find rest and recovery.
To reach these ends, Arkham completely renovated his family mansion on the outskirts of Gotham and opened it to the mentally ill. His generosity was repaid with pain when his wife and young daughter were murdered by his first patient.
Arkham Asylum is out of the jurisdiction of the Gotham City Police, and they aren't called to assist with inmate uprisings unless the situation poses an immediate threat to the welfare of Gotham City, such as a mass escape.
www.geocities.com /damion38.geo/arkham.html   (828 words)

Arkham are like the last of the mighty buffalo (or bison) left roaming the dwindling plains of the new century’s musical landscape.
Arkham does not enjoy taking press photos, or talking about where they are from (Orange County, CA) or their influences.
Arkham is proud of their live show, and lots of other people seem to enjoy it, although they can not provide any names to prove this statement.
www.myspace.com /arkham   (947 words)

 Campus Crusade for Cthulhu: Arkham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An old city in Massachusetts, in the United States, crossed by the murky Miskatonic River, Arkham was founded in the first years of the seventeenth century but has changed very little since then (the reconstruction after the Flood in the 1980's is almost finished).
In the hills around, in the dark valley of white stones nearby and on the uninhabited island in the Miskatonic River, terrible ceremonies are said to have taken place since the founding of the city.
Many buildings in Arkham are the silent witnesses of dark deeds: the famous Witch House, for instance, inhabited by Keziah Mason who caused an unmentionable scandal during her trial in 1692.
www.locksley.com /cthulhu/arkham.htm   (316 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Arkham Horror 2nd edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The stars are aligning, and in the unfortunate town of Arkham an ancient entity beyond human imagining threatens to destroy the world as we know it.
Arkham Horror, a remake of the 1987 game of the same name, is a cooperative board game for 1-8 players.
Players explore Arkham, keeping an array of threats at bay while trying to find the clues and equipment they need to prevent the attacking Great Old One from passing through into our world- or, failing that, to defeat the Great Old One in a desperate, epic final battle.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/11/11582.phtml   (2265 words)

 Arkham, Massachusetts - Home of Miskatonic University
Arkham also has always had a long tradition of celebrating the arts, with several museums and concert spaces that are nationally recongized.
Arkham, MA - A child stillborn to an anonymous family is currently being examined by doctors for its rather odd anatomical properties.
Arkham, MA - The house at 7 River Street was burned to the ground in a controlled fire overseen by the Arkham Fire Department early Friday morning.
www.arkham-mass.com   (869 words)

 The History of Arkham, Massachusetts - www.arkham-mass.com
THOUGH Arkham was founded in the cold December of 1666, it is important to note that the area had long been home to the Miskatonic Indian tribe.
Arkham quickly grew in size, as it was close to Boston and nearby Salem, both important trade ports in the 17th and 18th centuries.
While all were clearly innocent Christians trying to avoid the gallows, Arkham residents got caught up in the witchcraft fervor themselves, and began to distrust their new neighbors.
www.arkham-mass.com /history.shtml   (1895 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Arkham Horror 1st edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arkham Horror is a fairly unique game, especially for its time, because it's in many ways a roleplaying strategy game (if you want it to be), and it's very much a cooperative strategy game; the investigators who don't work together are ultimately squished.
Overall I think Arkham Horror does quite a good job of presenting a roleplaying strategy game, either in the market of 15 years ago or the market of today, and thus I'd give it a "4" out of "5" for substance.
However, Arkham Horror is still unique, and definitely suggested for the Cthulhu gamer who enjoys a strategic aside.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/9/9215.phtml   (3161 words)

 About Arkham House
These words of reflection penned by August Derleth some 20 years after the creation of Arkham House (AH) show the initial purpose of AH, but they also foretell what was to become of this now historical icon in the world of small pulp publishers.
‘Arkham House’ suggested itself at once, since it was Lovecraft’s own well-known, widely-used place-name for legend-haunted Salem, Massachusetts, in his remarkable fiction; it seemed to us that this was fitting and that Lovecraft himself would have approved it enthusiastically”.
S.T. Joshi notes later in Sixty Years of Arkham House that Derleth’s prediction was actually a prediction of his own demise sometime in the next decade, thus too the demise of AH.
www.arkhamhouse.com /about.htm   (1453 words)

 H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham Review -- May 6, 2003 :: d20 Magazine Rack :: Are You Game Enough?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham: Unveiling the Legend Haunted City is a CALL OF CTHULHU supplement from Chaosium that is dual-statted for use with both the BRP System (classic CALL OF CTHULHU) and the d20 System.
Arkham is a town on the banks of the Miskatonic River, about 12 miles NNE of Boston.
One of the characters, an orphan, is called to Arkham to receive an inheritance, but soon learns that their family are guardians of forbidden knowledge, and that by accepting the inheritance, they too have joined the legacy.
www.d20zines.com /html/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=393&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (2407 words)

 Funagain Games: Arkham Horror
The town of Arkham, Massachusetts is in a panic.
Arkham Horror (AH) is a game deeply rooted in the Lovecraftian mythos, with a fair amount of complexity.
Arkham Asylum was one of the games that I lay awake at night, wondering what would have happened if I had done something differently.
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=015147   (3370 words)

 Arkham Revisited - BPAL Madness!
He was in the changeless, legend-haunted city of Arkham, with its clustering gambrel roofs that sway and sag over attics where witches hid from the King's men in the dark, olden years of the Province.
A shadowy, unapproachable forest of maple, birch, dogwood, cypress and pine softened by a garland of New England wildflowers: bergamot, columbine, rue anemone, blue violet, creeping phlox, bloodroot, toadflax, and pixie moss.
Arkham Revisited IS the springtime in "Springtime in Arkham." It's actually a bit fruity to my nose when wet, and I can pick up the bergamot.
www.bpal.org /index.php?showtopic=13586   (2965 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide
Arkham House is one of the finest publishers of collected short fiction in the field.
But then Arkham House seemed entirely retrospective for the thirty years between 1950 and 1980, with little risk taking unless you count publishing the first collections of Ramsey Campbell and Brian Lumley, but their stories were inspired by the 30s golden age of the weird tale, so does that count as a risk?
Not to mention being the foremost publishers of weird fiction for sixty years, for Arkham House to be on the cutting edge of genre (cutting edge, meaning specifically important works of their time, not necessarily the experimental works of their time) for two and a half decades out of six is an impressive accomplishment.
www.sfsite.com /01b/ah192.htm   (615 words)

 Amazon.com: Batman: Arkham Asylum: Books: Grant Morrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Basically, Arkham serves as a Jungian metaphor for the mind, and all of its inmates represent the hidden aspects of the unconscious, with the Joker representing (in my opinion) the Trickster archetype whose role is to challenge and tear down the conscious mind, often with humour, and sometimes at the risk of destroying it.
Arkham's story is from beginning to end an emotional journey through the situations and escalating tragedies that can slowly drive a man insane.
ARKHAM ASYLUM, written by manic Grant Morrison and painted by the brilliant Dave McKean, is probably the fifth finest Batman story ever (after Miller's DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller's YEAR ONE, Moore's THE KILLING JOKE, and Loeb's THE LONG HALLOWEEN).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0930289560?v=glance   (2412 words)

 Arkham Asylum Anthology: History - The Superhero Hype! Boards
Arkham is sitting at his desk; two armed guards are standing at his side.
ARKHAM waits until he is all alone and falls on his knees, and he cries.
I think that now because of Arkham Asylum Anthology, many of the writers on the boards are going to be discovered and their material will actually be read.
www.superherohype.com /forums/showthread.php?t=185235   (1886 words)

 Arkham Unveiled
In the dread city of Arkham, ancient Kindred rise from Torpor, the opposing factions of the Cammarilla and the Sabbat take their war to the streets..and prohecies come true.
Unlike the previous Saints and Sinners game, Arkham will be a more open game, with players moving in and out of the chronicle, new chracters replacing ones that depart the city still undead or by Final Death.
Arkham will not be a player romp room, events will take place that will shape player tactics for better, or for worse.
www.planetvampire.com /saints/arkham.html   (484 words)

 Batman: The Last Arkham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Last Arkham, published in trade paperback form in 1996, collects the first four issues of the former Shadow of the Bat Batman series from 1992.
Arkham's theory on treatment is extreme and, dare I say it, quite maddening.
The Last Arkham is still a good read that gets you there at the beginning of some key players in the Batman mythos.
www.rambles.net /batman_lastark96.html   (208 words)

 Batman: Arkham Asylum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arkham Asylum is the place where all of Batman's bad guys go.
It probably doesn't help that the founder, Amadeus Arkham, was himself crazy.) But in this story, the lunatics have taken over the asylum, and their condition for releasing their hostages isn't freedom.
Arkham, it seems, was haunted by visions of the bat long before Batman existed.
www.rambles.net /arkham.html   (471 words)

 Chaosium.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arkham is a small town along the Massachusetts coast-the setting favored by author Howard Phillips Lovecraft in his tales of monstrous horror.
All in all a quiet place, Arkham is best-known as the home of Miskatonic University, an excellent school becoming known for its esoteric and disturbing volumes residing in its library's Restricted Collection.
Lovecraft's Arkham contains extensive background information about this haunted New England town-written to be used by serious investigators as a base from which to further explore the mysteries of the Cthulhu Mythos.
www.chaosium.com /catalog/product_info.php?products_id=33   (334 words)

 Browse by Artist: ARKHAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arkham was co-founded by two musicians who subsequently became two of the best-known known names in progressive rock: Jean-Luc Manderlier and Daniel Denis.
Compiled from tapes made at various Arkham performances and rehearsals in Belgium between 1970-72, this self-titled CD documents the band's music throughout its existence.
Arkham is an essential document of a band which holds a key place in the history of European progressive rock."
www.forcedexposure.com /artists/arkham.html   (138 words)

 Arkham House: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/arkham_house.htm   (594 words)

 Volcom Bands: Arkham
On January 8th Ben Bailey, guitartist and screamer in Arkham, got hitched to his long time girlfriend Amanda.
Mister Brad Oates was kind enough to put this little video together of Arkham from this summer’s tour high jinks.
By taking a year off from all things associated with the music industry, the band was able to seclude themselves from everything that can derail a potentially great album.
www.volcoment.com /bands/details.asp?BandID=10   (230 words)

 Product Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Horrific and bizarre events have begun to occur with increasing frequency-all seeming to point towards some cataclysmic event in the near future that may spell disaster for everyone.
Arkham Horror was originally published by Chaosium, Inc. almost two decades ago.
Arkham Horror is a cooperative game for 1-8 players ages 12 and up, and can be played in 2-3 hours.
www.gamus.com /itemdetail.asp?itemnum=GFFGVA09   (127 words)

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