An Ars Magica sourcebook

Covenants at a Glance

  • Summarizes and builds upon the information on covenants from the fifth edition core book.
  • Focuses covenant creation on boons (which help the players) and hooks (which drive stories).
  • Provides additional optional systems (like covenant finances) for use in the right campaign. Pick and choose the elements that work for your game.

Power in Numbers: More about Covenants

The covenant is the home of magi and the heart of an Ars Magica saga. The right covenant provides a place for magi to hone their skills, rest their heads, and break bread with their fellow magi. 

This supplement provides detailed information about covenants to serve as a home base for adventure and plot. Or bring a tale of internal strife to your table, pitting magus against magus for control of their home and livelihood.

In this expansion, you'll find detailed information on the magical resources a covenant provides, as well as story ideas and conflict generators. A story set in a covenant in the grips of anarchy, funded by money lenders of a somewhat dubious nature would be very different from a game set in a small democratic covenant with an extensive library that runs a charity school for the poor. Or set the two covenants at odds. 

Build a home sweet magical home to suit any magus with this Covenants expansion.


Covenants: Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Boons and Hooks
  • Chapter 3: Governance
  • Chapter 4: Covenfolk
  • Chapter 5: Wealth and Poverty
  • Chapter 6: Vis Sources
  • Chapter 7: Library
  • Chapter 8: Sanctum
  • Chapter 9: Laboratory
  • Appendix: Play Aids

Vital Stats

Authors: Timothy Ferguson, Mark Shirley, Andrew Smith, and Neil Taylor
Editor: David Chart
Artists: Grey Thornberry, Ross Bonilla, Jason Cole, Kelley Hensing, Eric Hotz, Brad McDevitt, Jeff A. Menges, Kieran Yanner, J. Scott Reeves
MSRP: $29.95
Atlas Stock #: AG0280 hardcover / AG0280SC softcover
Barcode: 978-1-58978-083-5 hardcover / 978-1-58978-224-2 softcover
Format: 144 pages, hardcover &softcover
Release Date: January 2006