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Two spells to Purify a Lake or Stream

A wizards in a play-by-post game I was playing in have a large lake which was once part of an ocean, but now is being fed by freshwater streams and rivers (big island raising style of magic). 372 more words

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Brewing in the Thirteenth Century

I’ve been listening to The London and Country Brewer, which was an anonymous book completed in the late 19th Century. It’s fascinating, in that it describes an industrial process which is still followed today by craft brewers, but to which I’d had no real exposure. 486 more words

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What happens during a Tremere Gauntlet?

The Apprentice Gauntlet in Ars Magica is the last event and potentially the biggest which a starting Ars Magica Magus character will have before gameplay begins. 776 more words

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An Imaginary Lab in the Familiar Bond

The Crown of Hermes magical device (Covenants p.121) allows the wearer to have an imaginary lab within their mind to perform their magical investigations, limited to particular activities like studying arts and inventing spells. 608 more words

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The Australian war experience as a model for Tremere reaction to the Schism War

One of the advantages that Australian authors have writing for American audiences is that we get to see many of the more popular products of their culture, but the converse is not true. 1,521 more words

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A spell to Burn Down a Castle

This is a quick spell to burn a building down from the inside. In the design I wanted an effect which would allow a pyromancer to immolate parts of a building but not others. 156 more words

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The Great Chinese Gold Sponge

One of the great puzzles of medieval economics is why it works at all. Essentially the European economy, if you are standing at the border of China and looking westward, is an elaborate method of shipping gold and silver to China in exchange for spices. 899 more words

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