Designed by Jonathan Tweet and Mark Rein-Hagen, Ars Magica is the much-admired RPG about the wizards of the mystical Order of Hermes in 13th-Century Mythic Europe. The 2011 Fifth Edition from Atlas Games is widely regarded as the best. We’ve revived the August 2014 ArM5 Bundle annually since 2015. We’ve also presented four companions: More Magic (March 2016), Wizards & Power (August 2017), and Mythic Europe (July 2018), and World of Magic, which completed our presentation of the entire Atlas Games ArM5 line. If you haven’t yet visited the lands beyond Mythic Europe, the new collection is your gateway to a larger realm.
1. ArM5 WORLD OF MAGIC [new]There were four supplements in this new World of Magic offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Mythic Locations (ten magical realms for your saga, including the Realm of Truffles), The Cradle & the Crescent (previously in our Feb 2016 ArM5 More Magic offer), Thrice-Told Tales, and Hooks.
Those who paid more than this offer’s threshold (average) price also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with five more supplements worth an additional $75, including The Contested Isle, Lands of the Nile, Between Sand & Sea: Mythic Africa, Through the Aegis, and Dies Irae. (That last book is a collection of fun ways to destroy the world, or at least your campaign.)
2. ARS MAGICA 5E [from August 2014]This revived August 2014 Ars Magica 5 Bundle had the core rulebook and key supplements.As in its previous runs, there were four titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $55):
- Ars Magica Fifth Edition: The complete, current 240-page rulebook.
- Covenants: The essential guide to help players improve the homes of their magi.
- Houses of Hermes: True Lineages: A detailed treatise on four powerful Houses of the Order of Hermes.
- Apprentices: Every great magus started as a callow youth.
- The Living Covenant: Over two dozen free characters and setting files from the Atlas Games website, collected here in a handy 42-page booklet.
- Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults and Societates: The second and third treatises on the Hermetic Houses.
- The Lion and the Lily: The Normandy Tribunal sourcebook about the many active covenants in densely populated northern France.
- The Broken Covenant of Calebais: The first-ever ArM adventure, originally written by Mark Rein-Hagen and Jonathan Tweet, updated for the current edition.
- Tales of Mythic Europe: Nine short adventures that push your saga to the limits of Mythic Europe.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to these two Ars Magica 5E offers’ designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.