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Peripheral Code: Writing in the Margins of Ars Magica is a fanzine for the game Ars Magica, which is published by Atlas Games. This is the first issue!


  • Editorial: The Winter of Our Discontent
  • Atlas Games: An Update on "Magic Shoe" by Jeff Tidball
  • Wizard World: Playing Ars Magica with the Apocalypse Engine by Jared Hunt
  • Alternate Founders by Timothy Ferguson
  • Magi of the Order: the Flamboni Brothers
  • Fixing Automata by Jeremiah Wishon
  • Illuminations: The Folio of 1227
  • House Rules: Libraries
  • Athansius, the Last Librarian by James Seals
  • Submission Guidelines
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Max N March 05, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
I quite like this. Nice to see something happening with Ars products, even if a Fan effort.
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Mark R February 10, 2017 6:27 am UTC
content seems good so far, but I was having an issue reading it on my android tablet. For some reason Adobe acrobat and a few other PDF readers for android display the text as nothing but gibberish. I did eventually find that the Foxit reader on android was able to display it properly though.
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Jason T May 15, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
Hey Mark. Jason here. I'm going to show your comment to Ade Smith, who does layout, in the hope we can avoid this problem in the future. Thank you for posting!
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Luis A December 24, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Reposting my comment from the Atlas boards:
Greetings all!

Well, I succumbed and bought it...and then read it!

...and then went ahead and downloaded Wizard World. What a bad influence Jason Tondro is turning out to be!

Excellent debut.

A question on "House Rules: Library": is there a subsystem for copying/borrowing/stealing? How would you determine the xp lost to the library (if lost) and gained by the scribe/raiding party? You'd still have to create the actual books, would you not, and their stats, in such cases, rather than "loot crate of books/copy 12xp in whatever".

I applaud Jeremiah Wishon's "Fixing Automata".

"Illuminations: the Folio of 1227" and "Magi of the Order: the Flamboni Brothers " are definitely the sort of writeups I prefer: relatively short, definitely useful, plug-n-play yet hook-filled, crunch well-married to fluff.

Jason Tondro, in your opinion,...See more
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Jason T December 25, 2016 6:48 pm UTC
Glad you liked it, Luis!
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tim D December 25, 2016 11:30 pm UTC
Good review. Thanks
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