My new pice on mana is out!

My new piece on mana is up at The Appendix:

The History of Mana: How an Austronesian Concept Became a Video Game Mechanic

I’ve also written a piece on Savage Minds explaining how and why the article was written.

I hope you enjoy them. When I get a chance I’ll throw up a PDF of the piece on my ‘publications’ page.