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Metacreator & Ars Magica 5th Edition

Metacreator & Ars Magica 5th Edition

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Metacreator with Ars Magica provides whole-life character management, from creation, to study and training, to spell research and enchanting magical devices. Being much more than a character generator, Metacreator automatically handles all aging rolls and records their effects in a permanent character history. Create covenants, too, with all the bookkeeping managed by Metacreator.

Includes all Virtues, Flaws, Abilities, Spells, etc., from Ars Magica, 5th Edition. Customers may also download the Ars Magica, 4th Edition template free from Alter Ego Software's website.

Printing options include: standard Ars Magica character sheets, magus grimoires, character history, and multiple-character summaries that keep all relevant combat statistics at hand. You can also output character information in HTML and RTF format for posting your characters on the web or inclusion in word processing documents.

Ars Magica Template Features

  • Includes all data from Ars Magica 5th Edition.
  • HTML output for displaying characters on the web.
  • RTF output for inclusion in word processing documents.
  • Create covenants--Metacreator does all the bookkeeping.
  • Create creatures such as dragons--ability data from the bestiaries are included.
  • Magi can be linked to covenant data sheets to make learning spells and creating magic items simpler.
  • Character groups: group troupes or NPCs for a story together.
  • Computes statistics on weapons, including contributions for abilities, shields, use on horseback, etc.
  • Full descriptions for all Abilities, Virtues, Flaws and Spells available through the Item Information command to make deciding which items to take quick and easy.
  • Print grimoires with the full text of spell descriptions--no more digging through books for spell details.
  • Selection rules can be turned on to display only those spells with casting totals low enough for your character to learn.
  • Computes casting totals, including requisites.
  • Add your own abilities, spells, Virtues, Flaws, equipment, etc.
  • Character advancement methods:
    • Increasing Abilities and Arts: Story Experience, Practice, Teaching, Training, Exposure, Studying Vis
    • Studying books: Summae and Tractatus
    • Learning new spells from teachers
    • Enchanting devices: Prepare for Enchantment, Attune Talisman, Invest Device, Invest Lesser Device, Create Charged Item.
    • Inventing character advancement
    • Designing Spells based on existing spells and guidelines
    • Enchant Familiar
    • Writing Books: Summae and Tractatus
  • Automatic handling of aging rolls during character advancement.
  • History of all character advancement activity is maintained and can be printed in multiple ways.
  • Override standard houses, Virtues, Flaws, etc., with your own custom items.

Metacreator Features

The following features are provided with the base application and are available for all game system templates.


  • Easily extended -- add your own abilities, spells, books, house rules, etc.
  • Tabular data entry -- data sheet editor has a spreadsheet-like interface.
  • Print template design -- create your own printed character sheet layouts. Change font sizes, rearrange stat blocks, add your own graphics.
  • Text-based data sheets -- edit and process data sheets with your own software.
  • Export characters to any text format -- write your own text filters to output character information.
  • Create your own game systems -- you get all the tools we use to create game system templates.


  • Die roller -- including simple die rolls such as 1d4, 3d6, d100, and complex die rolls such as best 3 of 9d6, Fudge dice, drawing cards, flipping coins, multiple rolls, additions, subtractions, multiplications, etc. Includes sound effects!
  • Name finder -- hundreds of names categorized by ethnicity and gender
  • Full character sheet editing capabilities -- create your own game system templates and modify existing ones
  • Custom data entry -- macro data sheets provide data entry with the ease of a spreadsheet
  • Print template design -- create your own custom printed character sheet layouts
  • Shortcut window that can be customized for each game system.
  • Character Details window allows full text formatting capabilities in your character's description
  • Built-in text editor for editing macro include files
  • Help files provided in both Windows Help and PDF formats for easy online viewing and printing

System Requirements

Metacreator has the following system requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows Vista through Windows 10. Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP; you may run Metacreator under Windows XP at your own risk.
  • Memory: 512MB RAM.
  • Disk space: 15MB free.
  • CPU: 1GHz or faster Pentium or equivalent
  • Screen resolution: 640x480 minimum; 800x600 or greater recommended

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AlterEgo Software

The Metacreator product line by Alter Ego Software provides complete character management for Roleplaying Game (RPG) systems. It consists of a master application, Metacreator, and ready-to-use accessory game system templates. Metacreator also provides a detailed Help Manual to enable users to create their own templates. Metacreator features all character abilities, powers, skills, spells, feats, etc., automatic calculation of bonuses, automatic character advancement, character history, treasure generation, die roller, name finder and a wide variety of character sheet printing options. Free demonstration downloads and free updates of all the products are available. Alter Ego Software has been producing character generation software for over 10 years, including Metacreator, GURPS Character Builder, Hero Creation Workshop, Creator and Character Constructor.

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Amazing software that gets the job done. There is a learning curve but once familiarized with the interface it's worth the purchase! [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 05, 2004.
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