Amber Diceless Role-Playing: Diceless Role-Playing System [Erick Wujcik] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Designed by Eric Wujcik. Amber Diceless Roleplaying is considered the granddaddy of diceless RPGs, even if it wasn’t the first, and even if the mechanics were never. When I was at university – so many years ago – a game was released based on the works of Roger Zelazny. Called Amber Diceless.
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Psyche is used for feats of willpower or magic. So, you had to talk to them.
Inhabitants of either pole can use one or both of the Pattern and the Logrus to travel through Shadow. The auction serves to introduce some unpredictability into character creation without the need to resort to dice, cards, or other randomizing devices. The Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game created and written by Erick Wujcikset in the fictional universe created by author Roger Zelazny for his Chronicles of Amber.
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. You need to give the characters reasons to interact.
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Really, I don’t know why people think of Amber first when they think diceless; must be a marketing thing. It meant that if you wanted to beat them, you needed to be tricky. Views Read Edit View history.
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. The Chronicles of Amber Fantasy role-playing games Universal role-playing games Role-playing games based on novels American role-playing games Role-playing games introduced in In a hotly contested auction, such as for the important attribute of warfare, the most valuable skill is the ability to force one’s diceess to back down.
Retrieved 27 Diceleds Retrieved from ” https: Amber DRPG advises gamemasters to change rules as they see fit – even to the point of adding or removing powers or attributes. PsycheStrengthEndurance and Warfare.
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The character with 1st rank in each attribute is considered “superior” in that attribute, being considered to be substantially better than the character with 2nd rank even if the difference in scores is small. So, the more role-playing the characters do with each other, the better the overall role-playing experience will be.
An alternative strategy is to try to cow other players into submission with a high opening bid.
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. 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 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.
In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. Amber was a great game to role-play in. 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. The Attribute Auction A character’s ability scores are purchased during character creation in an auction; players get character points, and bid on each attribute in turn.
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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. And, because you were rarely working together, that meant something. Stuff governs how non-player characters perceive and respond to the character: 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.
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. 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. Guardians of Order Roleplaying.
The ‘Golden Rule’ Amber DRPG advises gamemasters to change rules as they see fit – even to the point of adding or removing powers or attributes. 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 in light of their appearance in the second series, and perhaps most usefully for GMs plot summaries of each of the ten books.
amner Trump Artists can create Trumps, a sort of tarot card which allows mental communication and travel. Always comes down to comparing one stat against another. Of course, these things can be changed and adapted when the campaign starts, but at least have a starting point.
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. For example, if two characters are wrestling the relevant attribute is Strength; a character could reveal a weapon, changing it to Warfare; they could try to overcome the other character’s mind using a power, changing it to Psyche; or they could concentrate their strength on defense, changing it to Endurance.