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What's this book?

A detailed walkthrough of a particular paradigm, ready for use in your game or by your character.

M20 replaced the previous "focus for each Sphere" system with something much more personal requiring a deeper understanding of a character's paradigm to determine their paradigm, practice, and instruments. Paradigms Explored: Wyrd and Weft walks through in detail the magickal tools, connections, rotes, and Wonders, of one Norse practitioner. This is a character you drop into a game as a character, enemy, ally, or contact.

What's in it?

Sections on:

The individual tenets of this Norse paradigm
The practices involved in that paradigm and the cosmology that underpin it
The instruments through which that channel is practiced
The rotes that the character can use combining paradigm, practice, and instrument into focuses to create effects

But also:

Allies and enemies that character may have
Two sample sources of quintessence
Supernatural contacts and antagonists
Advice on talking to the dead (in-game)
Recommendation on how paradigm should influence paradox

Does this cover all of Norse magick?

No, 25 pages isn't enough space to include all the magickal practices that the Norse family of magick could include, but it goes into detail on the fibercraft, ancestor communication, and wyrd manipulation aspects of Norse magick.

But I still have questions...

Join the Mage the Podcast discord and join the conversation.

Who wrote this?

But I still have questions...
Join the Mage the Podcast discord ( and join the conversation.

Josh Heath is a subject matter expert on Norse magick and hosts Werewolf the Podcast ( and cohosts Mage the Podcast (

Terry Robinson is a podcast host for Mage the Podcast ( and Mage enthusiast who really has no business writing much of anything.

Hear more about Norse magick on Mage the Podcast's Paradigm Deep Dive: Norse Magick episode (

This book will get updates! If you find an error or typo, please tell us here ( so everyone can get a better book.

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Mario M July 11, 2020 8:20 pm UTC
I am reading it right now and yes its exactly what we need- its not about the specifics, its more like - this is how you can structure a paradigm and practice and make things interesting with instruments and background. Exactly what I need to build my own. Great inspiration, its a good application of all the principle of mage 20th, how do you do that and mage made easy.
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