The Swashbuckler’s Handbook, softback supplement for Mage: The Sorcerers’ Crusade
“A Lot of Daring…
To the Devil with the Dark Ages! This is an age of flash and flamboyance, where a swift blade and a quick wit can work wonders. Leave muddy battlefields to the crows! Mingling with courtesans and artists, philosophers and princes is far more comfortable… but no less deadly!
A Bit of Luck…
Machiavelli wasn’t kidding, Poisoned cups and venom’d words epitomize the Renaissance. Without a bit of savoir-faire, a magus can find herself up to her neck in trouble before she can say et tu? So before you wind up in some princeling’s dungeon (or dead!), take a moment to peruse this essential guide to surviving a different kind of war – the dance of seduction, intrigue, assassination and villainy most vile.
Don’t forget your rapier…
And a Dash of Magick to Make it All Look Easy!
This Most Useful and Essential Sourcebook doth include:
Intrigues of the Ksirafai, Guildsmen, Solificati and Hermetics
Ars Cupiditae – the magick of hearts, minds and polished blades
Sex, violence, treachery – all the things that made the Renaissance great! – plus Storyteller hints, character types, classic stunts, and more.”