What books will we see in 2008? Art & Acadme is coming out this month, but what's next? Realms of Power: Magic maybe? But if RoP: Magic is the next after Art & Acadme, and if Atlas is going to release four books in 2008, what will the next two be? RoP: Faerie maybe, but I had the impression we'd see one RoP book each year. What do we know?
I'd like to see a book on nobles, politics and war, like the 4th edition Ordo Nobilis, but in 5th edition style
Anyway, I'm very happy with the release scheduel of Atlas. Even though some books arrive late, I think the quality of these books and the way every aspect of the setting is covered more than makes up for the delays. So great work, guys!
Personally, as an inspirationless beta GM, I'd particularly like to see a collection of small adventures a la the sublime Tales of the Dark Ages. Saying that, I'd prefer completely new adventures as opposed to a reworking like Calebais as I have already used Dark Ages in our current saga! What about a new Mythic Places, too?
I don't think it will be another tribunal so soon after the Normandy book. Anyway, I guess the next tribunal book released will be for one of the Tribunal not touched yet by any edition. I would love to see Thebes get some attention soon.
That being said, I'd love to see some new adventures, even if they are converted from previous editions.
In the Spirits in Ars Magica thread, David announced that RoP: Magic should be the next release.
I would not be surprised to see the Open Call book next year too. I know what the next five books are likely to be, unfortunately, I have no idea in what order those five will be released and couldn't tell you if I did.
And I'm in almost the same situation. I probably have slightly more idea about the order in which books will appear than John, but not a huge amount. A&A, then RoP: M is still as much as is generally firm.
I wouldn't mind seeing a Hiberian Tribunal book, meself, if only to learn how much of medieval Eire I got wrong... I think I got the basics right, though (Normans on the Right, Gaels on the Left, PC's in the middle. Yep, sounds about right)...
Though I was not a fan of all the demons, I don't want these or any old Tribunal books touched by 5th edition. There is more than enough new material to cover; Transylvania, Thebes have never appeared, and Hibernia & Provence have only been given slight treatments in other books. Also, no two people are going to have the same vision of how Iberia and Rome should be revised. I'm still licking my wounds over Flambeau.
I would just rather see new additions to cannon than revisions of old cannon.
However, RoP-Magic is probably the single most anticipated book in Ars Magica history. I've been waiting for something like this since earlier editions ago. Can't wait to get my grubby little mitts on it