I've set up a mailing list aimed at people new to Ars Magica Fifth Edition. The existing mailing list can get a bit, how shall I put this, involved at times, and some of the debates are continuations of arguments that started before you were born. Some of the debates started in the thirteenth century.
The new list is supposed to be more accessible to new players, in that people posting to it won't assume knowledge of history, either of the game or of the real middle ages. Of course, there's nothing wrong with signing up to the BerkList as well; I certainly intend to stay on it.
To subscribe to the new list, click on the title of this article and follow the instructions.