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[Mini] The Chronicles of Amber - Brand Victorious (Serial Killer Victory)

LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
edited May 2011 in Critical Failures
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Amber, the Eternal City. Everything in the universe merely mimics its grace and beauty. Amber is the center of order in the universe, casting shadows that make up all of existence. Earth is merely one of many shadows cast by Amber. Some say the number of shadows cast is actually infinite. With the power of the Pattern, the rulers of Amber can control shadow and walk through them to discover these endless possibilities.

While Amber is the center of order in the universe, its ruling family embodies the strongest trend of Chaos. Oberon, the Lord of Amber, has had many spouses. Oberon has had a total of nine sons, and five wives. In addition, Oberon has three daughters.

Oberon has disappeared. While some temporary absences have not been unheard of, the King has always left word, and has arranged for the safety and stability of Amber. This time none of that happened. Now some suspect that Oberon has perished. If so, then there must be a new King. Eric, the eldest resident son has seized the throne in the name of his father and as regent. However, there are others among the ruling family who aspire to lead. The daughters are largely unimportant, but his sons seem to be a nest of backstabbers and arrogant princes with few exceptions.

Something seems to have sensed the instability in the reign of Amber. The Courts of Chaos, which lie at the other end of shadow, seem to have begun a move against Amber. During this time of weakness in Amber, the ancient enemies from the Courts of Chaos have struck. Agents have begun to assassinate members of the court of Amber. This will allow the Courts to destabilize the careful balance between Chaos and Order, upsetting the entire universe. Eric of Amber has decreed that there be peace among all of the Princes of Amber while this new threat is dealt with.

Amber will not go without a fight.




This is a standard village vs mafia mini-phalla. It is for 25 or 30 players. All of the standard rules apply. Don't cheat please, it bums me out. I'd like to start it monday night, if we have enough people. If not, it'll start tuesday night.

Add me to any proboards that are made, please.

Knowledge of the subject material isn't necessary for playing this game. However, I encourage everyone who hasn't read these books to go out and do it. It's got some pretty 70s moments (because that's when it was written), but on the whole is pretty damn cool. Saying that, knowledge of the setting could be helpful.

While this will have all the standard roles, I am playing around with some more out there mechanics (at least for me). However, there are no thralls, millers, double reverse thrall vigilantes, or triple secret upside down village mafias. But other things are possible.

Every night there will be a vote for who to publically execute on suspicion of being an agent of the Courts of Chaos. You can retract your vote if you like, but it is not necessary, as I will only be counting your last vote.

Vote will close at 5pm PDT. Gauge your own close time appropriately. All actions must be in by 4:59pm PDT. Any in at 5:00pm PDT or later will be counted towards the next day, or ignored if the target is no longer valid.

Activity Requirement
Two posts per day, one for a vote, one for something else. You will be replaced after one warning.

Clarifications can be requested, and they will even be answered.
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Signing Up is simply a matter of color

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"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
"We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Player List

    1. Spoit - Caine of Amber - Killed by a Brother
    2. stever777 - Eric of Amber - Duel with Corwin
    3. SeGeTai
    4. The Anonymous
    5. Extermatott
    6. oldmanken - Fiona of Amber - Withdrew
    7. Dunadan019 - Lord Rianne - Publically Executed
    8. Ringo - Lord Jasconus - Duel with Corwin
    9. 38thDoe
    10. Phyphor
    11. Daniant - Lady Kyrelia - Inactivus
    12. Drez - Lord Anconstus - Publically Executed
    13. Mr. Mojo Risin - Bleys of Amber - Duel with Corwin
    14. Void Slayer - Lord Iyllen - Duel with Benedict
    15. Zandracon
    16. Wildcat
    17. Fiaryn - Random of Amber - Killed by a Brother
    18. Grundlterror - Lord Balthas - Publically Executed
    19. Vagrant_Winds
    20. B:L - Lady Fostana - Assassinated
    21. garroad_ran - Gerard of Amber - Duel with Benedict
    22. mEEksa
    23. Lockejaw
    24. godmode - Benedict of Amber - Assassinated
    25. spudge - Lord Sares - Assassinated
    26. captainplanet82 - Julian of Amber - Killed by a Brother

    Reserves

    1. Capfalcon
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    never heard of the source material before

    I notice you didn't mention no conversions...

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This is going to be an interesting week, so I'll RESERVE up.

  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Signup-sounds interesting, looking forward to interesting mechanics

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    What is this

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  • ExtermatottExtermatott Registered User
    edited May 2011
    Sign Up

  • oldmankenoldmanken Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    What

  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Corwin, my man. Remember that time I stabbed you in the eye? Good times

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Also, all of you need to read some Zelazny if you like science fiction in any way whatsoever

    Nine Princes in Amber
    Lord of Light
    Creatures of Air and Darkness

    get on this shit

    (I'd recommend reading Lord of Light before Creatures of Air and Darkness, as the second follows a similar concept to the first but is distilled through filter of insanity)

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Signing up to join the triple secret upside down village mafia.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I want to be in all five mafias

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I will play

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Is this a Zelanzy thing?

    !sign up

    Thanks for the heads-up, stever777.

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  • Mr. Mojo RisinMr. Mojo Risin Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Well why not sign up I dont know the setting but hey crazy mechanics sounds fun.

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Do I come from chaos or hold it back? Lets see.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    Also, all of you need to read some Zelazny if you like science fiction in any way whatsoever

    Nine Princes in Amber
    Lord of Light
    Creatures of Air and Darkness

    get on this shit

    (I'd recommend reading Lord of Light before Creatures of Air and Darkness, as the second follows a similar concept to the first but is distilled through filter of insanity)

    Also, if you're going to read the Chronicles of Amber, do please stop at the 5th book. Book 6-10 aren't that great.

    However, the first 5 books are pure gold. It's amazing.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'll assume you're exluding Merlin and the Ambercult then :P

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    I'll assume you're exluding Merlin and the Ambercult then :P

    Yes, I am indeed excluding Merlin as well as anything that happens after book 5. I didn't really like them, and they screw too much with the world.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    hm, i remember a diceless rpg of this

    i think

  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    An RPG without...dice?

    Is that even an RPG at all?

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Why why, !signup I think please.

  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !I put on my fey robe and my fey wizard hat

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !sign up

    I like minis

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !eh, why not?

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A City of Amber phalla?

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    !PARTY ON

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wow, B:L! This brings me back!

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wow, B:L! This brings me back!

    As Mayor of the City of Amber, I decree that !Grundlogic is outlawed.

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Uh oh! B:L's playing. Here come the large ice thingys...

  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to have to withdraw. Out of town Wednesday-Thursday, out all Friday night, out of town Saturday? This game wont get the attention it deserves.

    PSN: the-K-flash
  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    An RPG without...dice?

    Is that even an RPG at all?

    Everything I saved from Pkmoutl's game write-up is here

    I had such a fun character for the Stove game too :(

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    B:L wrote: »
    Wow, B:L! This brings me back!

    As Mayor of the City of Amber, I decree that !Grundlogic is outlawed.

    All the people... they love grundlogic!

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  • daniantdaniant Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I think...I think I would like this game.

  • garroad_rangarroad_ran Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Sign Up!

  • mEEksamEEksa Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have no idea about the source material but looks interesting, so sign up.

  • LockeJawLockeJaw Registered User
    edited May 2011
    9 Princes? How could you forget Osric, Findo and Delwin? Sign up.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm in why not

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    edited May 2011
    Sign up

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