AMBERCON 2006 Quotes

Slot 1

"Le Cygne: Bad Moon Rising" by Ginger Stampley and Michael Croft

It is what all ships that ply the Golden Circle fear: the freak storm that takes a vessel beyond the double-dozen seas of the trade routes. That Le Cygne survived was a boon of some god, beneficent or maleficent.

Le Cygne has wandered for months through the fragmented remains of the Shadow paths, searching for a way to return to Amber. She has found pirates, volcanic deities, and mad wizards, but never yet the way back home. Tonight, the ship slid along another unstable path and found a moon more like Amber's than any other she has seen in months. There's a densely forested shore off the starboard bow, and a plume of smoke in the moonlight. This is the closest the crew has had to hope since the storm.

Cast of Characters

Jim Groves:?
Chris Maxson:?
Diana Probst:?
Joe Saul:Gravely, crusty old navigator
BriAnne Searles:Maxim, passenger
Glen Seymour:Valence, second mate, acting captain
Liz Trumitch:Chime, daughter of the late captain, AKA Little Miss Bloodyhands
Paul Weimer:?

"Sailcloth lasts longer." -- Mr Gravely
"But you don't want it to." -- Chips

"We're in a place with lots of big hairy men with sharp teeth, and it's a full moon!" -- Chips.

"What do you mean, WEIRMONKEN?!?" -- most people at once
"Well, at least we know we're getting close to Amber!" -- ?

"Lean Times in Amber" by Kit Kindred

King Oberon has been absent for some time. Some say he will return with a new Queen. Perhaps with a new young Prince or Princess as well. But some whisper that he will never return at all.

The whispers have been heard. The criminal element grows bold in the King's absence. Merchants and nobles plot and position themselves for power. Ambassadors seek new alliances, not all of them favorable to Amber. And the Royal Family bickers all the while.

But agents of all factions are on the move....

Cast of Characters

J.P. Brannan:Lord Doctor Fionntán Sabatini of the Royal College of Heraldry
Sol Foster:Sean O'Donovan, Commodore in the Royal Navy
Michael Kucharski:Nicholas van Alikki, farm boy a la D'Artagnan, professional duelist
Leslie Lightfoot:Weir Leutnant Arryl der Gottswache
Bridgette Ruggles:Evelyn Blanchard Devereux

"Are the bats wearing makeup?" -- various players throughout the game

"I go on all fours to Eric." -- Arryl to GM

"ShadowWorld" by Edwin Voskamp

ShadowWorld is a diceless role-playing game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctness and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization (the Circle) sent on a mission.

Cast of Characters

Steve Acton:Carter Blake, security consultant (warp, biokinetic)
Simone Cooper:Sunrise Arizona Gibran, Xtreme sports star (healer, soaker)
Kris Fazzari:Captain Cat Nelson, USAF pilot (telekinetic, biokinetic)
Guy Gascoigne-Piggford:Simon Monk, CIA field operative (telekinetic, telepath, ESPer)
William Gulstad:Howard Storm, reporter (biokinetic, controller, teleporter, vampire)
Tim Hart:Lawrence Martinelli, jewel and art thief (teleporter, vampire, cyborg)
Irene Schwarting:Lan Parker, education director (astral projectionist, teleporter, auditory mimic)
Eric Todd:Miguel Fortuna, Special Forces Captain (precognitive, astral projectionist, cyborg)

(Simon Monk is referred to as Monk in the quotes, to avoid confusion with NPC Simon)

"Use your best judgment." -- Simon to Miguel
"No, please don't." -- Sunrise

"Being exanguinated by a team member does not appeal." -- Monk to the group

"Setting off a volcano was intentional. Destroying the universe was an accident?" -- Lan
"Yes." -- Monk

"I don't want to be the recipient of brain damage." -- Lawrence to the group

"If it's possible, I'd like to stop them from doing something stupid." -- Monk to the group

"A big metal tube impaling itself in your building and spewing out fuel is not a good thing." -- Carter

"So the Levites would have to pass through the gauzy stuff?" -- Miguel to GM
"That's why we have eight." -- Carter

"There was very little collateral damage. We didn't kill anyone we didn't intend to kill." -- Monk to the group

Slot 2

"Brave New Genosha" by James Arnoldi

Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, AKA Magneto, has been called a terrorist and a visionary. Now, he has the world on the brink of war. In international waters, he and his "Brotherhood of Mutants" created an island, a new nation for mutants to come and "live in peace." The American President, Lex Luthor, held a press conference and vowed that he will bring Lehnsherr to justice for the attack on Cape Citadel and numerous other acts of war done by Lehnsherr and his Brotherhood. Shortly after its creation, the nation of Genosha was given rogue state status and a new deck of 52 was released with Lehnsherr as the Ace of Spades. As spokesman for the Justice League of America, Superman stated that they hope that a peaceful resolution can be found but the JLA will stand ready to assist the U.S.A. in whatever action the nation decides. The Avengers have not been available for comment and there are rumors that the team has broken up because of differing opinions on this issue.

As a member of the X-Men, a secret group of mutants trained and led by Professor Charles Xavier, you've been taught that mutants and mankind in peace, but now the X-Men's mission seems more hopeless than ever. Can a small team of mutants keep the world's superpowered men and women from war? In the wave of anti-mutant hysteria, will Senator Kelly's Mutant Registration Act get passed and how will that affect Professor X's mission? In these insane times, will the X-Men be the only voice of reason or can they convince the world's leaders to find a peaceful solution?

Cast of Characters

Jessica Benton:?
Michael Deneweth:?
Ben Ekdahl:Cerilian, son of Gérard
Chris King:?
Kat Lemmer:Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman
Sean McCabe:?

"I promise, God, I'll never screw another superhero again." -- Selina Kyle, praying under her breath
"Don't do that - then no one will ever help you." -- Nightcrawler

"Breaking the Pattern: Discussing DRPG" by George Gitari and Rachel Holmberg

Attendees should be interested in discussing theoretical aspects of Diceless Role Playing Games. We're stepping outside the Amber DRPG this time (but by no means excluding it). What are the expectations and merits of diceless games? Bring your ideas, your favorite games (written by you or others), your problems, and solutions. Got a diceless, cyber-goth cowboy alien fantasy game? We would love to hear about it. We'll talk about balancing narrative and game elements, alternate ability scores, random generators that aren't dice, converting dice games to a diceless format, and (hopefully) much more.

Our seminars follow an open door, round table format.


David Blackwell
Darrell Butler
Keith Cripe
Robert Haight
John Lees
Chris Maxson
Scott Piippo
Diana Probst
James Puckett

"I think we could make this work. You just tell the players, 'This is a tough combat, I think someone's going to get maimed - sort it out yourself.'" -- Diana Probst's new idea for rules-light GMing

"Changing Hands" by Raymond McCaughey

The PatternFall war lasts an excess of five years in Amber, or ten to thirty years out in Shadow. Likewise, it is seven years before a King again sits the throne of Amber, or fourteen to forty more Shadow years. Out there in Shadow over this span of some seven decades, there are countries and lands living generations under the upheaval of the Black War.

Assume the Chaosians took a lot of territory in their ebon-threaded march to Kolvir. So now get "handed back" a Shadow on the Amber side of Ygg that has been two or three generations under the odd and eerie control of Chaos.

So there are these two or three Shadows that need to be brought back into the fold of Order. Have the Chaosi left 'surprises' for the royals? Do the people welcome back liberators who vanished decades ago? What has the taint of Chaos left behind in the blood of the people? In the power of the Land? Were there rebels? What justice for local collaborators? Are there half-blood Chaosi to be reckoned with?

Random can only hope to send a few royals to find out.


Cast of Characters

Michael Croft:Parker, son of Bleys
Kris Fazzari:Juliana, daughter of Julian
Jim Groves:Aiden, son of Bleys
Ginger Stampley:Lamira, daughter of Florimel
Liz Trumitch:Valentine, granddaughter of Bleys

"(Moire's) like a fish out of water." -- Michael Croft to the group

"I'll offer to help." -- Valentine
"Of course not, you'll get your hands dirty." -- librarian
"Well, I can't really argue with that." -- Valentine

"Benedict told you? Then why are you sitting on it? It's Benedict. He keeps your ass safe." -- Martin to Random
"That should be his slogan." -- Michael Croft

"Mother may have been declared legally dead...again." -- Lamira

"Not in the third eye! No poking out my third eye, please." -- Ginger Stampley to Michael Croft

"Tell me that you do not call (Morganstern) Morgy." -- Lamira
"Um, no." -- Juliana

Slots 2-3

"Emergence" by Rae Williams

Last year you met a new relative with the "green glow." One of you (who won't be around this year) made a deal with a higher being...which she may regret. And you finally met the Chimera, much to Caine's regret, as well as other stuff. Watch out for the yellow glow.

Cast of Characters

Don Anderson:Melian
Wayne Goodwine:?
Michael Kucharski:?
Mike Manolakes:Ulysses

"Mandor speechless, that's a Kodak moment." -- Melian
"Dinner with Mandor, $100,000. Mandor Speechless, Priceless." -- Ulysses

Slot 3

"A Common Disaster" by Deb Atwood

The time has come, the plans have been made...and now the problem must be dealt with.

Cast of Characters

Keith Cripe:Hawke, son of Gérard
Michael Croft:Gareth, son of Benedict
Kris Fazzari:Kenric Induma, daughter of Benedict
Jim Groves:Roarke, son of Bleys
Joshua Katzman:Jame, wife of Liana (daughter of Brand)
BriAnne Searles:Anna, daughter of Caine
Ginger Stampley:Martin, son of Random and Morganthë
Paul Weimer:Cadmus, son of ?

"You have enough information to put it together, once you figure it out." -- GM to Jame

"This is subtle, for Jame. The building's still standing." -- Josh Katzman to the group

"I take Taggert from the rear." -- Hawke to GM

"You're trying to disarm (Taggert)?" -- GM
"If by disarm you mean dis-arm." -- Hawke

"No, you're not eating Taggart." -- Anna
"It's like eating sushi, you've gotta try it at least once." -- Jame

"You crash through the door and the alarms start going off." -- GM to Gareth
"Apparently this is a night for subtlety." -- Joshua Katzman

"I may wind up having to explain to my father why I had to kill his sister." -- Martin to the group

"It sounds like Brendon is too stupid to be responsible for his treason." -- Michael Croft to the group

"You do not fuck a son of Brand." -- Ginger Stampley
"How was (Gen) supposed to know? It's not like there's a day-glo sign or a bar code on him that says, 'Son of Brand.'" -- GM

"Poor Brendon, he thinks this is rescue, and they're hurting him." -- GM
"We can rescue him unconsciously." -- Gareth

"I forgot (that Brendon's) been felt up by the Logrus before." -- GM to the group

"Job #331" by Kristen Gibbs Schleick

Wanted: highly trained consultants for a security operation. Variety of positions desired, including transportation, surveillance, computer security, and infiltration. Gear will be provided by the employer. Submit resume and references to the following e-mail address:

Cast of Characters

John Czarnota:?
Trish Hart:?
John Lees:?
David McCreless:?
Jim Phillips:?
Irene Schwarting:?

"I don't know what my first name is, but my middle name's Expendible." -- Bones to ?

"No Higher Authority" by Matt Andrews

A game of High Fantasy where PCs are the demigods, the greatest wizard of the Age, etc. PCs have the power to topple kingdoms. The game will use a diceless TriStat variant, with additional "story points" to allow players to influence the plot.

Cast of Characters

Paul Burdick:?
Sasha Burdick:?
David de Jong:?
Robert Haight:?
Kat Lemmer:?
Jill Pritts:?
Diana Probst:?

"Were you not breastfed as a child?" -- Patches to the Pope

"How does she use sex to corrupt people? How does that work?" -- Patches
"You don't know how sex works?" -- The Fool

"I advise the guards that they still have many options, and that backing away is one of them." -- Pope J.
"Unfortunately, they're still stupid." -- GM

"My guards are going handstands." -- Bison
"We're marking them on style." -- others

"The armored knights are building a human pyramid." -- The Fool to ?

"I have her hand in marriage. Can I have the rest?" -- The Fool to ?

Slot 4

"Ill Met in Amber" by Kit Kindred

This is the city. Amber. A hotbed of intrigue, magic, swashbuckling adventure, and intrigue. It's a good place to live. And an easy place to die.

A game of swashbuckling noir.

In King Oberon's absence, the center cannot hold. Princes quarrel publicly. Their agents duel in the streets. Merchants and nobles scheme. Ambassadors plot. Criminals grow bolder. Dark things from Shadow threaten. The streets of Amber are not safe. Something must be done.

Cast of Characters

J.P. Brannan:Lord Doctor Fionntán Sabatini of the Royal College of Heraldry
Keith Cripe:Hawk, Captain of the City Guard
Michael Croft:Rodrigo Diaz, Count of Oisenmouth
Kris Fazzari:Madeline Dumas, wine merchant, agent of Amber's Secret Service
Sol Foster:Sean O'Donovan, Commodore in the Royal Navy
William Gulstad:Ambrose del Mar, Admiral High Mage of the Southern Fleet
Leslie Lightfoot:Weir Leutnant Arryl der Gottswache
Bridgette Ruggles:Evelyn Blanchard Devereux
Ginger Stampley:Patrice Pinegar, sister of Duke Carlisle, sister-in-law of Juliana
Liz Trumitch:Juliana Pinegar, Duchess of Carlisle, sister-in-law of Patrice
Scott Whitney:Maximillian Feldane, seventh son of a seventh son

"Doesn't Garrett have a mandate from Oberon?" -- Kris Fazzari
"It's not so much a mandate as a 'get out of treason free' card." -- Scott Whitney

"(Ambrose) is our favorite High Mage." -- Kris Fazzari
"He's our only High Mage." -- Scott Whitney

"I am never going on a date with Brand...ever." -- Patrice
"You say that every year." -- GM

"Does anyone need several hundred ornamental rat statues? A variety of poses are available." -- Max to the group

"It's possible that House Sabatini has a Haliburtonesque role (in Aidran)." -- Fionntán to the group

"Your dead brother says you're going to die." -- Arryl to Eric

"Lovely exotic creatures from far places...kill them all." -- Arryl to her Weir

"There's nothing worse than wet Weir." -- GM to the group

"Does O'Donovan have armor?" -- Kris Fazzari
"Yeah, they're called marines." -- Keith Cripe

"I'm going to be glad I wasn't at this scene, right up until the house I'm in burns down." -- Patrice to the group

"Weir medicine is all about the tongue." -- Arryl to the group

"Because you should always pee before the house gets set on fire." -- Liz Trumitch to Ginger Stampley

"ShadowWorld" by Edwin Voskamp

ShadowWorld is a diceless role-playing game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctness and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization (the Circle) sent on a mission.

Cast of Characters

Jessica Benton:Ceana Sinclair AKA Blair Montgomery, socialite (biokinetic, healer, astral projectionist)
Randy Cox:Brett Moorland, Knight Templar (teleporter, ESPer)
Michael Deneweth:Mike Deneweth (terrakinetic)
Rain Donaldson:Gail Weathers, history/anthropology student (psychometer, astral projectionist, soaker, dreamer, medium)
Ben Ekdahl:Jim Goodall
Jack Gulick:Stella Child AKA Starchild, psychiatrist (dreamer, precog, medium, astral projectionist)
Chris King:Brian Connelly, special ops (telekinetic, vampire, cyborg
Keri King:Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, physician (healer)
Kat Lemmer:Beathag Sinclair AKA Matilda Montgomery, socialite (biokinetic, healer, astral projectionist)
Irene Schwarting:Lan Parker, education director (astral projectionist, teleporter, auditory mimic)

"If John (Prester) says the sun is shining, go look." -- ?

"You want a barrel of whiskey?" -- ?
"I'm assuming that's their equivalent of Power Bars." -- One of the Montgomery/Sinclair sisters

"There's no such thing as psychic mojo." -- GM to ?

"Summit of the Gods" by Paul and Sasha Burdick

The invitation came from the one-eyed schemer. His ominous message suggests that the stars are right for the return of the old Gods. Nyarlathotep, schmarlathotep! What's the old swindler really got planned? A Gods Game previously run at Origins 2004. Available pantheons are Greek, Egyptian, Hindu, and Norse (less Odin).

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Fenris Wolf
Anne Delekta:Freya
Shawn Dorsey:Thor
Madeline Ferwerda:Athena
Guy Gascoigne-Piggford:The King in Yellow/Imhotep
Jim Groves:Agni (Hindu god of fire)
John Lees:Pan
Mark MacKinnon:Kali
David McCreless:Dionysus
Diana Probst:Hera
Joe Saul:Zeus
Eric Todd:Vishnu/Loki

"Zeus, you've had sex with a COW!" -- Freya
"Who hasn't?" -- Zeus
*Athena raises her hand*

"Imhotep. God of the Obvious." -- Zeus to the group

"I've said it a dozen times, I'm me!" -- Vishnu to the group, after various accusations that he's really Loki in disguise

"Do you trust that ritual enough to sacrifice yourself?" -- Zeus
"I wouldn't be my first choice...." -- Vishnu

"LOKI, I NAME YOU!" -- Zeus
"Oh, all-RIGHT!" -- Vishnu turning into Loki

"If you can't trust a mad Arab, who can you trust?" -- Dionysus to the group

"His anti-magic isn't very high..." -- Zeus
"We have a different word for that. It's low...." -- Imhotep

Slot 5

"And All Our Yesterdays Have Lighted Fools, Part 3" by Rae Williams

First year, the players freed Eric and imprisoned Corwin. Fiona killed Moire and someone returned the Eye of Serpent/Jewel of Judgment to Chaos. Second year, the player spent time in a maze world, thanks to some caskets that were delivered to Amber.

Part 1 was based on "MacBeth." Part 2 was "The Merchant Of Venice." Part 3 is based on another Shakespeare play, but you'll have to guess which.

Cast of Characters

Don Anderson:?
Michael Deneweth:?
Ben Ekdahl:Cerilian, son of Gérard
Wayne Goodwine:?
Chris King:?
Keri King:Sapphire
Mike Manolakes:?

"It's not our fault we have Seek-In-Shadow trouble." -- Sapphire to ?

"Whatever happens in Amber doesn't stay in Amber. It's rippled through Shadow." -- Sapphire to ?

"Did you shapeshift yourself to look like me?" -- Gérard
"No. Someone might ask me to lift something." -- Cerilian

"Lockdown" by Kristen Gibbs Schleick

"Oh, it's been a bad few days. Did a bit of business, then the partner backstabs me. The Alliance caught me runnin'. My ship's impounded, and my crew's in jail somewhere around here. If we're lucky, the Alliance will just interrogate us and let us go."

*lights go out and the alarms sound*

"Just when I think it can't get worse..."

Cast of Characters

Stephen Acton:?
John Czarnota:?
Timothy Hart:?
John Lees:?
Chris Lightfoot:Jaff, the pilot
David McCreless:?
BriAnne Searles:?

"Mal Reynolds is like the clap: everyone has heard of him, but no one admits to having him." -- Jaff to ?

"When the Queen Says, 'Go and Die...'" by Kit Kindred

"You are surrounded by beauty, by intrigue, by danger, what more can a man want?" -- Aramis

Once more, the Musketeers are needed to woo ladies, foil plots, buckle swashes, and destroy taverns.

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Xavier Philipe de la Vin Rouge, Musketeer
J.P. Brannan:Alexis Vigaroux, Musketeer, Duke of Averoigne
Paul Burdick:Artemis D'Arc, the Blade of Aquataine, the Protector of the Virtue of the Queen, Musketeer
Sasha Burdick:Armand D'Arc, younger brother/older sister of Artemis, Musketeer
Anne Delekta:Sylvie/Sylvan, female Musketeer disguised (badly) as a man
Linda Duncan:Charles Detoit, female Musketeer disguised as a man
Kris Fazzari:Marcel Delmar, female Musketeer disguised as a man
Madeline Ferwerda:Guiral, Musketeer and agent of his family's vineyard
Ben Fogt:Frederick, former merchandizing apprentice to Chester, a murdered wealthy merchant
William Gulstad:Lupin le Fou, Musketeer
Sean McCabe:Will, Musketeer, former spy
Glen Seymour:Sydney Sylvain, Musketeer
Tymen VanDyk:Armande Berenger de la Valencoeur, Musketeer

"If you encounter a man wearing black, you should ask for more detail." -- J.P. Brannan to the group

"I suggested a visit (to the Countess de la Fleur). Someone took that to mean break into her house while she was there!" -- Alexis to the group

"They discovered that Esteban was the long-lost cousin of the Queen of Spain. Carnivorous goatherd being the traditional foster family for the royal family of Spain." -- Matt Andrews to the group

"There have been other better-dressed Mustketeers (than Alexis)." -- J.P. Brannan
"Most of them were women." -- GM

"Armand is the younger brother but the older sister (of Artemis)." -- Sasha Burdick to the group

"You lose certain Panache points for servant genocide." -- GM to Matt Andrews

"Once again the best fencer in the Musketeers is a cross-dressing woman." -- GM to the group

"Charles is the luckiest Musketeer. This is why he's still alive. And didn't lose the arm." -- GM
"By the grace of God." -- Charles
"And Bugger's Ale." -- Armande

"So, we're invited to this party and oh, by the way, there might be ninjas?" -- Marcel to Frederick
"Spanish ninjas. Will they be bringing their own wine or drinking ours?" -- GM

"You've never had goat until you've had carnivorous goat." -- Kris Fazzari
"The meal that bites back." -- Matt Andrews

"You will arrive fashionably late to your own party?" -- GM to Alexis

"Help! Soldiers of the Cardinal! Help!" -- Cardinal's Guardsman, being attacked
"Well, he didn't ask for a Musketeer, so (Alexis) can just ignore him." -- Kris Fazzari to J.P. Brannan

"Maybe (Alexis) was successful with the Countess." -- Charles
"No. Once again, I know the level of his style." -- Sydney

"That's why Alexis keeps going after the Countess. She's the only woman that Alexis is relatively certain is actually a woman." -- Glen Seymour to the group

"Is she a woman of negotiable affection?" -- Paul Burdick to Linda Duncan
"Her virtue contains a certain commercial element?" -- J.P. Brannan quoting Terry ?

"It's a macho battle to the death with the string cheese. And it's wily, I'm just saying." -- GM
"It's embarrassing when the string cheese has more wits than the GM." -- Linda Duncan

"Your sense of wine cellar emptiness is going off, letting you know there are Musketeers in your house." -- GM to Alexis
"Based on the current emptiness compared to the level when last you checked, you estimate they've been here for 12 hours." -- Kris Fazzari
"I will attempt to slow the rate of emptying by asking to speak to the Musketeers." -- Alexis

"Alexis has never had this many men in his bedroom before." -- GM
"And he still hasn't." -- Kris Fazzari
"He's never had this many women in his bedroom before, either." -- GM

"I wait patiently for (the Musketeers) to reach the conclusion that I've already announced." -- Alexis to the group

"'To the tavern!' is the rallying cry of the Musketeers." -- Kris Fazzari to the group

"I think we should find Rene Decart." -- Alexis to the group
"That's putting Decart before the horse." -- Paul Burdick

"I researched to find out the fan symbol for 'tell me everything you know about the Cardinal's Guard.'" -- Sylvan to the group
"There is no symbol for that." -- Kris Fazzari
"Yes there is, it's when (you) hit them over the head with the fan repeatedly." -- Anne Delekta

"The Cardinal is going out to smite the heathens and lay upon their asses a holy smackdown." -- GM to various Musketeers
"I especially like your use of the French vernacular." -- Kris Fazzari

"If (the Huguenots are) going to assassinate the first Minister of France (AKA the Cardinal), should we stop them?" -- Armande to Alexis

"Those of you in stately, singed Alexis manor...." -- GM to the group

Slot 6

"Morpheus Falling" by James Arnoldi

What was the Black Road? You think you know, but you don't have the whole story. A new arrival in Amber raises questions that can only be answered in the Matrix. Are you sure you want to know the truth? The final chapter in the Morpheus series.

Cast of Characters

J.P. Brannan:Adrienne McCullough, clone of Fiona
Kris Fazzari:Officer Aeryn Sun, former Peacekeeper, clone of Deirdre
Leslie Lightfoot:Soul Catcher, clone of Brand

"I'm going to go into the Matrix and try to Trump Morpheus. No, wait, I'm going to go into the Matrix and Trump Morpheus." -- Adrienne
"What's the difference?" -- GM
"Adrienne wouldn't say 'try'." -- J.P. Brannan

"(I discovered I could shape shift because) I blew off my twin sister's head and it grew back." -- Adrienne to the group

"The rat's rather uncomfortable with how the man is holding him." -- GM to Soul Catcher
"It's not a good touch." -- J.P. Brannan

"While you're doing that, you sense that this world is shrinking." -- GM
"Well, that will make it easier to find my Trump deck." -- Adrienne

"Are you crazy?" -- Aeryn
"You have to ask?" -- Adrienne

"Any other artifacts that look like artifacts of power? Paper clips, stapler...." -- Adrienne to GM

"Look, if you want me to keep it quiet, quit killing yourself." -- Morpheus to Soul Catcher

"A Simple Invitation" by Stephen Acton and Jim Phillips

It is simple, beautifully elegant and completely unexpected. Florimel must have helped him write the invitation. "Dinner at Gérard's, please RSVP," it reads. How delightful, how unexpected; who knew it would be on a dark and stormy night....

Start with Amberites, add a pinch of Clue and a dash of Agatha Christie. Throw in an Arthur Conan Doyle chaser and you have a sense of the flavor of this game.

Cast of Characters

Jessica Benton:?
John Czarnota:?
Ben Fogt:?
Joshua Katzman:?
Chris Lightfoot:?
Kristen Schleick:?
Glen Seymour:?

List of books in Gérard’s Library:
Hello Unicorn, It's Me, Margaret
Men are from Amber, Women are from Chaos
Pattern for Dummies
Chicken Soup for the Amberite Soul
How to Win Friends and Influence Demons from the Pit
My First Pattern Coloring Book (don't color out of the lines!)

"You put that that back! My butler is not a vase!" -- Gérard to ?

Slot 7

"The Aurellis Game" by Tim Hart

Continuing Campaign in the Aurellis Universe. The discovery of alternate worlds, while well rumoured amongst the science fiction/fantasy population of modern day Earth, is most emphatically denied by all government authorities and spokespersons. Player Characters, who are all associated to some degree with the Special Operations section of the FBI, and particularly those who have been around for a while, might not totally agree with those emphatic denials. It's getting awfully peculiar round here.

Cast of Characters

Stephen Acton:?
David Blackwell:?
Erik Florentz:Professor Aetius, Imperial-trained mage
Robert Haight:Kelly Banks, computer hacker
Trish Hart:David Lawford
Chris King:?
John Schippers:?
Irene Schwarting:?
Edwin Voskamp:Agent Jeffrey Phefferkorn, computer security expert and Imperial mage

"I bet you can make it out in four minutes with two nuclear explosions up your ass." -- Jeffery Pfferkorn, regarding Chris Wyatt

"I would be secretive about my crimes as a matter of course." -- Tommy Fairfax to ?

"Blaze of Glory: Chaos' Fleets" by Sol Foster

Bleys rallies the troops -- the forces of Chaos are moving through his Shadow. Even with Bleys fighting by their side, can his loyal Guard hope to stop the massed fleets of Chaos?

Cast of Characters

J.P. Brannan:Ewan Burnett, AKA "The Worst Sailor in the Guard"
Kris Fazzari:Lorianne, Duchess of Brittany, AKA "The Pirate Queen"
William Gulstad:Cyrano Savinien Hercule de Bergerac, Marquis of ? (some place in France)
Cal Rea:Philippe, Emperor of France and Italy
Liz Trumitch:Jayne Green, AKA "Plain Jayne"
Jennifer Woelke:Robyn Sage, medic

"But we can stop them if we are clever, and smart, and brave." -- Bleys
"Well, two out of three isn't bad." -- Lorianne

"If my sword melts and my body doesn't, I'll kill them with my bare hands." -- Jayne to the group

"Bleys hasn't told me specifically not to kill my sister yet." -- Jayne to the group

"What ships are you taking, what soldiers are you talking?" -- Philippe
"All of them!" -- Lorianne

"Jayne has given up on ever being sane again." -- Liz Trumitch
"Again?" -- Kris Fazzari and Cal Rea

"Rachel's hair is cut short now, so she and Jayne look like sisters. From behind, in the right light, they almost look alike." -- Liz Trumitch
"It's a good thing Ewan won't take her from behind." -- Kris Fazzari
"No, Ewan will take her from above." -- Cal Rea
"Not before asking her name first." -- J.P. Brannan

"We're bringing along lots of planes because we'll need spares." -- Ewan to the group

"If you get shipwrecked on the island full of Bleys worshipers, you either adapt or get eat." -- Jayne to the group

"Bleys by name and blaze by nature." -- Guy Gascoigne-Piggford
"You can't have a religion based on Bleys that doesn't involve self-immolation." -- Cal Rea

"I descend into full-on Bleys worshipper mode." -- Jayne to the group
"So it's just another day in Jayneland?" -- Kris Fazzari

"Ideally, I'd like to get on the ship that's listing." -- Jayne to the group
"Because it makes perfect sense to board the ship that's already starting to sink!" -- Cal Rea

"So Reality is good at letting you know when you're fucked." -- Kris Fazzari to the group

"This arm is not going to work very well later." -- Jayne to the group, after getting run through the arm
"It's not going to work very well now." -- Kris Fazzari

"Well, the good news is that the parts that are on fire are the parts that are the most protected." -- GM to Jayne

"It's like using the Death Star against Amber. Sure, it doesn't work, but then it drops out of the sky." -- J.P. Brannan to the group

"As soon as the (turtle's) head emerges, it breathes..." -- GM
"Fire!" -- Lorianne
"No, it doesn't breathe fire." -- GM
"No, that was me ordering my cannons to fire at it." -- Lorianne

"I'd rather kill six-armed lords of Chaos any day than touch that nasty fucking (Chaos) heart." -- Jayne to the group

"I think under the water is the safest place to be right now." -- Lorianne
"You mean the water full of burning oil, sea monsters and a giant turtle destroying everything around it as it suffers epileptic seizures? That water?" -- GM

"Your grappling hook goes through (the Chaos lord's) chest and rips his upper torso off." -- GM to Ewan
"Are you left facing an angry pair of legs?" -- Ewan to Robin

"Plain Jayne of London Town
Watched the ships of Chaos drown
Got in the water and walked around
While the fire burned upside-down
Plain Jayne of London Town"

-- Cal Rea to the group

"You're walking on water next to Bleys - I don't think it gets any better than that." -- Philippe to Jayne

"(Jayne) looks like Joan of Arc dressed in a ninja wetsuit with two swords." -- Cal Rea to Liz Trumitch

"The phrase you're looking for is, 'Eat Herring, bitch!'" -- Cal Rea to Liz Trumitch

"Before Bleys gets attracted to this woman, she must die." -- Jayne to GM

"We're all motivated by different things." -- Jayne to the group

Slot 8

"Dude! Who's Our Student Council President" by Sean McCabe

The third installment in the Dude! series. First came "Dude! Where's my Jewel of Judgement," then "Random and Corwin Go to White Castle." Now I bring you a throne war Dude style.

Cast of Characters

Matt Andrews:Brand, sulky goth kid who sits around smoking clove cigarettes and writing poems with the word "Abyss" in them
Sean Dorsey:Julian, backwoods country boy who until recently was home-schooled by his Uncle Jeb
Kris Fazzari:Random AKA Randy, surfer dude, slacker and pot head
Madeline Ferwerda:Gérard, AKA Gerry or G-Man, jock, musclehead, star offensive player for the Amberite Purple Unicorns
George Gitari:Benedict, the AV Geek who's spent a little too much time reading comics and watching kung-fu movies, and a little too little time showering
Rachel Holmberg:Deirdre, rebellious punk girl - her CD changer's full of singers that are mad at their dad
Ray Laura:Corwin, the ambigiously gay head of the Drama Club
Diana Probst:Fiona, Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes, straight A's, member of Year Book, Mathletics, Debate Team
Irene Schwarting:Flora, Head Chearleader, most popular girl in school, she's a Barbie Girl, like fer sure!
Mark Wizynajtys:Caine, greasy older kid who's been held back a few grades - smokes too much, rides a motorcyle to school and picks on all the other kids

"The winner of the election gets to be the next Duchess Carlyle." -- GM to the group

"I was locked in Flora's closet while she was taking on the football team." -- Fiona to the group
"That gives a whole new meaning to 'taking on the football team.'" -- Kris Fazzari

"(Principal) Oberon wears the Jewel as part of his...bling?" -- Irene Schwarting to the group

"Brand, I'm thinking English (is your first class)." -- GM
"I'm thinking Cosmic Annihilation." -- Brand
"That's an upper-level class." -- GM

"I'm going to burn this place down." -- Brand to himself, many times

"Dude, (Flora's) totally hot." -- G-Man
"Dude, I'd totally do her, I just wouldn't do her homework." -- Randy

"Fiona, you're getting a Trump call." -- GM
"Excuse me, I'm going to go have a hallucination." -- Fiona
"Dude, this is good pot!" -- Randy and G-Man

"I crush Benedict's brain. But I do it with my mind, so I doubt it's going to work." -- G-Man to GM

"That's why you rewrite the universe, to erase the memory (of the Benedict, Brand, Dara sandwich). -- GM to Brand

"I throw a dodgeball through a wall at Benedict." -- G-Man
"It totally misses." -- Benedict
"Because Benedict always anticipates dodgeballs thrown at him." -- Matt Andrews

"Dude, even I'm not crazy enough to smoke pot in the Principal's office." -- Randy to the group

"I'm going to fill Benedict's locker with bees." -- G-Man
"Benedict, you hear a buzzing noise coming from your locker." -- GM
"I don't open it." -- Benedict

"It's a bong that gets stoned." -- George Gitari
"Dude, what else would the two pot-heads invent?" -- Kris Fazzari

"Because Benedict is always prepared for a locker full of bees. Much more than Brand is." -- GM to the group
(this is especially funny, when you recall that last year, we had the exchange:
"I should totally try this trick with Benedict sometime." -- G-Man to the group, still conjuring the bees that are now stinging Brand
"Yes, but Benedict always anticipates bees." -- Matt Andrews)

"(Dara's) like this magic princess, who when she gets high, she gets hot!" -- G-Man to Flora

"I've never had to pull someone out in the hall for a Dude game before." -- GM to the group

"(Principal O) says, 'Get to class,' and it's not a power word, but you think you should listen." -- GM to the group

"Your pot supply never ran out the whole time you were in detention. Of course, that might have something to with the amount of pot you carry around with you." -- GM to Randy

"I haven't gone to my locker in 16 years." -- Caine to the group

"I'm not saying you can't do it, but man that's disgusting, especially if you do it to a man." -- GM to Brand

"Next year, I'm running Dude in an old age home." -- GM
"'Dude, Where's My Teeth?'" -- Mark Wizynajtys

"That night never happened." -- Brand
"What night...sweetie?" -- Benedict

"In Dude canon...I can't believe I said that." -- Matt Andrews to the group

"Pants!" - everyone, at some point

"To Live and Die in Texorami" by Doc Kindred

"Texorami was a wide open port city, with sultry days and long nights, lots of good music, gambling around the clock, duels every morning and in-between mayhem for those who couldn't wait." -- Random, Sign of the Unicorn

It's a place where steampunk technology meets magic and gunfighters. It's a place where Random coulda been in the Magnificent Seven. You're Random's buddies. Lord knows why. Naturally, there's gonna be trouble.

Martin's been spendin' time with a new lady friend lately. Now, he's got a plan to hit the critters behind the Black Sands where it hurts and needs your help pullin' it off....

Cast of Characters

J.P. Brannan:"Lucky" Jack Diamond
Simone Cooper:Daniel Howethorne
Guy Gascoigne-Piggford:Mongo
John Lees:The Indalo Kid
David McCreless:?
Bridgette Ruggles:Guenevere Blackhawk
BriAnne Searles:?
Glen Seymour:?
Scott Whitney:Sheriff Hank

"Bull is more articulate than Mongo is." -- Mongo
"That's why I don't ride you." -- The Indalo Kid, rider of Bull


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Counter  Hellriders have passed through here since March 5, 2007.

Done by Kris Fazzari.

Game descriptions taken from the Ambercon 2006 Game Book.

Quotes taken by myself, JP Brannan, Diana Probst, and other anonymous donors.

Other web pages with quotes and/or commentary on Ambercon 2006 include:

Claimh Solais:Ambercon 2006 - 4 days of fun, gaming and sleep deprivation
Tryslora:Ambercon report, the overview
Carl Klutzke:Ambercon 2006
Arref:4 Days in Castle Amber
kittentikka:Ambercon Quotes!
Tlatoani:Ambercon 2006 writeup (friends locked)
Eponine:Ambercon 2006 Report
NotShakespeare:Ambercon with more details
Ginger:Ambercon 2006: Murder, mayhem, kidnappings, divorces, and lots of explosions
Jvstin:Paul's Ambercon 2006 Adventure

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