Amber DRPG offers the limitless multiverse of Amber to players both new and familiar with the setting. While often billed as a game for more. In an effort to get Amber-related sites gathered here for people to check out, please post your favorite and most useful links! There are a lot of. There are four Attributes in the Amber RPG; Psyche, Strength, Endurance and Warfare. They are measured in two ways. First, by the rank, which is where the.
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This site has been visited: Amber is the one true world, the shining Center of the Universeeven if the rest of the Universe hasn’t figured that out yet.
It’s a fantasy world, where gunpowder and automobile engines don’t work. The Royal Family of Amber has the ability to walk the Parallel Worlds of the Universe, and seek out anything they desire.
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They accomplish this by means of maber design or maybe Alien Geometry known as The Pattern, the prime manifestation of which is a glowing tracery on the floor of a chamber in the dungeons of Castle Amber.
The Pattern, and their royal blood, so empowers the Amberites to mold reality that they regard the rest of the universe as merely Shadows cast by Amber, semi-real shadow-stuff which will distort itself to match their whims.
The srpg five books, after a good deal of meandering and several red herrings, are eventually revealed to be the tale of an attempt by Chaos to overthrow Amber and boil away the universe. Prior to that revelation, the story especially the first two books was one of vengeance and sibling rivalry.
The main character wakes up in a hospital with amnesia, and strives to figure out how he got there, and what to do to the dastardly relative who put him there.
It is far worse than trusting strangers. With a stranger there is a possibility that you might dpg safe. I am the soul of honor, kindness, mercy, and goodness.
Trust me in all things. The second five books detail the next generation of the Royal Family, and the various elements of fall-out from the first tale. They are told from the point of view of a character whose background lies ammber the other end of the universe, so the perspective is rather different. These later tales are also “higher” fantasy, with more prominently positioned magic and technology.
Since the game involves parallel worlds and dimension-hoppingyou could probably justify the inclusion of any trope you had your eye on. The main thing to remember is that the majority of the universe is “merely shadow”, and that the only thing that can really compete with an Amberite is another Amberite. As illustrated by the quote above, the Royal Family is constantly plotting, scheming, backstabbing zmber besting one another.
Character Creation is set up to capture this feel – you compete in what’s known as the “Attribute Auction” with the other players to be The Best in four different fields, establishing rivalries before the first scene. It’s a fairly high-powered game, in that being an olympic medalist, nobel-winning scientist, qualified surgeon, and career military officer, are all free – character points are spent for real power.
The game tends to be less “party” oriented than the typical RPG, and more about pursuing individual goals often at cross-purposes and power. Not all Amber campaigns take place in the default Amber universe. A campaign based in a radically ambr version of the universe with no or a significantly different Royal Family of Amber is often referred to as an Amethyst campaign, sometimes even featuring a Royal Family of Amethyst.
A campaign that revolves around Corwin’s Universewhere the PCs are the sons and daughters of the main character of the first five books, living in the other reality that was created when Corwin drew his own Pattern in book 5is often called Argent, after Corwin’s silver heraldry. Because of the variation in tone Chaos is no longer alien ] and physical laws Logrus, Living Trump, Undershadow, etc ] between the first five and second five novels, some Amber campaigns draw more heavily from one set of the other.
In fact, some campaigns go so far as to label Merlin’s tale non-canonicalor brand Corwin ambeer liar. This is perfectly natural and in keeping with the setting, as the books are full of lies, manipulation, and big reveals of the true nature of the cosmos – it sometimes feels like every 50 pages the laws of reality have changed.
The main rulebook makes great use of this Unreliable Narrator notion to posit several different versions of each of the major NPCs.
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