One day, over breakfast, my wife the storytelling folklorist made the offhand comment that "Magic ought to be risky." My first response was "I can make a role-playing game out of that." This is the result.
Magicians of England was written with a mixed group of role-players and casual board-gamers in mind. It plays well with both types of player.
This game is also a loving tribute to Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. If you haven't read it, you really shouldn't waste your time on an unfinished lump of a game. Go read the book.
This is an unfinished game. It's playable as written, but the experience may be blocky. I've included notes about the parts I'm still working on, or haven't finished. When it hits, it's a big hit, but it doesn't always hit.
Download the Rules
Download the absolutely essential reference sheet
Download the optinal portrait cards for making characters
Above all, if you're going to play this game, tell me about your experience.
Read the design journal for this game on Attacks of Opportunity