A campaign set VERY roughly based on the Amber series by the late great Roger Zelazny. Go read it, you deserve to treat yourself.
All that is decided beforhand is the parents of the Player characters.
The rules have been altered a little. Stats are counted from amber rank not to it. IE. “First” rank is the next rank after base Amber rank. “Second” Rank is the rank above that, etc.
Also, In place of a Stat Auction. The ranks are Point bought. 2 points for the first rank, 5 additional points for rank two, 5 more points for rank 3. Then 10 points a rank till rank 6, then 20 pts a rank till rank 9, And 40 points a rank beyond that.
Also The stat Warfare will have very little to do with Speed and combat ability and MUCH more to do with strategy and Tactics and the leadership quality of leading forces in battle. I will rely much more on Strength and it’s variants to determine combat. With warfare only dealing with the quality of the attack.
My rule of thumb in combat situations is plus 5 ranks in warfare is an immidiate kill (unless vs. a PC)
Each Character will have walked The Mandala (or the Pattern) and have 50 points leftover to spend.