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Magonomia™ is the tabletop roleplaying game of Renaissance wizardry. The player characters are wizards whose magic is based on authentic sixteenth century folklore. Together, they explore mysteries in a world steeped in invisible spirits, enigmatic faeries, and secret societies.

Magic is the secret that cannot be told.

The Mysteries of Magic

Your wizard will wield one of the noble Sciences of magic: alchemy, astrology, theurgy, sorcery, or witchcraft. Their spells enable wondrous feats such as invisibility, flight, even forecasting the future. Innovative divination rules mean magic can always advance the story, but never spoils the mystery.

An Age of Wonder and Adventure

Magonomia is set in a fantasy version of sixteenth-century England that has the fantastic elements of Renaissance tales. You might meet the elemental spirits of Shakespeare's The Tempest, the faeries of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the witches of MacBeth. Werewolves prowl the Yorkshire moors. Ghosts haunt the alleys of London. A host of invisible spirits swarm through the world and can be commanded by those who know their secret names. Enchanted England is a place of wonder and peril, a world ripe for adventure!

About the Core Rules

This hefty 379-page tome is the Magonomia core rulebook. It includes:

  • All the rules you need to play. Fate Core System rulebook is not required.
  • 190 spells across five magical Sciences.
  • Over 60 pages of lore and detail about the Enchanted England setting.
  • A Bestiary of 16th-century spirits and creatures.
  • A GM's Sourcebook chapter full of plot inspiration, NPCs, and unique creatures.
Praise for Magonomia
"No one is ever going to do a better researched, more textured, or more interesting game about Elizabethan wizards. And Elizabethan wizards are great!" - Richard Marpole,

"Add wizards to the politics and magic to the exploration and discovery and you simply have a recipe for wonder." - John Sharp, More Than Just Gaming

"if you love playing wizards that are not grossly worldshaking and all-powerful, or ... limited by spell slots, you should definitely give this game a look." - Death By Mage
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Andrew G May 02, 2022 11:14 pm UTC
RPG Imaginings have given Magonomia Core Rules a very warm overview in this 34-minute deep dive!
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Jesse H December 15, 2021 1:29 am UTC
Do the print versions have the fake paper texturing that appears in the previews?
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Andrew G December 16, 2021 11:52 am UTC
Yes. I prefer to call it "simulated parchment" :-) We've received mixed feedback on it, but there are no plans to change.
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Jesse H December 18, 2021 12:11 pm UTC
Let me know if you remove it. Normally I would buy hardcover but not like this.
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Keith M March 21, 2022 9:07 pm UTC
For myself, I found it very legible. YMMV
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Jesse H March 27, 2022 2:52 am UTC
Legibility isn't the only issue. I'm not spending $60 on something this tacky.
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Dave T September 05, 2021 5:38 pm UTC
I'm curious what the "five magical sciences" are, or categories for magic, in how you break down the 190 spells?
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Andrew G September 06, 2021 11:15 am UTC
Hi Dave, thanks for your question. Since all the PCs are wizards, Sciences are styles of magic that differentiate one character from another. For example, astrology is one science and sorcery (conjuration) is another. The chapter on magical Sciences is included in the preview; it starts on page 37. You can see the spell lists for each Science if you like.
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Sean C December 07, 2021 8:30 pm UTC
This game *sounds* cool, but the previews either don't show much or are borked. The quick preview is blank for me, and the full-sized preview just shows a blank grimoire spell page, as far as I can see...
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Andrew G December 07, 2021 10:20 pm UTC
The full size preview is fixed now. Thanks for pointing out the problem.
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