To continue developing additional material for Metacreator, as Atlas releases additional sourcebooks for the game, Alter Ego is setting up a pre-order program. Basically, they want to make sure there is sufficient demand to justify the investment in programming/development of further add-ons. The first expansion under the pre-order program would be Covenants, a sourcebook that would really enhance the value of Metacreator for covenant creation and tracking.
Peggy Kvam writes to explain more:
After much enthusiasm and encouragement from the Metacreator user community, we are pleased to announce a Pre-order program for the Covenants supplement to Ars Magica 5th Edition. If we receive 50 preorders over the next 50 days, we will develop the Covenants datasheet. You can place your pre-order at our webstore at www.alteregosoftware.com
June 20, 2006 is the deadline for our pre-order target. If we do not meet our goal, your payment will be refunded in full (via Paypal). Since orders have already started coming in, I'm optimistic that we'll meet it.
If you've found Metacreator to be useful for your game, I hope you'll consider pre-ordering; and if you haven't looked into Metacreator yet, you should really check it out!