Game Book Detail

Amber Follow: The Posse

Madeline Ferwerda Bernard
Slot
Slot 4

Follow is a game where the players come together in the slot itself to pick one of the plot/genres (like "Heist", "Build the Bomb that Ends the War", "Enact a Rebellion"), and then the game offers two-word characters that fit with that plot (like "Dirty Cop", "Foreign Scientist", "Vengeful Rebel"), and then you set up motivations that tie you to the plot and other characters, and make a secondary character, pick some of the troubles that your plot has to overcome, and go around making scenes addressing your motivations.

How does it play? Well, what do you think will happen when we get a bunch of brilliant GMs and players in a room, and start helping each other's characters suffer and succeed? It's awesome.

This year, I'm picking the genre: The Posse. Somewhere, somewhen, in the vast Amber multiverse, a group of you have ginned yourself up together to bring someone... or something... back to face justice.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Look over the character and plot seeds below and begin to think up something Amber-flavored that fits, where you can really pull the roleplaying levers. Chaosites hunting down the killer of Duke Borel? Shadowpeople hunting down the ratty little guy who cheated at cards? Is this the story of what happened to Osric and Finndo?

Everything else will happen in the slot.

WHAT MAKES OUR QUEST DIFFICULT? (PICK TWO)
1 | The outlaw has their gang with them.
2 | They are a clever snake.
3 | They have a big head start.
4 | It’s a lawless territory. There are outlaws everywhere.
5 | The badlands have a thousand places to hide.
6 | We’re not experienced gunmen. We may be outmatched in a fight.

CHARACTER CONCEPT
1 | sheriff
2 | deputy
3 | federal marshall
4 | gunslinger
5 | vengeful townsfolk
6 | fearful townsfolk
7 | teacher / priest
8 | young hothead
9 | town drunk
10 | wizened old coot
11 | family of victim
12 | former outlaw
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

I'll Never Grow Up! (Friday)

Michael Croft & Ginger Stampley
Slot
Slot 4

After Patternfall, the Pattern-based reduction of Amberite fertility was temporarily disrupted, and many of the Elders unexpectedly found themselves to be parents.

Flora, little minx that she is, set up a shadow of her own desire where there were plenty of adventures for her child to encounter once sie was old enough to enjoy them. It has castles and pirates and faeries and all kinds of fun legendary creatures Flora encountered in her sojourn on Shadow Earth -- but nothing really dangerous.

When Random and Vialle became concerned about the safety of their child, she offered to place the heir to Amber there as well. Flora has also offered the babysitting service to several others of her sibs (not including Caine or Gerard). Flora now has a number of the Elders seriously in her debt.

Flora also visits the shadow on a regular basis under another identity, where she participates in the rustic games of the children like Marie Antoinette in her "village" acting out her shepherdess and milkmaid fantasies. In addition to the debts that her fellow Elders owe her, Flora has gained the love and affection of a number of the will-be movers and shakers of the next generation.

Some time later, Caine made the mistake of playing one game too many with Random and was banished. Gerard thought Caine was unfairly blamed for the fiasco and has arranged for him to have a ship in Shadow, where Caine now claims to be a pirate acting against the enemies of Amber.

Caine is furious at Random, and he's plotting revenge. He has managed to follow Flora on one of her many trips to the children's shadow, where he now spends a lot of time and effort trying to determine which one of the brats is Random's. He has another nefarious scheme in mind, one that will require a child of Random's blood and may even bring down Amber.

Flora has heard from the now-adolescent children about their battles with the mysterious pirates, but she still hasn't made the connection between the banished brother who lost his left hand in a duel with Benedict and the hook-handed pirate captain ...

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GMs ASAP at gm-ambercon@whiterose.org to construct tween & teen children of the elders. We will be using a convention oriented variant of the Amberway (Amber + Everway) system we use for our PBEM.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
9
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

No roads lead to the Flaw!

R.F. McCaughey
Slot
Slot 4

Dire misfortune falls upon the Olde Miskatonic University and Dean Chattel begs the help of the Family Elders. Of course, whenever Evil seeks to thwart Nobility, the Family shall respond. The Elders have contacted you out among the Shattered Limbs of the World Tree and dispatched you to serve the Family Honor. Help the Dean and put things aright.

'Laeti vescimur nos subacturis'   (We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us)

This is a game of Dark Wit, Dashing Style, and Romance. You play a young Addams with the Flaw guiding you in an adverse infinity of Shattered Limbs. The PCs are all Cousins/Sibs who respect Passion and Family.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Build your PC for 50 points, use the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow ruleset. Player PCs not approved by the GM at least 2 weeks before Ambercon will be given 40 point Pregen PCs at the Convention game. PCs have the Flaw, one Passion, and Ooky Theme for no points.

The Flaw! (broken Pattern in this game comes with 5pts Bad Stuff. Players may choose to buy up to Zero Stuff with their points)
Ooky! (visualize your PC around a monsterix or aberration of mundane human myths--there are minor narrative sfx the GM shall assign with Ooky)
Passion! (Addams are known for their Passions, these inspirations add a rank to your Attributes in narrow situations. Examples:  Dangerous Plants, Swordplay, Poisons, Explosives, Law, Finance, Graveyards, MadScience, Spouse, Child, Lover, Muse, etcetera! You get the idea.

You may purchase added Passions for 2 points each. Passions should lean into a single Attribute (Endurance/Psyche/Strength/Warfare). Therefore Explosives/Endurance and Explosives/Warfare are two distinct Passions.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

ShadowWorld Mainline (Friday Night)

Edwin Voskamp
Slot
Slot 4

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctnes and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization sent on a mission. Though an ongoing world setting, it is an episodic campaign: new players are welcome.

The real world in the current day, with a few changes (e.g. Quebec, Ontario the provinces east of it became a country and, with Cuba, Ecuador and Vanuatu, formed a Commonwealth). To the public there is more terrorist acts, more military action, and, recently, more weird events (e.g. Jupiter ignited into a star, astronomers claim we skipped ahead a day in Earth's orbit, Scotland got covered in ancient forests and physically became larger, the Ark of the Covenant was found).

CONTENT WARNING: ShadowWorld involves many adult themes, in particular, if you take (your) religion seriously, playing ShadowWorld likely is not for you.

Game will run late: I expect, and will work hard to, end at 1am.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
If you don't have an existing character that you will play again, contact the GM by email (ambercon.com@voskamp.org) with at least a vague idea for an outline of a concept. You can play any character with regards to background, skills, etcetera, as long as your background makes you suitable to be recruited by a US-based organization. Your character will have one or more psionic powers, have some mystical nature, or both.
Minimum number of players
1
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Linda Duncan
Slot
Slot 4

Strange happenings in Amber city have come to the attention of the crown. Are they worth the attention of the crown? That is to be determined; maybe, by you

This game takes place after the Merlin books. Random rules in Amber; Merlin reigns in the Courts and all is well and stable in the multi-verse. Or is it?

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Ambercons should have Amber games and this is an old-fashion Shared World game that operates as a serial. Bring a favorite character: who is welcome or, at least, tolerated in Amber. While points are limit to 200, a strong concept and a well known background are more important than the point count.
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
4
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome

Terminus Rex: The Last Days of the Liberty League

James Arnoldi
Slot
Slot 4

The Liberty League are the greatest heroes the world has ever known. They have saved the world on countless occasions against unthinkable threats. However, the latest threat is unending.

This game will act as a prequel to my Terminus Rex Campaign. No experience is necessary and pregens will be provided.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
The GM will contact players by e-mail to discuss pregen preferences.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

The Other Side Of Kolvir

Rae H. Williams
Slot
Slot 4

Since I submitted the other version of this for the Saturday morning slot (and they were calling for more games), I thought I'd submit the original run in 2018 for Friday night.

The books say what is on the far side of Chaos: The Abyss. The other side of Kolvir is not talked about. What is on the other side of Kolvir? Are you ready to be part of the expedition?
Early in Random's reign.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Create a character 150 points. No exalted powers, and different powers must be okayed by the GM.
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

The Provincial Sons of Palimedes

Kris Kunkel
Slot
Slot 4

Be you archivist, preservationist, or hunter, the Philadelphia Chapter House has sent out a summons. The missive is vague, lacking details on what beast prompted the call, but clear is that they have lost members to the horror and there can be no delay. Will you answer the call?

An urban fantasy cryptid adventure in the modern-day Mid-Atlantic states.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
60 pt modern day ADRPG/LoG&S characters if submitted to GM 1 week prior to event or 50 pt pregen provided
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

The Wicked & Divine

Jesse Scoble & Mark MacKinnon
Slot
Slot 4

Few tales are told of Hades, whose very name inspires fear and penitence, remind us of the inevitable fate which we all share.

We however, mean to tell you such a tale. So listen carefully...

You are a child of a god - some sort of lesser god, demi-god, hero, villain perhaps -- a character out of Greek mythology. Across the river Styx lie the various realms of the Underworld -- Erebus, the abode of the dead; the Asphodel Meadows, where ordinary souls are sent to spend their afterlife; the Elysian Fields, reserved for the righteous and heroic; and Tartarus, an abyss as deep as it is dark, where the wicked receive divine punishment.

Do you have the courage and cunning to cheat death?

This is an Amber-like, where you'll be playing a character out of Greek myths. Please try to pick one that others will know, or at least provide the GMs with as much information as possible if you're choosing a more obscure inspiration. We'll help you with character creation.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Please contact us before the game at:
jscoble11@gmail.com

Have an idea or three for a character from Greek mythology. We'll do some character creation before the game.

Some knowledge of Greek mythology is good!

No reference at all to the comic of the same name (The Wicked & The Divine) - I just stole the title.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
7
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

Though Much is Taken, Much Abides: Conspiracies and Confrontation

J.P. Brannan
Slot
Slot 4

Amber is made weak by time and fate, but is still strong in will. Twenty years ago a new King, Random, returned victorious from the Patternfall War fought in the Courts of Chaos. The Epoch of Oberon had ended, and Eric's attempt to ignite a new age of glory had already died in ashes when it had scarcely begun. The King found he had inherited a kingdom cut off from its trading partners, depleted by war, and only kept afloat in the intervening years by the heroic efforts of Prince Regent Gerard. Now you are younger members of the royal family in service to the throne, working not only to preserve and defend Amber, but to create the Amber of the future. Diplomats, soldiers, traders, courtiers, and provocateurs, you must be proud, bold, pleasant, resolute, and now and then stab, as occasion serves. Random's worked hard to rebuild what he can of the Golden Circle military and trade alliance. It's hard to rebuild something that took Oberon centuries to build, and those who remember Amber before the war whisper that Amber hasn't regained the full measure of its former glory.

In this episode: Sinister forces have been at work behind the scenes in Amber and elsewhere. A trail of clues may lead our Lord and Ladies of Amber to the conspirators, or into the fight of their lives;

See full details and character generation available at: http://brannan.jp/mw/index.php?title=Much_Abides

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM, and see full details and character generation available at: http://brannan.jp/mw/index.php?title=Much_Abides
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome

When the Queen Says, "Go and Die"..: (Friday Night)

Kit Kindred
Slot
Slot 4

Adventure, romance, danger, and intrigue with the Musketeers!.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Email GM at kitkindred@gmail.com ASAP.

One of several Musketeers sessions I will make available this year. Each will have a different plot that I will determine upon receiving the player lists. If you have ever played in a session of this series over the last 20 years at Ambercon, Ambercon North, or Amber Central, you are welcome to sign up! You may sign up to serve Her Majesty in any of the slots you choose.

Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Only
Teen Friendly
Yes