Battlemage: Magic by Mail

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About this game

Will you defend your kingdom with forbidden magic, or backstab the crown? Win tournaments, kiss a prince or princess, or just seize power for yourself!

"Battlemage: Magic by Mail" is a 168,000-word interactive novel by Nic Barkdull. It's entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You're lucky you saw that ad at the market. "Learn from home! Full battlemage qualification by mail!" it said. Now, your first battlemage assignment is finally here! At last, you can master the magical arts of elementalism, illusion, healing, and necromancy.

Yesterday you were just a squire, but today you're an aspiring battlemage! But Sir Kelton says that squires aren't allowed to practice magic, so you'll need to act like you actually want to be a knight, at least for now.

With the powers you can unlock, maybe you can win a tournament or two, or get in good with the royal family—you can even try your hand at the game of court politics. Or if you really want to get on Kelton's good side, prove yourself on the battlefield, defeating the mysterious invaders that threaten your kingdom's borders.

But beware, if you're not careful, you'll suffer from Arcane Corruption. At first, Corruption warps your physical appearance, but it soon takes over, putting the magic in control.

You won't let that happen, will you?

• Play as male, female, or nonbinary; gay, straight, bi, asexual, or poly.
• Manipulate minds with illusion magic, master the elements, channel the forces of life with healing magic, or harness death with necromancy.
• Compete in tournament events like combat, archery, and jousting.
• Navigate the royal court and use intrigue and betrayal to gain power.
• Defend your kingdom from mysterious invaders led by a powerful battlemage.
• Compete with other students to gain the notice of the legendary El Cano.
• Romance a fellow squire, a humble stableboy, a prince, or a princess.

Will you be a loyal squire, a powerful battlemage, or ruler of the realm?
Updated on
Sep 10, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

115 reviews
Adam Young
November 1, 2021
I actually purchased this book. I had trouble winning this one and had to playthrough a few times to get the good ending.The story was enjoyable with a good plot but winning and getting the good ending can be difficult. I liked the different types of magic and the combat: however the romance options in this game are limited.It would have been cool to betray the empire and help the Riis. Unfortunately you cannot do that. It's a decent read but some events were repetitive. Others are unavoidable.
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August 15, 2021
Very fun with a lot of different ways to go about the story. Feels more like a classic Choice game along the lines of Iron heart of War for the West. Also it is one of the first Choice games I have played where you can be a GOOD necromancer. You don't automatically get evil stats just for animating the dead and absorbing people's life force. It isn't very long but it is fun regardless.
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Hassan Hasfizi
October 30, 2021
It has a good a story plot and interesting concept. But it rather lacklustering from it story development. Maybe because it mediocre writing as things seemed a bit rushed especially the emotional and romance aspect. RO are really bland though. But maybe im just been spoiled too much by other writers who tend to write a scene as detailed and comprehensive as possible that why reading a short form of scene it less appealing. Still it has good concept (stats) and pretty creative plots
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