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Progress is made in small steps

The re-issue of the Tekumel Sourcebook is just about ready to go for proof production.  The index will be in a two-column format, rather than three column, for readability.  Additionally, the sections of the Sourcebook will be bookmarked, so readers of the PDF copy will be able to go right to the section they are interested in.  Once the proof copy is reviewed and approved, it will be released through DriveThruRPG.com as a PDF ebook, as a POD (print-on-demand) physical book, and together as a bundle. Assuming the proof of production is approved quickly, the Sourcebook should be available by Memorial Day.

With the re-release of Ral Partha miniatures, and the availability of 28mm miniatures from the Tekumel Project, there is growing interest in building miniature collections for Tekumel.  We are working on a re-release of the army lists for the Five Empires as well as the military-related articles which appeared after the publication of Empire of the Petal Throne.

Sales of The Man of Gold have been highly satisfactory – we’re working on making The Man of Gold available through the iTunes store as well as for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.  Choice of the Petal Throne has also been doing very well – there is a very positive review of the game by James Maliszewski on the Black Gate website.  Many people over the years have asked for an introduction to the complexities of Tekumel; the Foundation hopes these two releases are a step in that direction.

Because of all of the production work required this spring and early summer, we won’t be able to attend North Texas RPG Convention.  However, Jeff Dee will be there – it will be a great opportunity to play Bethorm with its creator, as well as getting some of the other marvelous products for Tekumel UNIgames has available.  North Texas RPG Convention will be June 4th-7th, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Adventures on Tekumel at GaryCon VI

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There were three Empire of the Petal Throne games at GaryCon VI this past weekend:

  • The Jakallan Underworld: a party of adventurers dedicated to Karakan and Thumis questing for gold and glory were led astray by a disembodied brain of a priestess of Dlamelish.  Drawn into the inner sanctums of the Temple of the Green Eyed Lady of Sins, only one of the party escaped the wrath of the Goddess and her minions.
  • Hard Times in Pijnar: this was a pick-up game, in which four Tinaliya charged with protecting a large device of the Ancients found that their Livyani master had been assassinated and the Mu’ugalavyani were invading the city.  They discerned how to operate the large, slow moving vehicle and began to escape the city.  All seemed to go well until the Lightning Bringer outside the city walls was brought to bear.  If they had only tried to use their Eye of Retaining All Things….
  • Fishing in Lake Parunal: agents of Baron Ald were sent to Lake Parunal to seek aid from the Nyagga – or so they were told.  Intrigue and danger awaited them in the fishing town on the shores of the lake.  But they were surprised to discover that they just might be some truth to the rumors which led them there originally.  After a terrible combat in a domed chamber under the lake, the party defeated their onetime source of information and were returned to the surface.  They may not have secured any help from the mysterious aquatic race, but they did capture two Eyes.

In addition, there were lots of discussions of Tekumel with fans, including Bill Hoyt, Mark Siefert, Mark Eggert, Adam Thornton, and many others!

(photo courtesy of Mark CMG; visit the www.creativemountaingames.com blog)

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