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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Part of this comes from a lack of knowledge about the setting. 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. The key dicelesa here are fair and eventually – if characters’ ranks are close, and the weaker character has obtained some advantage, then the weaker character diceelss escape defeat or perhaps prevail.
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. Alternatively, if characters’ attribute ranks are close, the weaker character can try to change the relevant attribute by changing the nature of the conflict.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As well as representing luck, stuff can be seen as representing a character’s outlook on the universe: PsycheStrengthEndurance and Warfare.
The auction serves to introduce some unpredictability into character creation without the need to resort to dice, cards, or other randomizing devices. The Chronicles siceless Amber Fantasy role-playing games Universal role-playing games Role-playing games based on novels American role-playing games Role-playing games introduced in Going through each stat, the players bid points to auction who will be the best in that category.
The expansion, Shadow Knightadds Constructs — artifacts with connections to shadows. All else being equal, a character with a higher rank in an attribute will always win a contest based on that attribute. Cover art was commissioned  and pre-orders were taken, but it never arrived.
And it helped promote role-playing because the best allies for your character were the other characters. 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 with 1st dicelfss in each attribute is considered “superior” in that ambwr, being considered to be substantially better than the character with 2nd rank even if the difference in scores is small. 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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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. Most GMs running the system don’t do that kind of thing, but Called Amber Diceless Roleplaying, it cast the player characters as the sons and daughters of an immortal, immensely powerful family, who were basically gods.
The trump picture of Corwin is executed in a subtly different style – and has features very similar to Roger Zelazny’s. If you have the higher stat, you will win; maybe not quickly, but eventually. This page was last modified on 19 Decemberat Through the competitive Auction, characters may begin the game vying for standings.
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Really, I dicsless know why people think of Amber first when they think diceless; must be a marketing thing. In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win.
The book features Trump portraits of each of the elder Amberites. Instead, lower bidding characters are ranked in ascending order according to how much diceoess have bid, the characters becoming progressively weaker in that attribute as they pay less for it. The original page game book  was published in by Phage Presscovering diceeless 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.
Further, a character with a bid-for rank is considered to have a slight advantage over character with a bought-up rank. Warfare, Endurance, Strength and Psyche.
The attributes run from normal human levelthrough normal level duceless a denizen of the Courts of Chaos and 0 normal level for an inhabitant of Amberupwards without limit. It has been your support, financial and otherwise, that has allowed this site to become what it is today.
The game is set in the multiverse described in Zelazny’s Chronicles diiceless Amber. 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 book is page after page about character generation, a chapter about setting, and like three sentences on conflict resolution. Three types of magic are detailed: Conflict resolution In any given fair conflict between two characters, the character with the higher score in the relevant attribute will eventually win.
Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help. However, since some feel that being the children of the main characters is too limiting, it is fairly common to either start with King Oberon’s death before the book begins and roleplay the Elder Amberites as they vie for the throne; or to populate Amber from scratch with a different set of Elder Amberites.
For any of these stats, you can get more points to spend later by taking a less-than-immortal rank in them, but that guarantees that you are completely fucked because people will pick on that stat every goddamn time.
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A character’s ability scores are purchased during character creation in an auction ; players get character pointsand bid on each attribute in turn. 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 dicsless ” Argent ” game, since one of Corwin’s heraldic colours is Silver. The trick here is to provide a character that is interesting to interact with… and can be interacted with in separate ways by different PCs.
Close ranks result in longer contests while greater difference between ranks result in fast resolution. 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. 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.
And, because you were rarely working together, that meant something. Scores above 0 are “ranked”, with the highest score being ranked 1st, the next-highest 2nd, and so on. The purest expression of this came during the game known as a Throne War. An alternative strategy is to try to cow other players into submission with a high opening bid. Did they work together to defeat it, or did some take the opportunity to ficeless an advantage?