in the Shadow of Greatness


August 19, 2002


In the PBeM, Age of Retribution, the GM is circulating a in-character exercise called 'reputations' where the PCs get to rank their 'impressions' of the cast in areas other than Warfare, Strength, Endurance, and Psyche. It's an interesting concept for several reasons:

  1. what kind of 'attributes' are of interest inside the family or in the Golden Circle?
  2. how well do you know your family? In most Amber games, that's quite the debatable point.
  3. how do the classic Attributes mesh with the reputation 'attributes'?
credit to Rachel Holmberg and George Gitari for a great idea from In the Dark. I propose the following categories of interest if you are a royal of Amber:
  • Loved by the People: as in very connected and a friend to all
  • Cunning: as in slicker than the rest, dammit
  • Too Irritating to Bear: as in the one most likely to turn up dead
  • Sexy: as in, if only, or in-a-minute, or yes, I can dream, can't I?
  • Most Likely to Succeed: as in may not have all the marbles but comes thru anyhow
  • Zags: as in always zags when others zig
  • Ooky: as in messing with things better not done
Please comment and add categories! :) :: updates ::
  • Humanity: empathic with normal folks' motivations
  • Ruthless: inhuman focus to tasks
  • Power Flunky: in tune with an esoteric power

Filed under : Amber at 19.08.2002