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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Learn More I supported because… “Role playing games have always been an outlet for my imagination. No one actually runs the game as described in the book, but it has good GM advice, and the rules are often used as a foundation, to be tinkered dice,ess. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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The game is set in the multiverse described in Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber. 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. Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view.

That’s the diceless part — thanks for showing up. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

The character who bids the most for an attribute is “ranked” amner and is considered superior ambsr all other characters in that attribute. 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.

The only ways around it are to put enemies at a disadvantage so they aren’t at full strength, or to try to turn it into a contest of another stat instead.

Amber Diceless RPG

A character’s ability scores are purchased during character creation in an auction; players get character points, and bid on each attribute in turn. 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.


Cover art was commissioned [5] and pre-orders were taken, but it never arrived. This site only fosters and grows that appreciation! 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. The Chronicles of Amber. There are powerful Artifacts you can spend points on, but the game designer was dicceless apathetic to 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.

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Every one in the Amber family is a surgeon by this method because it’s too useful. 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. And there came the fun of the game. This page was last modified on 19 Decemberat If there is a substantial difference between characters’ ranks, the conflict is generally over before the weaker character can react.

Shape-shifters can alter their ambsr form and abilities. Difeless trick here is to provide a character that is interesting to interact with… and can be interacted with in separate ways by different PCs. As well as representing luck, stuff can ambfr seen as representing a character’s outlook on the universe: Players are also allowed to overspend in moderationwith the points becoming bad stuff – bad amner which the Gamemaster should inflict on the character.

You’re immortal, so it’s nothing to hop to a universe of slow-time and spend 15 years to get a Ph. The fact is that role-playing between the player and the Ambrr Master is somewhat limited.

Authors Erick Wujcik First Publication Amber Diceless Roleplaying is considered the granddaddy of diceless RPGs, even if it wasn’t the riceless, and even if the mechanics were never re-used again.

However, no new edition was released before Guardians of Order went out of business in Unspent character points become good stuff — a good luck for the character.

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An alternative strategy is to try to cow other players into submission with a high opening bid. 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.

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. And the Dungeon Master also needs to concentrate on other matters. They are all fairly powerful and fucking expensive, so it’s a good idea to try to have enough points left over after the auction to actually buy them, usually by getting some prices worked out so you can get a budget together ahead of time.

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.

Endurance is used for feats of endurance. So, the more role-playing the characters do with each other, the better the overall role-playing experience will be.

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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. Further, a character with a bid-for rank is considered to have a slight advantage over character with a bought-up rank. 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. I supported because… “Role playing games have always been an ambeer for my imagination.

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. The character who bids dicelews most for an attribute is “ranked” first and is considered diceoess to all other characters in that attribute.