March 14th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/03/14 23:37:00 - I walked among Shadows, and found a race of furry creatures, dark and clawed and fanged...
A couple of people have asked about amber diceless in my interests list, so I'll make a generic post about that.

Fortunately Wikipedia comes to my aid, but basically Amber Diceless is a roleplaying system based in the cosmos of Zelazny's Amber serieses. The key difference that it has with other systems is that no dice are used; decisions are made by storyteller fiat, aided by the player's descriptions and the character's statistics.

It is the first system in which I played in a campaign.

"All roads lead to Amber," he said, as though it were an axiom.
--Corwin, quoting Random, Nine Princes in Amber

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userinfo ptc24
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2004/03/14 16:02:46
...so basically the system boils down to two elements: character creation/advancement, and an explanation of what all of the various powers do and what their limits are.

In practise I *liked* the dicelessness of the system. However, I thought some of the powers were too far-reaching. In paticular, some of the mind-control and timeflow-altering powers were a bit much for a system that positively encouraged PC-PC conflict.
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