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Black Chicken Studios, Inc., under license from Atlas Games, is thrilled to announce the beginning of the Ars Magica: Years of Conquest KickStarter Campaign!

 

You can read about the project here:

 

<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/ars-magica-video-game">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/ars-magica-video-game</a>

 

Years of Conquest is based on Atlas Games’ award-winning Ars Magica role-playing game, and features a full century of simulation gameplay in a fantastic and magical Medieval setting. A faithful rendition of the original game, Years of Conquest incorporates the full Fifth Edition rules, including the legendarily powerful and flexible magic system.

 

The player must build their own Covenant in a time of invasion and strife and protect it from influences both within and without, if they are to attain the dizzying heights of magical power. For the first time in the 25 year history of Ars Magica, players are invited to discover the secrets of House Diedne, a powerful and enigmatic House facing total destruction.

 

  • 100 years of gameplay, from 1000-1100 A.D.
  • Cast powerful Spells, in any portion of the game
  • Plan, build and upgrade your defenses, village and laboratory
  • A unique combat engine in which the environment plays as significant a role as the opponents
  • Research magic, create powerful artifacts and leave a legacy
  • Interact with a cast of hundreds
  • Protect your Covenfolk as they live, grow, work, play and pass on to the next generation
  • Interact with Knut, William the Conqueror and the First Crusade
  • Make difficult judgments, each leading you one step closer to an ultimate destiny

 

KickStarter pledges containing the full game begin at $20, and the game, if funded, is expected to launch Q2 2014.

 

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Please help us spread the word by using the pics below:

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<a href="http://www.blackchickengames.com/images/ArsMagicaKickstarter_1.jpg">Kickstarter pic 1 1000x1000</a>

 

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Wow sounds like a realy interesting game. Hopefull you "human" resources don't strech thin with this game also going in development beside year 2.

Btw. grats for gaining the license for this great Pen & Paper RPG.

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Could one of your Artist make a Ars Magic Kickstarter picture as I would love to use this as my Avatar Picture here and at Kickstarter tille the KS ends.

Edit: With your goal of 290k I hope you will gain some help from Atlas Games in the promotion of this KS as your target is for sure also Pen & Paper Player who know this rule system.

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Hello!

 

Wow people...I said there won't be more kickstarters this month but Ars Magica is my favourite roleplaying game since my sixteens!! You hit my weak point...If you need collaboration for any thing involving art, graphic design or anything, I could help you if I have time, because this game for me is like an old unrealizable dream...

 

Thank you for this initiative, seriously, thank you very much.

 

Cheers from Spain (I backed with the collector box edition, If only I had more money...)

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Surien;

 

The Team has plans to organize a fan auxiliary, should the Project fund, so that we can bring in as much fan input as possible. Like you, this is a dream for most of us, having played the game heavily in the late 80's, early 90's. ;)

 

Welcome to the forums!

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The impact of the Magic System, which is so wonderfully flexible in combat and out of combat, we have already solved in our newest development engine. This engine allows the Player to use Spells on virtually any screen, impacting the context of what’s going on at that moment--this even allows for the use of Spontaneous Magic!

Just wondering are you talking about year 2 here?

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Hi. Im a spanish Ars Magica's fan. Im Narrator since second edition, and actually Im playing the fifth one. I was thinking this last years about a Ars Magica videogame. I was thinking adventures to incluide in the game I was creating in my mind... and now, that game will be exist (with luck). Thats great :)

 

Any kind of help you need, I'm here, people.

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Cool, I'm up for any tabletop to video game kickstarter. Never try Ars Magica before, but since the 4th edition rulebook is free, I will definitely read over it.

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Thanks for the support, everyone. We're enthusiastic about the project as well, and really looking forward to seeing how Black Chicken bring the game to computers.

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Hmm... interaction with William the Conqueror and Knut, but not with King Harald of Norway? Sounds like Southern England then :)

 

Anyway, the Kickstarter pitch sounded pretty awesome and ambitious. Whenever I hear deep interaction with NPCs and decisions I keep thinking of King of Dragon Pass by A-Sharp. Do you plan to "borrow" from their design or are you going for something completely novel?

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The link seems a bit off to me Legate, but that never stopped us.

 

It sounds like a really fun game, though I'd argue that putting two rival mages to research a fireball would be effective. Just think; they'd work overtime just to ensure that their rival didn't research it first - and you'd find out who was the most powerful of the two. All in one go. (And you'd only have to pay wages to one of them!)

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I've been playing AM campaigns for five years now. I've been designing my AM-based game in fits and starts for about four. I've been playing Academagia since a few days after its release, and Black Chicken's style has always been close to what I've been doing in my work, and has certainly informed it.

 

Now, I suppose I should find a new universe, because I can't imagine my work being anything but a dim shadow of what you're going to do with this IP. Now, instead, I have to decide how many zeroes are going to be on my kickstarter pledge...

 

Kudos, and good luck! Looking forward to it!

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ndkid;

 

Thanks! We plan to form a fan auxilia, should we fund- it sounds like you would be a natural for it, if you'd like to tinker with story. :)

 

Thorn;

 

Sharp eyes. :)

 

The Covenant is in the Weald of Sussex, deep in the Andredeswald, to give you a little preview. We'd *love* to get you involved with Tostig and Harald, but that's a Stretch Goal.

 

KoDP is one of our favorite games, and it has already informed our earlier titles. ;)

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KoDP is one of our favorite games, and it has already informed our earlier titles. ;)

Sounds like I should go and take a look at your earlier titles as well. KoDP is one of my favourite games ever.

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KoDP is one of the game I still need to find the time to get into this as right now I don't know what trigers it that the time advance when I'm only have looked at some of all the things I can set.

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ndkid;

 

Thanks! We plan to form a fan auxilia, should we fund- it sounds like you would be a natural for it, if you'd like to tinker with story. :)

 

Thorn;

 

Sharp eyes. :)

 

The Covenant is in the Weald of Sussex, deep in the Andredeswald, to give you a little preview. We'd *love* to get you involved with Tostig and Harald, but that's a Stretch Goal.

 

KoDP is one of our favorite games, and it has already informed our earlier titles. ;)

 

 

*embarassed grin*

Well, since I just went in for the Primus pledge, I suppose "tinkering with story" will be somewhat necessary. ;-)

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