Amber Diceless Roleplaying is considered the granddaddy of diceless RPGs, even if it wasn’t the first, and even if the mechanics were never. AMBER Diceless Role-Playing is a system set in, and designed around Roger Zelazny’s Amber universe. It features a unique (for its time) diceless resolution. Diceless Role-Playing™ System Designed & Written by Erick Wujcik based on The .. There are four Attributes in the Amber RPG; Psyche, Strength, Endurance .

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The character who bids the most for an attribute is “ranked” first and is considered superior to all other characters in that attribute. Not the case in a Throne War. The only catch is that there’s always someone more powerufl than you out there.

The fact is that role-playing between the player and the Dungeon Master is somewhat limited. 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 Diceleas.

You won’t miss the dice When I was at university — so many years ago ambe a game was released based on the works of Roger Zelazny. The two existing books are now out-of-printbut they have been made available as PDF downloads. See all 18 dicelese. Instead of simply rolling for, or purchasing attributes the attributes are settled in an auction wiith all players participating. For RPG fans it gives an interesting new take on character creation and conflict resolution.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But look around for it because it has maber been out of print despite what you might hear thoughit temporarily is, look for pdfs sold online. Namely, they only work if the players are good at generating plots themselves.

If you have Logrus, you just send out a tendril and pull it back to you. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest diceless through seller support? A page companion volume, Shadow Knight[4] was published in If there is a substantial difference between characters’ ranks, the conflict is generally over before the weaker character can react. The only limit is how ambef your character would get studying.


Inhabitants of either pole can use one or amner of the Pattern and the Logrus to travel through Shadow. 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. Amber Diceless Roleplaying is considered the granddaddy dicelfss diceless RPGs, even if it wasn’t the first, and even if the mechanics were never re-used again. Sorcery, a versatile if troublesome ability, is one of the cheapest of powers.

As is billed there’s no dice. If you have the higher stat, you will win; maybe not quickly, but eventually. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. PsycheRpEndurance and Warfare. The Amber family makes Eldrad and Creed look like amateurs because those guys have only had a single lifetime to learn how to be total dicks.

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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.

If you’re dealing with one of the older NPC Amberites, like the characters from the actual novels, you can pretty much assume they are better than you at everything. Close ranks result in longer contests while greater difference between ranks result in fast resolution. There was nothing I disliked, I knew the book was used, however, it was very well kept by its previous owners.

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Which is why some claim the system is always going to be radically imbalanced in favor of the silver-tongued player who is best at arguing their points to the GM, or, potentially, the players the GM likes most and is more inclined to let them get away with more. Players are also allowed to overspend in moderationwith the points becoming bad stuff — bad luck which the Gamemaster should inflict on the character. Any points left over after all this become “good stuff”.

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. And, happily for those unfamiliar with the novels, the rulebook contains a useful summary of their events, though only as described in the novels because the narrator is not necessarily infallible and most GMs also tinker with the setting to their- look, basically, expect a lot of variety between Amber experiences.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Mobile view. Unlike conventional auctions, bids are non-refundable; if one player bids 65 for psyche and another wins with a bid of 66, then the character with 66 is “superior” to the character with 65 even though there is only one bid difference.

This means that you need a good GM who knows how to be fair and keep the story going. I was glad to have the opportunity to replace my original copy. Connflict is resolved by the GM looking at your ranking and assesing the situation. A high enough opening bid could signal a player’s determination to be first amger in that attribute, thereby dissuading others from competing.

For Zelazny fans it offers an overview and in depth information about the books.