Authors: Dana Habecker, Jess Heinig, James Stewart, Chris Tang
Additional Material: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Heather Smith
Development: Jess Heinig
Art Direction: Aileen E. Miles
Interior Art: Guy Davis, Fred Harper, Paul Phillips, Steve Prescott, Conan Venus
Cover Art: Steve Stone
Front & Back Cover Design: Aileen E. Miles
Layout & Typesetting: Aileen E. Miles
Special Thanks:

John "Grabby" Chambers, for his innovative courtship techniques.
Tim "My Ex-Girlfriend" Avers, for finding a good opener and sticking to it.
Conrad "You Want It, You Got It" Hubbard, for hooking me up with a big-ass monitor.
Mike "Monkey Fingerprints" Tinney, for letting everyone touch his Klaive.
Carl "Aren't You Dead Yet?" Bowen, for his apt description of "the sneer."
Darwyn "He's a Nerd, Just Look" Siplin, for insulting the Destroyer Droid.
Diane "Patty" Zamojski and Becky "Selma" Jollensten, for continuing to smoke in a world that tells them not to.

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: Black Dog Game Factory
Published: June 26, 2000
Pages: 136
Publication #: WW 04045
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-408-8
Online: Bullet-rpg Bullet-nip
Price: Print: $19.95
PDF: $11.99

Dead Magic is a supplement for Mage: The Ascension Revised Edition.


From the White Wolf catalog:

Centuries of Magic
Civilizations rise and fall across seas of time. Along the way, each culture fosters its own mystic traditions. When mages of the present look for answers in the past, they lay bare the most terrifying – and potent – of humanity's superstitions. Such magics were forbidden even in the brutal cultures of ages gone; what terrible secrets do they hold for mages today?
Millenia of Horror
From the early days of civilization in Mesopotamia and Africa, to the philosophies of Greece and Rome and the mysteries of Central America, Dead Magic explores the mystic heritage of lost civilizations around the world. This is no travel guide for mages, though – these were cultures that practiced terrible, blood-drenched rites and consciousness-shattering rituals. Unearth these secrets and hope that you survive.
Dead Magic includes:
  • Modern applications of the magic of ancient cultures
  • Creatures and plot ideas for Storytellers
  • Powerful new spells, including the formula for lichedom.


Prologue: Things Best Left BuriedEdit


Chapter One: The Lands of Nod - Sub-Saharan AfricaEdit

Chapter Two: The Cradle of Civilization - MesopotamiaEdit

Chapter Three: Fire in the Jungle - MesoamericaEdit

Chapter Four: Pillars of Philosophy - Greece and RomeEdit

Chapter Five: The Top of the World - The Arctic CircleEdit

Background InformationEdit

This supplement was published under the Black Dog imprint, indicating mature adult subject matter.

Memorable QuotesEdit




Cult of Mercury, Devil-King Age, Liche (MTAs), Sebel-el-Mafough Whash

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