in the Shadow of Greatness


October 22, 2003

Lilt does game

It Slices! It Dices!: Chess with Faeries "Fancy a game of chess?" Lilt asks. She almost always loses.
That is certainly the most evocative bit of prose I've read in a long time.

I immediately want to read the rest of the story.

Reminds me of accessory characters that I built into Kirwyd's backstory. Kirwyd was a 'sticky' sort and he had court folks, and crafters, and other ne'er-do-wells of the fae people as friends and drinking companions. Perhaps I was more sure to 'attach' folks to him because he was not connected to Amber. I spent points building up many NPCs, which is not something I usually do in Amber.

At least so it seems looking back.

Never did get to explore all that in-game. But there was a figure much like Lilt, who loved games where she was marginally skilled just for the play of it.

Filed under : Aha!, Amber at 22.10.2003