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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.

The Man of Gold – next steps

The Man of Gold is now available as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.  The next step is to release it as a print-on-demand book, available for direct order as well as bookstore distribution.  The Foundation expects to do this in the very near future.  The next novel in preparation is Flamesong, which we hope to release later this year in both ebook and print formats.  Other projects underway include:

  • We are close to a re-release of the Gamescience edition of Swords & Glory, Volume One: The Tekumel Sourcebook.  The new edition will include an index, and will be available through DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.
  • We are planning on producing the maps from Empire of the Petal Throne and Swords & Glory, and for the the Jakallan Underworld.  We’re exploring the best way to make large-scale maps available for print product purchase; Jeff Dee of UNIgames has begun using Deviantart for maps for Bethorm; go check out the fantastic map of Katalal produced by Alyssa Faden!
  • James Maliszewski has begun to produce The Excellent Traveling Volume, an informal and unofficial fanzine for the world of Tekumel.  Issue #2 is now available in print format only; go get your copy today!

 

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