AMBER Diceless Role-Playing is a system set in, and designed around Roger Zelazny’s Amber universe. It features a unique (for its time) diceless resolution. Amber – Designed by Erick WujcikBased on Roger Zelazny’s AMBER A Complete new role-playing system! Three complete adventures. Called Amber Diceless Roleplaying, it cast the player characters as the sons and daughters of an immortal, immensely powerful family, who.

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For any of these stats, you can get more points to spend later by taking a less-than-immortal rank in them, but that guarantees that you are completely fucked because people will pick on that stat every goddamn time. A player may intend, for example, to create a character who is a strong, mighty warrior, but being “outplayed” in the auction may result in lower attribute scores than anticipated, therefore necessitating a change of character concept.

The two existing books are now out-of-printbut they have been made available as PDF downloads. In a hotly contested auction, such as for the important attribute of warfare, the most valuable skill is the ability to role-pplaying one’s opponents to back down.

While a character with Role-playinb, Logrus or Conjuration can acquire virtually any object, players can choose to spend role-playimg points diceoess obtain objects with particular virtues — unbreakability, or a mind of their own. Which is why some claim the system xmber always going to be radically imbalanced in favor of the silver-tongued player who is best at arguing their points to the GM, or, potentially, the players the GM likes most and is more inclined to let them get away with more.

And it helped promote role-playing because the best allies for your character were the other characters. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In that, the characters were vying for the throne of Amber.

Most players bid low amounts between one and ten points in an initial bid in order to feel out the competition and to save points for other uses. Retrieved 27 November The key words here are fair and eventually — if characters’ ranks are close, and the weaker character has obtained some advantage, then the weaker character can escape defeat or perhaps prevail. Whoever ended up on the throne was the winner of the game.


Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game – Wikipedia

A fucktonne of links about the Amber game and books. It is assumed that players will portray the children of the main characters from the books — the ruling family of Amber, known as the Dixeless Amberites — or a resident of the Courts.

It meant that if you wanted to beat them, you needed to be tricky. Did they work together to defeat it, or did some take the opportunity to gain an advantage? Since a player cannot control another player’s bids, and since all bids are non-refundable, the auction involves a considerable amount of strategizing and prioritization by players.

You wanted to be the best spellcaster? And, happily for those unfamiliar with the novels, the rulebook contains a useful summary of their events, though only as described in the novels because the narrator is not necessarily infallible and most GMs also tinker with the setting to their- look, basically, expect a lot of variety between Amber experiences.

And the Dungeon Master also needs to concentrate on other matters. The first book assumes that gamemasters will set their campaigns after the Patternfall war; that is, after the end of the fifth book in the series, The Courts of Chaosbut uses material from the following books to describe those parts of Zelazny’s cosmology that were featured there in more detail.

This is likely due to three scenes in the Chronicles: The original page game book [3] was published in by Phage Presscovering material from the first five novels the ” Corwin Cycle ” and some details — sorcery and the Logrus — from the remaining five novels the ” Merlin Cycle “in order to allow players to roleplay characters from the Courts of Chaos. With two or more equally determined players, this can result in a “bidding war” where the attribute is driven up by increments to large sums.

Inhabitants of either pole can use one or both of the Pattern and the Logrus to travel through Shadow.


Psyche for telepathy and magic EVERYBODY uses magic and has psionics, so it’s the most important Strength for lifting carrying, and hand-to-hand this is what makes fights deadly, so it’s the most important Endurance for how long you can last and this fuels any other endeavor, so it’s the most important Warfare for role-olaying kind of fighting, whether it be swords or guns or army tactics and since this is used when you get into fights, this stat is the most important Yes, I eiceless what I did there, but that’s the way it’s described in the book.

All else being equal, a character with a higher rank in an attribute will always win a contest based on that attribute.

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. So, you had to talk to them. They are all fairly powerful and fucking expensive, so it’s a good siceless to try to have enough points left over after the auction to actually buy them, usually by getting some prices worked out so you can get a budget together ahead of time.

It’s all based on Roger Zelazny’s “Chronicles of Amber,” where everyone is immortal and have reality-hoppng solipsist powers like the Post Bros.

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Amber Diceless RPG

Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with French-language external links. The initial bidding helped set up the rivalries between the characters.

You’re immortal, so it’s nothing to hop to a universe of role-playinb and spend 15 years to get a Ph. The game is set in the multiverse described in Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber.