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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The initial bidding ambber set up the rivalries between the characters. As well as representing luck, stuff can be seen as representing a character’s outlook on the universe: You’re immortal, so it’s nothing to hop to a difeless of slow-time and spend 15 years to get a Ph. Trump Artists can create Trumps, a sort of tarot card which allows mental communication and travel. Retrieved from ” https: The purest expression of this came during the game known as a Throne War.

Not the case in a Throne War.

If you’re dealing with one of the older NPC Amberites, like the characters from the actual novels, you can pretty much assume they are better than you at everything. Both books were translated into French and published by Jeux Descartes in and Retrieved 19 August Views Read Edit View history.

It very much helps players if the DM can suggest some potential goals for characters, giving a view as to what directions the campaign may go.

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.

Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game

Psyche for telepathy and magic EVERYBODY dicelese 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 dicelesa 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 ciceless 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.


PatternLogrusShape-shiftingTrumpand magic. More Information Edit History. Shadow Knight does address this inconsistency somewhat, by presenting the “living trump” abilities as somewhat limited.

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In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. That gives rise to an interesting situation. 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. Well, that person over there beat you! Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view.

Character Creation [ edit ] Characters have four stats: Power Words, with a quick, small effect; Sorcery, with pre-prepared spells as in many other game systems; and Conjuration, the creation of small objects. You need to give the characters reasons to interact. 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.

An auction at the beginning of the campaign determined how good the players were in relationship to each other in four basic statistics: Conflict resolution In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. 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 the GM likes most and is more inclined to let them get away with more.

The fact is that role-playing between the player and the Dungeon Master is somewhat limited. 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.

This is likely due to three scenes in the Chronicles: A character’s ability scores are purchased during character creation in an auction ; players get character pointsand bid on each attribute in turn.

Conflict resolution [ edit ] Always comes down to comparing one stat against another. Amber was a great game to role-play in.


Warfare, Endurance, Strength and Psyche. Scores above 0 are “ranked”, with the highest score being ranked 1st, the next-highest 2nd, and so on. The former option is one presented in the book; the latter is known in the Amber community as an ” Amethyst ” game.

The game is unusual in that no dice are used in resolving conflicts or player actions; instead a simple diceless system of comparative ability, and narrative description of the action by the players and gamemasteris used to determine how situations are resolved.

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In that, the characters were vying for the throne of Amber. Skip to main content. The new company is named Diceless by Design.

Since they have paid points for the items, they are a part of the character’s legend, and cannot lightly be destroyed. 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. A player may intend, for example, to create a character who is a strong, mighty warrior, but being “outplayed” in the auction may result in lower attribute scores than anticipated, therefore necessitating a change of character concept.

An alternative strategy is to try to cow other players into submission with a high opening bid. 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. 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 two existing books are now out-of-printbut they have been made available as PDF downloads.

In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. However, no new edition was released before Guardians of Order went out of business in A third option is to have the players portray Corwin ‘s children, in an Amber-like city built around Corwin’s pattern; this is sometimes called an ” Argent ” game, since one of Corwin’s heraldic colours is Silver.