I played it! Although, not as much as I would have liked. I think I just had a demo, so I didn't get to fully enjoy its gameplay. Pretty advanced for back in the Windows 95 era.
Its true! Truely a piece of art. I'd buy a second copy if I could just so I could give it to people, sadly nobody sells it new. On a mechanics level it still almost stands up to modern games, though lack of things like multiplayer or predictable AI seriously hurt it. I know that if a *good* (good is the keyword) multiplayer version of MoM came out today, then it would likely sell very well in the indy market. (mainstream wouldn't take to it, but the type of people happy to pick up a $10 title with AAA gameplay at sacrifice of graphics) This shift-eyed man who isn't me is by no means suggesting anything that would go against any rules of this forum, but rather just making the statement in case any people are interested.
*shifty-eyed character approches*
"Do you have an uncle named Jeff" he asks. (monkey island reference)
(reguardless of what you answer; he'll tell you that with the power of google and dos box you can obtain a copy of Master of magic. Its largely considered "abandon-ware" meaning that it is effectivly public domain in terms of some copyright laws. It isn't entirely public domain, since atari still owns some of the rights, but when it comes to distributing the original 'abandon-ware' there is apparently nobody able or willing to claim it. So no FBI warning or anything like that. So... if you're interested in it, you may have it at your finger tips.)