To make a short story long, I managed to get my live game group to try out Ars Magica. I have been making cheat sheets and notes in preparation to guide them through CharGen. I work from PDF alot. My hardcopy of ArM5 core RAW is beat to $#!+. It is held together with duct tape and has errata notes scribbled throughout (it is a first or second printing I think).
So I dropped the coins and bought a new copy from this very web site. But, you know, I shopped around comparing prices and shipping. Found some used copied that I did not feel were worth the bargain. But what I did find relates to the title of this post.
I found a lot of six 3rd & 4th ed books at a cheeep price. Houses of Hermes (my old copy is gone), Mistridge and Triamore (both of which I have read but never owned), and three others that I can't remember. I will find out in two weeks when they get here.
Anyways, thinking about Mistridge and Triamore, I am interested in what others think of these. Has anyone ever tried using either with 5th edition? I think there is a Mistridge inspired saga on the PbP forum, I should read up on that.
Now to make the long story short. I am starting a new game with players new to Ars. I want to keep it somewhat "vanilla" so that they get a base understanding of the game. But I want to make it new and interesting for myself. I have never used either of those two classic books. I am thinking that this may be a good approach.
I am hoping for your thoughts, ideas, and input