Amberites speculate endlessly on the nature of Shadow. Do Shadow universes exist before an Amberite visits them, or does Shadow Walking create such universes? Do all possibilities exist in Shadow or are there limits on the possibilities expressed there? Such questions may ultimately be unanswerable. Or perhaps we now only see through a mirror darkly what we will one day confront face to face...
--An excerpt from Thoughts on the Nature of Reality, by Princess Juri, daughter of King Gendo I of Amber, and Queen Haruka of Harad.
Through A Mirror Darkly is an on-line Amber Diceless Role-Playing Game chronicle set in a somewhat alternate Amber. The geography and cosmology is taken (or twisted) from the Amber novels, but the royal family has been replaced entirely by new characters, mostly adapted from various fictional works, especially Neon Genesis Evangelion and Revolutionary Girl Utena.
It is a 100 point campaign in which the players play the fourth generation of Amberites descended from Fuyutsuki, who drew the Pattern with his own blood and the Jewel of Judgement, creating Amber the Eternal City and infinite Shadow. King Gendo, his son, died before his father, finally perishing of old age thirty years ago, and now his son King Tylor I rules Amber, trying to follow in his father's hard to follow footsteps. Tylor and his fellow Elders are the parents of the PCs and their NPC cousins.
It is designed for relatively novice players...or so I hope anyway. ^^;;;
This campaign is now complete; we have moved on to the sequel game, Unicorn no Seishi.
This game was run by John Biles