Amber Diceless Role-Playing: Diceless Role-Playing System [Erick Wujcik] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Designed by Eric Wujcik. Called Amber Diceless Roleplaying, it cast the player characters as the sons and daughters of an immortal, immensely powerful family, who. The Amber Diceless Roleplaying is a role-playing game set in the universe of The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny. The game was created and written by.

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Points can be spent on various powers, objects and pocket realities, but the main thing they buy are those four Attributes.

Things I learnt from Amber Diceless Roleplaying – Merric’s Musings

This is part of the reason for the auctioning of attributes. No sweat, the crystal sphere appears, dicelrss fitting into the velvet depression. The first book assumes that dlceless 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.

Each player starts with a character concept, which the rules tell them to work out in detail and picture clearly before starting, and points to fulfil it. The Chronicles of Amber. So Attributes, particularly having a higher attribute than another player, particularly having the highest attribute of all players, is vitally important. No, right back to the cupboard GM: So why do that?

This page was last modified on 19 Decemberat The initial bidding helped set up the rivalries between the characters.

It will primarily be one or two people talking, with others contributing a much lesser amount. 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. There’s also fair bit of general roleplaying info, although sometimes it borders on armchair psychoanalyst manual: Everyone is also related to each other; your worst enemies are probably your aunts, uncles and parents, or maybe it only LOOKS like they’re trying to kill you so that they can secretly help you when your REAL enemy tries to take you out This supplemental rule book includes the remaining elements from the Merlin novels, such as Broken Patterns, and allows players to create Constructs such as Merlin’s Ghostwheel.


This is one of the key sentences in the book, I believe.

Amber Diceless Role-Playing: Diceless Role-Playing System

Ted rated it really liked it Feb 09, Open Preview See a Problem? The book includes some material from the short story “The Salesman’s Tale,” and some unpublished material cut from Prince of Chaos[ citation needed ] notably Coral’s pregnancy by Merlin. A basic Amberite with Pattern but with no bids on any Attribute is essentially a god or demigod compared to ajber normal human.

The expansion, Shadow Knightadds Constructs — artifacts with connections to shadows. It breaks your stances as a fighter into 1 attacking furiously, 2 taking an opportunistic stance, and 3 going defensive. It tends to kill characters. So probably no-one will get exactly their desired character and probably this will be because they got into a conflict with another player.

The book is page after page about character generation, a chapter about setting, and like three sentences on conflict resolution. Be the first to ask a question about Amber Diceless Role-Playing.

Players are also allowed to overspend in moderationwith the points becoming bad stuff — bad luck which the Gamemaster should inflict on the character. An auction at the beginning of the campaign determined how good the players were in relationship to each other in four basic statistics: Some details were changed slightly to allow more player choice — for example, players can be full Trump Artists without having walked the Pattern or the Logrus, which Merlin says is impossible; and players’ psychic abilities are far greater than those shown in the books.


A character’s ability scores are purchased during character creation in an auction ; players get character pointsand bid on each attribute in turn.

I am merely looking at the text and how the game is designed to work through that text. Is Amber, in some way descended from a PvP mindset? Retrieved 27 November And it helped promote role-playing because the best allies for your character were the other characters.

There are some powerful polarities or paradoxes diceleds that show up rloeplaying the book. 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.

Monster Bashers are to be tricked into killing innocents through limiting description of the event. And all this delicate, precise fluidity is born of the absence of death.

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