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There is tradition and ritual in these woods, not that I know them. They are lost to me now. At what cost?

Regardless of whether we have forgotten them, the forest remembers.

Inspired by a foggy morning at my grandparents' village in Japan, this zine provides 3 forest spirits--kodama, yamabiko, and ghost lights--to use with Cairn RPG. Consider using them in stories that pit nature vs. modernity, nature vs. industrialization, nature vs. colonization, etc.

Created for the Forest of Another Name Cairn Jam.


  • Plaintext, Markdown-formatted file
  • PDF of printable 3-fold pamphlet
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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AuthorJune Owatari
Tagsbestiary, cairn


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Print copies of Creatures & Curses of Yamada

Assorted colors (light blue, light gold, light yellow), printed and hand-assembled at my studio. These were printed for the first time for San Diego Zine Fest 2022! I will be giving half of my remaining copies away in my Little Free Library TTRPG Kits around San Diego County, and the other half are provided here for you!

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