Manywydhan
 member, 8 posts
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 18:52
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Thinking about an Ars Magica game.

In the Stonehenge Tribunal there are many Covenants, and many more Magi, some without Covenants.  The structures of the Order of Hermes are not so strongly embedded here as the Order would like; the proportion of Magi who are Ex Miscellanea is higher here than anywhere else, and that mixed bag is very diverse indeed.  Even the line between Companions and Magi is somewhat blurred in a land where many otherwise mundane people have a dose of magic running through their veins.

It is 1188.  Jerusalem has fallen to Saladin.  Christian eyes are directed to the East, and less focused on the country than a few years ago, bringing a welcome relief to the Covenants of the Stonehenge Tribunal, so the more boisterous among them can return to their usual pastime of contesting each other's dominance, vis sources, regiones, and generally causing each other trouble.  That's to say nothing of the faeries in their dells, caves, and springs; and the other cunning folk who don't recognise the authority - or the monopoly - of the Order of Hermes.


This game is intended to offer doses of Ars Magica across a wide tapestry, and designed to avoid getting people too tangled up in other people's posting rates, or hampered by other player's posting styles.  As a result the intention is that Covenants contain either solo players, or small groups of players who have chosen to be together, and many NPCs.  There may well be interaction between Covenants, but I want to avoid getting fast-posting players tied up by slower-posting ones, and slow posting-players trampled by fast-posting ones; and I suspect people would have differing ideas of what sort of Covenant they'd like to be in.

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thattripletguy
 member, 87 posts
 Just a guy, being a dude
Fri 19 Jun 2020
at 21:41
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
In reply to Manywydhan (msg # 1):

I'd be interested!
PCO.Spvnky
 member, 441 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 00:26
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I would be interested, I have very little experience with the system thoigh.
Manywydhan
 member, 10 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 13:20
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
In reply to PCO.Spvnky (msg # 3):

Do you have access to the 5th edition rules?
Astone
 member, 302 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 13:45
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I am also interested, have read through the rules a little but lack any real experience
Manywydhan
 member, 11 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 14:28
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I'm less concerned about prior experience than I am about Rules access.  I don't mind walking at least *some* players through the first time experience - it's a little different from most "Medieval" RPGs (in that it's a lot more Medieval, except for the highly significant magic part!) - but doing without the rules as a source of background material, detailed explanations, and the like would be challenging!
Manywydhan
 member, 12 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 14:45
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
If we have interest from one more player it is a goer.

That's based on my observations of dropout rates.  I could happily run to three players, fewer would be thin.
Astone
 member, 303 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 16:21
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
To Clarify I do have access to the core book, and have been eyeing up some of the others but with limited experience had no idea where to go after the core book
Manywydhan
 member, 13 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 17:56
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
There is a lot of material in the core book. Assuming I get this to run let's see where your interests focus and I'm happy to make suggestions from there.
Siran
 member, 102 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 19:55
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I would be happy to join

I have played third and fourth editions and really enjoyed the game. The magic system is in the top two ever: really good. I very much like the 'real history' vibe of the game: it's a pleasure after so many fantasy games with a 21st century feel
Quite
 member, 43 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 19:59
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I would also be interested in this
Manywydhan
 member, 14 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 20:54
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Well that is enough interest to run it. I have a couple more bits of preparation to do, but look for an ad in the next couple of days please!
witchdoctor
 member, 182 posts
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 22:34
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Do you have access to the Stonehenge Tribunal book?  It's third edition, I think, but the information should be relevant.

I'd be happy to lend a helping hand if you need it, Manywydhan.
Manywydhan
 member, 15 posts
Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 22:40
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Interestingly I live not too far from Stonehenge...

I don't have the Tribunal book, but I am comfortable making it up (largely because I made all I needed up for the Stonehenge Tribunal before the supplement came out... it was where I was running a couple of Ars Magica games at the time).  I may see if I can pick up a copy eventually for extra inspiration, but the stuff I've created already has the advantage of being definitively not knowable in advance! Unless one of my former players happens to be on here and interested in playing, in which case I'll have to tweak it a bit!

The offer is kindly meant, and warmly received, regardless witchdoctor.  Interested in playing?
witchdoctor
 member, 183 posts
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Sat 20 Jun 2020
at 23:30
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
  I picked up a copy of the Stonehenge Tribunal book a few years back and ran a game set there for a bit until it went north into Loch Leglean.  The book is worth picking up if you can find it at a reasonable price.  If there's a piece of info you need from it in the meanwhile just let me know and I'll get that to you.

  While I wouldn't mind lending a helping hand or shepparding newer players through the system, I think I'm juggling my fair share of games at the moment as a player.  Ars Magica games rarely are at a loss for eager players!
butter78
 member, 48 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 10:09
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Interested. I'm currently reading a book on Greek mythology (Circe) and it has rekindled a spark that lay dormant.
jebrick
 member, 2 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 16:14
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
I am also interested.
Manywydhan
 member, 17 posts
Sun 21 Jun 2020
at 23:11
IC: Ars Magica 5E in Mythic Middle Ages Britain
Closing post - please don't respond on this thread any more, as interest has been checked.

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