Sub Rosa is a new Ars Magica fan mazagine, released online in PDF format in quarterly editions. It is a magazine made by Ars Magica fans, for Ars Magica fans.

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Sub Rosa will include articles that cover all aspects of an Ars Magica saga, including new rules, virtues, flaws, spells, sagas, story seeds, short stories and more. It will also include regular interviews with the Ars Magica developer, authors and illustrators. Sub Rosa is about providing refreshing new fan-driven content for Ars Magica sagas.

Each edition will be professionally produced and emailed to subscribers in a password-protected zip file.


This fanzine was born to fill the gap following the final edition of Hermes’ Portal, published by Eric Kouris. I owe a debt of gratitude to Eric, who, through Hermes’ Portal gave me a pathway to eventually write for Atlas Games. Hermes’ Portal was the playground for many aspiring authors of ArM5 who are now charting an exciting new course.

I hope that Sub Rosa will inspire a new generation of Ars Magica authors, and fill the gap between Atlas’ releases.


Sub Rosa relies solely on subscription for its income. As a labour of love, the subscription prices are kept low, but hopefully high enough that remuneration for contributors is fair. Subscribers play an important role in this fanzine’s continuing existence.

By promoting Sub Rosa to your friends, troupes, acquaintances, and the roleplaying community, you can help ensure that it continues to be produced. In particular we would appreciate reviews on prominent roleplaying websites. Your help and suggestions on increasing our circulation would be greatly appreciated.

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