Happy Birthday, Prof. Barker!
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 Handbook, through 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 Gold; the 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 Volume, now in its sixth issue!