I've been recruiting to start a new online Ars Magica campaign using the forums on this site, Roll20 and the Ars Magica reddit and only had 1 possible response so far. It is possible that my posts were not inspirational enough or that the premise of the campaign (Spring covenant in the Rhine) has been already done by most experienced Ars Magica players to be of any interest but it has me wondering if the Ars Magica 5 system is just too old to attract new players any more?
Have other people been successful in starting new campaigns with new players recently or are campaigns mostly relegated to old die hard fans playing within their cliques?
I theoretically have 5 friends willing to play. We had a four year Ars Magica 3 game together decades ago that was very successful but meeting in person to play is no longer practical and I am having difficulty convincing them of the viability of online play. My idea was that if I could merge experienced online players with my friends then it could get the campaign kick started by showing them how online play works. Any advice on recruiting online players?