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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Spell Casting


This hobby unlocked once you have completed the book of spells quest, which can be found here:

For a limited time: Once unlocked you have 7 days to complete the hobby collection for the first time to get the imperial barn owl! I really don’t like time limits on hobbies

NOTE: You have 7 days from the moment you finish the quest so selecting not now will still start the timer!20141030-153014.jpg Also you will then be able to access the broomstick flying hobby from 31st October! If you don’t complete in 7 days you won’t get the owl but you can still unlock the broomstick flying hobby 20141030-153059.jpg Who can do spell casting?

Adults and Teens

NOTE: only one sim can do this hobby to get the owl!

After you completed the hobby for the first time as many sims as you want can do this hobby

How can you do spell casting?

Using the magic wand podium after completing the book of spells quest (but you can only buy one to complete the hobby in the time limit, after that you can buy as many as you want)

Buy the magic wand podium from the Sorcerous supplies.

Where can you do spell casting?

At home using the magic wand podium

What are the options?

Quick Spell- 2 hours 30 minutes

Spell Casting Session- 8 hours 30 minutes

What are the levels?

  1. Aspiring Illusionist
  2. Illusionist
  3. Aspiring Magician
  4. Magician
  5. Aspiring Wizard
  6. Wizard

What are the items to collect?



  • Level 1- Tasteless Apple, Odious Toadstool
  • Level 2- Clouded Crystal, Strange Toadstool
  • Level 3- Common Apple, Blind Eye
  • Level 4- Animal Eye, Jade Crystal
  • Level 5- Carnelian Crystal
  • Level 6- Luminuous Toadstool, Beholder Eye, Golden Apple

What do you win?

If you complete in 7 days you unlock the imperial barn owl (costs 15LPs) which can be found in the Sorcerous supplies store and pet section of the home store

20141105-203738.jpgFirst time you complete you unlock the broomstick flying hobby and further times you win 5LPs

I cant find one of the items, any tips?

The only advice I can give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random

It it worth using lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!





Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

193 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Spell Casting

  1. I done the wizard quest and bought a dragon, but I bought it for a sim which lives on a boat.. The dragon should appear near the post box.. But boats don’t have post boxes 😦 where would it be?? O.o

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  3. There are often various time options for practising hobbies. Do you have a recommendation for Quick Spell (2.5hrs) vs. Spell Casting Session (8.5hrs)? Or is the experience equivalent for time? I basically want to get it done as quick as possible and was hoping you’d have a recommendation. What do you do? Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

  4. i have finished the book of spell quest and accidentally pressed not now for the spell casting hobby time limited prize… where can i start it again?

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  6. You are a very nice person! Helping everyone with all the quests and hobbies. Also answering stupid questions other people ask. Very patient and nice indeed. I wish I know you.

  7. I have one of those “stupid” questions. I’m doing the spell casting hobby and trying to get it done in time to buy the owl. A couple of times when I first started the hobby I got a pop up letting me know I could buy the wizards outfit for my sim. So is this just an advertisement or a suggestion? Does it help find the pieces faster or do you know?

  8. Do you think something is off with my game if I keep getting the same object? I’m a level 3 now and I’ve done the spell casting hobby 3 times–the 8.5 hour one and I get the same prize every time. Is that abnormal? Thanks!

  9. Where is the Spell Casting outfit for the adult female Sim? I looked in the costume store and it wasn’t there.

  10. Here’s a little tip I wish I would have figured out before now. I only have 5 hours left to complete this so its not helping me but should help you:

    After you purchase your 1 podium choose one sim for the next seven days to continuously do the spell casting. Now, send another sim to a “Friends” town on the party boat and try to find a podium there. If you find one put another sim on there and keep him doing the spell casting hobby. And that’s how you get two sims to do the hobby. Both sims will equally level up and double your odds.
    PS you’re better off spending the LP to finish the task quicker instead of spending it to roll the random dice to get the object you need.

  11. Hi! I am spellcasting as a hobby and received a popup that I should buy clothes for my new sorcerer. When I went to Home Store, the Hobby button is no longer there and I also went to her wardrobe to look and it doesn’t include the clothes there…? Am I looking in the wrong places?? Thanks!

    • The outfit should be in the wardrobe but if you haven’t built the costume and swim store yet that may be why it isn’t showing up but honestly it isn’t essential to wear the outfit while doing the hobby

      • I received the outfit but only in one color. It shows a couple of different color costumes in the picture of the event. Are you only supposed to get the one color?

      • Yes they are only available in one colour for a life stage, so the adult females is different to the adult males one.

  12. Firstly thanks so much for your blog, I would never had got so many lps without your help! So many great tips u are the best!!
    Anyway I didn’t take heed and wasted SO many lps on this, trying to get the owl. I sent one sim to cast spells at a neighbours house and spent HOURS on end earning Lps to finish each spell quickly in the hopes I would get there. Never ever got the blue toadstools. OMG!! I want my weekend back. I was obsessed. I should have listened to you, lovely! That’s all πŸ™‚ x

  13. I have finished the spell casting hobby in the time limit but cannot find the free imperial barn owl. I have the one that costs 15 LP but I would rather not buy one when I worked so hard to get the free one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  14. I hit not now for the spell casting hobby quests, and i dont know where to go to start the quest or get it back again.

  15. Hi !!! I’ve read a lot of the questions and comments so as not to repeat it again and again. (Wish others had.) You’ve provided a lot of help and it’s greatly appreciated. Now, my question. I’ve completed the quests for the Spellcasting hobby and the broomstick-flying hobby. I bought the podium and started Spellcasting. I went to cook dinner and it said I couldn’t do both hobbies of Spellcasting and cooking. No problem. Just eat at a friend’s house. Then I bought the flying broom closet and wanted to go for a ride. It said that I couldn’t do both hobbies to fly AND cast spells. How do I do both?

    • I’m glad I could help!
      The problem is a sim can only do one hobby at one time, so one sim cannot do spellcasting and broomstick flying, you will need to get another sim to do broomstick flying unfortunately

  16. The time expired on the Saved By the Spell quest and I couldn’t complete it. I have several things I and unable to do because of that. How do I bypass that?

  17. I completed the spell casting collection with 3 days to spare using LP and I didn’t get the owl. I looked at the Sorcerous Supplies and the Pet store and no owl πŸ˜’πŸ˜”

  18. Does the owl find simoleons and LPs like cats and dogs, or is it like the rabbits?:( Thanks!:)

  19. What does the owl do? I wanna know if it’s worth playing for.

  20. I haven’t collected more than two objects in the potion brewing hobby, and my sim is already in level 4. Will i ever collect anything else

  21. Hiya, I don’t know why but I just can’t find the last collectable for this hobby.
    I’ve been doing it non stop with the same sim but although I’ve started and completed other hobbies since starting this one I still haven’t unlocked the broomstick hobby…which sucks because the magical hobbies are my favourite (and I’m sulking because I really wanted that owl ☹️)
    I know I just have to keep going but this seems crazy slow, I tried desperately to finish on time, used Lps but nope and still nothing since, at this rate I think I’ll finish the fishing first! Any ideas?
    thanks for so much great advice, it’s really helpful.

    • Unfortunately there isn’t much I can suggest, some hobbies just take longer than others to complete (designed so you use as many LPs as possible of course) so just keep at it, I know it is frustrating but you will get it one day, sorry!

  22. I’ve been working on completing the spell caster hobby for well over a month now….I was originally doing it over and over and only would get items up to level 5 so I thought I’d give it a break and now I’ve just been doing it randomly and still I can’t get even one level 6 item! My sim had been a level 6 wizard and it shows there unlocked I just feel like this has to be a glitch how could I literally never get any level 6 after almost 2 months of trying atleast 2 times daily!

    If I sell the podium can I buy a new one?

    • It isn’t a glitch, some just take longer to find than others, all you can do is just keep going, I know its frustrating but you will find them eventually

      Yes you can buy another podium if you sell that one

  23. At the risk of sounding stupid, I got the podium, but I can’t find it to start the hobby. ‘ you help? I knife my time is running already.

    • Did you buy it from the sorcerous supplies store? You cannot use the one from the quest so you have to buy a new one from there first then you will find it in the hobby and careers items section of your inventory.

  24. I’m doing this hobby and I still have 5 days but then there’s a pop up message saying that the owl had flown away. Why it’s like that! Then the spell casting time is gone too

  25. How to contact EA & thanks

  26. Just started the spell casting hobby yesterday I’d only gotten the very first item (the rotten apple). This morning when I went on a message cam up saying that I hadn’t completed the hobby in time, and now it’s gone!? Have you heard of this happening to anyone before or do you have any suggestions?

    • A lot of people are having this glitch at the moment on timed hobby events, you will need to contact EA about this so they can sort this out for you as I am unable to fix technical issues.

  27. Accidentally sold spell casting podium now when I go to the sorcerers store its grayed out and says I can only buy I per town. Is there another way to buy a podium?

    • Do you have a neighbour with a podium? If so you will be able to complete the hobby in their town, once complete you will be able to buy another podium in your town. Or you could contact EA to see if they can fix this for you.

  28. Weighlessmagic you have been very helpful. Upon reading you answered all my questions… I love Sims so much but this FreePlay version is so challenging I spend a lot of bucks purchasing VIP for the sake of Time Expentions but still as a busy man I cannot make it on time. Could there be anyone wants to be my neighbor? Its Tafalla1985. Thanks a Lot guys. God bless you all.

  29. Ive been trying to complete this but until now I still cant get the beholders eye on the last set…

  30. I’m sad that I didn’t get to finish this hobby in time 😦

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