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Author Topic: [Recruitment] New Amber PBEM game  (Read 1672 times)

jibbajibba

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[Recruitment] New Amber PBEM game
« on: June 18, 2007, 04:17:00 PM »
I am launching a new Amber PBEM – The Common Touch and am looking for players.
It will be set in an alternate Amber and the players will be the Elder Amberites (well not the elder Amberites rather an alternative set of elder Amberites if you see what I mean built from 220 points). We will have an Oberon and a Dworkin and the basic geography will be the same, Courts of Chaos, Kolvir, Arden, Rebma etc. Everything else will be up for grabs.
The basic plot is a twist on a Throne War but needless to say there will be a few common enemies looking to put the whole universe in peril. One of the focuses of the game will be political with a mechanism call the Sanctum instituted by Oberon for times of crisis. Players will have more or less knowledge depending on their character backgrounds.
Players will be encouraged to be creative in character design but should have an Amber heritage.  I will be using partial powers, so you can spend less than (or indeed more than) the required cost of a power and in return you get a flavour of it. Advanced Powers, abnormal powers, other powers, mirror magic, spikards, faerie, etc. all welcomed and to discussed with me at character generation.
There will be a skill system (I have outlined the basics of it before on this site) and 2 additional traits that can be bid for in the attribute auction, Succession and Political Influence. The first determines birth order and has a few other benefits the second is linked to the political component of the Sanctum.
The attribute auction itself will be blind over three rounds and all you will know for certain is your rank in each attribute at the end of rounds 1 and 2. This means that the traditional ‘ranking’ system will be modified to some extent with players able to spend whatever they wish in any of the attributes and contests between players will be determined by real differences in points spent as opposed to relative ranks.
The game will be run through a secured wiki with a core area and each player having their own secured set of pages which they can edit add character backgrounds and open to others etc. Chat servers will be used for real time roleplay elements both 1:1 and as groups with chat transcripts edited and posted to the wiki.  Technophobes need not worry as I will supply technical support throughout.
To see more you can look at http://www.jibbajibba.com/Amber or contact me  at jibbajibba@hotmail.com
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[Recruitment] New Amber PBEM game
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 07:24:18 PM »
>Twitch<

I don't have time for this ... but I'm asking anyway, because it's so shiny:  What are the time requirements?  How often are you hoping people will post?  How often do you intend to get chat-sessions together?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 08:12:33 AM »
I am hoping players will post weekly and that there would be at least 1 chat session a week, although not all players would attend.
History has told me to expect some players to post monthly and some to pester me constantly however http://www.therpgsite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif
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If you choose the narrative approach then you would expect one extended response a month.
Aside from that each player will have their own wiki space and can engage other players in direct roleplay. These need to be reported to me and I would hope transcripts or at least summaries would be posted to the player's wiki space. If a player wants to head off and have their own mini adventure in some fast timeline then I will try to accomodate.
Of course some players have more time and some less. The ones with less time might do nothing at all. Such is the nature of Shadow that all things are possible.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 04:19:07 AM »
Okay I have 9 players could do with a couple more.

If you are interested. even if you are too busy at present, but able to participate in 2 rounds of blind email auction (basically 2 emails and a character name) then drop me a line at jibbajibba@hotmail.com .
And check the site http://www.jibbajibba.com/Amber as they say it is pretty shiny.
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