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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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No rules, no points, and no mechanics. Both books were translated into French and published by Jeux Descartes in and I think it is a direct result of being diceless and set in the world of Amber. There is also one element of the book where Wujcik comes diceleds with a bit of time-bending player dickery to nerf the power of the Trump deck because it makes players too powerful.

It is a very primal game. In a hotly contested auction, such as for the important attribute of warfare, the most valuable skill amher the ability to force one’s opponents to back down. Warfare – All Fights Ever. The GM is prompted to interpret the language used by the players in judging the success or failure of their actions. Those secrets are kept by pitting the characters against each other. That the end of a story should be foreshadowed by its rokeplaying Books by Erick Wujcik.

A fucktonne of links about the Amber game and books. An aside – PvP The characters are expected to be much more powerful than the worlds in which they adventure.

Making a character come alive is an act of faith. The combat section of the text is really good. Players can get more than points by ‘selling down’ Attributes below zero, but I think once you do that spending those points in the same attribute you just sold down is pointless so its effectively a transfer system of a kind. 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.

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The players investment in their Amber characters is just too great for them to die easily. Should a Goblin have a chance to kill you? This by itself is very cool thing.

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In that, the characters were vying for the throne of Amber. 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.

Original Wujcick was kinda crafty and dirty and into numbers and systems and being clever, and he did a lot of the original work on the bones of the game and put in a lot of the cheeky, slightly nasty and manipulative stuff. Be the first to ask a question about Amber Diceless Role-Playing.

Authors Erick Wujcik First Publication 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.

I would recommend that any game designer read it. COMBAT Few things could be more elegant than Ambers combat system, but it only works because it is a vehicle for defeat rather than death, and for story rather than. The only limit is how bored your character would get studying. The former option is one presented in the book; the latter is known in the Amber community as an ” Amethyst ” game.

I have a general problem with RPG systems based on pre-existing lore – they tend to cannibalise and nitpick on prose, on something that – most likely – hasn’t been designed to survive this. Just made out of a glassy material. All the procedural rules are followed by script-styled examples of those procedures in play. But there must be another resource if the above statement is to be believed.


So probably no-one will get exactly their desired character and probably this will be because they got into a conflict with another player. Refresh and try again. The answer is to rolfplaying those numbers and those facts. May 04, Carl Klutzke rated it it was amazing.

Amber Diceless RPG

Despite me kicking off on it at the end its still something you orleplaying read if you are deep into RPG’s. Compare the Attribute Ranks of the participants in any Combat. Going through each stat, the players roleplsying points to auction who will be the best in that category. That gives rise to an interesting situation. 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.

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As Wujcik continually makes clear, the characters are super powerful and can accomplish just about anything with their near-godly powers. I keep this in my collection mostly for the Amber connection, as I don’t have an active RPG group right now. And wow, what a fascinating read!

Most GMs running the system don’t do that kind of thing, but So, the more role-playing the characters do with each other, the better the overall role-playing experience will be. At a casual glance, the rolwplaying in Amber are the points that each player begins the game with to make their characters.