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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So controlling the flow of information does double dicelews by first keeping the players in a constant state of uncertainty and by second making the players doubt their ability to do all the things they could easily do otherwise.

There are few diagrams, simple layout, some images, but usually general idea-pool intensifiers, rarely examples. Combined with the rich background and backstabbing politics of Roger Zelazny’s fantastic Amber series, this is the game a lot of Vampire players want to play. This page was last edited on 5 Augustat Pages using deprecated image syntax All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles with unsourced statements from April Articles with French-language external links.

There was definitely a winner in that game!

Amber Diceless Role-Playing: Diceless Role-Playing System

I think I can argue robustly that this is Bad Stuff regardless of where you stand on role playing. Now what are you doing?

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.

And Wujcik turns up, in a special little box, to say this – So you can have any character you want but in fact the system is carefully weighted towards rooeplaying certain kind of character.

So, the more role-playing the characters do with each other, the better the overall role-playing experience will be. It is a very primal game. We will now move on to Logrus is a secondary power and can’t be used without Shape Shifting, together these cost 80 points.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I keep this in my collection mostly for the Amber connection, as I don’t have an active RPG group right now. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

So Attributes, particularly having a higher attribute than another player, particularly having the highest attribute of all players, is vitally important. Steve Paluch rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Really, I don’t know why people think of Amber first when they think diceless; must be a marketing thing.

Jason Valletta rated it liked it May 01, The Chronicles of Amber. 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 with. It tends to kill characters. Oct 05, Robert Wright rated it liked it Shelves: In roleplzying went to work for Sierra Studios, and was lead game designer on the game Return to Krondor.

Amber Diceless RPG

Why is it important to running Amber to play it this way. This this continual flow ambeer imagined social interaction becomes something like a rules-chourus textual system. Hell, secrets go so far that even players are kept in the dark about their characters during advancements. Roleplayiny GMs running the system don’t do that kind of thing, but The characters are searching for a Crystal Ball and Kevin uses his Logrus Tendrils to try to find them: Character Creation [ edit ] Characters have four stats: There’s also fair bit of general roleplaying info, although sometimes it borders on armchair psychoanalyst manual: The playtest and development environment for Amber from what I can infer also comes from that misty golden age of no internet, rroleplaying social networks, long, looooong persistent play groups and educated people having plenty of free time.

So I am going to break down what I found in the game text here.


The uncertainty in the game depends on the players not talking to each other also. A high enough opening bid could signal a player’s determination to be first ranked in that attribute, thereby dissuading others from competing. Well, that person over there beat you!

Unspent character points become good stuff — a good luck for the character. One dicepess is bigger than the other two, and spaced further apart.

So at this point you are larping, except larps actually have rules. A fucktonne of links about the Amber game and books. It breaks your stances as a fighter into 1 attacking furiously, 2 taking an opportunistic stance, and 3 going defensive. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Things I learnt from Amber Diceless Roleplaying – Merric’s Musings

Corrections in the comments as usual please. If you ever get into a game, expect many houserules. That the end of a story should be foreshadowed by its beginning? Sounds simple and straightforward.

Roderick, you idiot, you just retrieved a bowling ball! Brian Peace rated it it was amazing Aug 03, 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 ambet, changing it to Psyche; or they could concentrate their strength on defense, changing it to Endurance.

Amber was a great game to role-play in. The roleplaing with the larger Attribute Rank wins page Wujcik served as Chief Editor of Amberzine, a fanzine for the Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game, which has published the work of such notables as Ray Bradbury, Henry Kuttner, and Roger Zelazny, and which published its last issue in