Game: Amber DRPG
Publisher: Phage Press
Series: Roger Zelazney’s Amber
Review Dated: 26th, April 2003
Reviewer’s Rating: 10/10 [ Breathtaking ]
Total Score: 66
Average Score: 7.33
Sometime in the 1970’s Roger Zelazney wrote a ground breaking genre-bender called “Nine Princes in Amber”. The book was hugely popular and today is a cult classic, though very hard to find. Eric Wujcik collaberated with Zelazney to produce the Amber DRPG, one of the best games I have ever played.
Player characters take the role of the children of the original nine princes. Conflict resoultion is based entirely on a stat ranking system and also relies heavily on player ingenuity. Having no dice, no tables and few rules leaves the gamemaster free to construct inticate political intrigues, hairy situations, dangerous encounters and truly frightening NPC’s for the players to interact with.
What’s even better is, you don’t have to have read Zelazny to enjoy or even run and Amber game. All you need is a lot of imagination and the desire to give your players the ride of their lives. Amber has great replayability, fantastic background ideas and a greta deal of versitility. I definately recommend this game to serious players.