"Aftermath! Magic! is a game expansion for the use with Aftermath! It can be used to play medieval, sword and sorcery adventures and campaigns, or can be combined with Aftermath! and any other rules expansions for full crossover games, combining Technology and Sorcery. The character generation system presented here is designed to produce starting characters for any role-playing milieu without modification. The Magic! system was created to increase the possibilities for role-playing in many different settings, and the Aftermath game system was the best starting point for this project. Over three years of development, hundreds of hours of playtesting, many heated discussions, scores of headaches, and many nights of research at the library were put into the Magic! rules to provide the Gamemaster with as much information as possible. Included here are 275 spells, 40 humanoid races available for player characters, 16 new skills, 14 new weapons, 39 mythological monsters, and much other material to allow as much versatility as possible."
— Excerpt from the Introduction page
Aftermath! Magic! was playtested at a handful of southern conventions from 1987-1989. The first run carried the titled "Multiverse Sorcery". It was a tan booklet, a plain brown wrapper, intended for playtesters and given to Bob Charette and Paul Hume for review. It was limited to 40 copies; all numbered and signed. A second print run followed shortly after with the approval of Bob Charette and Paul Hume. The cover changed to lime green retained the name "Multiverse Sorcery". 16 copies were printed and given to playtesters and distributed at conventions. The third printing the "Limited Edition" featured an orange cover. It was intended to be printing in batches of no less than 250, but around 50 were printed before an issue with the printer occurred. These were distributed at conventions.
The construction of the "Limited Edition" booklet presents itself much like an old style zine. The cover uses an orange cardstock and the interior features a simple layout of two columns of black and white text with no art.
- The information above about the different printings was provided by David Harmer.