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Archive for the month “November, 2016”

New Tekumel Podcast!

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There is a new podcast about the World of Tékumel – “The Hall of Blue Illumination”!  Named for the Hall of Blue Illumination in the Imperial Palace of Avanthár where The Book of Mighty Imperial Deeds of the Great and Glorious Petal Throne is maintained, the podcast is the creation of Scott Kellogg, James Maliszewski and Victor Raymond.  The focus of the podcast is on exploring the creative legacy of Prof. Barker, and the myriad ways to enjoy it as a gamer, reader or just fans of Empire of the Petal Throne and the World of Tékumel.  Some topics already in production: the “Fresh Off the Boat” campaign, the importance of languages, how to make Tékumel your own in your game, and a lot more.  You can find it at the following places:

All of this just in time for the Tékumel track at U-Con Gaming Convention!

Happy Birthday, Prof. Barker!

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Today marks the 87th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker, the creator of the world of Tékumel!  Better known to his friends and to fans of Tékumel as “Phil,” Prof. Barker’s creative legacy continues to enchant and inspire gamers and fantasy fans around the world.  There are several events and activities this week and next helping to showcase Tékumel:

  • Coming up November 4th-6th is GameholeCon, in Madison, Wisconsin – where there will be four Tékumel gaming events, all run by Victor Raymond of the Tékumel Foundation.
  • During the weekend of November 11th-13th will be U-Con Gaming Convention, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  There will be an entire Tékumel track of events, with fans from all over the world coming to play.
  • This week also marks the release of the Swords & Glory Vol. 2 – Tekumel Players Handbookthrough DrivethruRPG.  There’s a sale going on for print products from the World of Tékumel – go check out the discounted prices!

Don’t forget that there are additional Tékumel game products and materials available: Jeff Dee’s excellent Tékumel RPG Bethorm and all of the related products from UniGames; Prof. Barker’s novel The Man of Goldthe text-based Tékumel adventure game, Choice of the Petal Throne from Choice of Games; military miniatures from the Tékumel Project; and James Maliszewski’s fanzine, The Excellent Traveling Volumenow in its sixth issue!

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