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Black Death

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Black Death
Cover illustration for Black Death
Product Information
Rules Edition: Third
Abbreviation: BD
Product Type: Scenario
Author(s): Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: White Wolf
Product Number: WW0813 (White Wolf) / AG0813 (Atlas Games)
ISBN: 1-56504-013-9
Release date: 1991
Format: Softcover (original) or PDF (current), 112 pages
Availability: Out of print; PDF available

Black Death is an Ars Magica scenario for Third Edition.

Subject and Contents[edit]

Black Death is a fairly lengthy, 112-page scenario in which the characters confront a mysterious and deadly plague while dealing with the fate of a fallen Covenant and the rural town that exists near it. It is designed for a troupe that includes three or four Summer/Autumn Magi as well as a few Companions and/or Grogs.

Community Reviews[edit]

The following reviews were collected from the original Ars Magica FAQ site:

FAQ Rating: *** (10 reviews; 0 *, 3 **, 5 ***, 2 ****)

  • Excellent scenario.
  • Neat idea for a story, could be fairly well integrated. Could stand a bit more organization. Took a couple of reads to figure out where all the major people were and how they had been related.
  • Very well scripted and conceived. If all ArM adventures were this good, it would be amazingly successful.
  • Interesting treatment of the Black Plauge but the appearance of that disease is somewhat anachronistic to "official" ArM time.
  • A little too harsh in my opinion. I like to have fun with my players, not to make them desperate. A good capture of the harsh time of the 10th century.
  • Very good story, but a little too deadly. A mistake spells death!
  • This adventure just left me cold. Some nice ideas, but I would have liked it better with more interesting long-term characters.

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