In the 1990s, my Berkeley gaming group ran four different
campaigns. The following links provide access to
extensive logs and other notes about the campaigns.
The Prospectus Locus Campaign
March 1998 to July 1999 with Fourth Edition rules
Set in Iberia, beginning in 1213. This is the story of a
covenant nearly destroyed by the Roman-Reconquista conflict of Iberia,
and what came after. The Iberian background for this campaign was
originally based on Peter Hentges' Tribunals
of Hermes: Iberia
book. These campaign logs are thoroughly
HTMLized, feature lots of nice maps, and are the prettiest to look
at. This was also our last Ars Magica game to date, as one of our
three main Ars Magica storytellers (Bill) moved away following this
campaign and another (Chris V.) slowly faded from our game group.
The Nature's Teeth Campaign
July 1993 to June 1994 with Third Edition rules
Set in Novgorod, beginning in 1201. This is the story of a covenant
founded in the icy cold of the Baltic, and how it made enemies and
tried to conquer that region. Set in the same universe as Prospectus
Locus, above (primarily by the fact that both feature a weakened magic
system). These logs are only available in text format.
The Roman Tribunal Campaign
April 1991 to June 1993 with Revised and Third Edition rules
Set in Rome, beginning in 1198. This campaign ran for over two
years at two different covenants and was the basis of the book
Tribunals of Hermes: Rome
, though the published books has some
differences from the actual campaign. About the first year and a half of
this campaign is recorded in logs here. This campaign ran following the
short Nerius Campaign, and picked up a few plot lines from it. These logs
are only available in text format.
The St. Nerius Campaign
January 1991 to March 1991 with Revised Edition rules
Set in Normandy, beginning in 1198. This is the earliest campaign
that I have logs of. It is the story of a covenant founded in a
monastery, and the attempts to make that arrangement work. It only ran
for 9 weeks before dying for sundry reasons, but the important plot
lines were picked up in the later Italian campaign. These logs are
only available in text format.