[Metacreator] Adding Spells and Items

I figured the bulk of Metacreator Ars Magica users frequent here, so it seemed a likely spot for my question.

The query is:

  1. Is there a way to create a custom spell that is available to a starting mage without having a character invent it?

  2. Is there a way to do the same with enchanted items?

Thanks in advance!


I remember doing that by creating a custom campaign folder, and changing the spells-file (to include a new spell); I think there is also a custom_spells.whatever file or so on you can change without making a custom campaign. There was one file with the spell's text, and I think the Arts-Combo & stuff was listed elsewhere. Sorry I don't remember the specifics, but I do remember the program's Help was quite useful, and that I used the existing files as examples.

The background templates seem to use Excel formulas if that helps any.

In "laboratory activities", you have "design spell". This allows you to create a custom spell that'll be added to your character without him inventing it.