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Trial by Fire

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Trial by Fire
Cover illustration for Trial by Fire
Product Information
Rules Edition: Second
Abbreviation: TbF
Product Type: Scenario
Author(s): Thomas M. Kane
Publisher: Atlas Games
Product Number: AG3025
ISBN: None
Release date: 1991
Format: Softcover, 31 pages
Availability: Out of print; PDF available

Trial by Fire is a scenario for Ars Magica Revised Edition, written by Atlas Games when Ars Magica was still being published by Lion Rampant.


The magi learn of a powerful dragon who is prophesied to attack a town where the covenant has friends or business interests. They have three days to prepare. Without giving away any spoilers, it's safe to say that fighting the dragon is not the only option.

Opinion and Commentary[edit]

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FAQ Reviews[edit]

Until about 2005, the Ars Magica FAQ solicited reviews of existing products through a Web form. (Now we just use the Wiki). The submitted reviews for Trial by Fire are:

FAQ Rating: ** (7 reviews; 2 *, 4 **, 1 ***, 0 ****)

  • Offered the players few choices and fewer ways to interact with the story.
  • A rather boring adventure. It looked like an evening's play to me. The scant notes on Flanders make it barely worthwhile.
  • A rather linear plot.
  • Interesting, but only for experienced players with very powerful Magi. May end in a AD&D munchkin style.
  • Has a relatively accurate description of a Flemish trading town. May be a little over a beginning magus's abilities.

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