Sol's Amber Stuff

Sol's Amber Stuff

Blaze of Glory

This is an ongoing series of convention games. It's not a con campaign because each game is a stand-alone adventure. They just share a common setting -- a world designed for swashbuckling adventure.

Sol's Con One Shots

I've run games at every Ambercon US since 1993, and every Ambercon North and AmberCon East. Here's a list of games past, present, and starry-eyed dreams, complete with descriptions.

Sol's Characters

I have four characters in my stable. The oldest, Roland, started as my first NPC in my first Amber campaign, and quickly became my PC. He's been bumped around a bit, but he now is happily settled into Chris Dentel's Blood on the Throne campaign, which we play by mail, e-mail, and phone. (Though the pace has been excruciatingly slow for years now.) My part of the turns is essentially the beginning of a novel, Waiting on the Wall.

I created Samhaoir for Jeff Maisano's You Did What?!? campaign. She's a slightly messed up character in an extremely messed up alternate Amber. (I think walking Brand's "Pattern" in the first session was a mistake.) Unfortunately, this campaign is long moribund. I resurrected the character for Astrid Tops' Cave of Sleepers letter pbem -- but that is now dead, too. I called her part of it Wicked Windows.

Faris To Reign In Hell Originally created as an NPC, perhaps my favorite character is Faris. I played her in Sarah Bear's To Reign in Hell PBeM, which is also a dead campaign. Sigh. At least she made the pages of Amberzine before her run ended.

My most active Amber character, then, is Sean "Lucky Jack" O'Donovon. He was originally created for Ambercon North 1999 (but not used there), then wandered into Wicked Windows as an important NPC. Now he is my character for Chris Kindred's Ill Met in Amber. Based loosely on Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey, with a significant dose of On Stranger Tides thrown in, he is wildly fun to play.

At ACN '98 I played Raven in End of Days, and a close imitation, Nevar Chanicut, in Chaos' Finest Hour. Great fun. I followed it up by playing Allan Hugo, Raven's son, in the two ACUS sequels. I hope someday there is another sequel forthcoming...

Another con character is Herne, for John Davies' A Night in the Forest games.

Finally, there are many minor characters I've played. Finn got created at ACUS '94, and stubbornly returns time-after-time as an NPC and in con games. Lately I've been playing a varient, Fingal, who is basically Finn with sorcery and a more swashbuckling attitude. Another character, Lando, a Roland variant, has popped up a few times. For a while I played Gareth, based on a pre-made character I played in an ACUS '95 game, but the PBeM game I was playing him died out, and I haven't used him since.

No Final Curtain

There is no final curtain and this is not a stage
Can you read what's written on this blackened page?

The campaign is pretty much officially dead.

The game shaped up to be a combination of subtle intrigues and broad humor. Not exactly what I had been expecting, but that's life. The players consistently surprised me in good ways, which is about the best thing you can say for players in my book.

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Useful Links

For a while then I used MaBarry's Amber Links Site but now, there is Wendi's awesome page The Amber web world suddenly gets organized, how odd.

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