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Keeping Busy in Lockdown

We are 100 days into lockdown now, and it’s increasingly looking like the 2020 event season will be a complete wipeout. We still have some hopes that the planned October Forsaken and November T67 events will run on schedule, and…

Looks Like We’re All Going On An Alpine Holiday

Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in (re)visiting the world of Ars Magica – based on the submissions, we have more than enough interest to proceed, so we are moving ahead with the project. With the rules around lockdown…

Never Again

Almost a decade and a half ago a group of fools called New World Order Games ran the last of a series of live Ars Magica games over a long, long weekend in the Peak District. The games – variously…

The Sisyphus 2020 – Casting

Casting information is now available for the 2020 run of Sisyphus. You can find the current state of casting here.

Alba

Into the Unknown

I have just finished re-reading (well, listening to, on my commute), Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock. I first read it when I was very young, and perhaps not ready for it; it made a profound impression on me but I…

Those Who Came Before, The Old Ones and The Others

Many Albanni will tell tales of strange folk, outsiders and the odd beings who dwell in ths lands of Alba alongside them, but they fall, generally into three broad categories. Those Who Came Before Those Who Came Before seem mostly…

Game Design and Intent 2 – Your Story

One of the key mechanics in Alba will be the process of earning and using story tokens – we haven’t pinned down yet what they will be called, so that’s a placeholder name. The concept of these is that they…

Lands of Alba: The Other Place

Tir na nÓg. Annwn. The Western Lands. Avalon. Emain Ablach. Tech Duinn. Faerie. Lavondyss. The Lands of Autumn. Our myths and legends have as many names for the Otherworld as there are tribes to tell tales. The Other Place draws…

Lands of Alba: Lost Doggerland

It’s said by those who heard the tale that in the times before the Moon, when the Ice covered the North, Alba was a much greater land. Vast plains rolled off beyond the Fenlands, which were themselves more like the…