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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
12:22 pm
The proofreading of Flamesong is complete!
For fans of Empire of the Petal Throne and the World of Tekumel:
The proofreading of Prof. Barker's novel Flamesong is now complete. http://blog.tekumelfoundation.org/2015/10/27/flamesong-proofreading-is-complete/
Monday, October 26th, 2015
10:52 am
Bajirao Mastani | Official Teaser Trailer | Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra

This works surprisingly well.

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Because cavalry doesn't seem to play a very sizeable role in this guy's career…

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
12:23 pm
The Tekumel Sourcebook is now available
For fans of Empire of the Petal Throne:
The Tekumel Sourcebook is now available from DriveThruRPG! The Sourcebook contains a vast array of information about the world of Tekumel. This is a reprint of the original Gamescience edition, with the addition of an index and a glossary.
Here is the Foundation blog post: http://wp.me/p2elQO-aj
Here is the DriveThruRPG link: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/141869/The-Tekumel-Sourcebook--Swords--Glory-Vol-1
Friday, October 16th, 2015
11:03 am
The Man of Gold is available!
For fans of Empire of the Petal Throne: The Man of Gold is available - and The Tekumel Sourcebook is about to be released!
Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
5:20 pm
Proof of Progress
New post on the Tekumel Foundation blog: getting closer to a print-on-demand edition of The Man of Gold!
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
6:21 am
'Lokman Lam - digital artist'

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Do I have any idea what this “really” is?  No.  Does it matter?  No.  Some images just leap out at you - they belong on Tékumel regardless.

[Especially with that sword. ]

Friday, April 10th, 2015
8:54 am
Choice of the Petal Throne!
Congratulations to Danielle Goudeau and Choice of Games LLC! The Tékumel Foundation is very pleased to announce the release of Choice of the Petal Throne by Choice of Games LLC. Set during the Tsolyáni civil war following the death of Emperor Hirkáne, this interactive novel by Danielle Goudeau provides a new opportunity to enter into the world of Tékumel. In upcoming weeks, we plan on providing more background information about Choice of the Petal Throne, including a short interview with the author of the game. Until then we encourage you to go try this new game for Tékumel!
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
8:37 am
The Man of Gold is now available!
The Man of Gold is now available as an ebook!

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, February 6th, 2015
1:55 pm
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
12:09 pm
Not Particularly Unsafe Image, as Such Things Go

- This reminds me of why I like Tékumel: Go to Tsolyánu for Spring Break, you may not want to come back!

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…{The] common standard of female beauty is Tanulé, one of the Aspects of Avánthe, who is depicted as a slim girl with long black hair, triangular and piquant features, a retrousse nose and wide cheekbones. Curly or brown-streaked hair is considered unbeautiful, and light-coloured eyes are thought to be a sign of dishonesty…

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
12:35 pm
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
8:14 am
Tekumel Gaming: Malcolm Heath and Simone Cooper
The Tékumel Foundation is always interested in actual Tékumel gaming. As an example of this, we chatted recently with Malcolm Heath about his on-going Tékumel game with Simone Cooper. http://blog.tekumelfoundation.org/2013/02/04/tekumel-gaming-malcolm-heath-and-simone-cooper/
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
6:43 pm
Going to Arisia!
Hey there, Tekumel fans - I will be at Arisia 2013 in Boston, MA next weekend. Are there any Tekumel fans who would like to get together and game, gab or just hand out practicing their Tsolyani? I am arriving Thursday evening and leaving Monday night, so the weekend is open - except for that rather large SF convention. :)
Monday, January 7th, 2013
1:11 pm
New Tekumel Foundation post
peter gifford
Five questions with Peter Gifford!

The Foundation will update Tekumel fans on Facebook with links and other news from time to time. For more information, please visit the Tekumel Foundation, or the Foundation blog - thanks!
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
1:56 pm
“Holmes on Empire of the Petal Throne”

- From The Zenopus Archives

As reported elsewhere, Professor M.A.R. Barker, creator of the world of Tékumel and several RPGs based on it including Empire of the Petal Throne (TSR, 1975), passed away a few days ago. Today also marks two years since the passing of Dr. Holmes. As a tribute to Professor Barker and his work, I've transcribed Holmes' review of EPT from his 1981 RPG book. I think it provides an excellent introduction to Tékumel for the uninitiated.

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Thursday, May 31st, 2012
8:25 am
Professor MAR Barker 1929-2012

I can't BELIEVE no one in this “community” even noticed this. I'm only hearing about it NOW, by accident!

Professor MAR Barker 1929-2012

Press Release. Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 16, 2012

Professor Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (MAR) Barker, known to his friends as “Phil,” died peacefully in home hospice on March 16, 2012 with his wife Ambereen Barker at his side.

Professor Barker is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ambereen.
Details on memorial services will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Tékumel Foundation are preferred.

Thank you Professor, for the inestimable gift of your imagination.

Rest in peace.

For cryin' out loud - is there anybody even ALIVE over here?!

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
2:10 pm
Something coming soon on DriveThru/RPGNow from Prof. M.A.R. Barker and the Tekumel Foundation...
Tekumel fans may be interested in the following upcoming release:

Original Empire of the Petal Throne
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
11:43 am
Blog post: The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends
I've posted a new post on my blog called Delving into the Underworld, where I show some of the tidbits I host on my Tekumel website. I strung them together with the beginning of a Tsolyani story that I'm writing, my first endeavor into Tekumelani fiction.

I'd also like to mention an earlier post called Stop wringing your hands and start playing!, where I tell my method for starting to GMing on Tekumel. 

Just thought you'd like to know.

Thursday, April 21st, 2011
3:13 pm
New Tekumel Blog
I've started a new Tekumel blog called The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends. I've been involved with the world of Tekumel since 1975 or so, and I've observed much of its history. Come by and say Hi.

P.S. I think my icon looks like a woman from Livyanu.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
6:55 pm
Tsolyáni Barbie


Y' know… it wouldn't be impossible. I've thought of kit-bashing Tékumeli action figures, but these days I'd never have that much free time.

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