Questions tagged [ars-magica]

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Are there any spell guidelines for increasing size in Hermetic Magic?

I saw a short story written by someone who writes a Diedne blog and it mentions the mage using magic to increase size. Is this possible and are there any existing spell guidelines for it?
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How can I build a spell or invested device to allow my Magus to astrally project?

I have been trying to work out how to build a spell, or invested device, to allow my Ars Magica Magus to astrally project, but been finding it difficult. As a Mentem specialist, and I would like them ...
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Can someone with the Holy Magic Ability and Virtue learn Miraculous effects (Methods and Powers)?

Page 67 and 69 of Ars Magica Realms of Power: The Divine describe that one of the benefits of using Holy Magic is the use of the Holy Power guidelines. Does this mean they can gain the Miraculous ...
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Can I find out if anyone is within a boundary with a Intelligo Corpus Spell?

For example, could I use a Intelligo Corpus spell with a range of personal, duration of instant, a target of boundary, and a Intelligo Corpus base level of 5 to know if someone is within my boundary ...
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Can an Elementalist use all manifestations or only one he has the virtue for?

Can an Elementalist use all manifestations (Theurgy, Philosophical, and Medicinal) or only one he has the virtue for? This question is aimed at the Elementalist hedge magic in the Hedge Magic Revised ...
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Can you create body parts with Creo Corpus?

Can you create individual body part (such as an arm) with a creo corpus spell?
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Shapeshifters: do they retain equipment/clothes or not?

Relating to Shapeshifter powers in Ars Magica 5th edition. I'm specifically wondering how this works with Folk Witches (see Ars Magica 5th Ed. source book Hedge Magic) but it's related to all with ...
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How can a Magi become a ghola (as in Dune by Frank Herbert)? [closed]

In Frank Herbert's novel Dune, a ghola is a postmortem clone with all the memories, abilities and skills of his previous lives. How can a Magi become a ghola? What hermetic breakthroughs are needed? ...
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What are “Descriptions” for?

In Ars Magica 5th, the Character Sheet has a space for a Description with each of the Characteristics. But I can't find in the book what is it for.
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Implement Ars Magica magic system into Rolemaster [closed]

I was wondering if someone has tried to implement the Ars Magica magic system into Rolemaster, and how. I guess you could assign some cost to the forms and techniques, maybe scaling its values to a ...
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Dates of regional tribunals

Is it somewhere in the official sourcebooks of 5th Edition mentioned the years of the regional Tribunals?
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How do I deal with a player disappointed with Progression System

I'm trying to start new group of Ars Magica (mix of 4 and 5). I'm the storykeeper and had played it for years and it's one my favorites RPGs. This a new System & Scenario for the players, they ...
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High Quality wizard miniatures? (for Ars Magica) [closed]

I would like to buy dozens of different wizard miniatures, to use them in Ars Magica (I know they are not necessary, but I would like to use them any way, to illustrate positioning of the party and ...
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Parma Magica and telepathic communication

If we have an entity that uses magic to transmit certain of its thoughts in a telepathy-like manner to other beings through an effect that is equivalent to a Creo Mentem effect, can a magus with a ...
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Does Parma prevent Wings of the Soaring Wind from working?

The description of Parma Magica, and the many examples, show that magically propelled substances (in this case, the air) touch the target, but not with any force, unless it penetrates the parma. ...
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How much space does housing people take up?

Assuming I'm aiming for "approximate realism" about how much space do my covenfolk take up with housing / kitchens / etc? (They have an LCM of +1 but it would be good to know for a range of such ...
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Intellego Imaginem - What feedback do I get from manipulating my sense of touch?

In Ars Magica 4, I would like to spontaneously use my sense of touch at a distance. I use Intellego Imaginem at level 5 to create this effect as described in the guidelines on page 140 of the core ...
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How can I reliably turn a formulaic Eye range spell into a Touch spell?

I have a Magus who specialises in Mentem magics, as such most of his spells are Eye range. Sadly the campaign has ended up being more about stealth and physical subtlety rather than politics and ...
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How do I become a merchant prince? [closed]

This is for a game of Ars-Magicia but it could well cover any system. The setting is Medieval Europe, specifically around 1197 in Pampalona (Near the eventual Spanish/French border) My character is ...
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How do the loss of fatigue levels scale with Perdo Corpus

The Perdo Corpus guidelines state: Level 5: Do superficial damage to a body (for example, remove its hair). Level 10: Cause a person pain, but do no real damage. Cause the loss of one Fatigue ...
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How can you reconcile the actions of house Jerbiton with the Code of Hermes?

I'm about to start a ars magicia game and I'm looking at house Jerbiton who I've never played before. (I've played Ars, but as Tremere and Ex Misc) House Jerbiton is a house whose members are ...
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Is there a canonical definition for when Hermetic seasons start in Ars Magica?

Something which has always confused me with Ars Magica is that they never seem to define the dates when seasons start and end. This becomes relevant because story events sometimes happen on a Solstice ...
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How much can a purchased teacher teach? (Including teaching?)

ArM 5 core book indicates that a teacher may be purchased by paying points according to her com + teaching + highest ability taught. It explicitly notes that multiple abilities can be taught by a ...
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How can I make a magical photocopier?

One of my players wants a way to reproduce books quickly in an Ars Magica (5th edition) setting. What spells exist (preferably without using vis) to accomplish this goal?
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I want to build a castle, with magic!

Rather, one of my players, a Terram Magus, wants to be able to construct a castle or equivalent fortification without using creo magic in an Ars Magica 5th edition game. The rules for crafting with ...
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What theoretical breakthroughs are possible for necromancers?

Ars Magica 5th edition has many possible routes for necromancers and original necromantic research. Beyond the research found in Ancient Magic, are there any mystery cults or theoretical breakthroughs ...
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When is an activity practice instead of exposure?

While engaging in Overly Complex and Extremely Detailed* character generation with one of my players recently, he raised the point that I was being too stingy with XP in seasons when he was performing ...
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Adapting Dogs in the Vineyard to a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 13th century Mythic Europe

Two of my PCs in my Ars-Magica game have chosen to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from northern france. I've decided that ArM5 makes a poor system for this journey as its primary focus is on ...
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In the Aristotealian Conception of mind, what are some consequences of artificial creation of links between the wits?

This question involves three books: Ars Magica v5 Core, Art & Academe, and Houses of Hermes: True Lineages. I'm asking this question to try to get some external feedback on potential ...
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What are the primary differences between 3rd/4th/5th ed Ars Magica?

I'm not looking for an exhaustive list of all the small details, but I'm guessing there are a few big changes between 3rd and 4th edition. Can someone give a short list of the biggest changes?