Milestone 600+ New spells for Ars Magica

From June 23 to August 5 to post another 50 spells, reaching 600 in total, and not just spells – this past three month over a dozen new magical items were detailed, and some observations on Ars, and a few new rules and guidelines too.

What’s in store for the spell list? Well, many more ice spells, more lost spells revised from older editions, notes on improving labs, more magical items, and a discussion of a few spell guidelines which have angles to discover.

I think I have around 30 spells ready to go, and far too many half written blog posts to scratch away at. Happy Ars Magica gaming folks.


Milestone 550+ New spells for Ars Magica

Roughly another three months since hitting the 500 spell mark and there are 50+ new spells for Ars Magica, totalling 551 new spells, and I think around another 50 almost ready to be published. I’ve been working on writing about my the thoughts and impressions on Ars Magica more than spells recently which is why there are opinions and House Rules blog posts now as well as Hermetic spells in the feed.

Hope you enjoy both the rants and spells folks, Happy Ars Magica gaming.

Milestone 500+ New spells for Ars Magica

The blog hit a new milestone today – 501 spells written for Ars Magica, which is 100 new spells since September 2016. Enjoy the spells folks, Happy Ars Magica gaming.doorways from one realm to the next

Milestone 400+ New spells for Ars Magica

I’ve posted over 400 new spells for Ars Magica now, reaching my blogging goal for 2016 a few months early. October onward will have a mix of character concepts, variations to rules, the odd conversation on the Ars Magica setting, and more spells that have been sitting in draft for a very long time. Some of those spells are inspired from Game of Thrones and Snow White, so a little less serious; but very flavorsome.

Milestone unlocked, 350 spells and forging forward


Yehaw, yesterday saw the blog post over 350 new spells for Ars Magica, and very pleased to report that I’ll reach ~400 spells by the end of 2016 (yep, another shameless promotion). There is enough hoohey, cantrips, strange asides and odd enchantments planned for the future to end the year with a very large grimoire. Happy casting folks…


304 spells today

Today’s blog post with more Necromancy spells bumps up the total number of new spells for Ars Magica to over 300. I’m hunting for inspiration for more from all over, still holding to the goal to get 400 published by end of the year and have added steady since having 250 spells posted in late March; although that target is getting hard to hit. I’m also finding that writing about Ars Magica characters or events is distracting from just globing together spells; so the material posted is scattered between observations, spells, characters, and items.

I’ve got some very problematic spell ideas in draft at present, which need work and are potentially controversial, probably leading to observations on new Ars spell guidelines.

Milestone unlocked, 250 spells. More to come.

(Begin shameless self promotion)

As of today there are 268 spells published, which seek to add diversity and range to the spells for the Ars Magica RPG. At the start of 2016 just after reaching 200 new spells I decided to obsess more seriously about creating Ars Magica spells and post more of the ideas.

It’s been an interesting process but satisfying to be able to write slowly and steadily in tiny chunks, and still build to a larger whole.

And soon the new spells page of this blog will dramatically increase in size again.

Over the next 3 months 97 more spells will be posted. I know this as they’re sitting completed and scheduled for posting through to early July. This will bring the New Spells for Ars Magica page up to around 355 spells. 150 spells in 6 months is darn great in terms of reaching new milestones. Yeehaw!

Getting to 400 new spells by the end of the year seems less like a silly dream, and something I might be able to work toward.

I’ll still need to find the time to edit the page where they’re all written, and it’s getting less easy to think of new areas to cover as much of the easy ground is written. But that’s ok too – I’ll need to do something for the rest of the year. Ahem.

Personally as a blogger I’ve always struggled with creating content regularly and it’s a new and darn satisfying thought to have three months of content ready to go without lifting a finger. To post regularly I started breaking the very long posts into much smaller segments.

For example – the current series being published from March through to mid May is mostly about Necromancy spells, it’s currently 8 different posts with just under 40 spells in total.

Then there are three posts about Ars Magica versions of spell from the movie Frozen (ask any parent if they know that film), then a few handy spells for use either on or involving boats.

There is no real reason for these subjects except they’re playing in my head frequently enough.

Happy gaming folks. More to come.