| September 1, 2002|
| 1 September 2002|
White Wolf Publishing
| Bill Bridges, Kraig Blackwelder, David Bolack, Stephen Michael Dipesa, Mur Lafferty, James Maliszewski, John Maurer, Tara Maurer, Matthew McFarland|
Works by Mur Lafferty, Game books
Dark Ages: Mage is a role-playing game book, part of a series of "Dark Ages" supplements created by White Wolf Publishing.
Dark Ages: Mage Wikipedia
When White Wolf returned to historical settings in 2002, they relaunched Dark Ages: Vampire as a core rulebook; supplements were added for other supernatural groups, each dependent upon Dark Ages: Vampire to play. Four other Classic World of Darkness settings were published as Dark Ages spin-offs, including Dark Ages: Mage (2002).
This book acts as both a precursor to Mage: The Ascension. It is a wildly different system from the modern counterpart, as Paradox has not quite taken hold. Because the consensus of reality is less powerful, magic itself is more bold. Rather than magic commonly being explained away by coincidence, it is often obviously the working of some powerful being.