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Any Amber players out there?
« on: January 18, 2007, 02:35:52 PM »
This is not my sanest idea ever, but I just got sucked into an Amber game over on RPOL and dusted off my battered and dog-eared copy of the rules for the first time in, oh, about three years.  Almost at once the hooded lantern above my furry noggin flickered to life...

The first idea is a VERY straightforward game, pretty much by the book, with the PCs all being the same age...children of a monarch with access to a Pattern, turned loose on their eighteenth birthday to explore and enjoy the benefits of Royal Blood.  Oh, and to perform an errand for their beloved Mother.  There's this guy in the dungeon and she'd like you to escort him home.  Says his name's Corwin...

The second is a bit more complex: have a Throne War and use that as the backstory for a more 'normal' campaign!  That is, the PCs from the throne war become the elders and parents of the junior Amberites for the next game.

(Haven't done a decent Throne War since, uhm...since the summer I got the book, back when it was first published.)

Any takers?

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 05:11:06 PM »
There are Amber RPG rules?

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 06:58:39 PM »
Amber Diceless RPG.  Out of print nowadays, alas.  There might be .PDF versions available.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 07:14:55 PM »
You planning on having players bid for attribute ranks and such? I read rthe book a couple of times awhile back, and it's an interesting system.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 07:24:47 PM »
That's the usual approach, but I'm amenable to other methods.  My tabletop group, which preferred cooperative play in any case, worked out a way of handling ranks without all that bidding stuff...

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007, 04:00:41 AM »
I've heard its a good system, but I'm afraid I've never played it.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007, 06:16:08 AM »
Amber Diceless RPG.  Out of print nowadays, alas.  There might be .PDF versions available.

There is at: http://www.drivethrustuff.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28_156

Had been thinking about running an Amber game, but not much more than that.  I'd be willing to play.  I do like the attribute bidding system, but it is not a requirement.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007, 11:42:35 AM »
Wow!  There's interest!   ;D

And I'm willing to keep the Auction in the works, either way.

Any preferences which idea we try?

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007, 01:59:41 AM »
Ooh, I'm interested as well. Haven't played Amber in quite a few years now, not sure I know where my copy of the rulebook is, but I'll grab the PDF in any case, I deffo need refreshing my memory. And the auction's just fine by me.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007, 11:21:55 AM »
Coolness--I gots players.   ;D
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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007, 11:21:01 PM »
We're live!

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?board=317.0

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2007, 11:12:09 AM »
The Attribute Auction has started!

New players are welcome to join in at any time.  PM yours truly for details.

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Re: Any Amber players out there?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007, 11:37:17 AM »
New relations definitely still welcome.
We're still waiting on the last PC from the first round to finish, so if you want to sneak in before the plot starts rolling, now's the time...