in the Shadow of Greatness


December 30, 2007

Ambercon US 2008 :: games sent in

So I'm going and the games are sent in. Here they are with blurbs:

Agents of the Argent Rose: "City of Swords"
slot 1

France. The year is 1923. An age of wonder and contentment has come upon the world. The modern vision of great bards like Jules Verne has begun to see realization. The world hub for artistry, genius, and innovation is the banks of the river Seine. Paris.

You have been asked to attend the inauguration of a new President since your Aunt Lénaïg and her party have lost the election. Private purpose, insure that Grandpere Corwin and Stigmatist radicals do not interfere with this event and thereby blacken the impartial process of the great republic.Your mission, keep the peace and support the new President of France. The Argent Alliance, the honor of your family and innocent lives may hang in the balance.

First Time GMing: workshop
slot 2

Bring the Amber Diceless game you'd like to GM to this workshop and we will cheer you on and help find your unique answers !! 'First time' GMing butterflies caught and examined !!

The slot will cover general topics and specific advice.You can game sample scenes that address your questions.
Topics may include:
GM as a relationship with Players.
How to manage time in a finite slot.
How to keep combat a clean process.
How to respond to Players that break your plot.
How to attempt 'mood' on the fly.
How to arbitrate advanced powers.
Balance GM experience versus GM prep time.
Rewards for PCs, rewards for Players.
Create NPCs who do not grab spotlight from Players.

Questions sent in before the Convention will have 'play time' samples designed. Prospective GMs can also look here for 'partners' to share the GM tasks with. Use this slot to hook up with another person and share the GM load.

Clandestine Chronicles of the Cobalt Charter
slot 5

The Cobalt Charter binds them in Blood.

It is a group of women that meets in a masked and hidden place under the turnings of a broken sky. Born in many Shadows, they come together under the Very Watch of great kingdoms to work their Secret Will upon Shadow.Having agreed to their Will, they act and suffer no man or god to stand in their way.

To Wed the Soft Cimmerian
slot 8

The PatternFall war begun by the Amber family is now over many decades. Moire, queen of Rebma has held that reflected turmoil away from the Enigmatic City by force of will.

Finally a price must be paid. You go to the palace to place yourself in Moire's hands and meet your destiny. Your noble families, knowing the power of their blood of old, have selected you to Wed the Soft Cimmerian and quiet the Fomoire. You will dare the Afanc Labyrinth of Mirrors and champion Rebma.

Be joyous. Those joined in the sight of the Sea Hag shall only be torn apart by the Darkness.

Now you will feel no storm, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are fluidic souls, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you in the journey ahead and through all the years,
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long within the double-dozen seas.

Prior reading of 'Alyse through the Afanc Glass' by Llewes Carroll is not required.
Zelazny canon game.

Quite looking forward to it all now.
Comments welcome.

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