Whither the Poster Map?

When we announced 5th Edition, we also announced that we were going to be promoting it with a poster map/flyer. The idea was that it would be a full-color version of the Mythic Europe map in Ars Magica 5th Edition on the inside of the flyer, and information about the Ars product line on the outside. (If you've seen our last two board/card game flyers -- one had the Lunch Money "Fight Like a Little Girl" poster in the middle, the other had the Sticks & Stones poster, you'll know what I mean.)

But here we are, Ars Magica is out, and some folks have been wondering where's the map? The answer, unfortunately, is that it didn't get done. Between working our tails off to get 5th Edition itself to press on time so that the book would be out in November, and then losing our employees, we just didn't get it done in advance.

Now the flyer is laid out...but our feeling at this point is that the best thing to do with it is to make it available in March, at the annual GAMA Trade Show. That will be a better opportunity to get it into the hands of stores and make the most of it for marketing purposes. While pushing the flyer into a store owner's hands, we can sell them on the idea of stocking 5th Edition and its supplements. Plus we'll be able to revise the flyer with the most up-to-date information about the line before we do send it to press.

As with the board/card game flyers, we'll be printing a lot of them -- we send these flyers out to conventions, stores, distributors, we pack them inside the boxed games that we assemble just-in-time in the office (such as Cults Across America), etc. Anyone will be welcome to send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, too, if they want to be sure and get a copy.


  1. Thanks much!

    For sending the flyers overseas: If you are able to get 80 cents in US stamps, you would be able to send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Or an International Reply Coupon would work.

    There's a good chance that you'll be able to get one from your local game store, though. When we make them, we'll be sure to send a lot ot distributors to forward to game shops. Also, as with the board/card game flyers, we'll send a lot to Warehouse 23 to stuff in with mail orders.

  2. Great work on the 5th Edition! Any chance we can get the map as a PDF download in the meantime?

  3. Hi. I just purchased your ArM 5 edition. I was wondering if you can put this new flyer and/or map of Mythic Europe online on the ArM page as a pdf. You have been giving us some wonderful pdf documents and this seems like a good addition to the list.

    thanks for a great job. I think this is your best version of ArM yet!


  4. We may be able to get it online at some point. Frankly, I'm overwhelmed with higher-priority things to do right now (such as packing reorders for ArM5) -- and when those are out of the way, I'm behind schedule in my work on Guardians of the Forests...