Amber Diceless Role-Playing: Diceless Role-Playing System [Erick Wujcik] Dragons Monster Manual (Core Rulebook, D&D Roleplaying Game) (D&D Core. Amber DRPG Info. Powers Outline · Powers Info · Pattern Champions · Spending Points · Sub-Stat System · Game Logs · Rumors · Trumps · Other Amber Texts. Thanks to the first Amber Game Masters, Randy McCall and Don Woodward. Diceless Role-Playing™ System Designed & Written by Erick Wujcik based on.

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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.

Stuff governs how non-player characters perceive and respond to the character: After the auction, players can secretly pay extra points to raise their ranks, but they can only pay to raise their scores to an existing rank.

A fucktonne of links about the Amber game and books. The only limit is how bored your character would get studying. Most GMs running the system don’t do that kind of thing, but You need to give the characters reasons to interact. A third book, Rebmawas promised. A page companion volume, Shadow Knight[4] was published in Amger ranks result in longer contests while greater difference between ranks result in fast resolution.

Phage Press Guardians of Order. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. The purest expression of this came during the game known as a Throne War. While a character with Pattern, Logrus or Conjuration can acquire virtually any object, players can choose to spend character points to obtain objects with particular virtues — unbreakability, or a mind of their own.

I supported because… “Still Geek Crazy after all these years Authors Erick Wujcik First Playong Amber Diceless Roleplaying is considered the granddaddy of diceless RPGs, even if it wasn’t the first, and even if the mechanics were never re-used again. PatternLogrusShape-shiftingTrumpand magic. The character who bids the most plajing an attribute is “ranked” first and is considered superior to all other characters in that attribute.


Instead, lower bidding characters are ranked in ascending order according to how much they have bid, the characters becoming progressively weaker in that attribute as they pay less for it.

Things I learnt from Amber Diceless Roleplaying

If you dicfless Logrus, you just send out a tendril and pull it back to you. Many aspects of the system are designed to replicate aspects of the Amber books. Not the case in a Throne War. Retrieved from ” https: Please select a support frequency.

Add tags Tags separate by space: In that, the characters were vying for the throne of Amber. Alternatively, if characters’ attribute ranks are close, the weaker character can try to change the relevant attribute by changing the nature of the conflict.

Going through each stat, the players bid points to auction who will be the best in that category. The Amber multiverse consists of Ambera city at one pole of the universe wherein is found the Patternthe symbol of Order ; The Courts of Chaosan assembly of worlds at the other pole where can be found the Logrusthe manifestation of Chaosand the Abyss, the source or end of all reality; and Shadowthe collection of all possible universes shadows between and around them.

Despite the game’s out-of-print status, a thriving convention scene exists supporting the game. The two existing books are now out-of-printbut they have been made available as PDF downloads.

And it helped promote role-playing because the best allies for your character were the other characters. 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 plzying. Retrieved 19 August It meant that if you wanted to beat them, you needed to be tricky.

This often means that the only individuals who are capable of opposing a character are from his or her family, a fact that leads to much suspicion and intrigue. Shadow Knight does address this inconsistency somewhat, by presenting the “living trump” gake as somewhat limited.


Since they have paid points for the items, they are a part of the character’s legend, and cannot lightly be destroyed. Characters with high psyche are presented as having strong telepathic abilities, being able to hypnotise and even mentally dominate any character with lesser psyche with whom they can make eye-contact.

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

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. An auction at the beginning of the campaign determined how good the players were in relationship to each other in four basic statistics: The first book assumes that gamemasters will set their campaigns after the Patternfall gamd 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.

So, you had to talk to them.

Saga Issue 17 – Dec And there came the fun of the game. Unspent character points become good stuff — a good luck for the character. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that bame allowed this site to become what it is today.

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