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Tales of the Dark Ages

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Tales of the Dark Ages was an early supplement for Ars Magica published by Atlas Games.

Tales of the Dark Ages
Cover illustration for Tales of the Dark Ages
Product Information
Rules Edition: Revised
Abbreviation: TotDA
Product Type: Scenario
Author(s): James P. Buchanan, Thomas M. Kane, and John Nephew
Publisher: Atlas Games
Product Number: Unknown
ISBN: Unknown
Release date: 1990
Format: Softcover, Unknown pages
Availability: Out of print

Subject and Contents[edit]

This early supplement was a collection of adventures for Ars Magica.

Contains four adventures:

  • Tongue of Vipers
  • The Inheritance
  • Copse of Skulls
  • The Ghoul of St. Lazare

The last one, "Ghoul of St. Lazare", was eventually reprinted in the Fourth Edition book Festival of the Damned.

Community Reviews[edit]

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FAQ Rating: *** (6 reviews; 0 *, 1 **, 3 ***, 2 ****)

  • Good short stories. First two are especially interesting. For novice Magi and/or players, or as a small diversion for experienced players. May even be used without Magi, just for companions.
  • While the adventures need a fair amount of adaptation to bring them into line with ArM4, this is the best collection of short one-off adventures put out for the line. In fact, I would argue that the line could use a few dozen of these.
  • Two good adventures, one so-so, one I can't remember.
  • Atlas Games' first supplement was one of their best. The quality of the four adventures in this supplement is not totally consistent, but for the most part, they're good.
  • Four stories, some with an AD&D feel to them (complete with humanoids in at least one!).

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