Cape And Mask wrote:
So in the first encounter "In the clutches of the Picts" the overlord playing Zogar Sag does not have any spells, even though he has that as an ability?
Often, characters have an ability they will not be able to use in a given scenario. Or not from the start. For instance, there is a scenario in which Valeria begins with only one weapon, even though she has ambidextry. So she has to find another weapon to be able to exploit it. A lot of heroes have the swimming skill, but several scenarios have no water to swim in. So always check the setup of the scenario first, in order to know which skills/weapons/spells each hero and leader will be able to use.