in the Shadow of Greatness


March 30, 2004

GoO starts talking

Guardians Of Order Online Discussion Forums - [Amber] What would you like to see done?

Don't insist on an auction of GM coercion and deceit.

In particular, I'd like to see an opening "three axis choice of game start" so that GMs and Players get the idea right away that Amber is a game of divergent exploration.

A game about powerful family relationships doesn't have to be as violently dysfunctional as the rules currently suggest. But envy, grudges, and sly in-jokes would be another wonderful way to present the Amber canon.

Many, many folks can not shake the "treacherous family" reputation the game already 'enjoys'. Most of the gamers I've gotten 'hooked' on Amber did not want to play based on reading the rules.

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