I am hoping to run a game of Ars Magica set in wales in 1220, using a slight variant of the ars magica background.
Campaign Title: A New Birth
System: Ars Magica, Fifth Edition
Players Wanted: I want 4-6 players
Posting Rate: 2 to 4 times a week
Combat Rules: Really obvious fights we can eyeball, otherwise people find a time to meet on discord and work it through or gives me a combat brief and I work it through.
Dice Rules: Rice rolling app in discord
Advancement Rules: pretty standard. Generally, 1 adventure a year, and your magi might not be in all of them.
Special Rules: Mostly RAW and current cannon. This will be discussed with the players.
Deadline: one month,
The change is that in the schism war, House diedre took a fair few members of the other houses with them (most notably Guirnicus, Ex Misc and Merinita, but some members of most houses) and thus burned a lot hotter and longer. The Order still won, but it was a close-run thing.
The upshot of this is that Wales was the last stronghold of the enemy, being a large defensive space around Anglesey, which had become their last bastion. When the war was eventually won, wales remained an unsafe space. Some curse was levied on the territory of wales which caused wizards in the area to start to gain warping unusually quickly and entering twilight.
The order of Hermes abandoned the area and cordoned it off. Periodically, a magus would enter the area briefly, to see if the curse remains. The last one to do this returned with the happy news that the curse seems to have been broken. Wales has become open to hermetic re occupation.
However, for the older magi, Wales is a boogeyman. People sent there disappeared. Few to none of them want to go back until they are sure it is safe and not just a subtle trap. As such a plan was conceived: send in some newly gauntleted magi!
This became an expedition with some backing of the order of hermes, and the players will be these newly gauntleted magi and their companions. They will push into Wales and reclaim it for the order.
The game will be a medium vis saga, with a plan to have one adventure a year (ish) and some minor adventures if they are needed for other player actions.