Pass the Grog!
June 7, 2010 7:24 AM Subscribe
posted by kaibutsu (19 comments total)
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"The impression that Ars Magica requires a Ph.d in medieval history to play was not helped by several supplements for the fourth edition that were in fact written by Ph.d’s in medieval history." Don't let that stop you, though; you can download the fourth edition
Ars Magica was a pivotal game in the history of modern role-playing games,
with its story-driven mechanics, very free-form magic system, and invention of troupe-style roleplaying
. One of the creators
would go on to create games for a little game company called White Wolf
, and various pieces of the Ars Magica system would find their way into the World of Darkness.
Fourteen years, five editions, and four publishers leter, Ars Magica still boasts a very active network of players.
There are currently two subscription-based fanzines
being published, in English and French.
is from this rpg.net review of the fifth edition. Of course, the free fourth edition shouldn't discourage you from picking up the more recent edition!)