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"GM Vision" of Amber, the Eternal City

Canon

This game corresponds/inspired by Zelazny's elements from:
First Series___Second Series___5 Short Stories___
ADRPG version___Own version___Other___
All Zelazny Writings  'Purist' approach for above source___

Elders

In this game, Elders relate to Characters & Their Children:
Distant___Guarded  Neutral___Mixed Reactions  
Determined by Points spent___Dangerous___
Distant Affection___Benevolent___Other___

Attributes

Attributes are compared by:
Ranks___Points  Equal___Other___
Attributes are ranked at a base:
Human 1.0 Chaos_2_ Amber_4_ Amber Ranked +6
listed in order of opportunity for initiative and Attribute speed

Endurance: regeneration, stamina, and raw power
contests of life and existence by method:
Persist___Drain___Other___All  

Psyche: arcane senses, mental strength, and intangibles
contests of will and magic by method:
Eye___Nerve___Magic___Trump___Other___All  

Strength: senses, hand-to-hand, and physical
contests of matter and form by method:
Body Art___Mass___Other___All  

Warfare: planning, artifice interactions, and counters
contests of strategy and manipulation by method:
Plan___Weapon___Other___All  

Stuff: reactions, cues, and drama
contests of destiny and harmony by method:
Reaction___Luck___Other___All  

Powers

Powers are compared by:
Ranks___Points  Equal___Psyche___Other___
Partial powers are allowed for:
Base Powers___Advanced Powers___Other___None___All  
Advanced Powers are allowed for:
Base Powers___GM created___Other___None___All  
power, game cost, requirements, availability in game universe

Pattern
50 note: amber blood, minimum Endurance 0, unique
Broken Pat
25 note: includes 5 pt Bad Stuff, rare

Logrus
45 note: requires shaping, very rare
Mad Logrus
23 note: not trans-shadow, includes 5 pt Bad Stuff, rare

Trump
40 note: rare
Static Trump
20 note: uncommon, common in Chaos

Items & smArtifacts
(varies) note: must include backstory legend, item ranks are used, GM must be consulted, rare
Shaping
35 note: minimum Endurance –10, uncommon in Chaos
Chaos Shaping
18 note: not trans-shadow, common in Chaos
Shaman Shaping
18 note: not trans-shadow, uncommon

Sorcery
15 note: not trans-shadow, uncommon
Conjuration
20 note: SLOW, not trans-shadow, common

Power Words
10 note: minimum Endurance –10, 5 words, 1 pt each thereafter, rare

Other Items

Trump use with Family is?
Dangerous___Guarded  Common___Trivial___
Place Trumps?
Rare  Uncommon___Common___
Normal Trump connection is?
Mental___Visible/Audible  Physical___

Deadly Force expected most often at level?
Mooks  NPCs___Walk-ons___
Canon Cameos___Elders___PCs___

Axis of Conflict expected to be?
Characters___Enemies  Powers___Puzzles___Crisis___
Hidden___Comedy___Horror___Other___None___

Pathological methods and means by characters expected?
Villains___Monsters  Characters___
Family___None___

Shocking, offensive narrative expected?
Rare  Uncommon___Common___
Genre  None___

GM's role planned as?
 Helper Resource___Neutral Narrator___Entertainer___
 Storyteller___Equal Partner  Minimal___

Extra Creations

by the GM for the game

Pre-Gen Characters
Etc

Non-canon Elders
Galt of House Rathrenk
Mirelle
Dastard, DeWinter, DoBlique of the line of Deela

Unusual Powers
Gleaming
Mental Magic
Tempest

Web pages
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