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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This is likely due to three scenes in the Chronicles: Guardians of Order Roleplaying.
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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Endurance is used for feats of endurance. Trump Artists can create Trumps, a sort of tarot card which allows mental communication and travel. There was definitely a winner in that game! It is assumed that players will portray the children of the main characters from the books — the ruling family of Amber, known as the Elder Amberites — or a resident of the Courts.
Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. If there is a substantial difference between characters’ dicelesx, the conflict is generally over before the weaker character can react. It meant that if you wanted to beat them, you needed to be tricky. Not the case in 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.
An alternative strategy is to try to cow other players into submission with a high opening bid. You’re immortal, so it’s nothing to hop to a universe of slow-time and spend 15 years to get a Ph. Warfare, Endurance, Strength and Psyche. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today.
There are powerful Artifacts you can spend points on, but the game designer was actively apathetic ambe anti-pathetic to them, so their rules suck and the books repeatedly tells the GM to rip them out of players’ hands after they buy them, so this is one area of the game that is commonly subjected to houserules.
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, ficeless it to Psyche; or they could concentrate their strength on defense, changing it to Endurance. Since they have paid points for the items, they are a part of the character’s legend, and cannot lightly be destroyed.
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Conflict resolution In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win. You need to give the characters reasons to interact. Through the competitive Auction, characters may begin the game vying for standings. Well, that person over there beat you! Unspent character points become good stuff — a good luck for the character.
Shadow Knight does address this inconsistency somewhat, by presenting the “living trump” abilities as somewhat limited. Unspent character points become good stuff – a good luck for the character. The attributes run from normal human levelthrough normal level for a denizen of the Courts of Chaos and 0 normal level for an inhabitant of Amberupwards without limit.
The book presents the second series of novels not as additions to the series’ continuity but as an example of a roleplaying ambeg with Merlin, Luke, Julia, Jurt and Coral as the PCs. Stuff governs how non-player characters perceive and respond to the character: The trump picture of Corwin is executed in a subtly different style – and has features very similar to Roger Zelazny’s.
Dicelwss 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. Did they work together to defeat it, or did some take the opportunity to gain an advantage? All else being ambr, a character with a higher rank in an attribute will always win a contest based on that attribute.
A third book, Rebmawas promised. Since a player cannot control another player’s bids, and since all bids are non-refundable, the auction involves a considerable amount of strategizing and prioritization by players. 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. 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.
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Most GMs running the system don’t do that kind of thing, but Close ranks result in longer contests while greater difference between ranks result in fast resolution. Close ranks result in longer contests while greater difference between ranks result in fast resolution.
Both books were translated into French and published by Jeux Descartes in and If you have the higher stat, you will win; maybe not quickly, but eventually.
Inhabitants of either pole can use one or both of the Pattern and the Logrus to travel through Shadow. A willingness to spend as many points as possible on an attribute may improve your chances of a high ranking, but too reckless a spending strategy could leave a player with few points to spend on powers and objects. In a hotly contested auction, such as for the important attribute of warfare, the most valuable skill is the ability to force one’s opponents to back down.
Alternatively, if characters’ attribute ranks are close, the weaker character can try to change the relevant attribute by changing the nature of the conflict.