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.
|Author(s):||James P. Buchanan, Thomas M. Kane, and John Nephew|
|Format:||Softcover, Unknown pages|
|Availability:||Out of print|
Subject and Contents
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.
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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!).
- Product description at rpg.net