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I have written for many roleplaying games, and was the Line Editor for Ars Magica for 14 years. Read more about my publications here. (In Progress)

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Mimusubi Patreon Special Offer

To celebrate the release of the video about Shinto that I helped Greg Lam of Life Where I’m From to make, I am running a special offer on my Mimusubi Patreon.

Anyone who signs up before this month’s paid post (which will go up at 11:55pm Japan time on the 31st), and whose payment clears, will get one or more bonus essays. What you get depends on the level you sign up to.

$1

• Matsuri. The heart of Shinto practice.

$2

• Matsuri

• The Jinja Pack: At a Jinja, In a Jinja, and Shinto People

$5

• Matsuri

• The Jinja Pack: At a Jinja, In a Jinja, and Shinto People

• Matsuri In Detail: Kegarë and Haraë, Norito, Shinsen, and Kagura

$10

• Matsuri

• The Jinja Pack: At a Jinja, In a Jinja, and Shinto People

• Matsuri In Detail: Kegarë and Haraë, Norito, Shinsen, and Kagura

• Shinto in Society: Tennō: The Emperor in Shinto; Attitudes to Shinto; A History of Shinto; Yasukuni Jinja; Shinto in Anime and Manga; The Shinto Establishment

Obviously, everyone also gets this month’s essay, about the Daijōsai ritual performed at the accession of a new Tennō.

Existing patrons also get these bonus essays; the offer isn’t just for new supporters.

The essays will be sent out after payments have cleared; I am planning to do it on November 7th, as that is normally enough time. I will also contact people whose payments have not cleared, but note that Patreon does not tell me if payment problems are solved later. If your payment goes through late, you will still get the essays, but there may be a bit of a delay. If your payment for October does not go through, you will not get the bonus essays.

Thank you for your interest, and I hope that this tempts you into backing my Patreon.

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Spirited Tools

The Cover ImageSpirited Tools is the most recent thing I have written for Torg Eternity on the Infiniverse Exchange.

In Torg Eternity, the rules of reality are different in different areas, and in the Living Land high technology and magic do not work, but there is a very high level of spiritual power. One of the fun things about the game is people from other realities trying to use tools that work perfectly well in the reality they are currently in, but which do not work in their own reality. Things can go wrong in entertaining ways. The problem is that, in the official material, the Living Land has almost no items like that. A lot of realities have technology that is above the level of many characters, and several have magic items in the same situation, but all the official things that draw on the Living Land’s high Spirit axiom are restricted to characters from the Living Land, who thus have the same Spirit axiom. That’s no fun.
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