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The Crucible of Wonder, an enchanted device

Magi in Ars Magica have the potential to create wondrous magical items all around them, to better enhance their magic. Initially a player’s mind might go to items like a Wand of Fire, however the real power in Ars is the long game, and the lab is where the long game shines for a character. 555 more words

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Dowry bargaining from Shakespeare

Let’s talk dowries, and bargaining, and let’s use the Bard. The following passages are modernisation of Shakespeare, from “The Taming of the Shrew”. To set the scene: Baptista is a medieval merchant, who has no sons and two daughters, Kate and Bianca. 2,650 more words

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Sample enchanted items for automatic doors

Automatic doors are a little silly as an enchanted device in Ars Magica, mainly due to the cost of time and vis it would take, however they would also add a certain majesty to a covenant (its also saves two servants standing just off-stage pulling them open while making a subtle “swish” noise). 252 more words

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List of Major and Minor Magical Foci

A long while ago I was hunting for a good reference list of example magical foci, for the Major Magical Focus or Minor Magical Focus (MFF and mMF) in Ars Magica. 415 more words

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New spells to Prevent Rain

Here are some inconsequential weather related spells for Ars Magica. Often small or innocuous spells will have additional subtle applications or ways to bend them circumstantially, however I enjoyed writing these are they are what they say they are. 225 more words

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Robinsonades

A Robinsonade is a type of story that takes its name from Robinson Crusoe. In the structure of the story a person from a technologically superior area is stranded in an area where they have limited societal support. 500 more words

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