|Developer(s)||Jennifer Smith, project community|
|Genre(s)||Chronicles of Amber MUSH|
AmberMUSH, sometimes abbreviated Amber, was a MUSH — a kind of online text-based role-playing game — based on The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny and, to some extent, the Amber Diceless Roleplaying Game. Founded in 1992 by Jennifer "Jasra" Smith and several associates, it operated until 2009, remaining online for 17 years.
AmberMUSH was a heavily role-playing-focused environment with a particular emphasis on dialogue between player characters. It used the backdrop of the Amber multiverse to provide a broad variety of fictional settings.
In a departure from common MUSH convention, AmberMUSH did not employ "judges" to referee the outcomes of role-played conflict between players, but placed the responsibility for determining outcomes on the players themselves.
AmberMUSH has been critically praised, having been called a "wonderful MUSH" and it being said that, while participating in it involved significant effort, "the payoff is worthwhile".
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