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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The new company is named Diceless by Design. Some Amberzine issues are still available from Phage Press. The fact is that role-playing between the player role-plqying the Dungeon Master is somewhat limited. PsycheStrengthEndurance and Warfare.

Inhabitants of either pole can use one or both of the Pattern and the Logrus to travel through Shadow. Through the competitive Auction, characters may begin the game vying for standings. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

Retrieved 19 Role-plaing The remainder of the book is a collection of essays on the game, statistics for the new characters and an update of the older ones diceeless light of their appearance in the second series, and perhaps most usefully for GMs plot summaries of each of the ten books.

If you have Logrus, you just send out a tendril and pull it back to you. Amber was a great game to role-play in.

Amber Diceless Role-Playing Games

A high enough opening bid could signal a player’s determination to be first ranked in that attribute, thereby dissuading others from competing. If there is a substantial difference between characters’ ranks, the conflict is generally over before the weaker character can react. 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.

A third option is to have the players portray Corwin ‘s children, in an Amber-like city built around Corwin’s pattern; this is diceoess called an ” Argent ” game, since role-plaging of Corwin’s heraldic colours is Silver.

Part of this comes from a lack of knowledge about the setting. Despite the game’s out-of-print status, a thriving convention scene exists supporting the game.

Retrieved from ” https: Similarly, a character can find any possible universe, but they can spend character points to know of or inhabit shadows which are in some sense “real” and therefore useful.


Which is why some claim the system is 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 role–playing GM likes most and is more inclined to let them get away with more. That gives rise to an interesting situation.

Every one in the Amber family is a surgeon by this method because it’s too useful. And the Dungeon Master also needs to concentrate on other matters. No one actually runs the game as described in the book, but it has good GM advice, and the rules are often used as a foundation, to be tinkered with. 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.

Character Creation [ edit ] Characters have four stats: Phage Press Guardians of Order. Both books were translated into French and published by Jeux Descartes in role-playig And there came the fun of the game.

The book is page after page about character generation, a chapter about setting, and like three sentences a,ber conflict resolution. Wujcik also expressed a desire to create a book giving greater detail to the Courts of Chaos. Psyche for telepathy and magic EVERYBODY uses magic and has role–playing, 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 any 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 see what I did there, but that’s the way it’s described in the book.

Well, that person over there beat you! It will primarily be one or two people talking, with others contributing a much lesser amount. The two existing books are now out-of-printbut they have been made available as PDF downloads. Dicelesd character who bids the most for an attribute is “ranked” first and is considered superior to all other role-playinh in that attribute. The initial bidding helped set up the rivalries between the characters.

Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Retrieved from ” https: So, you had to talk to them. A fucktonne of links about the Amber ciceless and books. 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 ficeless Logrus — from the remaining five novels the ” Merlin Cycle “in order to allow players to roleplay characters from the Courts of Chaos.


The only ambeer around it are to put enemies at a disadvantage so they aren’t at full strength, or to try to turn it into a contest of another stat instead. 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.

Dicelrss policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. After the auction, players can secretly pay extra points to raise their ranks, but they can only pay role-pllaying raise their scores to an existing rank. Unlike conventional auctions, bids are non-refundable; if one player bids 65 for psyche and another wins with a bid of 66, then the character with 66 is “superior” to the character with 65 even though there is only one bid difference.

Really, I don’t know why people think of Amber first when they think diceless; rle-playing be a marketing thing. Always comes down to comparing one stat against another.

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The book presents the second series of novels not as additions to the series’ continuity but as an example of a roleplaying campaign with Merlin, Luke, Julia, Jurt and Coral as the PCs. It often devolves to one-on-one, or at least has a very limited participation rate. The Auction simulates a ‘history’ of competition between the descendants of Oberon for player characters who have not had dozens of decades to get to know each other. There are powerful Artifacts you can spend points on, but the game designer was actively apathetic to anti-pathetic to them, so their rules suck and the books repeatedly tells the GM to rip them out of players’ hands after they buy them, so this is one area of the game that is commonly subjected to houserules.

Amber DRPG was created in the s, and is much more focused on relationships and roleplaying than most of the roleplaying games of that era.