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.More ...
Summer. A time when Rowling just glosses over months and the Decree Against Underaged Magic inspires creativity among young witches and wizards. You and a group of students are starting a volunteer rotation at St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Some of you are genuine volunteers, others exploring careers, a few serving a rare summer detention for Madam Pomfrey, and one or two working toward extra credit. How bad can a few weeks be in London over the summer of 1983? You'll be surrounded by healers even if it goes wrong, right?
Apollo has crated a Road of his own. Looking always to the night sky for inspiration, he has placed his hopes in taming the depths of the stars themselves. Deep in the blackness, he knows, are secrets and worlds untapped and unknown.
He has assembled heroes from distant lands and laid upon them the boon of his newly-formed Road. Their charge, to explore the wormholes, jump-points, and star-gates that delve deep into the night and uncover new vistas to glorify the Olympians. The Astro was keeled by Hephaestus himself and powered by the heart of a star gifted by Helios.
Out in the depths of space lie entities not seen since the Titans were young and challenges that will test the courage and wit of Apollo's champions.
Kung Fu Hijinks from the Rowdiest Bar on the Stair!
The patrons of the Slug are asked to help rescue a Pilgrim who is trying to bring important religious scrolls back home from a distant land. His escorts were all Immortals on the outs back home and now they have lost the Monk somewhere on the Stair. Seeking a place to drown their sorrows, they happen upon the one drinking hole that might hold an answer.
(The tales of The Slug pay loving homage to Spider Robinson's Callahan's Place series as well as a few other pop-cultural artifacts here and there.)
After defeat in Philadelphia, a cabal of Continental Officers have started pushing to have Washington replaced as Commander of the Army. You've always been loyal to the General, but it is easy to understand why many have been deserting. You've been marching for days and many have had their shoes worn away to nothing. At least you hear that you will be stopping marching soon as the army will make camp. Winter is coming.
In this game, the players will play a fictional group given a special mission by General Washington during some of the darkest hours of the American War for Independence. This is a historical scenario. There are no wizards or magical elements.
Pregenerated characters will be provided.
Life has sucked... It was a crappy year...
First you were abducted from your home and had to escape. Then you ended up arrested by these jackboot goons who framed you and sent you to a nasty prison in the centre of the dimensions where you slaved for benefit of the Tree.
Now - they need you. They all need you!
Seems that one of your parents was a Lord of Creation, a Prince of Amber or Chaos and you have suppressed powers. You are a good guy, sort of, well, misunderstood.
Seems that Mandor and Fiona, your two Wardens have come around offering you a Pardon from their bosses to stop some very bad dude and his army of thugs from taking everything over. They are worse than Mandor and Fiona!
Now power has shifted - and you are ready to become with your fellow prisoners - the Guardians of Chaos and Amber.
The Universes will just not be the same again!
Another dinner in Amber, that the family is “asked” to attend. Random is king and he and Vialle are celebrating their anniversary. There will be dignitaries from Chaos and some others attending as well. But when certain people don’t show and can’t be contacted, the party takes on a different tone.
Random is king, but the Merlin books haven't happened yet.
This was run as part of the Shakespeare game at AmberCom, and had such a strong result, I’m running it as a one shot here, so Shakespeare won’t show up.
It was also run as a one shot at Amber Central 2016.
This game is guaranteed to be a DISASTER!
As the title says, you are members of the dance band on the Titanic. Some of you have played together over the years. You were hired by C.W. and F.N. Black to work on the White Star Line’s RMS Titanic, and given ticket number 250654 as a member of Wallace Hartley’s orchestra. Though your berths are second class, you pretty much have the freedom of the ship, since you were hired to entertain the first class passengers. In your free time, you can go almost anywhere on the ship.
There’s only one member you didn’t know until he arrived at the final rehearsal on land. Due to illness, the original bassist had to withdraw and was replaced by someone rather unknown to all of you, John Frederick Preston Clarke. He seems nice enough and hasn’t said much, but does play bass as well as any you’ve heard. Now for a nice long voyage and maybe a booking in New York on arrival.More ...
It is an ancient time in the Kingdom of Amber. King Oberon wages war with invaders out of Ghenesh.
There is a sudden unexpected reversal in the war, and Castle Amber is under threat by a surprise attack of Ghenesh forces. The Warmaster of Amber, your Aunt Lilith, is taking the children to safety in Arden Forest while the army prepares to defend the City.
The children will be camping in the wild somewhere about the Grove of the Unicorn and preparations are for a week's absence. The season is winter and the King has forecast snow!More ...
Generations ago, the farm was a place where the rabbits of the warren could go and find all kinds of wonderful food, and all they had to worry about was the dog, and sometimes a cat. But lots of the farm got dug up and is now covered in the Black, and humans are walking all around day and night, making loud noises and smelling like poison. When the humans started doing that, the warren moved into the fallow meadow behind the farm. That's been a good place for a long time now, and most of the rabbits are content.More ...