"What are you?"
"No. That is my question. You answer it. Now."
"I am Dara. Dara of Amber, Queen Dara. I hold this throne by right of blood and conquest. Who are you?"
"Corwin. Also of Amber. Don't move! I did not ask who you are-"
"Corwin is dead these many centuries. I have seen his tomb."
"Not so. His body lies within."
Dara and Corwin, Sign of the Unicorn
The visions Corwin saw in Tir-na Nog'th have come to pass. Dara
rules in Amber as Queen, with Benedict as Lord Protector, while Corwin
lies in his ancient tomb. The science of Benedict's mechanical arm
now dominates the land. To those who remember the past, this world
seems but a clockwork dreaming.
A Clockwork Dreaming is an alternate Amber PbP game. The
game is currently being played on the RPG
Crossroads board. Come on by and check out what is happening.
The game uses a few variant rules, so be sure to check out the rules section for changes. The game is based
upon Corwin's Chronicles, the first five books, although significant
changes have been made in canon, so checking out the history section might also be a good idea.
The start of the game is set one hundred years after the Patternfall
The players are the children of Dara and the other members of the
royal family of Amber. Will they choose to be loyal to the Crown, or
join with the forces seeking to take back the throne of Order from the
Queen from Chaos. It is a battle of change versus stasis - the old
versus the new. What will the youngest of the Lords of Order choose?
Recent Site Updates
- 9/29/2005 - Added the first of the finished Chapter One
threads. Also added Prelude: The Guild
- 9/28/2005 - At long last, another update! Updated a few flashbacks (Akira 3 - Giving Spirit, Akira 5 - Lessons Learned, and Akira 6 - Those Eyes), and I've added a few new flashbacks (Akira 7 - A Frail Hope, Akira 8 - A Little Secret, Laughing Boy 4 - There Are Secrets, and Then There Are Secrets, Laughing Boy 5 - I Guess He Isn't Coming Today, Roland 25 - Doc, and Roland 26 - An Interrupted Ride).
- 5/8/2005 - Added new flashbacks (Roland 23 - Remembering Deidre, Roland 24 - That Damn Portrait!, Brennus 10 - Red Haze, and Akira 6 - Those Eyes), as well adding the final installment of Laughing Boy 3 - Journal Entry 3. Roland's flashback 24 doesn't contain any spoilers, and is something that almost any of the PCs might have overheard - so players can actually go read that if they like (its pretty humorous in my opinion).
- 5/7/2005 - Added a link to Google Print's copy of the Amber novels to the resources page.
- 3/28/2005 - Added a drawing of Roland to the Portrait Gallery - most likely it was commissioned by somebody upon Roland's return from the final battle of the Patternfall War. Also updated Laughing Boy Flashback 3 - Journal Entry 3, and added Roland Flashback 22 - Eighteen Wheels: The Ax-Man.
- 3/21/2005 - Updated some older flashbacks (Akira 3 - The Giving Spirit,
Laughing Boy 3 -
Journal Entry 3, and Brennus 8 - Shadow Velath, A
Sequel) and posted new ones (Roland 18 - The Pit, Roland 19 - King Roland I, Roland - 20 - Recollections of Corwin to Merlin, Roland - 21 - Walkabout: Brand).
- 2/28/2005 - Added flashbacks for Akira (His Words and Lessons Learned) and Roland (Walkabout - Bleys and Eighteen Wheels). Also did minor update on Laughing Boy's third flashback.
- 2/14/2005 - Added Roland's 15th flashback, Walkabout Continued - Shadows
- 2/12/2005 - Updated Brennus's Flashback: Number 9.
- 1/31/2005 - Minor revisions to some timelines. Hardly worth mentioning. Also some flashback updates.
- 1/30/2005 - Added and updated the latest Flashbacks.
- 1/25/2005 - Minor changes to the Golden Realm descriptions, most notably Begma.
- 1/9/2005 - Added the Mordred and the Dead Prince, Buried Treasure, A Meeting of Minds and Fragments of Shadow Past prelude threads. Also did minor revisions to some character specific timelines.
- 12/14/2004 - Added the Lost in Arden and At the Edge of the Abyss
prelude threads. Added the first version of the character specific
timelines. They are accessible from each PC's webpage. There have
also been a few minor additions to the main timeline. Uploaded the latest batch of Flashbacks.
- 12/8/2004 - Added preludes to the timeline on the history page.